£1 billion compensation for genocide ‘too little too late’, Namibian tribes tell Germany | Ukraine Today .org


By Justin Huggler

BERLIN 2 June 2021

Namibian tribes have rejected Germany’s ‘offensive’ offer of €1.1bn (£950m) in recognition of an early 20th century genocide, throwing into doubt an agreement through which Berlin hoped to atone for the colonial atrocity. 

Germany for the first time officially recognised the systematic murder of tens of thousands of Herero and Nama men, women and children by its forces between 1904 and 1908 as genocide last week.