Germany to return 15th-century seafarer cross to Namibia

Germany to return 15th-century seafarer cross to Namibia

5/16/2019

Germany to return 15th-century seafarer cross to Namibia

Namibia in 2017 demanded the restitution of the cross, which stands 3.5 metres (11 feet) tall and weighs 1.1 tonnes.

Since 2006, it has been part of a permanent exhibition of the German Historical Museum in Berlin.

Germany has pledged to accelerate the return of artefacts and human remains from former African colonies.

“For the people in Namibia and their cultural and political self-image, it is today of great significance because it stands for the experience of colonial rule from the perspective of those who were subject to it.”

Berlin ruled what was then called South-West Africa as a colony from 1884 to 1915.

But it has repeatedly refused to pay direct reparations, citing millions of euros in development aid given to the Namibian government.

Read more: The Citizen News

Thousands of SA seafarers face axing from 'white list' that allows them to work abroad

De Beers prepares seventh ship to mine Namibia’s seabedThe $468m addition to the Debmarine Namibia fleet is expected to recover 500,000 carats a year

De Beers approves seventh diamond recovery vessel for NamibiaSome of the highest quality diamonds in the world are found at sea off the Namibian coast.

Century Property blames City of Joburg’s rules for debacle that saw BCO firedAzwindini Mulaudzi was fired after an internal disciplinary hearing found him guilty on charges of gross negligence.

Work on Bosmansdam Road around Century City, Cape Town, continuing'This project epitomises excellence in service delivery as it was designed to meet motorists, cyclists as well as pedestrian needs.'

Red Cross warns underfunding could hamstring DRC Ebola responseMore than 1,100 people have died since the central African country last August declared a 10th outbreak of Ebola in 40 years.

ELECTIONS RESULTS: Voters climbed mountains and crossed rivers to cast their ballots

Germany debates mosque tax to curb foreign fundingSupport grows for the proposal that will mirror the voluntary Christian church tax

Germany debates mosque tax to curb foreign fundingSupport grows for the proposal that will mirror the voluntary Christian church tax 😳 Giving to Caesar?

Germany sees sharp rise in racist, anti-Semitic hate crimeFelix Klein, Germany's commissioner for anti-semitism, says he is 'extremely alarmed' by the sharp rise.

Man steals R32m Ferrari on test drive in GermanyGerman police launched a search on Wednesday for a man who during a test drive of a vintage Ferrari worth over two million euros (R32m) sped off with the luxury sports car. Go big or go home empty... 😂 wow

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

16 May 2019, Thursday News

Previous news

How much money would Emilio Tobias pay hackers threatening to release his browsing history?

Next news

Small plane crashes in Dubai killing three Britons, one South African
How much money would Emilio Tobias pay hackers threatening to release his browsing history? Small plane crashes in Dubai killing three Britons, one South African