July 9, 2015, marks 100 years since the end of German rule in Namibia. DW's Ben Knight spoke to Vekuii Rukoro, head of a Namibian delegation which has come to Berlin to call on Germany to formally acknowledge the colonial-era killings as genocide.
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.
After more than a century, a bible and whip belonging to folk hero Hendrik Witbooi has been returned to his native Namibia. A Linden Museum expert tells DW how this restitution decision could set a new precedent.
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 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.
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