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Botschaft der Republik Namibia
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13 Jul 2015 - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, speaks at the 1st Plenary Meeting of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2015

Please click on the photo to watch the President's speech:

HE DrHageGeingob UN Sustainable Dev

Pressesprecher BildBundesregierung erkennt Genozid an den OvaHerero, Nama, Damara und San an
 

"(...) erkennt die schwere Schuld an, die deutsche Kolonialtruppen mit den Verbrechen an den Herero, Nama, Damara und San auf sich geladen haben und betont, wie Historiker seit langem belegt haben, dass der Vernichtungskrieg in Namibia von 1904 – 1908 ein Kriegsverbrechen und Völkermord war."

Bitte lesen Sie hier weiter: Pressekonferenz, Freitag, den 10. Juli 2015

 

German Government Acknowledges Genocide carried out against the OvaHerero, Nama, Damara, and San

"(...) recognizes the heavy burden of guilt incurred by the German colonial troops against the Herero, Nama, Damara and San and emphasises, as proven by historians for many years, that the war of extermination in Namibia from 1904-1908 was a war crime and genocide."

Please, continue to read the unofficial translation of the German Government's Press Conference of Friday, 10 July 2015, here...

Die Zeit, 08. Juli 2015, Deutsche Kolonialgeschichte

lammert norbert grossBundestagspräsident Lammert nennt Massaker an Herero Völkermord

 

Speaker of the German Parliament, President Lammert, calls the massacre of the Herero genocide

(for an unofficial translation of the newspaper article, please click here....)

Aktivisten und Politiker fordern seit Langem die Anerkennung deutscher Kolonialverbrechen als Genozid. Lammert spricht in der ZEIT nun erstmals von einem Völkermord.

In der Debatte um die deutsche Kolonialpolitik in Afrika hat Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert (CDU) die Massaker an den Herero als Genozid bezeichnet. In einem Beitrag für die ZEIT nennt er den Vernichtungskrieg gegen die einheimische Bevölkerung in Deutsch-Südwestafrika, dem heutigen Namibia, einen "Völkermord". Klicken Sie hier, um  weiterzulesen....

NGOs hand genocide petition to German president

July 7th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter

Germany Petition 500x250Calls for Germany to recognise the genocide committed against the Ovaherero and Namas yesterday received a boost when a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civic organisations handed a historic petition to German president Joachim Gauck in Berlin.

The Namibian genocide was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment that the imperial German army undertook against the Ovaherero and Nama. It is considered to have been the first genocide of the 20th century and took place between 1904 and 1907 in the then South West Africa – modern-day Namibia.

The NGOs were joined by a delegation including Ovaherero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro, Chairperson of the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation,Utjiua Muinjangue, Chairperson of the Nama Technical Committee on Genocide and Swapo Party Member of Parliament, Ida Hoffmann, and Daniel Fredericks. They travelled to Germany on Saturday.

The petition was received by Alexander Skiba in the office of the German president Gauck. It was signed by over 2 000 German nationals across the political and socio-economic, cultural and academic spectrum and calls upon the German government to, inter alia, recognise the genocide committed against the Ovaherero and Nama.

During the genocide the chief German colonial regime army commander, General Lothar von Trotha, decreed the extermination of the Ovaherero and Nama. As a result, close to 100 000 Ovaherero and 10 000 Nama people died of thirst, starvation and in subsequent battles during the genocide. handing over petition

Yesterday's petition also urges the German government to officially offer an apology to the affected communities as well as the Namibian government. It further urges the German government to commit to and enter a dialogue with the representatives of the affected communities as well as the Namibian government. The petition further implores the German government to facilitate the immediate return of the remaining human skulls "currently in private possession in Germany" to Namibia.

Ovaherero Paramount Chief Rukoro commended the sympathisers saying theirs was a new and intensified phase of the struggle. "The whole of Africa will be united behind the Ovaherero and Nama of Namibia, and Germany will be the new international exile state guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity," he said. Tomorrow Rukoro is expected to meet, consult and brief a team of reputable international lawyers in London in preparation for possible legal action against Germany should Germany not meet the October 2 deadline for an answer on the demand for reparation.
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"Von der Unmöglichkeit, über Afrika zu sprechen" 

170px-Koehlerhorst08032007Rede von Bundespräsident a.D. Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, anlässlich der Afrika-Tage des Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 18. März 2014 in Berlin

"Zum historischen Bewußtsein gehört die Erinnnerung an den Völkermord an den Hereros, der 1904, also genau vor 110 Jahren, durch den 'Vernichtungsbefehl' des preußischen Offiziers Lothar von Trotha begann." Weiterlesen...

"On the impossibility of speaking of Africa"

Speech by former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Professor Horst Köhler, on the occasion of the Africa Days of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 18 March 2013, Berlin

"Awareness of history means remembering the genocide against the Herero peoples. unleashed in 1904 - exactly 110 years ago - on the orders of the Prussian officer Lothar von Trotha."  Read more...

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