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United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokwe (Angola)

Secessionist movement

Last modified: 2020-01-04 by bruce berry
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image by Jakub Grombíř, 18 June 2011

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United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokwe

I have found on Wikipedia a reference to a new secessionist movement with a flag in Angola. The United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokwe is a small movement claiming eastern half of Angola (500 000 km2 and about two million people). The Lunda and the Tchokwe are two related Bantu tribes. The traditional Tchokwe kingdom was conquered by Portugal only around 1920. This struggle for independence (obviously doubtful) is motivated by diamond mining in the area. The capital is Luena City. The Tchokwe are known for their artisan woodcraft masks.

The proposed flag is green-white-red-white-green (ratio 3:1:4:1:3) with a yellow sun and some black ornamental pattern in the centre of the middle stripe.
Jakub Grombíř, 18 June 2011