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  • Lessons of the Namibian War 1904-1907 October 8, 2021 2:13 pm The Namibian • SHAUN WHITTAKER and HARRY BOESAK THE GREAT uprising by the African people of Namibia on 12 January 1904 was momentous. It was an historic form of resistance by Otjiherero-speakers and others against the dispossession of their land and cattle. Within a …
  • Repopulating the country through fashion October 4, 2021 11:05 am The Namibian INTERNATIONALLY renowned Namibian fashion designer Cynthia Schimming's work depicting the Nama-Herero genocide is currently on display at the newly opened ethnological museum in Berlin, in Germany. The display is part of the Humboldt Forum Festival, …
  • Haitian migrants, climate talks at the UNGA, and an Oxfam puzzle: The Cheat Sheet September 25, 2021 9:20 am The New Humanitarian Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Unsurprisingly, more vows to address food insecurity After 18 months of preparations, hundreds of discussions, and public disagreements, the Food …
  • Video: Protesters Storm Namibia’s Parliament as Opposition Rejects ‘Fake Genocide Deal’ With Berlin September 24, 2021 2:47 am Sputnik News https://sputniknews.com/20210923/video-protesters-storm-namibias-parliament-as-opposition-rejects-fake-genocide-deal-with-berlin-1089351410.html Video: Protesters Storm Namibia’s Parliament as Opposition Rejects ‘Fake Genocide Deal’ With …
  • Namibian genocide: Anger over Germany’s $1.3B reparation offer September 23, 2021 8:36 am PM News Agency Reports Namibian opposition lawmakers have criticised a 1.1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) compensation offer from Germany for its 1904-1908 genocide in the country and called on the government to renegotiate terms. Namibia’s government said in May …
  • Namibia protest against Germany deal over genocide September 23, 2021 3:59 am Flava FM A protest has taken place in the Namibian capital Windhoek against an agreement made with Germany after it apologised for a genocide in the southern African country in the early 20th Century. Various political parties and traditional chiefs have dismissed …
  • Namibian opposition criticises genocide compensation deal with Germany September 22, 2021 7:58 pm Cape Breton Post STORY CONTINUES BELOW THESE SALTWIRE VIDEOS WINDHOEK (Reuters) - During a heated parliamentary debate, Namibian opposition lawmakers on Wednesday criticised a 1.1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) compensation offer from Germany for its 1904-1908 genocide in the …
  • Nambia: A timeline of Germany's brutal colonial history September 22, 2021 11:09 am Deutsche Welle 1840s: Missionaries from the German-based Rhenish Missionary Society arrive in what is now called Namibia. 1883: Adolf Lüderitz, one of Germany's first prominent colonialists, signs an agreement with Chief Joseph Frederick of Bethanie in what is now …
  • Namibian protesters storm parliament to demand Germany raise genocide reparations September 21, 2021 8:27 pm BusinessLIVE About  300 protesters stormed Namibia’s parliament on Tuesday, as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $1bn compensation offer from Germany to atone for its 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama people. Namibian authorities announced on May …
  • Namibians protest as MPs to vote on German genocide deal September 21, 2021 8:20 pm News (South Africa) Hundreds of people have protested outside parliament in Namibia’s capital where an agreement with Germany, in which Germany acknowledged it committed genocide during its colonial occupation, was due to be debated. The crowd of some 400 chanting and placard …
  • Hundreds storm Namibia parliament ahead of German genocide deal vote | 5 Things That Should Matter Today September 21, 2021 8:01 pm Y Naija Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on: Netflix launches free plan in Kenya to entice new subscribers Popular movie streaming platform, Netflix is offering a free mobile plan with about a quarter of its TV shows …
  • News24.com | Hundreds storm Namibia parliament ahead of German genocide deal vote September 21, 2021 6:48 pm News24 A memorial to the genocide of the Herero and Nama (1904-1907) committed by German colonial troops in the centre of the Namibian capital Windhoek. The inscription translates aloud: Your blood nourishes our freedom. Photo: Jürgen Bätz/dpa (Photo by Jü …
