It's sometimes referred to as the first genocide of the 20th century: Germany's shameful colonial past in Namibia.
A US court has dismissed a compensation lawsuit lodged against Germany by two Namibian tribes for genocide and property seizures in colonial times. New York lawyers for Herero and Nama will appeal the ruling.
A Berlin museum said it is returning the Stone Cross of Cape Cross, a key cultural artifact, to Namibia. The cross, placed on Namibia's coast by Portuguese explorers in 1486, is a symbol of the country's colonial past.
After more than 120 years, a Stuttgart museum is returning to Namibia a Bible and whip that once belonged to Chief Hendrik Witbooi, as a step toward reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
A delegation of Namibian lawmakers is in Berlin to vigorously push for an agreement with Germany on the genocide it committed against the Nama and Herero people of Namibia more than 100 years ago.
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