Articles alleged to have been violated 12. The Complainant alleges that in relation to the people of Cabinda, the Respondent State has violated Articles 14, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 24 of the African Charter. Prayers of the Complainant 13. The Complainant requests the African Commission on Human and Peoples Right (African Commission or Commission): 1. To appoint a Special Rapporteur to undertake fact finding and make recommendations on the issues it has raised. 2. Make its good offices available for further engagement on the issues raised 3. Award $US 50000 against the Respondent State to cover the Complainant's legal fees and costs. Procedure 14. This Communication was received at the Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Secretariat) on 29 September 2006. The Secretariat acknowledged receipt by letter dated 2 October 2006, informing the Complainant that the Communication would be scheduled for consideration on seizure by the African Commission at its 40th Ordinary Session held in November 2006 in Banjul, The Gambia. 15. At its 40th Ordinary Session, held from 15 to 29 November 2006, in Banjul, The Gambia, the African Commission decided to be seized of the Communication. 16. On 8 January 2007, the African Commission further received a press statement issued by FLEC on the current struggle for the control of petroleum in Cabinda, alleging continuous violations of the African Charter by the Angolan Government and other actors for which the State is responsible. 17. By a letter dated 8 February 2007 and Note Verbale dated 28 February 2007, the Secretariat informed the Parties of the Commission's decision on seizure and requested the Parties to submit their arguments on the Admissibility of the Communication within two months. A copy of the Complaint was also transmitted to the Respondent State. 18. On 25 April 2007, the Secretariat sent reminders to the Parties to submit their arguments on Admissibility by 10 May 2007 in time for the 41st Session of the African Commission. At its 41st Ordinary Session in May 2007 in Accra, Ghana, the Commission considered the Communication and deferred it pending the receipt of Arguments on Admissibility from the Parties. The Parties were notified accordingly on 20 June 2007. 19. On 15 August 2007, the Complainant's brief with its Arguments on Admissibility and an updated statement of facts was received at the Secretariat. These were transmitted along with a Note Verbale to the Respondent State on 20 August 2007 together with a request for the latter to submit its response to the Complainant's submission on Admissibility. 20. During its 42nd Ordinary Session in November 2007, the African Commission considered the Communication and decided to give the Respondent State one last chance to make its submissions on the Admissibility of the Communication. The Parties were notified accordingly on 19 December 2007. 21. During its 43rd and 44th Ordinary Sessions, the African Commission deferred the consideration of the Communication pending the submission on Admissibility by the Respondent State, the parties were accordingly informed. 22. On 27 April 2009 the Secretariat sent a reminder to the Respondent State to make its submissions on Admissibility. 23. On 21 July 2009, the African Commission received supplementary information to the Communication by the Complainant. 24. During its 45th and 46th Ordinary Sessions respectively, the African Commission considered the Communication and deferred its decision on Admissibility pending the Respondent State's submission on Admissibility 2

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