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Uganda to Discuss Reparations With Congo

A Ugandan official said Thursday the country would negotiate reparations with Congo, after an international court ruled the Ugandan military’s invasion of its neighbor was illegal. Julius Onen, a top civil servant in the foreign affairs ministry, said he expected negotiations to begin in late 2006, after elections in both countries early in the year. He added Congo would make counterclaims. On Monday, the International Court of Justice held Uganda responsible for killing, torture and cruel treatment of civilians in Congo in the 1990s and called the invasion an “unlawful military intervention.” Onen repeated Uganda’s claim that it acted only in self-defense. Full Story

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