The Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa and a former German colony. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence.
Namibia's capital and largest city is Windhoek. Most of its territory was a German Imperial protectorate in 1884 and remained a German colony until the end of World War I. South Africa occupied the colony in 1915 and administered it from 1919 onward as a League of Nations mandate territory. Since independence Namibia has successfully completed the transition from white minority apartheid rule to parliamentary democracy.
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.
During the nineteenth century, Germany embarked on a colonization program. Germany took over countries like Cameroon, Uganda, Namibia, and Tanzania. A new exhibition called "That, around which the Universe Revolves" recently opened in Düsseldorf. It is traveling between African countries and Germany exploring the colonial past. Wanjiku Mwaura brings this report.