  • Namibia debates German genocide deal September 21, 2021 2:47 pm Deutsche Welle Namibia's parliament on Tuesday resumed debate around the signing of a joint declaration with Germany regarding the former colonial power's recognition that it perpetrated genocide in the early 1900s. Parliamentary debates in June had been  …
  • Humboldt Forum tackles colonial issue with new museums September 21, 2021 2:43 pm Deutsche Welle Even before opening, Berlin's Humboldt Forum has been embroiled in controversy for years. Beyond the public backlash related to its building costs of €680 million ($800 million), the state-of-the-art museum is at the center of a debate surrounding the …
  • Review: 'Embassy Wife' a delightful, well-written tale of expat life in Africa September 12, 2021 12:21 pm The Post and Courier - South Carolina EMBASSY WIFE. By Katie Crouch. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 366 pages. $27. If the knockout cover — a zappy zebra tiramisu of hot pink, red and blue — doesn’t grab you, Katie Crouch’s opening pages will. Immediately the reader gets drawn, quicksand-like, …
  • Following the Tigray conflict, the rocky road to peace in Ethiopia September 2, 2021 9:38 pm Big News Network All wars end. So will the Tigray conflict. But when and how will peace come, and will it be sustained? What can we learn from other experiences of war and peace? History suggests that while there are many routes to war, the path back to peace is the same: …
  • Special Tribute to a Fearless Warrior, Kazenambo Kazenambo August 27, 2021 10:48 am The Namibian JB TJIVIKUA THIS IS AN encomium for a dear cousin, comrade and friend. As the saying goes, “Otjinguma tjo pomuvero tjazupo ombepera jahiti”. This loosely translates to “the shield has moved and the cold weather has no defence”. Kazenambo Kazenambo (KK) was …
  • OP-ED: Twenty years on from the Durban Conference against Racism, calls for slavery and colonialism reparations gather momentum August 26, 2021 4:42 am Daily Maverick An engraving shows the arrival of a Dutch slave ship with a group of African slaves for sale, Jamestown, Virginia, 1619. (Image: Hulton Archive / Getty Images) Dr Adeoye O Akinola is Head of Research and Teaching at the University of Johannesburg’s …
  • So, in Zimbabwe one is more likely to get away with killing 20,000 people than murdering one person!  August 22, 2021 9:45 am Zimbabwe Situation The much talked about meeting between president Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and Matebeleland region chiefs – on the 1980s Gukurahundi genocide perpetrated by the Zimbabwe regime on innocent civilians believed to be of Ndebele ethnicity – has come and gone. …
  • THE CONVERSATION: Germany is returning Nigeria’s looted Benin Bronzes: why it’s not nearly enough August 17, 2021 7:57 pm Daily Maverick Bronze sculptures looted by British soldiers from the Kingdom of Benin in 1897 hang on display in the "Where Is Africa" exhibition at the Linden Museum on May 05, 2021 in Stuttgart, Germany. The Linden Museum is among several museums in Germany …
  • Germany is Returning Nigeria's Looted Benin Bronzes: Why it's Not Nearly Enough August 10, 2021 7:07 pm The Namibian JURGEN ZIMMERER AFTER YEARS of pressure, Germany recently announced that an agreement had been reached to return hundreds of priceless artefacts and artworks that had been looted from Nigeria in colonial times and were on display in German museums. …
  • Germany to return Nigeria’s looted Benin Bronzes but it’s ‘not enough’ August 4, 2021 6:16 am The Citizen (South Africa) After years of pressure, Germany recently announced that an agreement had been reached to return hundreds of priceless artefacts and artworks that had been looted from Nigeria in colonial times and were on display in German museums. Commonly called the …
  • Is Namibia Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis? August 3, 2021 1:56 pm The Namibian VITALIO ANGULA IF THERE IS one thing that has been painfully ignored during the coronavirus pandemic, it is the mental health status of many Namibian citizens. Mental health is made up of  multiple social, psychological and biological factors that …
  • Tribute to a paramount chief July 20, 2021 12:29 pm The Namibian JEPHTA UARAVAERA NGUHERIMO I HAVE been at a loss for words writing a tribute to paramount chief (PC) Vekuii Rukoro. Omambo jendji rama, as we say in Otjiherero: Words have choked me. I was hoping the late comrade PC Rukoro would be around for a long time, …
