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03 March 2024

March in Cabinda in support of Togo, against terrorism

People march during a rally against violence in Cabinda. (AFP)


A 1,000-strong crowd answered a national government call to march here yesterday against terrorism and in support of the Togo national side following the deadly attack on their team bus.

"We are here to say no to terrorism and to show our solidarity with the young Togolese," governor of Angola's Cabinda province Jean-Baptiste Mawete told AFP.

The marchers, the majority wearing the Angolan national colours of red and black, made their way from the local government's headquarters through the town.

The attack by Cabinda rebels on the Togo team's convoy as it arrived in this restless northern oil-rich enclave ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations eight days ago killed two people. Togo pulled out of the competition at their own government's request.


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