Be informed. Be challenged. Be inspired.

Namibian communities demand return of land in dispute over German genocide legacy

Windhoek, Namibia  Reuters Namibian communities whose ancestors were massacred by German colonial forces and had their property seized more than a century ago are calling for fresh talks with Berlin to negotiate the return of ancestral land. Germany agreed in May 2021 to fund projects worth €1.1 billion over 30 years to make up for […]

African nations tell COP27 fossil fuels will tackle poverty

Egypt COP27 globe

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt Reuters African nations must be allowed to develop fossil fuel resources to help lift their people out of poverty, governments said at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt, which welcomed leaders of oil and gas companies sidelined at previous talks. Pressure to leave hydrocarbons in the ground has been weakened this year […]

Cheetahs return to India after 70-year absence

India cheetahs1

London, UK/New Delhi, IndiaReuters Eight radio-collared African cheetahs step out on to the grassland of Kuno National Park in central India, their final destination after an 8,000 kilometres journey from Namibia that has drawn criticism from some conservationists. The arrival of the big cats – the fastest land animal on Earth – coincides with the 72nd birthday […]

More countries hike climate pledges, piling pressure on major emitters

Smoke stacks

Brussels, BelgiumReuters A group of mostly smaller countries submitted new, more ambitious climate pledges to the United Nations last week, raising pressure on big emitters including China to do the same ahead of a major UN climate summit in November. UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa said that as of Saturday the United Nations had received […]

Germany apologises for colonial-era genocide in Namibia

Berlin, Germany/Windhoek, NamibiaReuters Germany apologised on Friday for its role in the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago and officially described the massacre as genocide for the first time, as it agreed to fund projects worth over a billion euros. Namibia’s President Hage Geingob welcomed the “historic” move, […]

Germany to atone for Namibian colonial horrors with a billion euros of projects

Namibia skulls

Windhoek, NamibiaReuters Germany has agreed to fund projects in Namibia worth more than a billion euros over 30 years to atone for its role in genocide and property seizures in its-then colony more than a century ago, a Namibian government spokesman said on Thursday. Thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed by German colonial […]