ICJ: Uganda ordered to pay 325 million dollars to the DRC

CIJ : l'Ouganda sommé de verser 325 millions de dollars à la RDC  Le président de la RDC, Felix Tshisekedi, serre la main du président ougandais Yoweri Museveni à Entebbe, en Ouganda, le 9 novembre 2019  La Cour internationale de justice (CIJ) a fixé mercredi à 325 millions de dollars le montant des réparations que Kampala doit verser à Kinshasa pour l'invasion par l'Ouganda de l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), lors de la guerre de 1998-2003.  La RDC réclamait plus de 11 milliards de dollars, un montant qualifié d'exorbitant par l'Ouganda. La CIJ, plus haute juridiction de l'ONU, a estimé que l'Ouganda devait verser à la RDC 225 millions de dollars pour les pertes en vie humaines, 40 millions de dollars pour les dommages aux biens et 60 millions de dollars pour les dommages aux ressources naturelles, a indiqué la juge présidente de la CIJ, Joan Donoghue.  "La Cour fixe le montant total des réparations accordées à la RDC à 325 millions de dollars américains", a déclaré la juge. "La Cour considère que les éléments de preuves versés au dossier suggèrent que le nombre de morts pour lesquels l'Ouganda doit des réparations se situe entre 10 000 15 000 personnes environ", a-t-elle précisé.  La CIJ, dont le siège est à La Haye, avait statué en 2005 que l'Ouganda devait payer des réparations pour avoir envahi la RDC pendant la deuxième guerre du Congo (1998-2003). Ce conflit a impliqué jusqu'à neuf pays africains, parmi lesquels l'Ouganda et le Rwanda qui soutenaient des groupes rebelles dans l'est du pays, riche en minerais.  Les deux guerres successives qui ont, entre 1996 et 2003, dévasté le pays - appelé Zaïre jusqu'en 1997 puis République démocratique du Congo - ont fait plusieurs centaines de milliers de morts.    ICJ: Uganda ordered to pay 325 million dollars to the DRC  The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday set Kampala to pay Kinshasa $325 million in reparations for Uganda's invasion of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the 1998-2003 war.  The DRC claimed more than $11 billion, an amount described as exorbitant by Uganda . The ICJ, the UN's highest court, has found that Uganda should pay the DRC $225 million for loss of life, $40 million for damage to property and $60 million for damage. to natural resources, said ICJ presiding judge Joan Donoghue .  “The Court sets the total amount of reparations awarded to the DRC at US$325 million ,” the judge said. “The Court considers that the evidence on file suggests that the number of deaths for which Uganda owes reparations is between approximately 10,000 and 15,000 people ,” she said.  The ICJ, headquartered in The Hague , had ruled in 2005 that Uganda should pay reparations for invading the DRC during the Second Congo War (1998-2003). This conflict involved up to nine African countries, including Uganda and Rwanda which supported rebel groups in the mineral-rich east of the country.  The two successive wars which, between 1996 and 2003, devastated the country - called Zaire until 1997 then the Democratic Republic of the Congo - caused several hundred thousand deaths.

ICJ: Uganda ordered to pay 325 million dollars to the DRC


The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday set Kampala to pay Kinshasa $325 million in reparations for Uganda's invasion of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the 1998-2003 war.

The DRC claimed more than $11 billion, an amount described as exorbitant by Uganda . The ICJ, the UN's highest court, has found that Uganda should pay the DRC $225 million for loss of life, $40 million for damage to property and $60 million for damage. to natural resources, said ICJ presiding judge Joan Donoghue .

“The Court sets the total amount of reparations awarded to the DRC at US$325 million ,” the judge said. “The Court considers that the evidence on file suggests that the number of deaths for which Uganda owes reparations is between approximately 10,000 and 15,000 people ,” she said.

