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  • Fast-paced Action in Ghosts of the Past November 16, 2020 1:45 pm The Namibian NATASHA UYS WITH 17 novels set in Africa, anyone reading a Tony Park novel is sure to learn some little-known facts about the history of their country and continent. This was the case in 'Ghosts of the Past' which details the life of Cyril Blake, …
  • European Museums Keep Talking About Repatriating Colonial Objects. African Artists and Curators Have Ideas on How to Actually Make It Happen October 20, 2020 9:33 pm TIME Magazine Grace Ndiritu has always thought of her work as both spiritual and political. The British-Kenyan artist uses video installations, paintings and performance practices with different communities, working with groups including refugees in Brussels and …
  • JUST IN: Zanu PF calls for slavery reparations October 16, 2020 10:57 am The Herald (Zimbabwe) The Herald Joseph Madzimure Senior Reporter Zanu PF has joined the rest of the continent in calling for reparations from Western countries that enslaved and looted resources from Africa years ago. The clarion call comes as the Namibian Government is …
  • ZANU PF Which Is Not Providing Room For Gukurahundi Reparations Demands Slave Trade Reparation From The West October 16, 2020 8:55 am Zim Eye ZANU PF Which Is Not Providing Room For Gukurahundi Reparations Demands Slave Trade Reparation From The West Patrick Chinamasa on SaturdayZanu PF has called for reparations from Western countries that enslaved and looted resources from Africa years ago. …
  • How German schools miss out country's colonial history October 10, 2020 5:19 pm Deutsche Welle The information sheet shows Hendrik Witbooi on the $200 banknote of his home country, Namibia. High school students learn that Witbooi fought against the German occupation of what is now Namibia at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century. Germans …
  • German Hypocrisy: The Left and Israel October 8, 2020 6:00 pm Palestine Chronicle The German Parliament passes a resolution that designates the BDS movement as antisemitic. (Photo: File) By Timo Al-Farooq Oxford Dictionary defines “hypocrisy” as a “behavior that does not meet the moral standards or match the opinions that somebody …
  • Black Germans Say It’s Time to Look Inward October 4, 2020 7:31 am The New York Times BERLIN — In June, when Jelisa Delfeld joined a Telegram channel to help organize a silent demonstration against racism in Stuttgart, Germany, she was one of fewer than two dozen members. The next day, that number grew to 100, and the following, about 1,000 …
  • Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah review – living through colonialism September 30, 2020 7:04 am The Guardian Until recently, most conversations about the European colonial presence in Africa have excluded Germany. Established in the late 19th century, the German empire on the continent included colonies in present-day Namibia, Cameroon, Togo, parts of Tanzania …
  • Von François' family fears removal of statue September 24, 2020 12:34 pm The Namibian THE family of German colonial officer Curt von François says they fear their great-grandfather's statue could suffer the same fate as the Reiterdenkmal that was removed from its mount in Windhoek in 2013. Von François's statue stands outside the …
  • Attestations of the Amhara Genocide and Ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia September 11, 2020 3:27 am Zehabesha Zelalem Attlee (MD, MHCM, DrPH) August 27,2020 Attestations of the Amhara Genocide and Ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia The 20th and the 21st centuries have been marked by extreme violence and genocides globally. While the causes can be attributed to multiple …
  • China, Tibet, and the Uighurs: a pattern of genocide September 9, 2020 6:35 pm MinnPost - Minnesota One factor that predicts whether a genocide will occur is whether it already happened in a place once, or if the same perpetrators carried out a genocide somewhere else and then used their playbook in a second place. For example, Germany’s Second Reich …
  • Register, vote (y)our interests and continue organizing for power! September 3, 2020 7:24 am San Francisco Bay View - California by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at 6260 AAAK/ September 2020 JC-PG Africans Deserve Reparations! Cause, Black Lives Truly Matter! Blessings of IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds, Elders and Sister and Brother Leaders, May our Divine Mother-Father …
