Country Reports on Terrorism 2008 - Angola

Angola's borders remained porous and vulnerable to movements of small arms, diamonds, and other possible sources of terrorist financing. Angola's high rate of dollar cash flow made its financial system an attractive site for money laundering, and the government's capacity to detect financial crimes remained limited. The government's limited law enforcement resources were directed towards border control and stemming the flow of illegal immigrants into the country, which increased exponentially since the 2002 peace treaty ending Angola's protracted civil war. Corruption, lack of infrastructure, and insufficient capacity continued to hinder Angola's border control and law enforcement capabilities. Angola recently reached out to engage the USG to support improving its maritime and airspace security.


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