Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham writes for US News and World Report on President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila prohibiting adopted children from leaving the country: 

Ever since he inherited the presidency of the ironically-named Democratic Republic of the Congo from his brutish warlord father a decade a half ago without even the barest fig leaf of legal justification, Joseph Kabila has effectively held the entire population of Africa’s fourth most-populous country hostage to his ambitions. His self-declared “re-election” in 2011 was roundly denounced as “treachery, lies, and terror” by Congo’s Roman Catholic bishops, whose nearly 40,000 trained poll watchers provided exhaustive evidence to back for the church leaders’ assertion.

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