Namibia: Germany’s Namibian Genocide Apology Could Miss the Mark

Germany has said it will officially apologize for its colonial-era atrocities against the Nama and Herero people. But this apology could fail to placate the anger felt among the descendants, writes Okeri Ngutjinazo.

Growing up, I knew little about the Nama and Herero genocide that took place between 1904 and 1908, which wiped out nearly 80% of Herero people. A group I belong to.

Some may consider Germany’s colonial history in Namibia as “short-lived” in comparison to other European powers but the…


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