The ICJ, headquartered in The Hague , had ruled in 2005 that Uganda should pay reparations for invading the DRC during the Second Congo War (1998-2003). This conflict involved up to nine African countries, including Uganda and Rwanda which supported rebel groups in the mineral-rich east of the country.

The two successive wars which, between 1996 and 2003, devastated the country - called Zaire until 1997 then the Democratic Republic of the Congo - caused several hundred thousand deaths.

Les Burundais se réjouissent de la levée des restrictions européennes  Au Burundi, les habitants de Bujumbura ont partagé leur optimisme au lendemain de l’annonce de l’Union européenne, qui a déclaré qu’elle reprendrait l’aide financière accordée au pays.  Suspendus depuis 2016, les financements directs européens avaient été stoppés au nom du respect des droits l’homme et suite l’escalade de violences meurtrières dans le pays.  "Je vois que cette mesure vient à un moment opportun et le Burundi en bénéficiera" a expliquéDonatien Rwasa, vendeur ambulant à Bujumbura.  Mardi, l’institution européenne a salué le résultat du processus politique pacifique entrepris lors des élections générales de mai 2020 sans en oublier pour autant les efforts à poursuivre voir à multiplier en matière de droits de l’homme, de gouvernance et d’état de droit.  "C'est une mesure qui nous a causé tant de peine, mais heureusement que les auteurs de cette décision se sont ressaisis et l'ont levée sans condition.Maintenant, nous espérons que tout ira dans le bon sens et surtout que l'économie connaîtra une croissance significative."_ a déclaré Jacques Bigirimana, directeur du port de Bujumbura.  La levée des restrictions intervient à la suite d’une mesure similaire prise en novembre dernier par les Etats-Unis.  Mais les ONG ont condamné cette décision, affirmant que rien n'avait changé pour la justifier.    Burundians welcome the lifting of European restrictions  In Burundi, residents of Bujumbura shared their optimism the day after the announcement by the European Union, which said it would resume financial aid to the country.  Suspended since 2016, direct European funding had been stopped in the name of respect for human rights and following the escalation of deadly violence in the country.  "I see that this measure comes at an opportune time and Burundi will benefit from it," explained Donatien Rwasa, a street vendor in Bujumbura.  On Tuesday, the European institution hailed the result of the peaceful political process undertaken during the general elections of May 2020 without forgetting the efforts to be continued and even multiplied in terms of human rights, governance and the state of right.  "It's a measure that has caused us so much pain, but fortunately the authors of this decision have pulled themselves together and lifted it unconditionally.Now we hope that everything will go in the right direction and above all that the economy will experience significant growth. Declared Jacques Bigirimana, director of the port of Bujumbura.  The lifting of the restrictions comes on the heels of a similar measure taken last November by the United States.  But NGOs condemned the move, saying nothing had changed to justify it.

Burundians welcome the lifting of European restrictions


In Burundi, residents of Bujumbura shared their optimism the day after the announcement by the European Union, which said it would resume financial aid to the country.

Suspended since 2016, direct European funding had been stopped in the name of respect for human rights and following the escalation of deadly violence in the country.

"I see that this measure comes at an opportune time and Burundi will benefit from it," explained Donatien Rwasa, a street vendor in Bujumbura.

On Tuesday, the European institution hailed the result of the peaceful political process undertaken during the general elections of May 2020 without forgetting the efforts to be continued and even multiplied in terms of human rights, governance and the state of right.

"It's a measure that has caused us so much pain, but fortunately the authors of this decision have pulled themselves together and lifted it unconditionally.Now we hope that everything will go in the right direction and above all that the economy will experience significant growth. Declared Jacques Bigirimana, director of the port of Bujumbura.

The lifting of the restrictions comes on the heels of a similar measure taken last November by the United States.

But NGOs condemned the move, saying nothing had changed to justify it.

