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  • Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism 17 Aug 2017 10:47 Al Jazeera Berlin, Germany - Mnyaka Sururu Mboro walks through Wedding, a district in the northwest of Berlin, with an expression of disdain. "It makes my stomach turn every time I go down these streets," he says. He is in the African Quarter, so-called …
  • Rewriting history: How statues to dead heroes become community flashpoints 17 Aug 2017 10:03 Christian Today The shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston by a white supremacist in 2015 gave a new impetus to American soul-searching about its internal history. Dylann Roof's action sparked renewed moves to cleanse the country of memorials to its racist …
  • Is Berlin's Humboldt Forum shying away from colonial history? 14 Aug 2017 13:49 DW.DE "The largest and most ambitious cultural project in Germany," is how Germany's Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters has referred to Berlin's Humboldt Forum. It is meant to be a place for understanding the world. …
  • This Day in History (August 14) 14 Aug 2017 01:22 Kayhan Today is Monday, 23rd of the Iranian month of Mordad 1396 solar hijri; corresponding to 21st of the Islamic month of Zil-Qa’dah 1438 lunar hijri; and August 14, 2017, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar. 1435 solar years ago, on this day in 582 AD, …
  • Decolonizing the Classroom: Embracing Radical Internationalism 13 Aug 2017 14:58 truthout Students need classes that emphasize histories of resistance. (Photo: iStock / Getty Images Plus) What first enthralled me about historian Gerald Horne was reading his book Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920, …
  • Germany Confronts the Forgotten Story of Its Other Genocide 29 Jul 2017 02:50 wsj.com SHARK ISLAND, Namibia—Just over a century ago, Germany built one of its first concentration camps on a narrow peninsula jutting into the Atlantic. A 1904 uprising in what was then called German South-West Africa turned into a war of annihilation against …
  • News24.com | Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation 21 Jul 2017 17:17 News24 Luederitz - On a thin strip of land at the bay of Luederitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten colonial war. Nearby is a single marble plaque anonymously marking all …
  • Namibian tribe continue fight for German compensation over colonial genocide 21 Jul 2017 16:00 Local Members of the Herero tribe mark the genocide at a memorial in 2015. Photo: DPA On a thin strip of land at the bay of Lüderitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten …
  • Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation 21 Jul 2017 03:37 Charleston Daily Mail On a thin strip of land at the bay of Luederitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten colonial war. Nearby is a single marble plaque anonymously marking all their fallen …
  • Updated foreign policy biased – opposition 21 Jul 2017 03:14 Confidente … Slams omission of genocide, other historical events By Eliaser Ndeyanale OPPOSITION parties have slammed the recently tabled Policy on Inter­national Relations and Cooperation, saying it does not recognise the role that they played in the liberation …
  • Thinking About a Nation With Toivo 16 Jun 2017 06:46 Namibian • ALFREDO TJIURIMO HENGARI HERMAN Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, a martyr leader in our fight for freedom, departed earth a few days ago – surely content, but also exasperated about the state of our nation. For a man who was 'cut out of the same rock as …
  • Channel24.co.za | 5 must-see doccies at the Encounters Festival 28 May 2017 04:44 Channel Entertainment Johannesburg - With more than 60 documentaries at this year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, it’s going to be difficult to choose what to see. We’ve picked some of our favourites: 1. Strike a Rock This vital documentary by …
  • Namibia: Skulls of my People 26 May 2017 12:48 Al Jazeera Tribal people of Namibia claim that between 1904 and 1908 Germany perpetrated the first genocide of the 20th century in their country, the former Imperial German colony of South West Africa. After colonists confiscated their land, the cattle-rearing …
  • News24.com | WATCH: ‘Skulls of My People’ documentary explores why Namibia is a “time bomb” 23 May 2017 16:23 News24 Windhoek - Germany is in negotiations with Namibia about the phrasing of the first official apology for General von Trotha’s extermination orders that led to the murder of around 100 000 Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in the German colony …
