“It has become known as the first genocide of the 20th century: tens of thousands of men, women and children shot, starved, and tortured to death by German troops as they put down rebellious tribes in what is now Namibia. For more than a century the atrocities have been largely forgotten in Europe, and often in much of Africa too. Now a series of events – and a policy U-turn by Berlin – is raising the international profile of the massacre of Herero and Namaqua peoples and bringing justice for their descendants a little closer. Negotiations between the German and Namibian governments over possible reparation payments are expected to be completed and result in an official apology before next June.”

I cannot believe these journalists labeled the Africans as “rebellious” for defending their human rights, land, families, etc. from colonial invaders! Aside from that, this is great news and I hope America and all other European nations responsible for the African Holocaust follow in Germany’s footsteps.  

Source:  Jason Burke and Philip Oltermann. “Germany moves to atone for ‘forgotten genocide’ in Namibia.” The Guardian. December 25, 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/25/germany-moves-to-atone-for-forgotten-genocide-in-namibia


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