Germany grapples with colonial past
22 December 2022 | 2:40 pm
Germany has handed historical artifacts back to Nigeria that had been looted and sold by the British. Although Germany is the first country to start returning the Benin bronzes, many say it still has to do more to tackle its colonial legacy.
21 Feb 2021
African nations need to cut their reliance on colonial languages and invest in local ones. This will remove barriers to education and help the continent keep its diverse identities, says DW's Harrison Mwilima.
25 Feb 2021
Diverse secessionist movements are back in the spotlight in Africa. The Tigray Region in Ethiopia is only one example. The roots often go back to the colonial era, and some of these conflicts still smolder today.
3 Apr 2021
Germany's Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation will oversee the return of the statues to Nigeria, but it's going to be a complicated process.
1 May 2021
Genocide, looted art, stolen skulls: calls for Germany to acknowledge its colonial past have grown louder. Four years ago, the German government promised to assess it, but has any real progress been made?
15 May 2021
Colonial Pipeline on Monday afternoon said it aimed to "substantially" restore service on its system, which provides around 45% of refined fuel needs to the U.S. East Coast, by the end of the week after suffering a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down its pipeline over the weekend to contain the threat.
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.
13 Jun 2021
The Justice Department has recovered most of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment made to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, officials said Monday.
5 Aug 2021
Near the villages devastated by historic floods in Germany last month, waste centres are struggling to sort a pile equivalent to a whole year's worth of refuse.
25 Sep 2021
Though relatively short-lived, Germany's colonial presence has had a major impact on present-day Namibia. Here's a timeline of Germany's brutal colonial past in the African country.
24 Sep 2021
As it opens its new ethnological museum, Berlin's Humboldt Forum has reacted to criticism surrounding its handling of colonial history. Will critics approve?
24 Oct 2021
Five mixed raced women taken from their mothers in DR congo as children have gone to court after suing Belgium for crimes against humanity. The trial is the first of its kind. About 15 000 bi racial children were forcibly separated from their black mothers in the former Belgian colonies of DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. They were called children of sin and dumped in orphanages by the state.
5 Dec 2021
East Africa has been ramping up efforts to expose its citizens to Chinese culture - particularly through language. In Kenya Mandarin is offered as a selective language in the national curriculum, while in Uganda it’s now a compulsory subject in some schools. But is this simply an exchange of cultures, or is there more to it?
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