At the beginning of the 20th century, German colonial forces in Namibia killed tens of thousands of the Herero and Nama people. Now Namibians want Germany to remove colonial monuments from Namibia, but many German tourists and residents don't agree
For two years, German and Namibian officials have been negotiating how to reappraise the colonial-era genocide. A Namibian politician has now claimed Berlin is changing its position on key issues.
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 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.
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