Germany recognized that the mass killings carried out by the German colonial forces in its former colony of Namibia between 1904 and 1908 must be formally classified as genocide.That newspaper Frankfurt Report And broadcasting company Self-Defense Force. Germany and Namibia have been negotiating this issue for six years.
In the next 30 years, Germany will allocate 1.1 billion euros to help the country. Emphasize that this amount is not intended as compensation, but a contribution to the development of African countries.
The agreement between the two countries has not been signed by the German Foreign Minister, but government sources said that the outcome of the negotiations is affirmative.
Mass murder is considered The forgotten genocide of the twentieth century. Thousands of people were murdered, and 80% of the Herero and Nama tribes were expelled or extinct.
The discussion involved representatives of the two communities. Negotiations took a long time because it was initially unclear whether the actions of the German military could be considered genocide, because currently applicable international law did not exist at the beginning of the last century. Another point of contention is the amount that Germany is willing to pay.
It has been agreed that the US$1.1 billion provided by Germany will mainly benefit the Herero and Nama tribes.
Namibian media reported that Federal President Steinmeier will visit Namibia this year to apologize on behalf of Germany for the actions of the German army.
The visit of Foreign Minister Maas to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is also on the agenda. The agreement between the two countries will be formally signed there.