  • Germany's colonial past catches up August 30, 2020 3:32 pm Deutsche Welle More than a century since Germany's colonial empire committed numerous atrocities on the African continent, the federal government is being forced to contend with its past head-on.  Beginning in 2015, negotiations have been ongoing between Namibia and …
  • DINNER PARTY INTEL: Not sorry enough August 21, 2020 1:09 pm BusinessLIVE 1. Chips, it’s Trump The US has cut off Huawei’s access to vital computer chips, striking what could be a crippling blow to the Chinese tech giant. Fresh sanctions that restrict foreign semiconductor companies from selling chips developed or produced using …
  • Govt mum on €10m genocide reparations offer August 21, 2020 11:47 am The Namibian STATE House press secretary Alfredo Hengari has refused to clarify claims how the €10 million figure being thrown around as reparations offer by Germany for the 1904 to 1908 Nama and Ovaherero genocide was made up. In June this year, president Hage Geingob …
  • Namibia rejects Germany’s reparation offer, describes it as ’not acceptable ’ August 16, 2020 8:49 pm Online Nigeria Home | News | General | Namibia rejects Germany’s reparation offer, describes it as ’not acceptable ’ The Namibian government has rejected the sum of 10 million euros, as reparation offer from Germany for genocide committed against indigenous Herero and …
  • Genocide: Forward Never, Backward Never August 14, 2020 11:39 am The Namibian RUKEE TJINGAETE THE BOAT CARRYING the team negotiating genocide reparations – comprised of a section of the affected communities and two special envoys representing Germany and Namibia – is stuck in the middle of the sea because the priorities seem wrong. …
  • Govt blasted on genocide projects plan August 14, 2020 10:31 am The Namibian LANDLESS People's Movement leader Bernadus Swartbooi has condemned a proposal by the government to initiate costed projects for funding in the ongoing genocide negotiations with Germany. Swartbooi at a media event in Windhoek yesterday claimed the …
  • Opinion: €10 million for Germany’s colonial-era genocide in Namibia? August 13, 2020 7:14 pm Deutsche Welle The number was suddenly right there in the room for everyone to see: €10 million ($11.8 million) — €10 million for genocide. News agencies published the number after it was first reported in the country's largest daily newspaper The Namibian, quoting a …
  • Did Germany offer €10 million for colonial-era genocide in Namibia? August 13, 2020 4:54 pm Deutsche Welle Namibia's President Hage Geingob's remark in June, that the German government had offered €10 million ($11.7 million) in compensation for the genocide of the Herero and Nama, came out of the blue. "First they offered €10 million...honestly it …
  • Namibia rejects Germany's offer of £9million in reparations August 13, 2020 11:42 am Daily Mail Namibia rejects Germany's offer of £9million in reparations for colonial massacres that left tens of thousands of indigenous people dead following 1904 uprising Namibia President says govt. turned down Germany's offer of compensation  Said in a …
  • Nambia president says Germany's reparation offer for mass killings not 'acceptable' August 13, 2020 7:10 am The Africa News.net Geingob said in a statement that Germany has continued to call efforts to seek redress with the government and those affected in the conflict "healing of wounds" instead of reparations. German troops killed up to 80,000 of Herero and Nama people …
  • Nambia president says Germany's reparation offer for colonial-era mass killings 'not acceptable' August 12, 2020 10:31 pm CNN Philippines (CNN) — Namibia President Hage Geingob says his government has turned down Germany's offer of compensation for colonial-era killings, calling it "not acceptable." Geingob said in a statement that Germany has continued to call efforts to seek …
  • Namibia rejects €10m from Germany as apology for genocide August 12, 2020 5:08 pm Irish Times Namibia has rejected €10 million in development aid from its former coloniser Germany, as an apology for a genocide carried out more than a century ago, with its president saying the offer is not enough. The genocide took place between 1904 and 1908, when …