  • Imperialism, The Genocide In Namibia & The Working Class With Kav Hambira July 17, 2021 9:38 am Indybay - California WorkWeek interviews Namibian journalist and artist Kav Hambira about the role of German imperialism in Namibia and the present economic and political crisis. Namibian journalist and artist Kav Hambira discusses the history of Namibia including the role of …
  • Why Merkel can’t stop apologizing July 15, 2021 3:17 am Politico BERLIN — Under Angela Merkel, Germany has faced the raw reality of its past like never before, winning admiration and praise for what has come to be known as Erinnerungskultur, or the “culture of remembrance.”   But as Merkel’s era draws to a close (she …
  • 'Genocide deal reflects crime denial' July 14, 2021 11:23 am The Namibian THE Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) and the Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) say the 1904 to 1908 genocide declaration recently concluded between Namibia and Germany reflects the latter country's denial that the genocide was a crime. …
  • On Death and Mourning July 13, 2021 11:23 am The Namibian RUI TYITENDE IT GOES WITHOUT saying that the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged Namibian society into a constant state of bereavement. We are confronted with the grim statistics on a daily basis, especially on those who have succumbed to the virus. Death is not …
  • German medical supplies 'a drop in the ocean' July 13, 2021 10:25 am The Namibian GERMAN-Namibian political scientist Henning Melber says the German government's donation of medical supplies to Namibia last week is “a drop in the ocean”. He says the donation is a first modest step in the right direction at least, although vaccines, …
  • Uprooted for Their Husbands’ Jobs, and Eager to Shine on Their Own July 13, 2021 9:34 am The New York Times EMBASSY WIFE By Katie Crouch The vast deserts of Namibia, devoid of greenery and teeming with hostile wildlife, fill Amanda Evans with despair. She has reluctantly allowed herself to be uprooted from a comfortable life and lucrative job in California and …
  • Germany's Apology for Genocide in Namibia Is Not Enough July 8, 2021 5:49 am The New York Times More than a century of German denial has left much of the world unaware of the massacre. Today the sites of former concentration camps, such as those in Swakopmund and Lüderitz, are tourist destinations rather than memorials. While the Museum of Natural …
  • 9 Senior Govt Officials Succumb To Covid-19 July 7, 2021 2:08 pm Zim Eye 9 Senior Govt Officials Succumb To Covid-19 By A Correspondent- Nine senior officials have died from Covid-19 in Namibia over the last 10 days as the southern African country faces one of the world’s highest infection rates, driven by the arrival of the …
  • 'Germany could easily pay for vaccines' July 7, 2021 11:21 am The Namibian ADAM HARTMAN, CHARMAINE NGATJIHEUE and SHELLEYGAN PETERSEN GERMANY should, instead of continuing with talks around the recently finalised genocide agreement, rather help Namibia acquire more Covid-19 vaccines. Jürgen Zimmerer, a historian of German descent …
  • Why reparations are always about more than money July 6, 2021 1:10 pm Big News Network Between 1904 and 1908, German soldiers and settler colonists killed about half of all Nama people and over 80% of the Herero ethnic group. On May 28, 2021, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas acknowledged that Germany committed genocide in what is today …
  • Public Awareness of Deadly Racist History versus Celebratory July 4, 2021 1:19 pm OpEdNews A lot has happened since the July 4th Independence Day celebrations of 2020 when yours truly saw published: Not All Americans Celebrate the Birth of a Racist Slave Owning USA Homicidal at Home Genocidal Abroad Prominently placed statues of famous racists …
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Don't deny racism, eliminate it! June 29, 2021 6:47 am Romea.cz United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet (PHOTO: https://www.ohchr.org/) According to a new report by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), people of African descent quite frequently become the victims of …
  • Vulnerable to Genocide June 25, 2021 11:31 am The Namibian ROBERT GORDON FOR all the problems which German settlers claimed to have with Hereros or Namas as workers after the genocide drew to a close in 1907, these population groups could still sometimes be drawn into waged labour by partially playing on their …
