2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Angola
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Publication Date||5 August 2010|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, 2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Angola, 5 August 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4c63b65a5.html [accessed 11 July 2014]|
Angola's borders remained porous and vulnerable to movements of small arms, diamonds, and other possible sources of terrorist financing. That said, there is no evidence of a terrorist presence in Angola. Angola's high rate of U.S. dollar cash flow made its financial system an attractive site for money laundering, and the government's capacity to detect financial crimes remained limited. On December 14, however, the government agreed to allow for the placement of an advisor from the U.S. Treasury Department in the Angolan Ministry of Finance and Central Bank. This advisor will help Angola promote transparency in its financial system. Corruption, lack of infrastructure, and insufficient capacity continued to hinder Angola's border control and law enforcement capacities. The government's limited law enforcement resources were directed towards border control and stemming the flow of illegal immigrants into the country. In May, the U.S. Treasury Department designated Kassim Tajideen, an important financial contributor to Hizballah with extensive business interests in Angola, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.