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Namibia lodges colonial-era claim against Germany in NY court

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Namibia lodges colonial-era claim against Germany in NY court

- New York, United States | AFP | More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims are getting their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African colonial history, tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed from 1904 to 1908

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Direct Pay Online Group Expands Operations into Botswana & Namibia  

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Direct Pay Online Group Expands Operations into Botswana & Namibia  

- Nairobi, Kenya, 9 March 2017The Direct Pay Online Group, (“DPO Group”), the leading online payments service provider in Africa, announced today that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of 100% of VCS business in South Africa. The acquisition follows the Group’s recent acquisition of PayGate (Pty) Ltd (“PayGate”), the leading South African online payments gateway

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Stargazing safari under the dark skies of the Namibian desert

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Stargazing safari under the dark skies of the Namibian desert

- With its red sand dunes and white salt pans, Namibia's southern Namib Desert looks so Martian that it wouldn't come as a shock if the Curiosity Rover rumbled over a dune and frightened a herd of oryx. They're among the few animals that survive in a place whose name means "marsh of no return." But then not many people come here for the wildlife. This is a place where people

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Una nueva hipótesis explica el misterio de los “círculos de hadas” de Namibia

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Una nueva hipótesis explica el misterio de los “círculos de hadas” de Namibia

- Una nueva hipótesis publicada hoy en la revista Nature explica la misteriosa aparición de los llamados círculos de hadas en el desierto de Namibia, formaciones hexagonales rodeadas de vegetación cuyo origen ha dividido a la comunidad científica durante años. Estas calvas en el terreno, que pueden medir entre dos y 35 metros de ancho, se han detectado en diversas zonas del planeta, aunque las más famosas están en Namibia, donde

