Angola recognises DRC border vulnerability


The provincial commander of the National Police in northern Zaire province, in Angola, sub-commissioner Francisco Massota, recognised that there is still vulnerability in the security of the border with Lower Congo region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The police commander said so yesterday during the official opening of the celebrations of the 31st anniversary of the Home Affairs Ministry, June 22, the central event is scheduled to take place in Soyo district.

According to him, this situation has contributed to the illegal entry of immigrants into the country.
“We should, more and more, strengthen the defence at the common border between the northern Zaire province and the Lower Congo region,” warned the police senior officer, who considered the control and supervision of the border as a key task of the Interior Ministry’s organs.

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Migratory flow at Namibia border drops

The Migration and Foreigners Services (SME) in southern Cunene province in Angola say that the migratory flow across Angola and Namibia border has reduced over the last seven days.

A note released by the SME that reached Angop yesterday mentions the entry and exit of 9951 citizens, among nationals and foreigners, which is a reduction of 698, in comparison with the same period of previous week.

The illegal entries and exits were reported at the border posts of Santa-Clara, Kalueque and Ruacaná.

The foreign citizens involved are from Namibia, South Africa, Portugal, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Germany, Mozambique, Kenya, Italy, Pakistan and Great Britain.