  • Namibia rejects German compensation offer over colonial violence August 12, 2020 3:40 pm The Guardian Namibia has rejected an German offer of compensation for the mass murder of tens of thousands of indigenous people more than a century ago. German occupiers in Namibia almost destroyed the Herero and Nama peoples between 1904 and 1908 as they consolidated …
  • Namibia rejects German reparations offer for mass killings August 12, 2020 7:59 am Deutsche Welle Namibian President Hage Geingob on Tuesday turned down Germany's offer of €10 million ($11.7 million) in reparations for mass killings at the start of the 20th century. "The current offer for reparations made by the German government remains an …
  • Namibia rejects German genocide reparations offer August 11, 2020 7:26 pm Punch Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Tuesday said reparations offered by Germany for mass killings in its then colony at the start of the twentieth century were “not acceptable” and needed to be “revised”. German occupiers in Namibia killed tens of …
  • Overcoming long history of pain, suffering August 8, 2020 11:26 pm The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) The Sunday Mail Sunday Mail Reporter VALIANT and gallant freedom fighters across the continent, particularly in the mid-20th century, managed to upend a system of gratuitous violence and exploitation that was introduced by colonial settlers, especially …
  • Colonial views in Africa's history books July 24, 2020 12:07 pm Deutsche Welle The Niger River, Africa's third longest watercourse, flows in a great arc through five West African countries before emptying into the ocean in the Gulf of Guinea. Interestingly, according to some Nigerian text books, the Niger River was discovered by …
  • BOOK Review: ‘Ghosts of the Past’: A galloping tale of horses, hidden gold, genocide and skullduggery July 23, 2020 9:50 pm Daily Maverick 'Ghosts of the past' by Tony Park Australian writer Tony Park has set his latest novel in Namibia, South Africa and his native Australia. It is an historical work of fiction that jumps back and forth between the early 20th century and the present. …
  • Knowing Germany's remembrance culture — as a foreigner July 15, 2020 10:00 am Deutsche Welle No matter where you come from in the world, your country must have some form of remembrance culture. It can be manifested in anything from national celebrations to monuments commemorating events or people of historical importance. But if you've ever …
  • Nigeria: The problem of memory, by Arinze Oduah July 12, 2020 2:17 pm Eagle Online Introduction On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old African-American was killed by Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. This set off a chain of events around the world, including the pulling down of …
  • Is Namibia a utopian state? June 26, 2020 2:20 pm New Era The rule of politics is that, “if you think don’t speak and if you speak, don’t write and if you write, deny everything.” Namibia to some degree epitomizes this state of politics. It is a state of denials and therefore people are usually left with no …
  • Ovaherero, Nama want colonial symbols gone June 24, 2020 9:48 am New Era The Nama Traditional Leaders Association and the Ovaherero traditional authorities have called for the removal of all colonial symbols in Namibia. This is done in support of the Global Reparation Movement, with the leaders saying they will not be onlookers …
  • Germany's colonial era brought to light amid global protest June 22, 2020 1:56 pm Deutsche Welle A statue of the English merchant and slave trader Edward Colston was toppled and pushed into the river in his hometown of Bristol; a statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston was beheaded. Authorities in Belgium's port city of Antwerp removed a statue …
  • Noose landmark in Namibia sparks a furore June 22, 2020 9:12 am BusinessLIVE Windhoek — In Namibia’s coastal fishing village of Henties Bay the main tourist attraction is a noose hanging from a dead tree. When Mavis Braga Elias came across “the gallows” for the first time she felt a sense of unease and asked for people’s thoughts …
  • The history wars June 17, 2020 7:12 pm New Statesman When I was a child, in the early 1950s, much of the world map displayed on the classroom wall was still painted pink, depicting the “British empire, on which the sun never sets”. I learned to read from a primer called Little Black Sambo about a Tamil boy …