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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia Johannesburg - Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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For a Track Team From Namibia, a Long Trip to Its First U.S. Finish
For a Track Team From Namibia, a Long Trip to Its First U.S. Finish PHILADELPHIA — When the first high school track and field team from Namibia to compete at the Penn Relays arrived in Philadelphia from Grootfontein, a town of about 25,000 people, Henk Botha, the school’s principal and shot-put and discus coach, knew the trip would be an eye-opener. Photo The population of Grootfontein, you see, is barely larger than the total number of athletes, about 18,000, who competed in this year’s relays, held April 27-29   Read More ...
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SuperSport Rugby Challenge kicks-off provincial action
SuperSport Rugby Challenge kicks-off provincial action Provincial rugby action will burst into life this weekend with six fixtures in the new SuperSport Rugby Challenge being played across the country. The recently launched competition will see all 14 provinces and a team from Namibia battle it out in three regional pools, with the top eight sides continuing to contest for the trophy in a number of knock-out matches later in the tournament   Read More ...
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China hands over 4,000 tons of rice to Namibia
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Ming (L) and Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah sign documents at a handover ceremony of Chinese rice in Windhoek, Namibia, on April 4, 2017. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei) China on Tuesday officially handed over 4,000 metric tons of rice to Namibia in Windhoek as part of assistance towards drought relief   Read More ...
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Chinese business community donates to anti-poverty fund in Namibia
The Chinese business community in Namibia donated 600,000 Namibian dollars (about 47,000 U.S. dollars) to an anti-poverty fund on Friday. "I feel like it is my obligation as part of the community to do what is in my capabilities to help those in need," said Stina Wu from the Chinese business community in Namibia while delivering the donation. "For a long time, we have done the best we can in various forms of charity to plough back to society, give back to the country I love and the people of this people that I love," said Wu   Read More ...
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Tamaa ya Waherero wa Namibia kufidiwa na Wajerumani
Na Othman Miraj, Zaidi ya miaka 100 baada ya kumalizika enzi ya ukoloni wa Kijerumani katika Afrika Kusini Magharibi (nchi ambayo sasa inaitwa Namibia), kamishna wa serikali ya sasa ya Ujerumani juu ya suala la Namibia, Ruprecht Polenz, amezungumzia juu ya mpango wa kulipwa fidia kutokana na dhuluma waliyofanyiwa Waherero na Wanami wakati huo wa ukoloni. Ujerumani imependekeza kuanzishwe Mfuko maalum wa kujenga miundombinu na pia kuundwa Wakfu wa Mustakbali baina ya Ujerumani na Namibia   Read More ...
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What causes the fairy circles of Namibia? We have a clue
What causes the fairy circles of Namibia? We have a clue The weird "fairy circles" of Namibia have been one of nature's great mysteries. Now, scientists are getting closer to figuring out what causes them. Vegetation patterns such as rings, bands and spots sometimes occur in deserts and arid regions. Millions of these so-called "fairy circles" are in the Namib Desert, which stretches along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia and South Africa   Read More ...
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Fairy circles of Namibia: New research helps scientists gain insight
New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 feet to about 114 feet, consisting of bare patches of soil surrounded by rings of grass   Read More ...
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Researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia
Researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia A study conducted by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis adds new insights into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 feet to about 114 feet, consisting of bare patches of soil surrounded by rings of grass   Read More ...
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Nature thrives in forbidden zone
Nature thrives in forbidden zone Caprivi Strip is a narrow panhandle that separates Botswana and Angola west to east War pushed away much of its wildlife in the 1970s, but animals have returned since 1990 Less known than other safari areas, Caprivi Strip is growing in popularity for travelers If there was ever a candidate for an obscure question on a television quiz show, it's the Caprivi Strip in northern Namibia   Read More ...
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New pay package for Kenyan doctors to rival South Africa and Namibia’s
Kenyan doctors will remain the highest paid in East Africa, after signing a return-to-work formula that will see them get an additional $560 to $700 a month in the form of a risk allowance backdated to January this year. The agreement that brought to an end the 100-day strike which had crippled health services in public hospitals binds the central and county governments to increase the allowances   Read More ...
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Namibia demands $30bn for German genocide: documents
Namibia demands $30bn for German genocide: documents Windhoek - Namibia is to launch a $30 billion lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday. The Namibian government has previously avoided demanding financial compensation, but it changed its stance as two indigenous groups filed a class-action suit in New York against Germany   Read More ...
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Namibia demands $30 bln for colonial era German genocide
Namibia demands $30 bln for colonial era German genocide Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibia is to launch a 30-billion-dollar (28-billion-euro) lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday. The Namibian government has previously avoided demanding financial compensation, but it changed its stance as two indigenous groups filed a class-action suit in New York against Germany   Read More ...
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Namibia demands USD 30 bln for German genocide: documents
Shares Sat, 18 Mar 2017-03:15am , PTI Namibia is to launch a 30-billion-dollar (28-billion-euro) lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP. The Namibian government has previously avoided demanding financial compensation, but it changed its stance as two indigenous groups filed a class-action suit in New York against Germany   Read More ...
