The figures show that of the 6.4 million non-regional immigrants counted, 656,434 were hosted by Angola. The list is headed by South Africa, which hosts 2.9 million people, followed by the DRC with 952,871 people.
Angola also ranks third in the table of countries with the highest number of national citizens emigrating to other Southern African countries. The figures, cited by Angop, indicate that Angola has 337,621 national citizens spread across the southern region.
In first place is Zimbabwe, with almost one million people emigrating to southern Africa, followed by Mozambique with 539,219 national citizens emigrating.
According to the FPM, cited by Angop, migration in this region is stimulated by the search for political stability and economic opportunities.
According to the data, the abundance of oil in Angola as well as industry and mining in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana "have been magnets" to attract labor.
The arrival of covid-19 has led to restricted travel measures, negatively impacting regional mobility and consequently migration movements.