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Cabinda

(kəbĭn`də), Angolan exclave (1991 est. pop. 163,000), c.2,800 sq mi (7,300 sq km), W Africa; administered as a province. The town of Cabinda is the chief population center. The territory is bounded on the N by Congo (Brazzaville), on the E and S by Congo (Kinshasa), and on the W by the Atlantic Ocean. Cabinda was once geographically contiguous with Angola but was separated from it in 1885 when the Belgian Congo (Congo [Kinshasa]) acquired a corridor to the sea along the lower Congo River. The inhabitants, in addition to the local languages, speak French typically instead of Portuguese (the European language that predominates in Angola). Largely tropical forest, the region produces hardwoods, coffee, cacao, crude rubber, and palm oil products. Petroleum production from large offshore reserves began in 1968 and now accounts for most of Angola's output.

A Portuguese protectorate was established in Cabinda in 1880s; in the 1950s the region was absorbed into Portugal's overseas province of Angola. Cabinda was the scene of heavy fighting during the war for independence from Portugal (1961–75). After independence, the region did not benefit from its offshore oil wealth, fueling resentment of the Angolan government and persistent fighting by Cabindan separatists. The Angolan army, which has been accused of human rights abuses in Cabinda, gained the upper hand in the fighting in 2002. In 2006 the main separatist group declared a cease-fire and then was a party to a peace agreement for the province, but splinter forces have continued to fight.

Cabinda

an exclave of Angola, separated from the rest of the country by part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre). Pop.: 174 000 (1993 est.). Area: 7270 sq. km (2807 sq. miles)
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The deputies will also vote on the draft Law on Customs and Special Port Regime for the province of Cabinda. The current Special Customs and Port Regime applies to goods imported or exported by companies based therein, whatever their origin or destination.
The attackers fired at the vehicle when it crossed from the Republic of Congo into Angola's oil-rich enclave of Cabinda.
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GAC Angola delivers a full range of ship agency services to all major Angolan ports from its head office in Luanda and branches in Soyo and Cabinda.
The African Development Bank loan was approved by the African Development Bank's Board on 15 December 2017 and will directly benefit 51.000 economically active rural agricultural smallholders in all four municipalities of the Cabinda Province (Belize, Buco Zau, Cacongo, and Cabinda City) as well as small and medium sized entrepreneurs responsible for providing agricultural support services and food processing.
Considerando que, en la provincia de Cabinda Angola, se reconoce la necesidad de potenciar la matriz energetica mediante la asimilacion de tecnologias para produccion de bioenergeticos, y a su vez se ha previsto introducir el reciclado de los Residuos Solidos Urbanos (RSU) que de forma creciente demandara portadores energeticos; se hace necesario estudiar la utilizacion de bioenergeticos para los procesos de reciclado de RSU.
The Port is strategically positioned nine kilometres north of Cabinda, with the initial phase to include the development of the port infrastructure, a vast facility of nearly 150 hectares, which include marine structure and terminal facilities as well as industrial storage units, administrative and logistics offices.
She knew as much about Newcastle as most of us will know about Cabinda. Identified as an 'unaccompanied minor' she was handed to social services.
The Port and associated zones will be a game changer in the region's logistics industry while providing significant economic benefits to the people of Cabinda and the country.
The most significant of them are the Kuito, Benguela, Belize and Landana fields in Chevron's Cabinda Block 14; Girassol, Dahlia, Rosa and Lirio fields in Total's Luanda/Soyo's Block 17; and Kissanje, Marimba and Hungo fields in ExxonMobil's Soyo's Block 15.
This is a nickname that the Angolan province of Cabinda shares with Equatorial Guinea.
Asi, en este trabajo se abordan las acciones (entendidas como decisiones o resistencias) de actores subestatales, como en el caso de Cabinda, en Africa y de actores supraestatales, como la Celac en America Latina.