‘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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Berlin insists on implementing a controversial deal that recognizes the colonial-era genocide in Namibia, according to responses to parliamentary questions by the socialist Left Party seen exclusively by DW.
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The Namibian opposition is demanding the renegotiation of a controversial genocide deal between Namibia and Germany. But, the German government rejects these demands, which leads to even more resentment in Namibia.
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A statue of German colonial official, Curt von Francois, was moved from its pedestal in Namibia's capital Windhoek to a museum after activists criticized it as a symbol of oppression.
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