Geingob Says Germany Ready to Apologize for Genocide - But When?

The German government has acknowledged the mass killings of the Nama and Ovaherero, more than 100 years ago as genocide and is willing to apologise to affected communities, President Hage Geingob has said. Although Germany has previously acknowledged "moral responsibility" for the killings of up to 100,000 Namibians by its colonial troops in the early 1900s, it has avoided making an official apology for the massacres to avoid compensation claims.

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Prime Minister of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and president of the Federal Council Daniel Günther at a Swakopmund graveyard monument erected to commemorate the victims of the colonial concentration camp there (file photo).

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