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Germany acknowledges colonial-era genocide in Namibia

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Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says that Germany for the first time recognises that it had committed genocide in Namibia during its colonial occupation, with Berlin promising financial support worth more than one billion euros to aid projects in the African nation.

Added on the 28/05/2021 17:10:28 - Copyright : AFP EN

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