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Frente de Libertação do Enclave de Cabinda - Renovada (Cabinda, Angola)

Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda - Renovated FLEC

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[Renovated-FLEC flag] image by Ivan Sache, 17 Oct 1999

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Liberation Front of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) - introduction

Frente de Libertação do Enclave de Cabinda - FLEC (Liberation Front of the Enclave of Cabinda) was created in 1963 as a coalition of three movements - MLEC (Liberation Movement of the Enclave of Cabinda), CAUNC (Action Committee of National Cabindese Union) and ALLIAMA (National Alliance of the Mayombe).  Mayombe is a mountain between Cabinda and the Republic of the Congo).
Joan-Frances Blanc, 04 May 1998

There are a number of groups and splinter movements within FLEC and it appears that by 1996 FLEC - Renovada and FLEC - FAC were the most prominent.
Jarig Bakker, 05 Apr 2001

FLEC-Renovada flag

The first flag was yellow with emblem and from its colours 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 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

The FLEC-Renovada flag has white, green, yellow, black and white stripes with a red circle in the centre. The FLEC - FAC flag is the red, yellow blue tricolour, but it is more difficult to assign the other posted flags to Cabindan groups. For the time being it seems to me that there is not one flag which represents the whole of Cabinda... but I may be completely wrong here. It is difficult to differentiate between FLEC and FLEC, where every Cabindan knows that the E in the first stands for "Enclave", and in the second for "Estado"...
Jarig Bakker, 05 Apr 2001

FLEC-Renovada (variant)

[A new FLEC flag] image by Jorge Candeias, 17 Mar 2001

On the RTP Portuguese TV channel journalists went to the FLEC-controlled areas in Cabinda to interview the independentists of the FLEC-Renovada group who had been involved in the kidnapping of Portuguese citizens. The flag which could be seen in the background was presumably the flag of the FLEC-Renovada group which had white, green, yellow, black and white stripes in 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 as the footage is contemporary, the group is FLEC-Renovada, the flag is in use, and never reported before.
Jorge Candeias, 17 Mar 2001