142 DR Congolese migrants expelled.

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According to EastAfrican:
 142 illegal immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had been deported by the Angola authorities, local media confirmed Tuesday. 

  About 481km north of the capital Luanda found the immigrants assembled up in Zaire province. State news agent Agop said. 

The province shares boundary with DRC and Congo-Brazzaville.

 Angop, quoting the Foreign and Migration Services (SME), said 87 people were expelled for illegal stay, whereas the other 55 were accused of violating the border between the two countries. 

 The issue of illegal Congolese immigrants in Angola remains thorny, with Luanda launching a massive crackdown against them last year. 

 Mineral-rich Angola attracts hordes of Congolese as it is relatively more stable and offers better employment prospects. Though DR Congo is equally endowed with mineral wealth, large swathes are rocked by unrest and violence unleashed by rebel groups and militias from within and neighbouring nations such as Uganda and Rwanda. 

 The expulsion of the Congolese from Angola last year prompted Kinshasa to threaten to take international action against the southern neighbour. DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi recently visited Angola, raising hopes for resolving the thorny issue.

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