Herero and Nama Leaders Denounce Germany’s Empty Genocide Acknowledgment

A delegation of Herero and Nama people from Namibia in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 27, 2018 (Photo by Kay Nietfeld for dpa via AP Images).
A delegation of Herero and Nama people from Namibia in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 27, 2018 (Photo by Kay Nietfeld for dpa via AP Images).
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Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Africa Watch, which includes a look at the week’s top stories and best reads from and about the African continent. Subscribe to receive it by email every Friday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox. Following years of negotiations between the German and Namibian governments, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas officially acknowledged last week that Germany had committed genocide against Namibia’s Herero and Nama people at the start of the 20th century. As part of the agreement, Berlin […]

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