Swakopmund Genocide Museum Director mobilizes volunteers to restore unmarked graves


The Director of the Swakopmund Genocide Museum mobilised residents and visitors from all over the world to volunteer in a campaign to restore unmarked graves of the genocide victims.

Laidlaw Peringanda says thousands of Ovaherero, Nama, and San people were killed by German soldiers, while others perished in concentration camps between 1904 and 1908 at Swakopmund.

Peringanda's great-grandmother was a survivor of the genocide, and he recalls the horrific stories she narrated to the family.

President Mbumba to provide genocide negotiation update in separate forum


President Nangolo Mbumba has assured the members of Parliament of an update on the genocide negotiations on a separate platform.

This follows questions by the leader of PDM, McHenry Venaani, on the progress of the discussions.

In 2021, Germany admitted the atrocities it committed during 1904–1908 against the Nama and Herero communities after a stretch of negotiations between the governments.

Kunene Governor warns against tribalistic remarks


Kunene Governor Marius Sheya has warned against tribalistic remarks pitting the Damara and Nama tribesmen at Khorixas.

Sheya called out issues brewing at the Ward 9 communal area, where the locals are at loggerheads over alleged non-ancestral people being allocated plots to farm and residing there.

Speaking over the weekend at Fransfontein, Sheya warned that tribalism can trigger conflict and that bitter remarks voiced on local radios must be stopped immediately, as any Namibian is allowed to reside wherever they please.

UN Special Rapporteurs issue report on genocide


Special Rapporteurs from the United Nations (UN) have confirmed that the participation rights of the Ovaherero and Nama people have been violated by the German and Namibian governments in terms of international law. The rapporteurs also urge the German government to grant reparations.

The Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) and the Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA), through their legal representation, had earlier reached out to the international community, questioning the lawfulness of the two governments.

Nama and Ovaherero gather to commemorate 1904-1908 genocide victims


Descendants of the Nama and Ovaherero gathered at Lüderitz in the ||Kharas Region to commemorate 118 years since tens of thousands of their ancestors were killed by the Germans.

The three-day Genocide Remembrance, which started on Friday, was attended by the Ovaherero Traditional Authority and the Nama Traditional Leaders Association.

The Herero and Nama genocide was the massacre of more than 60,000 people on April 22, 1905, by German military forces ordered by General Lothar von Trotha.

1904-1908 genocide victims tombstone unveiled


Descendants of victims of the 1904-1908 genocide unveiled a tombstone at Shark Island in remembrance of the tens of thousands of Nama and Herero-speaking Namibians killed by the then-German colonial settlers.

Hundreds of descendants of the Nama and Ovaherero people paid homage to the men and women who died at one of the most notorious concentration camps of the 20th century.

Prisoners at Shark Island were subjected to forced labor, including constructing the railway line between Lüderitz and Keetmanshoop under extreme conditions.