When Will Germany Apologize For Namibia Colonial-Era Genocide?

Despite mounting pressure from civil society, Germany has so far failed to apologize for the 1906 extermination campaign against Namibians who resisted colonial rule, a delay that could see the European country fail to deliver on their promise to do so before the general elections in September this year. Since December 2015, both governments have been locked in negotiations about colonial-era massacres that saw an estimated 75,000 Namibians killed.

Photo: Wikipedia

Herero prisoners of war, around 1900.

Photo: Wikipedia

Herero chained during the 1904 rebellion.

Photo: Wikipedia

German troops during the Herero uprising, 1904.


See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.