• 4 minutes US-backed coup in Venezuela not so smooth
  • 7 minutes Why Trump will win the wall fight
  • 11 minutes Oil imports by countries
  • 13 minutes Maduro Asks OPEC For Help Against U.S. Sanctions
  • 17 hours Climate Change: A Summer of Storms and Smog Is Coming
  • 15 hours Tension On The Edge: Pakistan Urges U.N. To Intervene Over Kashmir Tension With India
  • 16 hours The Quick Read On MBS's Tour of Pakistan, India And China
  • 15 hours Teens For Climate: Swedish Student Leader Wins EU Pledge To Spend Billions On Climate
  • 16 hours BMW to add 2,000 more jobs at Dingolfing plant
  • 17 hours Iran Starts Gulf War Games, To Test Submarine-Launched Missiles
  • 18 hours Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro closes border with Brazil
  • 1 day Amazon’s Exit Could Scare Off Tech Companies From New York
  • 1 day Itt looks like natural gas may be at its lowest price ever.
  • 18 hours Saudi A to Splash $100 Bln on India
  • 11 hours Washington Eyes Crackdown On OPEC
  • 14 hours Indian Oil Signs First Annual Deal For U.S. OilIndian Oil Signs First Annual Deal For U.S. Oil
  • 1 day NEW FERUKA REFINERY
Amazon To Invest In Electric Pickups, SUVs

Amazon To Invest In Electric Pickups, SUVs

Amazon was inspired by electric…

Erwin Cifuentes

Erwin Cifuentes

Erwin Cifuentes is a Contributing Editor for Southern Pulse Info where he focuses on politics, economics and security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.…

More Info

More Angolan Soldiers Reportedly Killed in Oil-Rich Cabinda Area

More Angolan Soldiers Reportedly Killed in Oil-Rich Cabinda Area

At least ten Angolan soldiers were killed during the last clash with the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) in the oil-rich Cabinda enclave, according to information from the separatist guerillas.

Nearly forty combatants have died in a flare-up of violence after exiled FLEC founder Nzita Tiago passed away on 3 June at the age of 88.

According to a FLEC statement, the confrontation took place last Friday and Saturday in the Cabinda area where the rebels have sought independence from Angola.

The rebels previously claimed to have slain twenty-six soldiers during battles from 29 July to the 31 July. Following those incidents, the FLEC warned foreign workers to leave Cabinda since their lives were in danger. The guerillas reiterated those demands in a communiqué issued on Monday when they urged relocation of Chinese workers whose presence allegedly “constitutes a provocation.”

The Angolan government has thus far failed to comment on the latest combats between the military and the FLEC. Despite the uptick in violence in the latest two months, Cabinda state Governor Aldina Matilde Barros Da Lomba recently stated that there is no armed conflict or war in the region.

The plummeting price of oil has led to a bust for an Angolan country that earns approximately 45 percent of its gross domestic product from gas and oil. Angola’s economic crisis resulting from plummeting revenue has exacerbated the stark wealth gap in the nation and led to strong cutbacks in basic social services.

The Angolan economy is expected to continue facing obstacles and a “bleak year ahead”, based on a pessimistic analysis by Platts in July.

By Erwin Cifuentes for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News