  • Why a billion euros is peanuts for Namibia June 24, 2021 10:14 pm MarketWatch The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content. It has been called the first genocide of the 20th century, the "forgotten genocide" and the genocide that was the precursor of the Holocaust. Tens of thousands of …
  • Ancient sculptures prompt Germany to reckon with colonial past June 23, 2021 8:38 am The Sun Daily BERLIN: With their wide eyes, intricate head coverings and elaborate armour, the Benin bronzes are among the most prized possessions of Berlin’s Ethnological Museum. But the 16th-18th century metal plaques and sculptures that once decorated the royal …
  • Politics of refugees: New museum in Germany documents refugees - analysis June 19, 2021 11:41 am Jerusalem Post A new museum in Germany is dedicated to documenting displacement and expulsion after the Second World War, appearing to concentrate primarily on ethnic Germans expelled around Europe between 1944 and 1950. It is part of a larger focus on refugees …
  • Germany’s Other Genocide: Dress Rehearsal for the Holocaust June 19, 2021 11:00 am Aish.com Germany recently acknowledged it committed genocide in present-day Namibia. Germany has recently publicly acknowledged that it committed genocide a generation before the Holocaust, when German troops murdered 80,000 people in present-day Namibia in …
  • Namibia's Herero Chief Rukoro dies June 18, 2021 2:50 pm Deutsche Welle Vekuii Reinhard Rukoro was born in Otjiwarongo, a farming town in central Namibia — then known as South West Africa — in 1954, a decade before the beginning of the armed struggle to rid Namibia of South Africa's apartheid regime. He attended secondary …
  • The Forgotten 'Bushman' Genocide June 18, 2021 11:04 am The Namibian ROBERT GORDON THE issue of genocide reparations has received much necessary public discussion recently. However, another group of colonial genocide victims has been ignored and wiped out of political discussion and the history of Namibia – both by official …
  • BOOK REVIEW: A haunting tale of dust, bones and genocide in Namibia June 17, 2021 3:47 am BusinessLIVE BL PREMIUM 17 June 2021 - 05:00 Monique Verduyn Decades before the Holocaust, German military forces, the Schutztruppe, committed a lesser-known genocide in what is now Namibia. Between 1904 and 1908, colonial soldiers imprisoned, abused and murdered tens …
  • News24.com | Namibian genocide: Descendants slam deal, say they were left out of negotiations with Germany June 12, 2021 6:56 am News24 Namibian chiefs descended from the victims of the early twentieth century genocide say they were excluded. They have criticised Germany's settlement, calling for Namibia's president to pause implementation. Former politician and Herero descendant …
  • Tulsa, Namibia, Hitler, January 6: History Matters June 12, 2021 2:31 am Carolina Peacemaker Roger Manus / June 11, 2021 Share this article: “I wish I had the flexibility to teach a lot of things.” That was the response of my tenth-grade history teacher to my request to learn more about Black history. It was February of 1968. The civil rights …
  • Namibia And Germany: It's Time to Walk the Talk June 11, 2021 2:49 pm The Namibian THE ANNOUNCEMENT by the Namibian government that common ground has been reached with Germany over colonial mass atrocities and massacres is a giant step on an issue that has remained unresolved for more than 110 years. Though long overdue, it is nothing …
  • Namibia: Beware the New Scramble for Africa Under the Guise of Reparations June 11, 2021 2:49 pm The Namibian DAVID MONYAE AFRICANS ARE conflicted. The trend of finally recognising the social, economic and downright humanitarian damage that colonial powers wreaked in Africa leaves a bittersweet taste in our mouths. The unclaimed atrocities such as the Maji Maji …
  • As Germany Acknowledges Its Colonial-Era Genocide in Namibia, the Brutal Legacy of Diamond Mining Still Needs a Reckoning June 10, 2021 5:28 pm TIME Magazine Between 1904 and 1908, Germany’s military and leadership oversaw the killing of at least 80,000 Africans in what is now the independent country of Namibia. On May 28, Germany apologized. Declaring his country’s past violence in Namibia “genocidal,” Foreign …
  • Germany recognizes colonial-era genocide in Namibia, but survivors say it's not enough June 10, 2021 2:19 pm Global Voices After more than a century of official silence, Germany has formally recognised as genocide a series of colonial-era massacres in Namibia between 1904 and 1908 when German settlers brutally killed thousands of people from the Herero (also known as Ovaherero …
