World reconciliation with Namibia: Herero leader After Covid-19 diagnosis,

14:25  18 june  2021
14:25  18 june  2021 Source:   ksta.de

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died of one of the embittered critics of the signature tire reconciliation agreement between Namibia and Germany, Chief Vekuii Rukoro, died in a hospital of the Namibian capital Windhuk.

Vekuii Rukoro, traditioneller Führer der Herero, ist nach einer Covid19-Diagnose gestorben. © Picture Alliance / DPA / Arte Vekuii Rukoro, traditional leaders of the Herero, has died after a Covid19 diagnosis.

The 66-year-old head of the Ovaherero traditional council was the leader of the HereroFraction, which faces the planned agreement for the work of the German colonial period. He died in the night of Friday after a Covid-19 diagnosis, said the Secretary General of the Ovaherero, Mutjinde Katjiua.

Rukoro demanded reparations from Germany

The lawyer and Supreme Herero had announced, among other things, protests against the visit of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Namibia, if the Namibian Parliament for the genocide to the Herero and Nama should ask for forgiveness. He demanded reparations instead of voluntary financial benefits in Germany.

Namibia's Parliament has currently exposed the debate because of the Corona Pandemic. In the Agreement, the Federal Government recognizes more than 100 years after the crimes of the German colonial power in today's Namibia the atrocities on the ethnic groups of the Herero and Nama as genocide.

The descendants want to officially ask for forgiveness and support a total of 1.1 billion euros. The negotiations were led by commissioners of the two governments, Herero and Nama were closely involved. However, some representatives of the ethnic groups have made harsh criticism. (dpa)

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