Uganda order to Pay $325 Million to DRC

The International Court of Justice has ordered Uganda to pay the Democratic Republic of Congo $325 million in reparations for its role in conflicts in Congo’s resource-rich Ituri region. Presiding judge Joan Donoghue said Uganda must pay the sum in five yearly installments of 65 million dollars, beginning in September this year.

The long-running dispute was first brought before the United Nations’ highest court in 1999. After lengthy proceedings, the court ruled in 2005 that Uganda had violated international law by occupying parts of the eastern Congolese province with its troops and supporting other armed groups during a war that raged from 1998 to 2003.

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