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‘Not acceptable’ – Namibia rejects German genocide reparations offer

The Muslim Times

MOHAMMED AWAL

August 12, 2020 at 08:30 am | NEWS

Mohammed Awal

MOHAMMED AWAL

Photo credit: Namibian presidency

Namibia has turned down Germany’s offer for reparations for mass killings in its then colony. The 1904 to 1908 genocide in the Southern African country resulted in the deaths of more than 60 000 Herero and over 10 000 Nama people.

President Hage Geingob said the offer for reparations made by Germany was “not acceptable”. “The current offer for reparations made by the German Government remains an outstanding issue and is not acceptable to the Namibian Government,” Geingob said in a statement Tuesday.

Geingob’s rejection of the offer followed his receipt of a status update from the Special Envoy on the Negotiations on Genocide, Apology and Reparations (GAR) between Namibia and Germany.

It has been five years since the appointment of Special Envoys by the Governments of Namibia and Germany, including…

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