HARBORS Campaign: Angola

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. * Spencer S. Su, “Lebanese businessman, Hezbollah supporter, charged with evading U.S. sanctions,” Washington Post, March 24, 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/lebanese-businessman-hezbollah-supporter-charged-with-evading-us-terror-sanctions/2017/03/24/979dbbd2-10b6-11e7-ab07-07d9f521f6b5_story.html?utm_term=.200856779db3; “Treasury Targets Hizballah Network in Africa,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, May 27, 2009, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg149.aspx; Chaim Even-Zohar, “Hezbollah Diamond Smugglers Put on U.S. Terrorists List,” Idex Online, May 28, 2009, http://www.idexonline.com/FullArticle?id=32413. x 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. * “Treasury Targets Hizballah Financial Network,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, December 9, 2010, https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg997.aspx. x

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.

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Fact Sheet: Hezbollah Financing in Angola

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

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