  • The real cost of genocide June 10, 2021 10:22 am BusinessLIVE Germany’s offer to pay €1.1bn in development aid to Namibia in recognition of the genocide of 1904-1908 does not sit well with those most affected BL PREMIUM 10 June 2021 - 05:00 Michael Schmidt Germany’s offer of €1.1bn in development aid to Namibia in …
  • 'Apartheid': Namibia's Herero, Nama Leaders Denounce German Genocide Settlement Made Without Them June 10, 2021 1:43 am Sputnik International Africa 20:45 GMT 09.06.2021Get short URL Opposition lawmakers in Windhoek are furious over a deal reached between the Namibian and German governments that will lead to Berlin apologizing for its genocide in Namibia, saying the deal did not include …
  • Opinion: Germany's Namibian genocide apology could miss the mark June 9, 2021 3:18 pm Deutsche Welle Growing up, I knew little about the Nama and Herero genocide that took place between 1904 and 1908, which wiped out nearly 80% of Herero people. A group I belong to. Some may consider Germany's colonial history in Namibia as "short-lived" in …
  • 'Sell-outs and Judases' … Govt accused of betraying genocide victims June 9, 2021 11:15 am The Namibian CHARMAINE NGATJIHEUE and SHELLEYGAN PETERSEN OPPOSITION parties yesterday labelled the country's government leaders as the new apartheid government of the day, saying they sold the Ovaherero and Nama people out for their own interests. This was their …
  • ‘Betrayal’: Namibian opposition MPs slam Germany genocide deal June 9, 2021 3:13 am Al Jazeera Opposition politicians in Namibia have slammed the government’s deal with Germany as legislators in Windhoek began debating the planned reconciliation agreement under which Berlin officially acknowledged an early 20th-century genocide by colonial troops …
  • ‘Betrayal’: Namibian opposition lawmakers denounce German genocide deal June 8, 2021 10:43 pm WiredPRNews.com Namibian opposition politicians denounce government deal with Germany when Windhoek lawmakers start debating he envisaged a reconciliation agreement. Accordingly, Berlin officially opened the twentieth century of colonial troops. he approved the genocide …
  • Namibian opposition rails against settlement with Germany during parliamentary debate June 8, 2021 10:14 pm Deutsche Welle Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila was heckled by parliamentarians on Tuesday when she opened debate over the government's reconciliation settlement with Germany.   "This issue is indeed a sensitive one. It is important that we do …
  • News24.com | Namibia MPs dub genocide deal with Germany 'apartheid' June 8, 2021 6:45 pm News24 Namibia's Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila. Credit: Getty Images Namibia's opposition MP's have accused government of side-lining them and communities affected by the genocide during negotiations. Germany has offered Namibia a 1.1 …
  • A Jew at Shark Island June 8, 2021 11:37 am The Namibian ROMAN GRYNBERG FOR MANY Jews, a visit to the extermination camps of Auschwitz in Poland has become de rigueur, an almost semi-religious ritual that for even the grandchildren of the Nazi Holocaust has become obligatory. As the son of survivors of the …
  • OPINIONISTA: Namibia: Beware the new scramble for Africa under the guise of reparations for colonial atrocities June 7, 2021 9:32 pm Daily Maverick “Inkukhu iyawusola umgqhakazo” – Isisho sesiZulu (“The hen is suspicious of the mielies” – isiZulu saying) Africans are conflicted. The sweeping trend of finally recognising the social, economic and downright humanitarian damage that colonial powers …
  • Wanda’s Picks: June 2021 June 7, 2021 5:41 am San Francisco Bay View - California Congrats to all the graduates! Happy Birthday to the Geminis and Cancers!  by Wanda Sabir, Arts and Culture Editor Congrats to all the graduates! Happy Birthday to the Geminis and Cancers! Don’t miss the Virtual Global Libations and Prayers for African …
  • Colonial-era crimes – atrocities: Namibia slams German payments as too low June 5, 2021 5:47 pm The Weston Forum It is not enough for Germany to pay 1.1 billion euros (about 1.2 billion Swiss francs) to Namibia under the reconciliation agreement. This was stated by Vice President of Namibia Nangolo Mbumba on the occasion of the official presentation of the agreement. …
