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The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences

The Namibian government has rejected the sum of 10 million euros, as a reparation offering from Germany for genocide committed against indigenous Herero and Nama people from 1904-1908. Namibia's President Hage Geingob on Tuesday said reparations offered by Germany for mass killings in its then colony were "Not acceptable" and needed to be "Revised". There are mixed reactions on the streets of Windhoek the capital. German occupiers in Namibia killed tens of thousands of indigenous Herero and Nama people in 1904-1908 massacres, which historians have called  the primary  genocide of the 20th century. In the Battle of Waterberg in August 1904, around 80,000 Herero fled including women  and youngsters . German troops reportedly went after them across  what's  now  referred to as  the  Kalahari . The German government has  thus far  refused to apologize for the killings. In 2015,  the 2  countries started negotiating an agreement  that might  combine  a politician