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In Cooperation with Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa): "prêt-à-partager" 26 April – 8 July 2012 in Berlin and 3 May – 1. July 2012 in Stuttgart

The dual exhibition “prêt-à-partager”at the ifa Galleries Berlin and Stuttgart presents the results of numerous transnational and interdisciplinary artistic encounters on the African continent. After having travelled to seven venues across West and South... |+| read article

In Cooperation: ARTension: Straigth forward with... Doug Fishbone! Screening von "Elmina": West African Cinema of a Special Kind, SAVVY Contemporary, 30 April, 7 pm

On Monday, 30 April 2012 at 7 pm, Savvy Contemporary invites to "ARTension: Straight forward with... Doug Fishbone", a Screening of the Ghanaian film "Elmina" followed by a and discussion. AfricAvenir is a media... |+| read article

In Kooperation: Lesung und Diskussion mit Helon Habila: "Öl auf Wasser" am MI, 16. Mai 2012, 18:30 Uhr

Im Rahmen des Afrikakolloquiums laden das Seminar für Afrikawissenschaft in Kooperation mit AfricAvenir am Mittwoch, den 16. Mai um 18:30 Uhr zu einer Lesung und Diskussion mit Helon... |+| read article

In Cooperation: ARTension: Straight forward with... Koyo Kouoh (Founder and artistic director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY), SAVVY Contemporary, 25th of April 2012, 7pm

On Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at 7 pm SAVVY Contemporary invites to ARTension: Straight forward with... Koyo Kouoh (Founder and artistic director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY) under the title "Mediations of the Self -... |+| read article

Press Release: The Position of the OCD-1904 on the Genocide Motion in the German Bundestag

The OCD-1904 condemns the CDU/CSU and FDP coalition for voting against the motions tabled by the Left Party and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Greens Party respectively. It was irresponsible for the coalition to vote against the wishes of the... |+| read article

PRESS RELEASE: German Federal Government refuses to apologise for genocide

Joint Press Release: AfricAvenir International - Afrika-Rat Berlin-Brandenburg - Arbeitskreis Panafrikanismus München (AKPM) - Artefakte//anti-humboldt - Berlin Postkolonial - Deutsch-Afrikanische Gesellschaft Berlin (DAFRIG) - Initiative Schwarze Menschen in... |+| read article

PRESSEMITTEILUNG: Bundesregierung verweigert Entschuldigung für Völkermord

Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung: AfricAvenir International - Afrika-Rat Berlin-Brandenburg - Arbeitskreis Panafrikanismus München (AKPM) - Artefakte//anti-humboldt - Berlin Postkolonial - Deutsch-Afrikanische Gesellschaft Berlin (DAFRIG) - Initiative Schwarze... |+| read article

PRESSEMITTEILUNG: Völkermord verjährt nicht! (Demo: 22.03., 17 Uhr, s.u.)

Deutschland muss endlich um Entschuldigung bitten für den Genozid in Namibia und die Nachfahren der Opfer entschädigen. Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung von: AfricAvenir International, Afrika-Rat Berlin Brandenburg, Afrika-Rat Nord, AFROTAK TV cyberNomads,... |+| read article

Letter by P.E.Muundjua (Ovaherero Genocide Committee) to the German NGO-Alliance, 18.03.2012

Dear Mr. Kopp, et al.
Thank you so much for your note of support to us of the Ovaherero Genocide Committee and to our other friends in the struggle for justice. I am writing to you and through you also to the members of your NGO... |+| read article

Editorial: Germany’s genocide in Namibia – Unbearable silence, or How not to deal with your colonial past

On 22 March 2012, the German parliament will debate a |+| motion to acknowledge its brutal 1904-08 genocide of the Nama and Herero peoples. Germany’s... |+| read article

Reinhart Kössler/Henning Melber: The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences: Toward a culture of memory for a memory culture today – a German perspective

The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and genocide perpetrated (1904–08) in what was then the colony of... |+| read article

Peter H. Katjavivi: The significance of the repatriation of Namibian human skulls

Former Namibian Ambassador to Germany, Prof. Peter H. Katjavivi, who was instrumental in getting the repatriation process with Charité started, calls upon both Namibians and Germans to confront the past honestly as part of the process of recovering human... |+| read article

Kwame Opoku: Return of stolen skulls by Germany to Namibia: Closure of a horrible chapter?

Refuting in detail the arguments proffered by Germany on the questions of apology and compensation for the genocide of the Herero and the Nama, Dr Kwame Opoku notes that the Namibia-Germany case is being keenly observed by other African peoples and states... |+| read article

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