  • Perpetrators, apologists and heirs of genocide June 5, 2021 8:27 am The News Chronicle They were five days that began to reset the world. Days  in which significant steps were taken to redress years of senseless and mind boggling genocide against hapless peoples while the rest of humanity watched unconcerned. The five days of May 27 to June …
  • Namibia: Germany's payment is 'not enough' June 5, 2021 3:02 am Deutsche Welle A German infrastructure program for Namibia — worth €1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) — was no adequate compensation for an early 20th century colonial-era genocide,  the Southern African country's vice president said on Friday. "We need to recognize …
  • Germany colonial-era genocide reparations offer not enough – Namibia vice president June 4, 2021 6:59 pm Cape Breton Post WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Germany's offer to fund projects in Namibia worth more than a billion euros ($1.22 billion) over 30 years to atone for its role in genocide and property seizures in its-then colony more than a century ago is not enough, Namibian …
  • Germany genocide offer accepted by Namibia ‘not enough’: govt | June 4, 2021 4:49 pm Ghana MMA Namibia on Friday said a 1.1 billion euro development budget offered by Germany as compensation for an early 20th century genocide by colonial troops was “not enough” but would be revisited as funding is rolled out. The southern African country’s …
  • News24.com | 'We are not proud of the amount' – Namibia reacts to Germany’s genocide settlement June 4, 2021 4:31 pm News24 A memorial to the genocide of the Herero and Nama (1904-1907) committed by German colonial troops in the centre of the Namibian capital Windhoek. The inscription translates aloud: Your blood nourishes our freedom. Photo: Jürgen Bätz/dpa (Photo by Jü …
  • Germany genocide offer 'not enough' for Namibia June 4, 2021 4:19 pm Times of Malta Namibia on Friday said that a 1.1 billion euro development budget offered by Germany as compensation for an early 20th-century genocide by colonial troops was "not enough" but would be revisited as funding is rolled out. The southern African …
  • ChieKutako Would Be Proud of What We Have Achieved Under the Genocide, Apology and Reparations (GA June 4, 2021 12:10 pm The Namibian ALFREDO TJIURIMO HENGARI IN APRIL, the government, through a decision of president Hage Geingob started construction of a shrine in honour of chief Hosea Katjikururume Kutako at his homestead of Toasis, Aminuis, in order to accord dignity for the …
  • Namibia's chief negotiator says he expects deal with Germany to be signed June 4, 2021 4:23 am Deutsche Welle Namibia's top negotiator told DW he expects the reconciliation agreement proposed by Germany to recognize colonial-era massacres as genocide to be signed as planned. The comments come amid pushback from some traditional chiefs, who are calling for …
  • Namibians angry in wake of 'disrespectful' deal over German genocide June 4, 2021 12:42 am Africa Leader Descendants of victims of massacres committed by German colonisers -- recently recognised by Berlin as a genocide -- have angrily criticised the agreement between the Namibian government and the southern African country's former rulers. Germany …
  • Some Namibian tribal chiefs accept German compensation offer June 3, 2021 6:19 pm The Tribune - Indiana WINDHOEK, Namibia — A group of traditional chiefs in Namibia said Thursday they have accepted an offer of compensation by Germany and a recognition that the colonial-era massacre of tens of thousands of their people in the early 20th century was genocide. …
  • Namibians slam ‘disrespectful’ deal over German genocide June 3, 2021 8:44 am The Sun Daily WINDHOEK: Descendants of victims of massacres committed by German colonisers — recently recognised as a genocide — have scoffed at the agreement between the Namibian government and the southern African country’s former rulers. “It’s a slap in the face,“ …
  • OP-ED: Germany-Namibia landmark accord: Negotiating the price tag of redemption for colonial genocide June 3, 2021 6:34 am Daily Maverick A human skull is displayed during a ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on 29 August 2018. The German government handed back human remains from Germany to Namibia following the genocide from 1904 to 1908 against the OvaHerero and Nama. (Photo: EPA-EFE / …
  • CARMEL RICKARD: Righting past wrongs in Namibia June 3, 2021 6:17 am BusinessLIVE Restitution is on the cards for Namibia as a former colonial ruler promises compensation and unjust laws against gay men look to be scrapped BL PREMIUM 03 June 2021 - 05:00 Namibia is having some success sorting out historic injustices. News last week was …
