Berlin museum returns artifacts to Namibia
12 June 2022 | 10:12 am
More than 20 looted objects from Namibia — including jewelry, tools, fashion and dolls — are being sent back to the country. The loan is the latest move by Germany to address its colonial past.
3 Mar 2019
Your own place to call home, with electricity, water, and a clean toilet – that’s not much to ask, right? But even that is out of reach for many in Windhoek. Now a youth movement is saying: enough is enough.
26 May 2019
Germany says it will return to Namibia a 15th-century navigation landmark erected by Portuguese explorers, as part of Berlin's efforts to face up to its colonial past.
30 Nov 2019
Namibians go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president and parliament. While nobody expects the ruling party to lose, the days when ''SWAPO was the nation and the nation was SWAPO'' might be numbered.
28 Nov 2019
Namibians go to the polls with President Hage Geingob and the ruling South West Africa People's Organisation facing their toughest test since independence in 1990 amid a new corruption scandal. Aiming to end decades of post-election violence in Kenya. The president and the main opposition leader launch the long-awaited Building Bridges Initiative. And in the Ivory Coast, we'll be taking a look at a new program helping migrants rebuild their lives after failing to make it to Europe.
2 Dec 2019
Incumbent Hage Geingob has won another term in the presidential election but lost a two-thirds majority for the first time. The opposition is crying foul.
9 Feb 2020
Germany's health system has a problem: there are not enough nurses. Thousands of positions remain unfilled. That's why clinics and recruitment companies are increasingly looking for staff abroad. For the first time now also in Africa. Our correspondent Adrian Kriesch reports from Namibia.
9 Jul 2020
On Popsicles this week, we return with Apaokagi Adedoyin Maryam, popularly known as Taaooma. The comedienne, content creator and cinematographer talks about growing up in Namibia, her relationship, popularity and how she switches her roles effortlessly.
13 Aug 2020
The Namibian president has said a German offer of compensation for colonial-era mass killings needs to be "revised." Among other things, he objected to the terminology used.
10 Mar 2021
Senegal's opposition leader calls for more anti-government protests. There have been clashes with police as Ousmane Sonko's supporters demonstrate over rape charges he faces that they say are politically motivated. Also, as the world marks International Woman's Day, Namibia's first lady speaks out about the hate speech she's faced over the years and urges us to think more carefully about gendered insults. Finally, we take a closer look at the stories of women driving change in Libya, Ivory Coast and Egypt.
14 Mar 2021
As the world marked International Women's Day, Namibia's first lady called for the confrontation of those whose go-to tactic when threatened is to insult, devalue and undermine women. Also, in Libya, several prominent female campaigners and politicians have been murdered or have disappeared. Yet many continue to work tirelessly to bring about change. And we meet Refilwe Ledwaba, South Africa's first Black, female helicopter pilot. Her foundation trains women in aerospace and aviation.
6 Jun 2021
The government in Namibia has welcomed the move but Herero and Nama activists have slammed Germany's pledge to fund projects in the country rather than provide reparations.
1 Jun 2021
The Council of Chiefs, a body representing the Herero and Nama people, have rejected an offer to fund infrastructure projects in Namibia as a means of apologizing for the genocide during Germany's colonial rule.
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It's the first time Xi has made a trip outside mainland China since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The visit is expected to showcase Beijing's control over Hong Kong after a political crackdown crushed dissent.
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As coal prices bite, Poles turn to collect firewood
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We look at reactions in the French press to the verdict of the "trial for the history books" – that of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Also, Indian papers react after the brutal murder of a tailor sparks Hindu-Muslim tensions. Finally, Californian authorities restitute beachfront land to the descendants of a Black couple, a century after it was seized.
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Germany will be the largest provider of troops in Mali following the UN's decision to extend its peace mission in Mali. But one important security measure will be missing after France's troop withdrawal this fall.
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The 'Because of You' hitmaker's marital split from Brandon Blackstock - who she first filed for divorce from in June 2020, after seven years of marriage - has impacted Kelly's song choices as she only wants to release material she is "comfortable" with.
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All 20 defendants were convicted for their roles in the 2015 Paris terror attacks. The main defendant was sentenced to life in prison. The highly anticipated verdict brings to an end a case that lasted over nine months.