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Germany Finally Recognises Namibian Genocide And Offers 1.34 Billion U.S Dollar Development Fund

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced funding plans to compensate for the German genocide of the Herero and Nama nations between 1904 to1908.

The German government has officially announced that it is in the process of a supposed reparation deal with the Namibian government. This comes exactly a week after the Namibian government was accused of entering into a controversial deal with Germany. Germany will reportedly formally apologise in Namibia's parliament in June, a long overdue gesture considering that Germany initially disregarded the unjust deaths of 80 000 indigenous Namibian people. However, no financial reparations will be paid out to the direct descendants of the slain Herero-Nama people. Instead, they will fall under the beneficiaries of Germany's development projects that will amount to approximately 1.34 billion dollars.

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Namibia Accused Of Entering Into A Controversial Reparation Deal With Germany

Namibia has reportedly reached an agreement with Germany for reparations and a formal apology for the genocide of the Herero and Nama people. This comes after Namibia rejected the previous reparation offer of 11.7 million US dollars proposed by the German government late last year.