A French national working for a Danish conglomerate in Luanda was kidnapped a few days ago by unidentified criminals. Detained for four days, he was eventually released safe and sound. Local authorities have started an inquiry so as to identify the kidnappers. However, the company has not disclosed any details about the incident.
Foreign nationals who are on the spot are therefore advised to be very careful and pay strict attention to safety instructions. Moreover, it is recommended to avoid using the expressway between Benfica and the November 11 Stadium until further notice, except under armed escort or convoy.
Expat security thus remains one of the main concerns of foreign companies operating in the country.