  • 'Skulls of My People' documentary explores why Namibia is a 'time bomb' 23 May 2017 11:39 Bulawayo 24 News Germany is in negotiations with Namibia about the phrasing of the first official apology for General von Trotha's extermination orders that led to the murder of around 100 000 Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in the German colony of …
  • Contributions to liberation, education hailed 18 May 2017 19:09 Confidente By Eliaser Ndeyanale THE just-ended 12th Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Assembly in Windhoek has highlighted the immeasurable contribution that local and international Lutheran churches played in the liberation struggle, as well as the education of …
  • The Economist explains: Why Namibian chiefs are taking Germany to court 17 May 2017 10:13 Economist IN 1904 the Herero people of modern-day Namibia rose up against German colonists, who had seized and settled much of their land. The response of the German army, imbued with racist ideology, was to annihilate them. “Within the German borders every Herero, …
  • Legacy of genocide lingers on for Nama in Namibia 10 May 2017 15:47 Magazetini During the genocide in colonial-era Namibia over 100 years ago, the Herero and Nama tribes lost land and cattle. Even today, many descendants are still without land and are demanding compensation. Christian Selz reports.... read more... Published By: DW …
  • German evangelical church apologises for role in Namibian genocide 26 Apr 2017 08:20 Christian Today x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The German evangelical church has issued an apology for its role in Namibian genocide at the start of the 20th century. Bishop Petra …
  • Silence of the Namib Graves 21 Apr 2017 00:54 Namibian CHANCES are that you have seen the names of German soldiers all over Namibia, especially in cemeteries, dedicated to the colonial forces. Gravestones, most dating back to the 20th century, are ubiquitous. Their names; date of birth and death; and details …
  • FIRST GENOCIDE OF 20TH CENTURY WAS IN AFRICA, SAYS NIGERIAN WRITER 31 Mar 2017 22:23 Black Star News Apr. 19 (GIN) – An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in the British Guardian, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize …
  • Some people's history matters more than others' – Du Pisani 31 Mar 2017 07:08 Namibian Political scientist André du Pisani takes a swing at President Hage Geingob's character – branding him a bully who loves to score points in public, loves a challenge but hates to be challenged in certain areas. IT IS evident that “somehow some people …
  • Genocide group accuses Swakop councillor of incitement 29 Mar 2017 07:13 Namibian THE Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama Council for Dialogue (ONCD) has lodged a complaint against Swakopmund councillor Uahimisa Kaapehi for allegedly inciting violence against the group last week. ONCD deputy secretary Freddy Nguvauva said the complaint of …
  • Land – Compromise for Sustained Peace and Stability 28 Mar 2017 06:08 Namibian • VETJA HAAKURIA THE COLONIAL history of Namibia has left the country with a legacy that challenges the blocks of its nation-building efforts. Not only is this one of the most skewed nations in the world with regard to income distribution, it also has …
  • Genocide negotiations deceptive and undemocratic – Kooitjie 27 Mar 2017 09:24 New Era Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund-Reparation negotiations with regard to the genocide committed by German colonial troops against the Ovaherero/Ovambanderu and Nama people are still selective, deceptive and undemocratic, as it excludes the affected people …
  • FIRST GENOCIDE OF 20TH CENTURY WAS IN AFRICA, SAYS NIGERIAN WRITER 21 Mar 2017 16:21 Black Star News Apr. 19 (GIN) – An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century. In an essay in the British Guardian, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize …
  • 16 amazing things you didn’t know about Namibia 21 Mar 2017 16:13 Telegraph.co.uk To mark Namibian Independence Day, here are a few things you might not know about the stunning southern African nation: 1. There’s a lot of space The name ‘Namib’ translates as “vast place”, which is apt given Namibia is one of the least crowded …
  • Namibia government sues Germany 30-billion-dollar for Genocide 18 Mar 2017 16:12 Information Nigeria Namibia is to launch a 30-billion-dollar (28-billion-euro) lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday. The Namibian government has …
  • Namibia demands $30bn for German genocide: documents 18 Mar 2017 12:13 News Windhoek - Namibia is to launch a $30 billion lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday. The Namibian government has previously avoided …
