Reparations for colonial-era: Namibia rejects million-dollar offer of Compensation in Germany

Geingob himself tweeted that he had been informed about the status of the talks and have recommended to continue the negotiations. "We remain at the completion

Reparations for colonial-era: Namibia rejects million-dollar offer of Compensation in Germany

Geingob himself tweeted that he had been informed about the status of the talks and have recommended to continue the negotiations. "We remain at the completion of this key mission consistently," he wrote.

The German Empire from 1884 until 1915, and colonial power in Namibia, and beat down at that time, the uprisings of two groups of people brutally. According to historians, about 65,000 of the 80,000 Herero, and at least 10,000 of the 20,000 Nama were killed. For years, the two governments negotiate about how reparations should look like.

"Unconditional apology"

at The time the reappraisal of the colonial period in Namibia - the former German colony of South - West Africa is also affected by the corona of a crisis. Representatives of the Herero and Nama demand that the Bundestag an apology for colonial-era crimes, as well as financial compensation.

Hengari told the newspaper that the German government had agreed to teach an "unconditional apology" to the Namibian government, its people and the communities affected. However, Germany doesn't want to use the term "reparations". Instead, they wanted to speak of "healing the wounds". The Namibian negotiating team consider this term to be inadequate.

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Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 08:26

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