Cabinda War

The Cabinda War is an ongoing separatist insurgency, waged by the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) against the government of Angola. FLEC aims at the restoration of the self-proclaimed Republic of Cabinda, located within the borders of the Cabinda province of Angola.

Cabinda War
Part of the Angolan Civil War

Cabinda exclave (red)
Date8 November 1975 – present[1][2]
(45 years, 10 months, 1 week and 1 day)
Location
Status

Ongoing

  • Ceasefire declared by FLEC-Renovada in August 2006
  • Ongoing guerilla warfare by FLEC-FAC
Belligerents

 Angola
 Cuba (until 1991)


UNITA
(joint operations, 1991)[3]

Supported by:

FLEC

Commanders and leaders
João Lourenço (2017–present)
Agostinho Neto (1975–1979)
José Eduardo dos Santos (1979–2017)
Fidel Castro (1976–2008)
Arnaldo Ochoa  
Erich Honecker (1975–1989)
Leonid Brezhnev (1975–1982)[4][8]
António Bento Bembe
Henrique N'zita Tiago
Alexandre Builo Tati
Francisco Xavier Lubota
José Tiburcio Zinga Loemba[3][9]
Strength
87,000 (2013)
2,000
4[4][7][10]
300–7,000 in total (1975) [citation needed]
FLEC-Renovada: 500 (1991)
FLEC-N'zita: 200–300 (1991)
FLEC-FAC: 600 (1992)[3][7][11]
Casualties and losses
~30,000 killed[citation needed]
25,000 displaced[1][12]