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
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