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Germany recognizes colonial crimes in what is now known as Namibia ...

Germany recognizes colonial crimes in what is now known as Namibia …

It concerns the atrocities committed against the Herero and Nama ethnic groups at the beginning of the twentieth century.

After years of negotiations, Germany recognizes the atrocities committed in the colonial era in what is now Namibia at the beginning of the twentieth century as genocide. “In light of Germany’s historical and moral responsibility, we will ask forgiveness from Namibia and the descendants of the victims,” ​​German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday. After more than five years it was possible to reach an agreement on reconciliation.

This includes, according to Maas, that the events of the German colonial era in Namibia today, in particular the atrocities committed against the Herero and Nama ethnic groups from 1904 to 1908, were called genocide without neglect or disguise.

Germany donates 1.1 billion euros

As a sign of appreciation for the immeasurable suffering, Germany wants to support Namibia and the descendants of the victims with a € 1.1 billion program for reconstruction and development.

According to Namibian information, the money will be used for infrastructure,
Flowing health and education programs. German forces
Between 1904 and 1908 in what was then known as a colony
German Atrocities in Southwest Africa Against Heroes and Peoples
He grew committed. Tens of thousands died.

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