People of African Descent & Germany

According to a UN Working Group of Experts, Germany should “…. recall its role in the history of colonization, enslavement, exploitation and genocide of Africans, and should make reparations to address the continued impact of those acts.”   Furthermore, the report recommends the inclusion of Ovaherero and Nama people in the ongoing negotiations between the governments of Germany and Namibia.
German government response is here: Germanys-response-to-working-group.pdf

Delegation View Genocide Remains at AMNH

A delegation of victims and descendants of the Ovaherero and Nama genocides, and two friends and supporters of the cause of the Namibian people for restitution, visited the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) on Friday, September 15, to view the remains of eight Namibians in the custody of the museum in the City of New York, which were recently brought to their attention by Genocide and Restitution solidarity groups in the Federal Republic of Germany, especially Post Kolonial Berlin.

Press Release.pdf

Genocide Remains Discovered at American Museum of Natura History

The human remains of 8 Namibians have been discovered recently at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (AMNH) – NYC. Two of the remains have been identified as OvaHerero, two have been identified as Hai//om San, one is Nama and one is Damara. The ethnic and cultural identities of the other two remains are unknown and require further research.     Members of Ovaherero Speaking Community in the USA (OSCU) and ONGI are visiting the museum today.

 

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