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Conflicts in Angola and the DRC

In our seminar work, we focused on the conflicts in Angola ( 1975-2002 ) and in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( 1997-2003 ), whose main motivations include the struggle for control of the mineral wealth of both countries. In the first two parts, we want to provide, within the limits of the scope of this work, detailed information about the course of conflicts, so that in the final part we arrive at their evaluation and mutual comparison.

The role of oil in the conflict in the Angolan province of Cabinda

At the beginning of this year ( 2010 ), the conflict in the Angolan province of Cabinda, which had been in decline for several decades but was neglected by the world public, received unusual interest. On 8 January, before the start of the African Cup of Nations football holiday, members of the local armed secessionist movement FLEC ( Frente para and Libertaçao do Enclave de Cabinda ) three people were killed in the attack [1] ( BBC News Portal 2010 ). In this conflict, which always takes place in the shadow of the Angolan civil war [2] and is therefore nicknamed the " forgotten war of Angola ", the key variable is oil, or its rich deposits located in the disputed province of Cabinda ( Global Security Portal 2010 ).

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