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Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari: The return of the Herero and Nama skulls: Coming to terms with a difficult history

In his analysis of the failure over more than two decades to deal with the genocide, Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari looks at the changing attitudes of Namibia’s SWAPO-led government and the role of the Namibian media as well as Germany’s evasive political... |+| zum Artikel

Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi/Michael Küppers-Adebisi: Diaspora ‘Faces of the African Renaisance’ – New pan-African images out of Germany

In the critical reading of their exhibition ‘Faces of the African Renaisance’, Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi and Michael Küppers-Adebisi deconstruct German colonial genocide in Africa and contemporary, neo-colonial racism against people of African descent in... |+| zum Artikel

Reinhart Kössler/Henning Melber: German–Namibian denialism: How (not) to come to terms with the past

Largely unnoticed by most Namibians, the local German-language daily Allgemeine Zeitung provides a forum for colonial apologetics. Reinhart Kössler and Henning Melber examine recent comments and readers’ letters in this newspaper, exposing the reactionary... |+| zum Artikel

‘We have come back home…’ - Statement by Chief Alfons Kaihepovazandu Maharero

Statement by Chief Alfons Kaihepovazandu Maharero, Chairman of the Ovaherero/ Ovambanderu Council for the Dialogue on the 1904 Genocide (OCD-1904), on the Occasion of the ‘Requiem of the Martyrs’ at Heroes Acre, on October 05, 2011.  Director of... |+| zum Artikel

Saunders Jumah: German denial of Herero genocide

The Germans’ inhuman treatment of the Namibian delegation is only the most recent in a long history of injustice and disrespect towards African peoples. It is more than time, writes Saunders Jumah, for Africans to stand together, demand fair and equal... |+| zum Artikel

Prince Kum’a Ndumbe III.: Afrika ist im Aufbruch, Afrika ist die Zukunft, Teil II

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Prinz Kum'a Ndumbe III. eröffnete mit diesem Beitrag das Symposium ,,Theologie interkulturell" 2011 zur Spiritualität in Afrika seit Urzeiten (150.000 Jahre), zum spirituellen Beitrag Afrikas seit Enoch und der Sinnflut und nahm Stellung zur modernen... |+| zum Artikel

Kwame Opoku: Affirmations and Declarations: Review of James Cuno’s Museums Matter

In this article, Kwame Opoku reviews the latest book by James Cuno "Museums Matter - In praise of the Encyclopedic Museum". Cuno, he writes, has clearly and consciously decided not to tackle any of the issues relating to the acquisition,... |+| zum Artikel

Kwame Opoku: Nok Once More

In this article, columnist Kwame Opoku comments on a recent article by Karl- Ferdinand Schaedler in the catalogue accompanying the recent exhibition AFRIKA AFRIQUE AFRICA in Vienna entitled “Against the Destruction of Art Objects - The Other Side of... |+| zum Artikel

Interview with Johanna Kahatjipara on the Occasion the Repatriation of the Mortal Remains of Herero and Nama Genocide Victims

On the occasion of the repatriation of the mortal remains of Herero and Nama, who were killed by German troops during the Genocide of 1904-08, AfricAvenir spoke to Johanna Kahatjipara, whose grandmother and other relatives were subjected to the... |+| zum Artikel

Reise in ein umkämpftes Terrain - von Joachim Zeller

Eine Delegation aus Namibia wird in Kürze in Berlin eintreffen, um die Schädel ihrer Vorfahren entgegenzunehmen. Was erwartet sie bei ihrem Besuchsprogramm in der Stadt? Ein Artikel von Joachim Zeller.

In den kommenden Tagen ist es soweit. Nach... |+| zum Artikel

Mahmood Mamdani: The Invention of the Indigène

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‘The violence in Congo may seem unintelligible but its roots lie in institutional practices introduced under colonialism, which 50 years of independence have only exacerbated,' writes Mahmood Mamdani. First published by |+| zum Artikel

Kwame Opoku: When will Britain Return Looted Ghanaian Artefacts? A History of British Looting of more than 100 Objects

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Article by Kwame Opoku. A recent visit to London, he writes, "reminded me that apart from the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum many other museums in London and elsewhere in the United Kingdom are still holding onto African cultural... |+| zum Artikel

Kwame Opoku: Reflections on the abortive Queen-Mother Idia Mask Auction: Tactical Withdrawal or Decision of Principle?

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Article by Kwame Opoku on the cancellation notice of the auction of Queen-Mother Idia mask on 4 December by Sotheby. What more does the cancellation tell us? Will the auction take place sometime in the future and somewhere else other than at Sotheby’s? Will... |+| zum Artikel

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