  • Namibia says Germany ready to apologize for genocide June 10, 2020 4:21 pm Deutsche Welle In his state of the nation address last Thursday, President Hage Geingob suggested that Germany was about to apologize for colonial-era mass-killings of tens of thousands of people. "The Federal Republic of Germany has agreed that the events of 1904— …
  • Namibia snubs N$180m reparation offer June 9, 2020 11:29 am The Namibian PRESIDENT Hage Geingob says the government had rejected an offer by the German government to pay Namibia €10 million (about N$180 million) as reparation for the 1904 to 1908 genocide. The Nama/Herero genocide perpetrated by the German settlers in …
  • Leadership Vacuum or Leadership Failure? June 5, 2020 11:02 am The Namibian JEPHTA U NGUHERIMO In his book 'Leadership That Gets Results', Daniel Coleman starts with these questions and answers: “What do effective leaders do? Leaders set strategy; they motivate; they create a mission; they build culture.” Then: “What …
  • The revolution that never ended through a lynching pole June 3, 2020 10:03 am New Era #TheGallowsMustFall  When the crowds were gathered in the streets of Namibia, the cheers were of a free Namibia. A Namibia free of apartheid, racism and a Namibia free from colonization, the year was 1990. Yet, here we are, 30 years later still having to …
  • Sue China for Covid-19, I dare you! May 9, 2020 11:16 pm The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) The Sunday Mail No one felt quite pepped up as Bishop Lazarus when he heard news that some European countries and the United States of America were planning to sue China for the fallout caused by the coronavirus. We hear that a civil society group in Texas …
  • 'It’s a place where they try to destroy you': why concentration camps are still with us April 2, 2020 5:05 am The Guardian At the start of the 21st century, the following things did not exist. In the US, a large network of purpose-built immigration prisons, some of which are run for profit. In western China, “political education” camps designed to hold hundreds of thousands of …
  • Nama leader Kooper claims to be sidelined on heritage matters March 17, 2020 11:39 am The Namibian THE Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) has expressed frustration at not being consulted on matters of heritage by the government. NTLA chairperson Petrus Kooper said Nama leaders are no longer willing to rubber-stamp and endorse matters about …
  • 'Transcending the Genocide Mama Penee' March 11, 2020 7:31 am The Namibian • Heike Becker "Words cannot be found to relate what happened; it was too terrible." THIS is how Jan Kubas, an eyewitness to the events that followed the battle of Ohamakari in 1904, articulated his struggle to express his memories of the German …
  • Importance of Independence Day March 2, 2020 1:29 pm New Era Namibia celebrates Independence Day on the 21st March every year. It is one of the most memorable days in Namibian history. It is on this day in the year 1990 that Namibia, which was known as South West Africa by the colonialists, got its independence from …
  • A long homecoming for pioneers of the struggle February 23, 2020 12:36 am The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) The Sunday Mail Norman Muchemwa The arrival of white colonial settlers in Zimbabwe in 1890 set off a chain of events whose consequences are still felt today – 130 years later. However, six years after occupation, locals put up fierce resistance to assert …
  • THE KAISER’S HOLOCAUST: Germany needs to confront its not-so-hidden history of colonial slaughter in Namibia February 5, 2020 11:56 pm News (South Africa) (Photo: Namibian Genocide / Ullstein Bild) Photo: Namibian Genocide (Ullstein Bild) When German Chancellor Angela Merkel pays President Cyril Ramaphosa an official visit today, 6 February 2020, talk will mostly be about business, development, and co- …
  • Berlin confronts Germany's colonial past with new initiative January 20, 2020 9:28 am Deutsche Welle Berlin's relationship with its colonial history is being reconsidered, despite opposition from far-right politicians and some disgruntled locals unhappy at plans to change the names of their streets. In January, the German capital is launching a new …
