Namibia Genocide Lawsuit - Is Germany Backpedalling?

The start of the negotiations in late 2015 marked a turning point after more than a century of German denialism. But now tangible progress seems elusive, and a crisis may be imminent, delaying justice for the Ovaherero and Nama descendants - the main victim groups.



Left: German soldiers Right: Namibian prisoners chained (file photo).

  • Namibia:   Genocide Case in Court

    Namibian, 23 January 2018

    Germany is expected to appear in New York City's District Court on Thursday, or risk losing the case to the descendants of the genocide victims by default. Read more »

  • Namibia:   U.S. Court Rejects Germany's Motion On Nama, Ovaherero Genocide

    New Era, 19 January 2018

    United States District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain on Tuesday denied Germany's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed by Ovaherero and Nama people in the United States… Read more »

  • Namibia:   Genocide Talks With Germany Hit Snags

    The Conversation Africa, 10 January 2018

    Namibian-German negotiations about the genocide perpetrated in the former German colony South West Africa in 1904-1908 have just entered their third year. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Germany Makes U-Turn On Genocide Lawsuit

    New Era, 15 January 2018

    Following a protracted legal challenge, the German government has finally accepted a court summons to appear in the United States Federal Court in New York in the class-action… Read more »

InFocus