  • News24.com | Namibia demands $30bn for German genocide: documents 18 Mar 2017 11:55 News24 Windhoek - Namibia is to launch a $30 billion lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday. The Namibian government has previously avoided …
  • Genocide: Namibia to sue Germany for $30bn 18 Mar 2017 11:15 Punch Newspapers Namibia is to launch a 30-billion-dollar (28-billion-euro) lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday. The Namibian government has …
  • Top Africa stories: Zim, Namibia, Uganda 17 Mar 2017 18:33 News Sex worker's funeral brings township to standstill Harare - Mourners at the funeral of a sex worker in Harare inflated condoms and brought her coffin to a beer hall, reports say. H-Metro, which is part of the state Zimpapers stable, says that mourners …
  • News24.com | Top Africa stories: Zim, Namibia, Uganda 17 Mar 2017 18:18 News24 Sex worker's funeral brings township to standstill Harare - Mourners at the funeral of a sex worker in Harare inflated condoms and brought her coffin to a beer hall, reports say. H-Metro, which is part of the state Zimpapers stable, says that mourners …
  • Africa: African Press Review 17 March 2017 17 Mar 2017 16:11 News By Michael FitzpatrickWill out-going African Union Commission chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, get a cabinet post in South Africa? What will the South African Constitutional Court decide to do about the payment of grants to the republic's 13 million …
  • eNCA | Namibian groups sue Germany over colonial-era genocide 17 Mar 2017 11:18 eNCA NEW YORK - More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims had their day in court in New York for the first time on Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African …
  • Government makes U-turn on genocide 17 Mar 2017 07:25 Namibian THE Namibian government has decided to join calls for genocide reparations by driving a N$400 billion lawsuit against the German government. Documents seen by The Namibian this week show that the government wants over US$30 billion (over N$400 billion) …
  • News24.com | Namibia tribes sue Germany in US over colonial-era genocide 17 Mar 2017 04:28 News24 New York - More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims had their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African …
  • Namibia tribes sue Germany in US over colonial-era genocide 17 Mar 2017 04:09 Nation By AFP More by this Author More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims had their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters …
  • Elemotho's 'Black Man' 16 Mar 2017 23:22 Namibian Elemotho's music speaks to the spirit and soul of the Namibian people. His single 'Black Man' off his upcoming album is no exception. Almost 27 years after independence, how far have we come from our dark apartheid and colonial legacy? With …
  • Namibia tribes lodge case against Germany over genocide 16 Mar 2017 21:27 Al Jazeera Lawyers representing two indigenous Namibian tribes are meeting for a pre-trial conference in New York on Thursday following a lawsuit filed earlier this year that demands compensation for the descendants of people massacred in the 20th century's …
  • Namibia tribes seek reparations from Germany 16 Mar 2017 19:11 Press TV   Descendants of two Namibian tribes who suffered one of the most horrific genocides under Germany’s colonial rule more than a century ago have now lodged a complaint against Berlin in a New York court. Lawyers representing Namibia’s Herero and Nama …
  • Namibia 16 Mar 2017 18:36 The Guardian More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims are getting their day in court in New York for the first time on Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African …
  • Descendants of Namibia genocide victims seek reparations in New York 16 Mar 2017 18:20 The Guardian More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims are getting their day in court in New York for the first time on Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African …
  • Demands for return of land block German effort to atone for African genocide 05 Mar 2017 07:29 Japan Times OKAHANDJA, NAMIBIA – Namibia’s Herero people are heartened that Germany is keen to atone for the genocide of their ancestors, but they expect something that Berlin says it cannot give. “What we want is our land,” said Alex Kaubtauuapela, 74, whose parents …
  • Land haunts Germany's effort to atone for Africa genocide 02 Mar 2017 07:21 Reuters By Joe Brock | OKAHANDJA, Namibia OKAHANDJA, Namibia Namibia's Herero people are heartened that Germany is keen to atone for the genocide of their ancestors, but they expect something Berlin says it is not in a position to give."What we want is …