المغرب وإسرائيل يبحثان التعاون بين أئمة مسلمين وحاخامات يهود عقد رئيس البعثة الإسرائيلية في المغرب دافيد غوفرين لقاءً مع الأمين العامّ للرابطة المحمدية (المغربية) للعلماء أحمد عبادي، بحثا خلاله التعاون بين الأئمة المسلمين والحاخامات اليهود.  بحث المغرب وإسرائيل، الأربعاء، التعاون بين الأئمة المسلمين والحاخامات اليهود في البلدين.  جاء ذلك خلال لقاء عقده رئيس البعثة الإسرائيلية في المغرب دافيد غوفرين مع الأمين العام للرابطة المحمدية (المغربية) للعلماء أحمد عبادي.   وقال غوفرين في تغريدة على حسابه بتويتر: "سعدت بلقاء الدكتور أحمد عبادي، تباحثنا خطط عمل تطبيقية عدة محاولين إخراجها إلى أرض الواقع في ما يخص التعاون بين الأئمة المسلمين والحاخامات اليهود".  وأضاف أن "التعاون يهدف إلى تعزيز أسس التعايش والتسامح وقبول الآخر وتجاوز الاختلافات العقائدية للنهوض بمجتمعاتنا نحو مستقبل أفضل".  وفي 10 ديسمبر/كانون الأول 2020، أعلنت إسرائيل والمغرب استئناف العلاقات الدبلوماسية بينهما بعد توقفها عام 2000، إثر تجميد الرباط العلاقات جراء اندلاع الانتفاضة الفلسطينية الثانية.  والمغرب رابع دولة عربية توافق على التطبيع مع إسرائيل خلال 2020، بعد الإمارات والبحرين والسودان، فيما ترتبط مصر والأردن باتفاقيتي سلام مع إسرائيل، منذ 1979 و1994 على الترتيب.    Morocco and Israel discuss cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis  The head of the Israeli mission in Morocco, David Govrin, held a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Muhammadiyah (Moroccan) League of Scholars, Ahmed Abadi, during which they discussed cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis.  On Wednesday, Morocco and Israel discussed cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis in the two countries.  This came during a meeting held by the head of the Israeli mission in Morocco, David Govrin, with the Secretary-General of the Muhammadiyah (Moroccan) League of Scholars, Ahmed Abadi.  Govrin said in a tweet on his Twitter account: "I was pleased to meet Dr. Ahmed Ebadi. We discussed several practical action plans, trying to bring them to reality regarding cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis."  He added that "the cooperation aims to strengthen the foundations of coexistence, tolerance and acceptance of the other, and to overcome ideological differences to advance our societies towards a better future."  On December 10, 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between them after their suspension in 2000, following Rabat's freezing of relations due to the outbreak of the second Palestinian intifada.  Morocco is the fourth Arab country to agree to normalization with Israel during 2020, after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, while Egypt and Jordan have two peace agreements with Israel, since 1979 and 1994, respectively.

Morocco and Israel discuss cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis


The head of the Israeli mission in Morocco, David Govrin, held a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Muhammadiyah (Moroccan) League of Scholars, Ahmed Abadi, during which they discussed cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis.

On Wednesday, Morocco and Israel discussed cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis in the two countries.

This came during a meeting held by the head of the Israeli mission in Morocco, David Govrin, with the Secretary-General of the Muhammadiyah (Moroccan) League of Scholars, Ahmed Abadi.

Govrin said in a tweet on his Twitter account: "I was pleased to meet Dr. Ahmed Ebadi. We discussed several practical action plans, trying to bring them to reality regarding cooperation between Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis."

He added that "the cooperation aims to strengthen the foundations of coexistence, tolerance and acceptance of the other, and to overcome ideological differences to advance our societies towards a better future."

On December 10, 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between them after their suspension in 2000, following Rabat's freezing of relations due to the outbreak of the second Palestinian intifada.

Morocco is the fourth Arab country to agree to normalization with Israel during 2020, after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, while Egypt and Jordan have two peace agreements with Israel, since 1979 and 1994, respectively.
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