  • Tribes tell Germany that compensation is 'too little too late' June 2, 2021 10:01 pm The New Zeland Herald Skulls of Ovaherero and Nama people are displayed during a devotion attended by representatives of the tribes from Namibia in Berlin, Germany. Photo / APNamibian tribes have rejected Germany's "offensive" offer of €1.1 billion ($1.86b) in …
  • Germany recognizes colonial era century-old genocide June 2, 2021 9:57 pm The Armenian Weekly - Massachusetts Prisoners from the Herero and Nama tribes during the 1904-1908 genocide, August 1904 (Wikimedia Commons) Germany and Namibia have come to an understanding after more than five years of contentious negotiations over the crimes committed by the German …
  • £1 billion compensation for genocide 'too little too late', Namibian tribes tell Germany June 2, 2021 5:55 pm The Telegraph “If Namibia receives money from Germany, it should go directly to the traditional associations of the affected communities, not to the government,” said Joyce Muzengua of the Landless People's Movement, a political party with links to the Herero and …
  • A week in review 06/02/21 June 2, 2021 4:28 pm La Voz Colorado 06/02/2021 Africa Life prisoners get break from prison - In Zambia, inmates serving life sentences will get a two-week break from prison to visit families if they are well behaved. Zambia said inmates will enjoy the privileges if the Zambia …
  • Khama wants Ovaherero in Botswana to benefit from genocide offer June 2, 2021 11:11 am The Namibian BOTSWANA'S former president, Ian Khama, says the Ovaherero communities in that country should benefit from the N$18 billion offered by the German government to Namibia last week. Khama said this in an interview with The Namibian this week when asked …
  • Namibia’s Ovaherero, Nama slam exclusion from Germany deal June 2, 2021 12:17 am Al Jazeera Windhoek, Namibia – The news left Laidlaw Peringanda angry and disappointed. “If the German government wants to reconcile, they need to give us our dignity back,” said the 47-year-old. “But that can’t happen as long as they are excluding us.” Peringanda, …
  • Ethnic Groups In Namibia Reject Reconciliation Agreement With Germany June 1, 2021 9:37 am African Examiner Posted by African Examiner African News, Latest News, News Around Africa Monday, May 31st, 2021 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An ethnic group in Namibia has rejected the agreement proposed by Germany to recognise the crimes of the German colonial power more than …
  • A Golden Age for Genocide May 31, 2021 9:42 pm Wall Street Journal It’s been a big week for genocide apologies. On Friday, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas asked Namibia and the descendants of its Herero and Nama peoples to forgive Germany for actions that “from today’s perspective” were a “genocide.” After bloodily …
  • Namibian tribes reject German genocide apology May 31, 2021 6:06 pm Deutsche Welle A group of ethnic leaders in Namibia on Monday rejected a deal proposed by Germany that recognizes that the colonial occupation of the country amounted to genocide. German settlers killed thousands of Herero and Nama people from 1904 to 1908, after the …
  • Chiefs want N$8 trillion May 31, 2021 12:49 pm The Namibian SHELLEYGAN PETERSEN, CHARMAINE NGATJIHEUE and PUYEIPAWA NAKASHOLE TRADITIONAL chiefs from the Maharero, Kambazembi, Gam and Zeraeua royal houses have rejected the German government's 1,1 billion euro (about N$18,5 billion) offer, saying they want N$8 …
  • Germany admits to Namibia colonial-era genocide May 30, 2021 4:43 pm Face of Malawi The German government has confirmed more than a billion dollars in development aid for Namibia in a statement which recognised the genocidal killings carried out by colonial settlers against indigenous people in the first years of the 20th Century. Germany …
  • Namibia’s traditional leaders reject German offer for colonial-era genocide May 29, 2021 5:21 pm Africa Global Village A German financial compensation offer for what it admits as Genocide in colonial-era Namibia has been rejected. The traditional leaders of Namibia’s Herero and Nama people say one billion euros to support the descendants of the victims is not enough and …