  • Towards the second republic of Namibia 24 Feb 2017 09:59 New Era Lee Lockwood, an American photojournalist had untold access to the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. His must view book, ‘Le Cuba de Castro: un journalist americain raconte Cuba de l’interieur – 1959-1969’ provides fascinating pictures of …
  • France should apologize for colonialism in Algeria 23 Feb 2017 20:44 The Washington Post By Manu Saadia By Manu Saadia February 23 at 2:48 PM Manu Saadia is a French writer based in Los Angeles. In what may be a turning point in French history, Emmanuel Macron, the former finance minister and center-left candidate in the French presidential …
  • Colonial wounds that won't heal 17 Feb 2017 17:50 Gulf News There’s growing protests over a statue that reminds Namibians of their painful past SWAKOPMUND, Namibia The statue, depicting a German marine holding a rifle in his hands and standing guard over a dying comrade, has stood undisturbed for decades in the …
  • Colonial wounds 17 Feb 2017 15:25 Gulf News There’s growing protests over a statue that reminds Namibians of their painful past SWAKOPMUND, Namibia The statue, depicting a German marine holding a rifle in his hands and standing guard over a dying comrade, has stood undisturbed for decades in the …
  • Maamberua calls for Nujoma's removal 07 Feb 2017 08:40 Namibian SWANU president Usutuaije Maamberua has called for the removal of land reform minister Utoni Nujoma for labelling those calling for the restoration of their ancestral land “unpatriotic” citizens. Speaking at a mass meeting held under the banner of the …
  • Groups join forces over ancestral land 06 Feb 2017 07:07 Namibian THOUSANDS of landless people from the Nama, San, Herero and Damara minority ethnic groups gathered at Keetmanshoop on Saturday to demand their ancestral land, which they claim they were dispossessed of during the colonial German and South African regimes. …
  • UNESCO commemorates the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 27 Jan 2017 23:42 Zimbabwe Star UNESCO Friday 27th January, 2017 UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, commemorated the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust marked by a series of events devoted to the work of education, the transmission of history and the fight …
  • News24.com | Namibian traditional leaders haul Germany before US court in genocide test case 17 Jan 2017 10:15 News24 Representatives of the communities directly affected by the 1904-1908 genocide in Namibia have taken the German government to court in New York. The plaintiffs are suing Germany for damages to be paid directly to the descendants of the Ovaherero and Nama …
  • Namibian traditional leaders haul Germany before US court in genocide test case 17 Jan 2017 09:28 News Representatives of the communities directly affected by the 1904-1908 genocide in Namibia have taken the German government to court in New York. The plaintiffs are suing Germany for damages to be paid directly to the descendants of the Ovaherero and Nama …
  • Germany confronts its forgotten Namibian death camps | David Olusoga 15 Jan 2017 21:25 The Observer One morning last summer, I was ushered into a little office in the Botswana National Archives. I’d asked the archivists to dig out a document that I had wanted to see for 20 years. After a couple of phone calls, the file was brought in. Near the top of a …
  • Rambler ... Ever Closer to the Abyss… 13 Jan 2017 10:35 Namibian IF you thought 2016 was the perfect example of a filthy motherf*cker, wait until you see what 2017 has in its box of tricks. Prepare for an all-out assault on all your senses and sensibilities. Just next week, a big orange racist troglodyte completely …
  • Germany sued after it refuses to pay reparations for 'forgotten' genocide 11 Jan 2017 06:17 Daily Mail Germany is being sued by descendants of Namibian tribesmen who were ruthlessly slaughtered in a 'forgotten' genocide.  More than 100,000 Herero and Nama people - the majority of their population - were killed by German colonial troops in the early …
  • Namibia's Century-old Genocide Continues to Fester 10 Jan 2017 22:09 Voice of America JOHANNESBURG —  A new lawsuit in a U.S. court is reawakening a century-old mass slaughter of Namibia's Herero and Nama peoples by German colonial forces, an event that has been described as the 20th century's first genocide. When Vekuii Rukoro was …
  • Analysis: Can Germany be made to pay up for Namibian genocide? 10 Jan 2017 10:52 Daily Maverick “Shoot any Herero, with or without a rifle, with or without cattle.” That was the order given by German General Lothar von Trotha to his troops in current-day Namibia in 1905. “I do not accept women or children either: drive them back to their people or …
