Namibia Protest against Germany Deal over genocide

Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia’s parliament on Tuesday, as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $1 billion compensation offer from Germany to atone for its 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama people.

Various political parties and traditional chiefs have dismissed Germany’s offer to pay $1bn in development aid, and say the deal was made without properly consulting the victims.

“The so-called agreement is a flagrant disregard of our legitimate reparation and restitution demands,” a petition handed over to the deputy speaker of parliament Loide Kasingo read.

Between 1904 and 1908 German colonisers killed tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people as a punishment for taking part in an uprising.

– Agencies