DW political correspondent Thomas Sparrow explains why Germany has so far shied away from referring to the crimes committed against indigenous Namibians more than one hundred years ago as genocide.
During the genocide in colonial-era Namibia over 100 years ago, the Herero and Nama tribes lost land and cattle. Even today, many descendants are still without land and are demanding compensation. Christian Selz reports.
The Evangelical Church in Germany has asked descendants of the victims of the Herero genocide in Namibia for forgiveness. Petra Bosse-Huber told DW about the church's role in the genocide.
Pressure is growing for Germany to compensate victims of a genocide in colonial-era Namibia. The government in Windhoek wants to sue Berlin but both sides are still set on continuing with ongoing negotiations.
Traditional Namibian leaders have filed a complaint with a US court against Germany demanding compensation for colonial-era genocide and inclusion in talks. A second hearing was scheduled at a pretrial conference.
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