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.
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.