from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A territory of Angola forming an exclave on the Atlantic Ocean between the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was separated from Angola proper when the Congo Free State (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) acquired a corridor to the sea along the lower Congo River.

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  • proper noun An exclave and province of Angola, claimed by some factions as a republic.


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  • CABINDA (Reuters) - After losing an arm and most of his friends fighting for the independence of Cabinda, Pedro Puna quit the FLEC rebels long before they grabbed world attention with a deadly ambush on Togo's soccer team bus.

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  • Last year Human Rights Watch detailed the arbitrary arrests of 38 people in Cabinda, an oil-rich enclave locked in a long-running struggle for independence.

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  • They are based in Cabinda, which is an enclave, and they see the Angolan government and the Angolan troops there as an occupying force.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2010

  • We spent Sunday, the 14th of May, at Cabinda, which is one of the stations of the sub-commandants, who are placed at different points in each district of Angola as assistants of the head-commandant, or chefe.

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  • "Angola's internal problems are dealt with in Luanda where a commission set up by the govenrment is at work resolving the problem of Cabinda, which is a northern province of Angola," he stressed.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Luanda opposes independence for Cabinda, which is the source of about 60 percent of the southwest African nation's oil wealth.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The guerrilla army has been fighting since 1975 for independence for Cabinda, which is wedged between Zaire and Congo and is rich in petroleum and other natural resources.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Cabinda, which is separated from the rest of Angola by a strip of Zairean territory, has long been home to several armed independence movements.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But they said reinforcements could be brought in rapidly by air or sea from Cabinda, which is under threat from guerrillas of the separatist movement FLEC (Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda) as well as UNITA.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Cabinda, which is separated from the rest of Angola by Zaire's corridor to the sea.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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