  • Senate blocks commission to study Capitol riot, Chicago police foot chase policy: 5 Things podcast May 29, 2021 4:18 pm USA Today On today's episode of 5 Things: The Senate falls short of the 60 votes needed to overcome Republicans’ filibuster, voting 54-35 to block a commission to study the causes of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. Plus, how a staggering percentage …
  • Macron seeks African reset with new view of France’s troubled history on continent May 29, 2021 2:07 pm The Guardian With the golden winter sun slanting across the palm trees and yellow sandstone, the scene was perfect. Emmanuel Macron and his host, Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, walked down the red carpet of the Union buildings in Pretoria as the Marseillaise …
  • Germany recognises Namibia mass killings as genocide May 29, 2021 12:11 pm The Africa News.net Berlin [Germany], May 28 (ANI): Germany has officially recognized its killing of tens of thousands of people in colonial Namibia as a genocide. The victims belonged to the Herero and Nama peoples. German soldiers carried out the massacres between 1904 and …
  • Germany offers Namibia €1b over genocide May 29, 2021 7:53 am The Age Until recently, it was a subject modern Germany had avoided. While the country has confronted its historic responsibility for the Holocaust, for decades, the genocide of the Herero and Nama was swept under the carpet. It was only in 2004 that a German …
  • Germany admits to Namibia’s genocide, to pay $1.34bn May 29, 2021 6:40 am National Accord Newspaper May 29, 2021 Editor 3 Foreign News, NEWS 0 Captives taken after the Herero rebellion were either killed or subjected to appalling brutality. Photo: BBC Germany has officially acknowledged committing genocide during its colonial occupation of Namibia, and …
  • Germany admits to Namibia genocide, but critics want more May 29, 2021 5:36 am Dawn BERLIN: Germany on Friday recognised it had committed genocide in colonial-era Namibia and promised a billion euros in financial support to descendants of the victims, in a move welcomed as a “first step” by Namibia but slammed as insufficient by activists …
  • Germany recognises colonial-era Namibia genocide, pledges €1.1b for developments May 29, 2021 4:21 am The New Zeland Herald Germany's Government has for the first time officially recognised that colonial forces committed genocide in Namibia in the early 20th century. Photo / APGerman's colonial forces committed genocide in Namibia in the early 20th century, the …
  • Germany admits colonial-era Namibia genocide May 29, 2021 3:59 am Ionigeria The UN defines genocide as a number of acts, including killing, committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. The genocide began in 1904 after a Herero and Nama rebellion over German seizures of …
  • Berlin Acknowledges ‘Genocide’ in Namibia May 29, 2021 2:41 am Latin American Herald Tribune BERLIN – Germany officially recognized on Friday the massacre of tens of thousands of members of the Herero and Nama ethnic groups during its colonial-era occupation of modern-day Namibia as a “genocide” for the first time. The declaration comes after five …
  • France and Germany face up to the past in Africa May 29, 2021 2:36 am Politico France and Germany want to move on from the past in Africa — but it remains to be seen whether they can. Both countries this week admitted responsibility for their roles in the killings of hundreds of thousands of people over the course of the 20th century …
  • Afghanistan to host Pakistan in white ball series later this year May 29, 2021 1:03 am Pakistan News.net (Last Updated On: May 28, 2021)Germany apologized on Friday for its role in the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago and officially described the massacre as genocide for the first time, as it agreed to fund projects …
  • Germany to pay Namibia €1.1bn in reparations for colonial genocide May 29, 2021 12:31 am The Maravi Post Germany has accepted to pay Namibia €1.1bn as reparation for genocide committed during its colonial-era occupation of the African country. The reparation will be in a form of financial support for Namibia’s development through a programme. Per the deal of …
  • Germany admits it committed genocide in Namibia more than 100 years ago May 28, 2021 10:01 pm Evening Standard The country apologised for its role in the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia and officially described the massacre as genocide. It also agreed to fund projects worth €1.1 billion, or around £940 million, to fund reconstruction and …