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Northern Namibia braces for worst flood in memory
Northern Namibia braces for worst flood in memory Flooding in Namibia's Cuvelai-Etosha catchment area has reached alarming levels in recent weeks, with residents being warned to take necessary precautions in expectation of the worst possible floods experienced in the region in living memory. This is according to the ministry of agriculture, water and forestry; the disaster risk management division in the prime minister's office; and the Namibia meteorological services   Read More ...
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Namibia: grown up after a generation into independence, but not yet mature
Namibia: grown up after a generation into independence, but not yet mature Visitors to “the land of wide open spaces”, as Namibia is successfully promoted to tourists, will be impressed by what they see. Besides the beauty of the nature and abundant wildlife, the urban face of inner cities appeals to foreigners who treasure security and comfort amid the wilderness. Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa. It ranks among the continent’s top five in governance and other performance related surveys   Read More ...
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Namibia tribes sue Germany in US over colonial-era genocide
Namibia tribes sue Germany in US over colonial-era genocide New York - More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims had their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African colonial history, tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed from 1904 to 1908   Read More ...
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Namibia tribes sue Germany in US over colonial-era genocide
Namibia tribes sue Germany in US over colonial-era genocide NEW YORK. More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims had their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African colonial history, tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed from 1904 to 1908. Germany and Namibia have been in talks for the past two years about a joint declaration on the massacres   Read More ...
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Namibia lodges colonial-era claim against Germany in NY court
Namibia lodges colonial-era claim against Germany in NY court New York, United States | AFP | More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims are getting their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African colonial history, tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed from 1904 to 1908   Read More ...
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Namibia tribes lodge case against Germany over genocide
Namibia tribes lodge case against Germany over genocide Lawyers representing two indigenous Namibian tribes are meeting for a pre-trial conference in New York on Thursday following a lawsuit filed earlier this year that demands compensation for the descendants of people massacred in the 20th century's first genocide. Between 1904 and 1908 around 100,000 Herero and Nama people were killed by German colonial leaders in South West Africa, now known as Namibia, when the territory was a German colony   Read More ...
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KPMG Namibia presents highlights of the 2017 budget review luncheon
KPMG Namibia presents highlights of the 2017 budget review luncheon KPMG, together with its partners Prime Focus and the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“NCCI”), held the annual Budget Review Luncheon, subsequent to the tabling of the 2017/2018 national budget on 8 March 2017. The Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein, stated during his address, that the budget is aimed at fostering efficiency and achieving growth. He highlighted that the budget manifests this aim by planning to reduce operational and capital expenditure that is not productive   Read More ...
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Direct Pay firm enters Botswana and Namibia
Direct Pay firm enters Botswana and Namibia Direct Pay firm enters Botswana and Namibia The Direct Pay Online Group, an online payments service provider in Africa, is acquiring 100 per cent equity in Virtual Card Service (VCS) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of 100 per cent of VCS business in South Africa. The acquisition follows the Group’s recent acquisition of PayGate (Pty) Ltd, the South African online payments gateway. VCS was established in South Africa in 1996 and expanded into Botswana in 2008 and Namibia in 2010   Read More ...
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Direct Pay Online Group Expands Operations into Botswana & Namibia  
Direct Pay Online Group Expands Operations into Botswana & Namibia   Nairobi, Kenya, 9 March 2017The Direct Pay Online Group, (“DPO Group”), the leading online payments service provider in Africa, announced today that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of 100% of VCS business in South Africa. The acquisition follows the Group’s recent acquisition of PayGate (Pty) Ltd (“PayGate”), the leading South African online payments gateway   Read More ...
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Ex-Comverse CEO who fled to Namibia faces U.S. fraud sentencing
The former chief executive officer of Comverse Technology Inc, who returned to the United States last year after spending a decade in Namibia to avoid prosecution, is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday for engaging in securities fraud. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, the Woodbury, New York-based software developer's founder, is expected to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, who said the former executive could not be trusted   Read More ...
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Namibia legend tips Kenya for 2019 World Cup
Namibia legend tips Kenya for 2019 World Cup Retired Namibia rugby legend Jacques Burger believes Kenya 15s has a realistic chance of qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after coming so close three years ago. The Simbas nearly made history in 2014 when they needed just one point from their last match against Zimbabwe to qualify for their first ever World Cup, but unfortunately they lost 27-10 to blow away their chance of making it to rugby’s   Read More ...
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Namibia responds to Trump's 'America First' speech
Namibia responds to Trump's 'America First' speech Watch: Namibia responds to Trump's 'America First' speech A few countries have issued their own videos in response to Donald Trump's 'America First' Inaugural speech. Namibia is the latest to introduce all the reasons why they are also deserve the throne as the best country in Africa. SHARE YOUR OPINION If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the   Read More ...