  • A Herero Memorial Power Station January 17, 2020 11:32 am The Namibian MUNAWAR KARIM A PROPOSAL has been made for a nuclear power plant to honour the Herero and Nama people and their suffering due to German colonialism a century ago. We are aware of a court case underway in New York to demand compensation from the German …
  • 'Hereroland' to Premiere in Hamburg this Sunday January 17, 2020 11:23 am The Namibian ”I am a direct descendant of the affected Herero nation in the conflict between the Germans and Herero,” writes Namibian theatre director David Ndjavera during a break in 'Hereroland' theatre rehearsals in Hamburg. “My great grandmother fled to …
  • The land that never was January 8, 2020 11:17 am The Namibian FARM Düsternbrook stands still in the midday heat, only the sheets on the clothing line are blown by the wind. From a distance, one can hear the screams of baboons. The farmhouse is situated on a hill at the edge of the Khomas hochland mountain range, …
  • Germany, a model for coming to terms with its past, still struggles with its colonial period January 3, 2020 12:58 pm The Washington Post “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” is the term German government officials use to describe Polenz’s mission. It means “to overcome the past,” and it’s a task embedded in the country’s DNA since World War II. But even as Germany is regularly commended as a nation …
  • GRAND THEFT, OR TWO: How the Greeks lost their Marbles: Britain’s shameful colonial loot December 1, 2019 11:13 pm News (South Africa) Sculptures which form part of the ‘Elgin Marbles’, taken from the Parthenon in Athens, Greece 200 years ago by the British aristocrat, the Earl of Elgin, at the British Museum in London. (Photo: Graham Barclay, BWP Media / Getty Images) “When I hear …
  • Namibia: Desert, uranium and a grim colonial past November 25, 2019 11:29 am The Express Tribune Namibians will vote in a general election on Wednesday -- the ruling SWAPO party has ruled the country since 1990. PHOTO: AFP WINDHOEK: Southern Africa’s desert nation of Namibia, which goes to the polls on Wednesday, is one of the world’s most sparsely …
  • Namibia: Key dates since independence November 25, 2019 8:32 am Nation By AFP More by this Author As Namibia votes in general elections on Wednesday, here is a look back at key events since its independence: March 21, 1990: After nearly a century under German and South African rule, Namibia becomes independent following a UN- …
  • Germans challenged to be sincere on genocide November 22, 2019 12:04 pm The Namibian THE outgoing Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung representative to Namibia, Heiner Naumann, has urged the German government to have honest discussions with Namibia in order to reach a lasting reconciliation solution. The genocide should be handled with the …
  • Students Shine in 'ArtSplash' November 22, 2019 11:26 am The Namibian The annual 'ArtSplash' exhibition of the College of the Arts (Cota) campus at Katutura Community Art Centre (KCAC) is back on. The annual showcase provides an opportunity for the institution's art students to show what they've been working …
  • Controversial past clouds family claim over Cecilienhof palace November 19, 2019 7:42 pm The Irish Times A century after the end of Kaiser Wilhelm and imperial Germany, protest is building over a compensation claim filed by his family. Satirical German television show Neo Royale has launched a campaign against a claim it says is not just immoral – given …
  • Genocide: Namibia still waiting for a German apology September 16, 2019 3:29 pm Deutsche Welle Gerd Müller wanted to set an example. When the German development minister visited Namibia at the end of August, a meeting with representatives of the indigenous Herero and Nama was also on the agenda. Both the state visit and the meeting are not to be …
  • The Germany of 1892 was liberating for W.E.B. Du Bois. Many minorities don’t feel that today. September 8, 2019 11:51 am The Washington Post BERLIN — When 24-year old W.E.B Du Bois arrived in Berlin in 1892, he’d never heard Wagner or Beethoven, ordered beer with kalbsbraten (roasted veal), or had a love affair with a German woman. He’d never studied the ties between politics and economics so …
  • South Africa: The Slide into Barbarism September 6, 2019 4:42 pm PM News The pictures are horrifying, revolting, utterly gory, insipid and evoke assault to the sensibilities of many across the world. Like chestnuts being pulled into a raging fire, Nigerians are being roasted and virtually made mincemeat and object of sport on …
