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Diplomatic deadlock in DR Congo leaves adopted children stranded in orphanages

Two years ago, the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo suspended all international adoptions following allegations that some children had been mistreated or abandoned by their adoptive parents. But the suspension means that more than 1,300 children – adopted mainly by French, American, Dutch or Canadian families – are still blocked in Kinshasa, unable to get a visa to leave the country. Our correspondents Mehdi Meddeb and Léa-Lisa Westerhoff report on the situation as families are be

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett

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