U.S. Judge Dismisses Namibian Genocide Claims Against Germany

New York Federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain has dismissed a compensation lawsuit lodged against Germany by two Namibian tribes for genocide and property seizures in colonial times. Herero leader Vekuii Rukoro says lawyers for the tribes will lodge an appeal "with immediate effect." In the early 1900s, colonial troops killed tens of thousands of protesting Nama and Herero in the Omaheke desert region in what was then known as German South West Africa.

German troops in Keetmanshoop during the Herero uprising in 1904.

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