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Angola has served as a refuge for Hezbollah’s terrorist-financiers.

Members of Hezbollah residing in Angola have used Angolan businesses to finance the Lebanese terror group. * In 2010, the United States designated Lebanese businessman Kassim Tajideen and his Angolan companies Golfrate Holdings Lda, Afri Belg Commercio E Industria Lda, and Grupo Arosfran Empreendimentos E Participacoes Sarl as terrorist entities for contributing tens of millions of dollars to Hezbollah. *

CEP is calling on Angola to arrest, expel, or otherwise cut off support to the following individuals and entities:

Hatem Barakat

U.S.-designated Hezbollah financier who publicly lists his place of employment as an Angola-based electronics and toy store. *

Hezbollah

Angola has harbored financiers of the Lebanon-based, Iranian-backed terrorist group. *

Further, Angola should clarify its positions toward Hezbollah, which is internationally sanctioned for carrying out global terror attacks and criminal activities such as drug smuggling.

Angola HARBORS

(Hosts and Assists Radicals By Offering Refuge and Support)

Angola has so far remained free of violent extremist activity from regional Islamist threats such as Boko Haram, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and al-Shabab. Nonetheless, Lebanese extremist group Hezbollah has used the country as a financial hub.

Fact Sheet: Hezbollah Financing in Angola

Hezbollah agents have used Angolan businesses to finance the terror group.