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image by Ivan Sache, 17 Oct 1999
The first flag was yellow with emblem and from its colors was derived
the Black-Yellow-Red flag. Flaggenmitteilung 42 reports a flag with three
horizontal stripes: top and bottom are WHITE, and the central one is divided
in three stripes of green, yellow and black. In the center of the flag
a red ring (occupying all central three stripes and 1/3 of each white one).
Jaume Ollé, 5 May 1998
The flag is illustrated in Franciae Vexilla #11/57, November 1997,
and attributed to "renovated-FLEC".
Ivan Sache, 17 Oct 1999
According to my notes this flag shows thin white fimbriations between
the stripes (something like W5V1W1Y1W1N1W5) and the ring (whose delta diameter
should be equal to the height of each smaller stripe) has a 90 deg. gap
pointing up (so the flag is vertically symmetrical).
Antonio Martins, 19 Oct 1999
I saw on RTP (our public TV) another report on Cabinda. This time, RTP
journalists went to the FLEC-controlled areas in Cabinda to interview the
independentists of the FLEC-Renovada group, those that performed the latest
kidnapping. And they spoke to the Portuguese TV, in the jungle, with a
flag in the background. The flag, which I presume is the flag of the FLEC-Renovada
group, is striped in white, green, yellow, black and white, with the proportions
close to 2:1:1:1:2 (the white stripes might be narrower than that...) and
with a red ring over all, open at the top. This time, there's no possible
doubt: the footage is contemporary, the group is FLEC-Renovada, the flag
is in use, and never reported before.
Jorge Candeias, 17 Mar 2001
I know that one! I described this one some three or
four years ago...
António Martins, 19 Mar 2001
Indeed you did, although there are some differences: your arc is closed,
while in the flag I saw it was open, and the stripes are in your illustration about
3:1:1:1:3, while in the flag I saw they were about 2:1:1:1:2,
or perhaps even 3:2:2:2:3.
Jorge Candeias, 19 Mar 2001
The very similar flag was posted in Nov 1997 but red ring is not open
at the top.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 Mar 2001