Germany atones, but not all are at peace in Namibia

30 May 2021 - 00:00 By Reuters

Germany apologised on Friday for its role in the slaughter of Herero and Nama people in Namibia more than a century ago, and for the first time described the massacre as genocide as it agreed to fund projects worth more than €1bn.

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob welcomed the “historic” move, but Herero paramount chief Vekuii Rukoro dismissed a deal agreed on by Germany and Namibia as “an insult” because it does not include payment of reparations...

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