German Minister to Attend Skulls Ceremony in Windhoek

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    Minister of State at Germany's Federal Foreign Office, Michelle Müntefering, will lead the German delegation to Windhoek to attend the ritual for the return of 27 human remains of Ovaherero/Ovambanderu and Nama killed in the genocide, the German Embassy in Windhoek said yesterday.

    Müntefering will be accompanied by Germany's special envoy for the negotiations on genocide reparations, Ruprecht Polenz, and Regional Director for Sub-Sahara and the Sahel in the Federal Foreign Office, Robert Dolger.

    Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa on Sunday led the 74-member delegation that includes traditional leaders - mostly those of the affected communities - and government officials to Germany to repatriate 27 human remains of Namibian origin.

    During colonial times, the human remains of mostly the Ovaherero/Ovambanderu and Nama were removed unlawfully and shipped to Germany for pseudo-scientific racial purity and eugenic 'research'.

    This will be the third time that human remains will be returned to Namibia from Germany following previous repatriations in 2011 and 2014.
    German minister to attend skulls ceremony in Windhoek

    These people want to be paid.

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