02 January 2012

Cabinda ~ Interesting Northern Angolan Exclave

North of the mouth of the Congo River and the narrow oceanfront territory of the huge Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) but south of Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) lies Cabinda, a nearly 8 thousand square km exclave and province of Angola. Much like the relationship between Eritrea and Ethiopia or Biafra and Nigeria or South Sudan and the rest, so too there are tensions between Cabinda and the rest of Angola dating back to colonial Portugese times. Wealthy in oil, natural beauty, and agri-resources -- and just downstream from the prospective Grand Inga dam -- this territory is poised for compelling future developments. This is fraught with challenges, however, as evidenced by this Journeyman visit...

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