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New York Court Says No To Compensating Namibians For Genocide Committed...

AFRICANGLOBE - A New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Herero and Nama people seeking compensation from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in what is now Namibia.

Germany’s First Genocide Was In Namibia

AFRICANGLOBE - It has become known as the first genocide of the 20th century: tens of thousands of men, women and children shot, starved, and tortured to death by German troops as they put down rebellious ethnic groups in what is now Namibia. Ideas and techniques that would play a key role in the Holocaust have some of their roots in German atrocities in colonial Africa, researchers argue.

Namibians Furious After Germany Refuses To Pay Reparations For Genocide

AFRICANGLOBE - Namibians lashed out Friday at Germany for refusing to pay reparations for the genocide of their people a century ago, calling it a “phenomenal” insult to the victims’ descendants. Germany had not only apologised to the Jews for the Holocaust, but had also paid reparations, Rukoro said. “Because we have a different skin colour, the German government is saying to us: it’s only an apology and that’s it,”

Traditional Leaders Meet Namibian President On German Genocide

AFRICANGLOBE - What happened to the Namibian people, especially the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama during the 1904-1908 wars, which led to the Extermination Order of October 2, 1904 against the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu, and the Extermination Order of October 22, 1905, against the Nama, "was genocide and reparation should be paid in order to redress and atone for the atrocities".
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