Germany moves to atone for 'forgotten genocide' in Namibia

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Germany moves to atone for 'forgotten genocide' in Namibia

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Post by Sniper1946 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:12 pm

It has become known as the first genocide of the 20th century: tens of thousands of men, women and children shot, starved, and tortured to death by German troops as they put down rebellious tribes in what is now Namibia. For more than a century the atrocities have been largely forgotten in Europe, and often in much of Africa too.

Now a series of events – and a policy U-turn by Berlin – is raising the international profile of the massacre of Herero and Namaqua peoples and bringing justice for their descendants a little closer. Negotiations between the German and Namibian governments over possible reparation payments are expected to be completed and result in an official apology before next June.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... in-namibia
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Post by Sniper1946 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:13 pm

German apology about colonial-era genocide in Namibia likely to be delayed
Germany had promised an apology to Namibia for colonial-era genocide before general elections in September this year. But negotiations between both governments drag on with both sides failing to agree on key issues.
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Post by Sniper1946 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:13 pm

Descendants of Namibia genocide victims seek reparations in New York
Tribes filed class-action suit addressing negotiations between Namibia and Germany after mass deaths of Herero and Nama people from 1904 to 1908
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Post by Sniper1946 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:15 pm

Remains of Namibian Genocide Victims Discovered in New York Museum

A major diplomatic storm is brewing between the United States and Namibia following the alleged discovery of remains of Namibian genocide victims stored in a U.S. museum.

The remains, which were discovered by a group of activists on Wednesday, are said to have been collected from Namibian concentration camps by a racist German scientist Professor Felix von Luscha, who hoped to use them to prove his racist believes.

According to the Association of the Ovaherero Genocide (AOG), the remains, which are currently held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, date back to decades before the First World War, when Germany occupied the South-West Africa.
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Post by Sniper1946 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:24 pm

The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences

The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and genocide perpetrated (1904–08) in what was then the colony of German South West Africa. This contribution situates the current issues and practices of memory politics between Namibia and Germany within their historical context.

GERMAN COLONIALISM AND AFRICAN RESISTANCE
https://www.pambazuka.org/human-securit ... nsequences
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