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Armed Movements in Chad

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Frolinat and Logone flags out of use. New flags are currently in use for the diverse factions.
Jaume Ollé 13 December 2000


FROLINAT flag by Jaume Ollé
FROLINAT flag by Ivan Sashe

The FROLINAT (Front de Libération Nationale du Tchad - Chad National Liberation Front) was a rebel movement founded by Abba Siddick in 1966. It was supported by muslim people of northern Tchad and was in revolt against President Tombalbaye. In 1967-79 it controlled the north of Tchad. In 1978 a faction of FROLINAT (led by Hissene Habre) entered the government in Ndjamena. Habre overthrew the new president Malloun (1975-79).
Jaume Ollé

Another source claims that Frolinat was founded in Sudan by Ibrahama Abatcha on 22 June 1966. In the Flags of Aspirant Peoples [asp] chart the blue version is given. Ivan Sashe comments: Green stripe would me "more" Muslim, but blue stripe could refer to Tuaregs. when they fought against the pro-French regim, they were known as "Toubou rebells", from the name of the main ethny. Toubous are considered as "black tuaregs" but they are not berberophons, but nilo-chadophones.

I received today an article from a Catalan, that was a fighter of Frolinat and an old member of the Revolution Council of the Frolinat, and now is consul of Tchad in Barcelona. He have some dates about revolutionary flags in Tchad, and its interesed in the topic. He asked me for contact. He say that the flag hoisted in Faya (Faya Largeau) when the city was conquered by Frolinat, was manufactured and embroideried in Barcelona, and taken to Tchad by