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Germany Offers $1.3 Billion to Namibia to Atone for Genocide

  • Money is being offered after more than five years of talks
  • Namibia accused Germany of atrocities between 1904 and 1908
Heiko Maas
Heiko MaasPhotographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg
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Germany will recognize colonial-era mass killings in Namibia as genocide and offer 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in aid as a gesture of atonement.

German and Namibian negotiators concluded an agreement on Friday after more than five years of talks. Namibia accused German colonial rulers of committing genocide against the Herero and Nama between 1904 and 1908.