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FLEC 5 (Cabinda, Angola)


Last modified: 2005-11-26 by bruce berry
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[Renovated-FLEC flag] image by Ivan Sache, 17 Oct 1999

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FLEC-Renovada flag

The first flag was yellow with emblem and from its colors 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 (something like W5V1W1Y1W1N1W5) 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

FLEC-Renovada (variant)

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

I saw on RTP (our public TV) another report on Cabinda. This time, RTP journalists went to the FLEC-controlled areas in Cabinda to interview the independentists of the FLEC-Renovada group, those that performed the latest kidnapping. And they spoke to the Portuguese TV, in the jungle, with a flag in the background. The flag, which I presume is the flag of the FLEC-Renovada group, is striped in white, green, yellow, black and white, with 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: the footage is contemporary, the group is FLEC-Renovada, the flag is in use, and never reported before.
Jorge Candeias, 17 Mar 2001

I know that one! I described (and even GIFfed) this one some three or four years ago...
António Martins, 19 Mar 2001

Indeed you did, although there are some differences: your arc is closed, while in the flag I saw it was open, and the stripes are in your GIF about 3:1:1:1:3, while in the flag I saw they where about 2:1:1:1:2 (as I GIFfed), or perhaps even 3:2:2:2:3.
Jorge Candeias, 19 Mar 2001

The very similar flag was posted in Nov 1997 but red ring is not open at the top.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 Mar 2001