Disputes – International
The Congo DR accuses Angola of shifting monuments.
Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
In 2007, there were12,615 refugees from the Congo DR. In that same year, IDPs totalled 61,700 as a result of the 27-year civil war ending in 2002.
Trafficking in Persons
Angola is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour. Internally, trafficking victims reportedly are forced to labour in agriculture, construction, domestic service, and diamond mines. Angolan women and children are subjected to domestic servitude in South Africa, the Congo DR, Namibia, and some European nations, primarily Portugal. Vietnamese, Chinese and Brazilian women in prostitution in Angola may also be victims of sex trafficking. Reports indicate that Chinese, South East Asian, Namibian and possibly Congolese migrants are subjected to forced labour in Angola's construction industry.
Angola is used as a transshipment point for cocaine destined for Western Europe and other African states, particularly South Africa.