  • Namibians Suing Germany for 1904 Genocide 09 Jan 2017 14:42 Jewish Press Published: January 9th, 2017 German Schutztruppe in combat with the Herero in a painting by Richard Knötel. Photo Credit: Wikimedia In January 1904, the Herero and Nama nations rebelled against German colonial rule. In August, German General Lothar von …
  • Germany may pay out for Namibia genocide: Foreign Ministry 09 Jan 2017 09:51 www.panarmenian.net/news January 9, 2017 - 12:34 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net - Germany may make payments to Namibia for the killing of 65,000 tribespeople during colonial occupation, an episode that is seen by some as the first genocide of the 20th century, a foreign ministry spokesman …
  • Namibian Tribes Sue Germany Over 'Forgotten Genocide' 07 Jan 2017 14:17 Sputnik International Africa 19:16 06.01.2017(updated 19:18 06.01.2017) Get short URL The German authorities turned a blind eye to rapes by colonists of Herero and Nama women and girls during their occupation of the region. The suit was filed by US-based non-profit groups the …
  • News24.com | Germany hints at payments for colonial-era Namibia killings 07 Jan 2017 08:11 News24  Berlin -Germany may make payments to Namibia for the killing of 65 000 tribes people during colonial occupation, an episode that is seen by some as the first genocide of the 20th century, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Spokesperson …
  • Germany sued for damages of 'forgotten genocide' in Namibia 07 Jan 2017 07:11 The Guardian Germany has been sued for damages in the United States by descendants of the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, for what they called a campaign of genocide by German colonial troops in the early 1900s that led to more than 100,000 deaths. According to a …
  • Germany’s Oft-Forgotten Colonial Atrocities in Africa … 06 Jan 2017 19:26 The AfPak Channel In the early 1900s, German colonial rulers carried out a series of massacres in modern-day Namibia that came to be known as the 20th century’s first genocide. Now, representatives from two indigenous Namibian groups want justice. The Ovaherero and Nama …
  • Germany sued for reparations over colonial-era genocide in Namibia  06 Jan 2017 17:08 Telegraph.co.uk Ruprecht Polenz, the German government’s special envoy to Namibia over the issue, said he was “not surprised” by the lawsuit, but that it would not affect the talks. “From the German government's point of view, the question of how to deal with the …
  • Namibia groups sue Germany over genocide 06 Jan 2017 16:32 BBC Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herero and Nama groups want compensation for German atrocities which included sending skulls to Germany where now-discredited scientific experiments were carried out Representatives of two indigenous groups in …
  • Herero and Nama groups sue Germany over Namibia genocide 06 Jan 2017 16:31 BBC Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herero and Nama groups want compensation for German atrocities which included sending skulls to Germany where now-discredited scientific experiments were carried out Representatives of two indigenous groups in …
  • Namibia groups sue Germany over genocide 06 Jan 2017 16:20 BBC Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herero and Nama groups want compensation for German atrocities which included sending skulls to Germany where now-discredited scientific experiments were carried out Representatives of two indigenous groups in …
  • Berlin unruffled by US lawsuit on colonial-era genocide 06 Jan 2017 16:10 DW.DE Germany's special envoy for dialogue with Namibia, Ruprecht Polenz, told DW that he was "not surprised" by a lawsuit filed by Namibian activists in a US court on Thursday. The class action suit, filed by Herero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro …
  • Namibians sue Germany in U.S. over early-1900s genocide 06 Jan 2017 14:51 News NEW YORK Descendants of the Herero and Nama people from what is now Namibia are suing Germany in the United States over a genocide carried out by German colonial troops in the early 1900s, in which more than 100,000 people were killed.According to a …
  • Indigenous Namibians seek reparations for genocide 06 Jan 2017 10:41 iAfrica Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:01 PM A crowd awaits the return of the Herero and Nama skulls from Germany, at sunrise at the international airport on October 4, 2011 outside Windhoek. Credit: AFP PHOTO    Representatives of two indigenous groups have filed a class …