  • Genocide reparation negotiations on home stretch September 6, 2019 9:39 am The Namibian GENOCIDE reparation negotiations between the German and Namibian governments could soon be finalised, a visiting German minister has said. Economic cooperation and development minister Gerd Müller said this during a visit to Namibia last week. Namibia' …
  • We committed genocide in Namibia: German minister September 3, 2019 5:19 am Africa Global Village German’s development minister, Gerd Mueller said his country committed genocide in Namibia, referring to the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople more than a century ago. Mueller joins a growing list of senior government members to use the genocide …
  • TIMES SELECT TODAY | Uyinene Mrwetyana’s last moments | Amy-Lee: connecting the dots | Tom Eaton September 3, 2019 3:20 am News (South Africa) Boris to the rescue for lucky pup British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, revealed on Monday they had adopted a rescued Jack Russell puppy. TV footage showed the 15-week-old puppy, Dilyn, being brought to Johnson's …
  • German minister calls colonial-era killings in Namibia 'genocide' September 2, 2019 1:52 pm Euronews BERLIN (Reuters) – A German minister has described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most senior government members to use the term while compensation claims are under discussion. …
  • Trade and colonial atrocities: Who should pay? July 27, 2019 5:50 pm The East African By AGGREY MUTAMBO More by this Author Japan is not known to play hardened international politics, especially after the atrocities of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For most of this period, the Japanese have worked hard to elevate their …
  • Why are you angry? – Geingob asks July 23, 2019 7:15 am The Namibian PRESIDENT Hage Geingob yesterday asked why Namibians are so angry, stating that those using ancestral land and the genocide issue to incite people are selfish. Geingob was speaking during the townhall meeting at the Elcin parish in Omuthiya, where he …
  • To be truly remorseful, Germany should pay for Namibia genocide July 13, 2019 9:20 pm The Standard Surviving Herero after an escape through the arid desert of Omaheke in German Southwest Africa (modern day Namibia), circa 1907. [Courtesy, Times of Israel] Genocide, defined as the “deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a …
  • Lost ancestral land: The rise and fall of the Republic of Upingtonia, 1885-1887 July 12, 2019 9:29 am New Era During the period preceding the 2nd national land conference held in Windhoek last year, several articles were written in defence of the existence of ancestral land in various parts of Namibia, which was dispossessed from the indigenous people, especially …
  • Exploring the Historically Rich South July 2, 2019 10:17 am The Namibian The southern regions of Namibia often seem left out and forgotten in terms of national development and the upliftment of these communities. Sanlam Namibia targeted the Hardap and //Karas regions this year to shed light on the Nama people, who make …
  • Returning Stolen Artwork June 24, 2019 9:17 am American Thinker Dishonesty is a way of life, as is denial or dodging the truth, and disowning the consequences of actions.  This is familiar all over the world. To take a few recent examples.  Russia denied responsibility for shooting down Malaysian Airline Flight MH 17  …
  • Nguvauva blames govt on traditional authorities’ rows June 19, 2019 10:12 am New Era WINDHOEK - Ovambanderu Chief Kilus Munjuku III Nguvauva has put the blame of traditional authorities’ disputes squarely on government, warning that unless government changes its approach, disputes will spread to other communities across the country. …
  • GERMANY AGREES TO RETURN ANCIENT STONE CROSS TAKEN FROM NAMIBIA May 30, 2019 10:23 pm Wilmington Journal - North Carolina The German Historical Museum in Berlin has announced the return to Namibia of a 15th century artifact known as the Stone Cross of Cape Cross. Namibia has demanded the object’s return since June 2017. Germany’s State Secretary for Culture and Media, Monika …
  • Being black in Nazi Germany May 21, 2019 11:22 pm BBC Image copyright Library of Congress Image caption This photo was used in genetics lectures at Germany's State Academy for Race and Health Film director Amma Asante came across an old photograph taken in Nazi Germany of a black schoolgirl by chance. …
