Germany praises itself for having declared a ‘special responsibility’ for Namibia since independence. But the relationship is viewed differently from Windhoek.
Africa’s democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Germany is set to return Namibia’s Stone Cross of Cape Cross, a key cultural artefact that was looted from the country during colonialism. German Minister of State for Media and Culture, Monica Gruetters, said that this was a “clear signal that we are committed to reappraising the colonial past”
US district Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by Namibia’s Herero and Nama tribes seeking reparations from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors.
Shortcomings of Namibia’s land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
As Namibia gets ready for a land conference from the 1st to the 5th of October, a report from the Namibia Land Statistics states that 70% of land is owned by Whites. The conference is set to address land policies and how the process of restitution and reclamation can be expedited.
The German government has returned 25 of possibly hundreds of Herero and Nama skulls taken from Namibia for examination by racial anthropologists in an attempt to justify the theory of European Superiority.
Through the evolution of a Victorian-style dress culture, the Herero women of Namibia have held on to a piece of 19th century history to showcase pride in their identity and as a symbol of their troubled history.
In response to the statement by the Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on the Herero and Nama genocide, the OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocide Institute has issued a letter outlining measures towards the “decolonisation” of Hamburg as reparation