  • Indigenous Nambians sue Germany for 'genocide' 06 Jan 2017 10:07 Press TV Representatives of two indigenous groups in what is now Namibia have filed a lawsuit in New York against Germany for alleged genocide by German colonial rulers over a century ago. The class action suit was filed on Thursday for “incalculable damages” that …
  • Germany is sued in U.S. over early-1900s Namibia slaughter 05 Jan 2017 18:09 The Malaysian Star NEW YORK (Reuters) - Germany was sued for damages in the United States on Thursday by descendants of the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, for what they called a genocide campaign by German colonial troops in the early 1900s that led to more than 100,000 …
  • News24.com | Indigenous Namibians furious over German reparations 'insult' 15 Oct 2016 06:09 News24 Berlin  - Indigenous Namibians lashed out on Friday at Germany for refusing to pay reparations for the genocide of their people a century ago, calling it a "phenomenal" insult to victims' descendents. Germany has been in negotiations with …
  • Indigenous Namibians 'insulted' by Germany 14 Oct 2016 13:26 iAfrica Fri, 14 Oct 2016 1:58 PM A crowd awaits the return of the Herero and Nama skulls from Germany, at sunrise at the international airport on October 4, 2011 outside Windhoek. Credit: AFP PHOTO    Indigenous Namibians lashed out Friday at Germany for refusing …
  • Indigenous Namibians furious over German reparations 'insult' 14 Oct 2016 13:00 Expatica 14th October 2016, 0 comments Indigenous Namibians lashed out Friday at Germany for refusing to pay reparations for the genocide of their people a century ago, calling it a "phenomenal" insult to victims' descendents. Germany has been in …
  • Swanu slams land conference postponement 13 Oct 2016 22:23 Namibian THE indefinite postponement of the planned second conference on land is 'unpatriotic and a threat to land distribution in the country', Swanu president Usutuaije Maamberua has said. Maamberua claimed that the apparent indifference to the land …
  • Black Lives Matter In Africa, Too 18 Sep 2016 15:32 WVSX Mari Serebrov, the author of 'Mama Namibia,' is an award-winning journalist with a passion for history, a meticulous researcher and the literary laureate of the Herero Tribal Authority WILMINGTON, NC, September 16, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ …
  • Art can help Germany work through colonial past, says FM Steinmeier 01 Sep 2016 13:45 DW.DE German artist Andréas Lang, the current holder of the Federal Foreign Office's art grant, has taken on a politically charged project: He traveled to Cameroon to search for traces of German colonial history. For the visual and video artist, the trip …
  • German artist explores colonial history in Cameroon 22 Aug 2016 13:13 DW.DE The studio of the Berlin-based photo and video artist Andréas Lang is currently located in an unusual place - under the roof of Germany's Federal Foreign Office. The ministry regularly awards artistic grants and sponsored Andréas Lang's trip to …
  • The genocide Germany wants to forget 21 Aug 2016 11:24 The Week Magazine Sign Up for Our free email newsletters As a teenager in the 1960s, Israel Kaunatjike joined the fight against apartheid in his native Namibia. Years later his activism would take him across the globe, to Berlin  —  the very place where his homeland's …
  • Massacred, silenced and impoverished 26 Jul 2016 23:59 Namibian • YUSUF SELMAN INANÇ WHEN I landed in Namibia, I did not know what was going to welcome me. After overcoming difficulties entering the country and long procedures at the border, I took my first step into the country's capital, Windhoek. One of my …
  • Germany to apologise for Namibian genocide but refuses to pay any reparations. 15 Jul 2016 21:05 Ventures Africa Over a century after the massacre and genocide of an estimated 110,000 Herero and Nama people in Namibia by German troops, Germany is set to recognise the massacre as a genocide in an admission of guilt and apologise to Namibia. Germany, however, made it …
  • Opinion: Germany must apologize for Namibia genocide 15 Jul 2016 17:08 DW.DE Genocide is genocide is genocide. When it came to the 1915 Ottoman massacre of Armenians, German parliamentarians had a much easier time with the term. There was a large majority and general unanimity in the condemnation of the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps it …
  • Germany urged to recognise Namibia massacre as genocide 15 Jul 2016 14:56 EurActiv More than a century since the German Empire carried out racial extermination in Namibia and in the wake of its recognition of the Armenian genocide, Germany is being urged to do the same for Namibia. But Berlin’s unwillingness to grant reparations has …