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Elephants destroys crops in Namibia | The
WINDHOEK. – Hopes of farmers in northern Namibia’s Ondjungulume village for a bumper harvest are being dashed, following the invasion of elephants at the village. For the past three weeks, the elephants have been destroying crops and homesteads at the village. The elephants strayed to Ondjungulume village from Ruacana in search for water and greener pasture, according to Chief Control-Warrant for the northern regions Rehabeam Erkki. “The elephants are drawn   Read More ...
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Namibia's fairy circles: Has one of nature's great mysteries been solved?
Namibia's fairy circles: Has one of nature's great mysteries been solved? For years fairy circles have been one of nature's great, enduring mysteries. A defining feature of the majestic Namib Desert, Namibia these dusty patches of earth, ringed with tall grass and dispersed evenly across 1,100 miles have eluded explanation and confounded scientists. Like the Bermuda Triangle, or until recently the sailing stones of Death Valley, speculation has been rife. Explanations for the circles, which can be from 10 to 65   Read More ...
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Stargazing safari under the dark skies of the Namibian desert
Stargazing safari under the dark skies of the Namibian desert With its red sand dunes and white salt pans, Namibia's southern Namib Desert looks so Martian that it wouldn't come as a shock if the Curiosity Rover rumbled over a dune and frightened a herd of oryx. They're among the few animals that survive in a place whose name means "marsh of no return." But then not many people come here for the wildlife. This is a place where people   Read More ...
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A Colonial-Era Wound Opens in Namibia
A Colonial-Era Wound Opens in Namibia Photo SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The statue, depicting a German marine holding a rifle in his hands and standing guard over a dying comrade, has stood undisturbed for decades in the most prominent spot in Swakopmund, a city on Namibia’s coast. It has survived the end of colonial rule in this corner of southern Africa, the subsequent occupation by apartheid South Africa, independence in 1990 and the present government by the   Read More ...
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Una nueva hipótesis explica el misterio de los “círculos de hadas” de Namibia
Una nueva hipótesis explica el misterio de los “círculos de hadas” de Namibia Una nueva hipótesis publicada hoy en la revista Nature explica la misteriosa aparición de los llamados círculos de hadas en el desierto de Namibia, formaciones hexagonales rodeadas de vegetación cuyo origen ha dividido a la comunidad científica durante años. Estas calvas en el terreno, que pueden medir entre dos y 35 metros de ancho, se han detectado en diversas zonas del planeta, aunque las más famosas están en Namibia, donde   Read More ...
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New theory may explain mystery of Fairy Circles of Namibia
New theory may explain mystery of Fairy Circles of Namibia The cause of the circular patches of earth surrounded by grass, which are arranged in honeycomb-like patterns in huge areas of the Namib desert, has been the source of scientific debate for decades. The new research, published in scientific journal Nature, suggests that the interaction between termite engineering and the self-organization of vegetation could be jointly responsible for the phenomenon. Regular vegetation patterns form spectacular landscapes across the globe, with   Read More ...
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Afghanistan just too tough for Namibia
Afghanistan just too tough for Namibia Dubai: Namibia found the formidable Afghanistan too strong to handle and crashed to a 64-run defeat in the Desert T20 tournament at the Dubai International stadium on Thursday. Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Mohammad Shahzad and Nawroz Mangal provided a great start putting on 56 runs in 8.1 overs. Mangal was the first to go, bowled by Bernard Scholtz for 30. In the 11th over, with   Read More ...
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News24.com | Germany hints at payments for colonial-era Namibia killings
News24.com | Germany hints at payments for colonial-era Namibia killings Berlin -Germany may make payments to Namibia for the killing of 65 000 tribes people during colonial occupation, an episode that is seen by some as the first genocide of the 20th century, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Spokesperson Martin Schaefer said the two-year talks with Namibia's government have entered a phase in which both sides are talking "in very concrete terms" about how to treat the events   Read More ...
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Namibia indigenous groups sue Germany over 'genocide'
Namibia indigenous groups sue Germany over 'genocide' Representatives of two indigenous groups have filed a class-action suit in New York against Germany seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples by German colonial rulers over a century ago in what is now Namibia. The suit filed by the Ovaherero and Nama people on Thursday also demands that their representatives be included in negotiations between Germany and Namibia on the issue. The two countries have been in talks   Read More ...
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Germany is sued in U.S. over early-1900s Namibia slaughter
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Germany was sued for damages in the United States on Thursday by descendants of the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, for what they called a genocide campaign by German colonial troops in the early 1900s that led to more than 100,000 deaths. According to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Germany has excluded the plaintiffs from talks with   Read More ...
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News24.com | Namibia indigenous groups sue Germany for alleged genocide
News24.com | Namibia indigenous groups sue Germany for alleged genocide New York - Representatives of two indigenous groups have filed a class action suit in New York against Germany seeking reparations for an alleged genocide of their people by German colonial rulers over a century ago in what is now Namibia. The suit filed by the Ovaherero and Nama people on Thursday in New York also demands that their representatives be included in negotiations between Germany and Namibia on the   Read More ...
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