  • Luna and the Dragons May 17, 2019 6:17 pm The Namibian Luna says we shouldn't worry much about the rats. They can swim as well as the cockroaches and they only come out at night but even then, they tend to keep to themselves – unless you've made the mistake of keeping food in your cabin. If we're …
  • Matthias Häussler's 'The Genocide of the Herero War, Emotion and Extreme Violence in Deutsch-Südwest April 16, 2019 1:30 pm The Namibian • JOACHIM ZELLER So much has been researched about the 'pacification wars' of the German Reich against the Herero and Nama in Namibia (the former colony German-South West Africa) that one might think that everything has been said about it for the …
  • Swakopmund restaurateur stirs up emotions with Reiterdenkmal replica  April 8, 2019 9:58 am New Era SWAKOPMUND – Swakopmund businessman, Norbert Sadlowski, who has displayed a replica of the Reiterdenkmal at his Alstadt restaurant, is accused of being insensitive towards the suffering of Namibians at the hands of the Germans during the colonial times. …
  • Genocide: Real, robust and honest conversations overdue April 5, 2019 9:59 am New Era On the sidelines of a conference titled Colonial Repercussions: Reflecting on the Genocide of the Ovaherero and Nama Peoples 115 Years Later, held in Windhoek last week at the Goethe Institut Namibia, US- based Jephta Nguherimo, a co-founder of the …
  • Shark Island Relived: Chronic pain amid intellectual discourse April 3, 2019 8:18 am New Era On May 12th 1883 the Germans raised their flag on the coast of Namaqualand. The indigenes, the Nama, resisted. The invaders launched a war of extermination and all these culminated in the construction of concentration camps, in which prisoners were exposed …
  • Europe’s resolution on African colonialism welcomed April 2, 2019 10:02 am New Era WINDHOEK – Last week’s breakthrough resolution by the European Parliament on Europe’s colonial crimes in Africa is a major shift in the moral compass of that continent, a Namibian academic observed. “As we welcome this resolution, we hope it will bear …
  • 'The Mourning Citizen' Seizes The Night March 29, 2019 7:34 am The Namibian The request is simple. “Allow us to speak for the remains”. The demand is made in a dark tunnel below the national museum office building on Robert Mugabe Avenue where a jumble of people watch a screen flashing grim Namibian history set to the sound of …
  • Namises is Herself and 'The Khoest' in Stuttgart March 29, 2019 7:34 am The Namibian On a Friday afternoon on a hill in Stuttgart, Nesindano 'Khoes' Namises is chewing on some strips of ginger. She tames the taste with a sip of tap water at the Werkstatthaus where that evening she will be presenting 'The Khoest', a site …
  • Reparations campaign on course, lost track or derailed? March 25, 2019 2:14 pm New Era WINDHOEK - “It is fair to conclude that the efforts to have the German government recognise genocide and pay reparations has failed to produce the desired results thus far. This was to be expected. Despite the fevered rhetoric in Namibia around this issue …
  • Remembering Namibian Heroes March 19, 2019 8:58 am The Namibian Independence day is upon us and given Namibia's colourful history, the occasion is definitely one to celebrate and be proud of. Before we do that, let's take a brief look at the country's struggle and triumphs since colonial times up until 21 …
  • Rukoro files genocide notice of appeal March 17, 2019 1:25 am New Era WINDHOEK- Lawyers representing the Ovaherero and Nama in the genocide lawsuit have filed a notice of appeal in the United State (US) Court of Appeals, following a dismissed class-action lawsuit filed by the two communities in the US Federal Court in New …
  • Here’s What You Need to Know About Namibia March 13, 2019 1:21 pm Africa.com Namibia is in southern Africa and borders the Atlantic Ocean to west, Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east. Namibia gained independence on March 21, 1990 after the Namibian War for Independence ended. …
  • Ovaherero lose genocide lawsuit in US …Rukoro ‘disappointed’ but will appeal March 8, 2019 10:11 am New Era WINDHOEK - The Ovaherero Paramount Chief Advocate Vekuii Rukoro yesterday said he is “disappointed” the United States District Court judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by Ovaherero and Nama in the United States Federal Court in New York for …
