Namibia debates German genocide deal
22 September 2021 | 6:44 am
Opposition parties accuse Namibia's SWAPO-led government of pushing through a joint agreement reached with Germany over an apology for atrocities committed against Nama and Herero groups during colonial times.
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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.
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