‘The 77 Percent’ hosts a debate in Namibia
23 March 2022 | 2:15 pm
Engaging with the descendants of Germany's colonial crimes is no easy task. DW's youth magazine show "The 77 Percent" met with young people from the Herero community in Namibia — and apparently broke the ice.
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The Germany-Namibia genocide accord is on track to be ratified by the Namibian parliament. But Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba was not happy with the amount of money pledged by Berlin.
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Germany officially acknowledges that it committed genocide during its colonial-era occupation of Namibia, and pledged €1.1 billion, to be spent on projects benefiting the Herero and Nama communities. But some are unhappy with the offer.
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Four weeks before the Bundestag election, Angela Merkel's rival center-left party is seeing a rise in public support. The three leading candidates for chancellor are set to square off on live TV on Sunday evening.
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Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan caused a stir after she appointed Stergomena Tax as defense minister. She becomes the first woman to hold the critical portfolio since the country's independence.
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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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On tonight's show: lawmakers in Namibia are debating whether to accept a compensation deal from Germany. Berlin has offered to fund €1.1 billion worth of projects to atone for a four-year-long genocide that began in 1904. In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni sets the Covid-19 vaccination goal at 10 percent of the population by the end of the year. Finally, films return to the big screen in Somalia as the National Theatre in Mogadishu hosts its first public screening in three decades.
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The world has not yet been able to safeguard ecosystems that are key to the well-being of humanity, the United Nations biodiversity chief has said.
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Poland's lower house of parliament will debate a law barring Pride parades on Thursday. The bill was put forward by a conservative anti-abortion rights group that gathered the necessary signatures.
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Despite being the first genocide of the 20th century, the 1904-1908 massacre of the indigenous Herero and Nama peoples by German colonial troops in Namibia remains a little-known chapter of history. It was not until May of this year that Berlin officially recognised its responsibility for the atrocities. Our regional correspondents report.
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