  • Germany to formally apologise to Namibia for genocide 15 Jul 2016 11:21 Daily Mail Germany says it will formally apologise for the genocide of tens of thousands of indigenous Namibians while they were under colonial rule more than 100 years ago. Up to 100,000 Herero people and around 10,000 Nama people died in a systematic extermination …
  • 100 years on, Germany admits Namibia massacre was genocide 15 Jul 2016 05:34 The New Indian Express BERLIN: GERMANY is to recognise as genocide the massacre of 110,000 of the Herero and Nama people of Namibia by German troops between 1904 and 1908 in a landmark admission of historical guilt. A spokesman for Angela Merkel's government said the …
  • Germany offers apology fro Namibian genocide 14 Jul 2016 20:10 http://www.iol.co.za INDEPENDENT MEDIA Namibian president Hage Geingob. File picture: Alan Taylor Gaborone - The German government has offered to apologise but declined to pay reparations for the killing of thousands of Namibians by its colonial army during an uprising …
  • Germany to recognise Herero genocide and apologise to Namibia  14 Jul 2016 13:05 Telegraph.co.uk “We seek a common policy statement on the following elements: a common langauge on the historical events and a German apology and its acceptance by Namibia.” But the government made clear it would not pay any reparations to Namibia. It said it would …
  • Germany to formally apologize for genocide of Namibians 14 Jul 2016 06:37 www.panarmenian.net/news July 14, 2016 - 10:27 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net - Germany plans to formally apologize to Windhoek for the genocide of indigenous Namibians a century ago, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday, July 13, but added the move would not carry any obligation …
  • News24.com | Germany plans to apologise over genocide in Namibia 13 Jul 2016 20:57 News24 Berlin – Germany plans to formally apologise to Windhoek for the genocide of indigenous Namibians a century ago, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday, but added the move would not carry any obligation of reparations. "We are working …
  • Germany plans to apologise over 'genocide' in Namibia 13 Jul 2016 13:10 www.timeslive.co.za "We are working towards a joint government declaration with the following elements: common discussions on the historical events and a German apology for the action in Namibia," the spokeswoman, Sawsan Chebli, told reporters. The joint …
  • Germany officially refers to Herero massacre as genocide 13 Jul 2016 10:57 DW.DE For decades, Germany's parliament and governments tried their level best to avoid this dark chapter of German colonial history. Daily newspaper "Frankfurter Rundschau," reported on Tuesday, however, that for the first time in an official …
  • Germany’s Artful Acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide 08 Jul 2016 18:03 Foreign Policy Journal Armenians are marched to a nearby prison in Mezireh by armed Turkish soldiers. Kharpert, Armenia, Ottoman Empire, April, 1915 (Public Domain) Following 101 years of dithering and nearly two decades of intense German civil society advocacy and petitioning, …
  • BOOK REVIEW: Reluctant survivors choose desert freedom 17 Jun 2016 07:20 BDlive SOME of us succumb, even to suicide, but in others there resides an inextinguishable flame that can surpass even the loss of the conscious will to live. Tjipuka has it. She is the once proud daughter of a Herero chief who is caught up in the horror of …
  • Debate about colonial-era mass killings in Namibia rages again in Berlin 15 Jun 2016 16:53 DW.DE It was none other than the speaker of Germany's lower house of parliament who sparked off the latest debate over how to recognize colonial-era crimes committed by German troops in today's Namibia. It was "regrettable and, in the context of …
  • Germany’s century-long struggle with the Armenian genocide 13 Jun 2016 18:17 Jerusalem Post Perhaps Germany’s recent vote to recognize the Armenian genocide as a genocide as well as its own role in it might come as a surprise to many there as well as abroad. But the Armenian genocide has a long German history. Already over a hundred years ago, …
  • Turkish Ruling Party Member Introduces Bill to Acknowledge German Genocide in Namibia 06 Jun 2016 18:55 Sputnik International Politics 21:10 06.06.2016(updated 21:12 06.06.2016) Get short URL ANKARA (Sputnik) — The Herero and Namaqua Genocide was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment that the German Empire's colonial troops carried out in German …
  • Erdogan: Turkey may abandon EU 06 Jun 2016 18:08 InSerbia News BELGRADE – Turkish president Erdogan has threatened to “leave” Europe to deal with its migrant crisis alone, saying that Germany “blackmailed” Ankara by recognizing the Armenian Genocide. He also called out the Germans over their “history” of mass …