Uganda has told the International Court of Justice the billions of dollars in reparations sought by the Democratic Republic of the Congo for its role in the conflict in the latter’s Ituri province could ruin its economy. This, Al Jazeera reports, as lawyers for the DRC had told the court they were seeking $4.3bn in reparations payments for the alleged victims of Uganda’s involvement in the 1998-2003 conflict in the mineral-rich province. They also claimed a further $2.8bn for damages to wildlife, $5.7bn for macroeconomic damages and over $700m for loss of natural resources – bringing total reparation demands to over $13bn.