(ANSA) - Rome, December 30 - Security has been ramped up at
the Italian embassy in Kinshasa amid rising concern for Italian
families stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo with their
adopted children and a worsening security situation in the
country, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said on Monday.
For a month and a half, 24 Italian families have been
prevented to return to Italy with their adopted Congolese
children after the government announced a suspension of
adoptions to several countries.
The measure followed reports of some Congolese children
being adopted by gay or single parents, which is not allowed in
Meanwhile on Monday the country's army repulsed attacks on
state TV headquarters, the international airport and a military
base in Kinshasa which authorities said were carried out by
Troops reportedly also clashed with militants near
Lubumbashi in the mineral-rich Katanga province.
Bonino the situation in the country was now almost entirely