Angola deports hundreds of illegal foreigners

DRC refugees in Angola

DRC refugees in Angola

from PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola
LUANDA, (CAJ News) – ANGOLA has over the past year deported over 200 illegal immigrants, mostly from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), .

At least 199 citizens from the neighbouring DRC have been repatriated for illegal stay in northern Malanje province.

Laureano Dias dos Santos, the director of the government’s Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), said the repatriations had taken place at the Tembo-Aluma border post in the municipality of Marimba.

He said comparatively, there was a decrease of 110 deportations from the previous year.

“This is due to the strategies of SME to fight the illegal immigration,” dos Santos said.

Meanwhile, between November 2016 and November last year, SME sent for legal matters 19 citizens to the Centre for the Detention of Illegal Immigration in the capital Luanda.

These include eight Vietnamese, two Guinean citizens, two from Sao Tome , two Chadians, a Gambian, Chinese, Ivory Cost, Sierra Leone and a Mauritanian national.

The institution recorded ten cases of illegal immigration assistance involving national citizens, whose cases were sent to the Public Prosecution Service for judgment purposes.

Angola, Southern Africa’s biggest country geographically, is battling an influx of refugees.

About 30 000 have fled conflict in neighbouring DRC.

– CAJ News




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