  • Lawsuit against Germany over Namibian genocide dismissed March 7, 2019 8:01 pm The Herald (Zimbabwe) US District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan said Germany was immune from claims by descendants of the Herero and Nama tribes, depriving her of jurisdiction over its role in what some historians have called the 20th century’s first genocide. Kenneth …
  • US judge dismisses Namibian genocide claims against Germany March 7, 2019 6:33 pm Deutsche Welle Herero leader Vekuii Rukoro asserted Thursday that New York federal judge Laura Taylor Swain had made "fundamental errors" in dismissing the case, adding that lawyers for the tribes would lodge an appeal "with immediate effect." In the …
  • US court dismisses Namibia genocide lawsuit March 7, 2019 6:03 pm BusinessLIVE New York — A New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Herero and Nama tribes seeking compensation from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in what is now Namibia. In a 23-page judgment dated Wednesday, judge Laura Taylor Swain said …
  • New York court dismisses Namibia genocide compensation suit March 7, 2019 5:37 pm Channel News Asia NEW YORK: A New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Herero and Nama tribes seeking compensation from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in what is now Namibia. In a 23-page judgment dated on Wednesday, Judge Laura Taylor Swain said …
  • Namibians to appeal U.S. ruling on German colonial horrors March 7, 2019 3:59 pm The Standard Human skulls from the Herero and ethnic Nama people are displayed during a ceremony in Berlin, Germany, August 29, 2018, to hand back human remains from Germany to Namibia following the 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama. [REUTERS]
  • Namibian tribes to appeal U.S. ruling on German colonial horrors March 7, 2019 3:41 pm Euronews By Nyasha Nyaungwa WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibian tribes seeking damages over genocide and property seizures by Germany more than a century ago said on Thursday they would appeal a U.S. court's dismissal of their suit. A judge in New York said on …
  • Namibians lose lawsuit demanding reparations for genocide from Germany March 7, 2019 7:09 am News Diary Online Survivors of the Herero genocide over a century ago in NamibiaA U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to require Germany to pay damages over genocide and property seizures by colonialists in what is now Namibia more than a century ago. U.S. …
  • Lawsuit against Germany over Namibian genocide is dismissed in New York March 6, 2019 11:16 pm Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to require Germany to pay damages over genocide and property seizures by colonists in what is now Namibia more than a century ago. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in …
  • Taking accountability is global movement March 3, 2019 7:24 pm Prince George Citizen The Dalai Lama recently stated, "I feel optimistic about the future because humanity seems to be growing more mature." He specifically mentions the increasing importance of inner values, the study of the mind and emotions, as well as the desire …
  • Geingob tells Germany to eat humble pie March 2, 2019 9:18 am New Era Kuzeeko Tjitemisa/Emmency Nuukala   WINDHOEK/GIBEON – President Hage Geingob yesterday told Germany to extend an olive branch to Namibians for atrocities committed by its forefathers – as part of settling the marathon issue once and for all. …
  • German museum returns stolen colonial era artifacts February 28, 2019 2:16 pm Deutsche Welle As "Kaptein," Hendrik Witbooi was one of the most important leaders of the Nama tribes in Namibia during the German colonial period and revolted against German power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He accepted the Christian faith by …
  • Review | SU Drama show recalls shocking slaughter February 27, 2019 6:53 pm Syracuse New Times Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments From a distance, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s 2012 play with the 27-word title, a Syracuse University Drama Department production running through Sunday, March 3, appears to be a drama about the horrors of imperialism. …