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facing a mass extinction. you could say that hope itself is in danger. but there is a glimpse of. the biggest companies are uniting to create global change. a possibility . not only animals will be safe but hope to. live and shape for the conservation of. this is d.w. news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes a gesture from the germans and not effect polluted by colonialist in the late 19th century is finally on its way back to namibia we ask if that goes far enough. to. be unsafe to be lovely said to africa the pop moguls new album inspired by the lion king is out today it features multiple african artists and produces some
east africans feel excluded. i'm christine window welcome to news africa i'm glad you tuned in a stone cross saluted from namibia by german colonialist in the late 19th century is finally on its way back a german museum agreed to repair trade the stone cross off cape cross in may now germany says it's committed to coming to terms with its colonial past bilin is negotiating with the in the movie and government over the terms of an apology for its genocide committed against the head a little and nama peoples in the early 20th century germany has already returned a number of skulls of indigenous people removed from the movie a jury in colonial rule now the return of the cross mocks a mother concrete steps to make good chimneys page to exeter age the return of the
facts and human remains from former african colonies. cape cross and narrow headland on namibia south atlantic coast as few human inhabitants but hundreds of thousands of seals it's a nature reserve that draws many visitors but most are unaware of the area's historical importance this is a replica of the stone cross built by portuguese seafarers more than 500 years ago the original was stolen by german colonialists in the late 1900 is explained in a hotel museum near by. life and the hotel manager world comes the latest developments in this story. roots this with everything starts now so if you can understand it you've got the old reaching out and it can also teach the children that what transpired in the. very place you know there's
not that feeling you know we're still reaching out it is what it was from the start so i think it's going to be it's going to play a very major role if we do if they will reach and i think it will have a major boost tourism sector after years of effort than a 1000000 government has retrieved cultural property stolen by germany during its colonial occupation in the capital when talk with the namibian independence museum on the lookout for the most recently returned items and a bible belonging to hendrick with boy an ethnic now man who was killed fighting the germans after several requests by the namibian government the whip and the bible were returned in february of this year but they are nowhere to be seen at this national independence museum. the museum director takes us to a secret well secured room hears with voice with which should be displayed in the
future museum at the site of his former residence in the village of clear be on more than 300 kilometers from the capital but no one knows when it will be built for now the whip along with the boys bible is stored away from public view the museum the site the rest is not delivered in terms of the security in the room where it can be displayed in. what month it was we were mandated it the decision to just have to store it we do not want to do one thing where the other community will not behave so the community my school big it come up with one voice to say this is what we want. local media reported on a dispute among the boy's descendants some of them say both the whip and bible belonged to the family not the government lucy of it has torn she's part of the
village for a family and the government. the family feel that it should be in the museum because it's not we cannot own him he's a year little in namibia for the namibian people so therefore the family feel that it should stay there in the national museum but one day if there is some info on that original i must come to. some conflict within the family that this different billions of odds were to happen to i know that they did you will ask me that question but leave that question for the family. museum director mary numb who c.c. has been compiling a list of namibian artworks that are still overseas she wants to recover more stolen property but she's learned from the experience that it takes a lot of time and communication to set this for everyone involved in the process can't be rushed back at cape cross it's not yet clear if the 15th century original
will stand here once more or if it's to will end up in the museum. for more on this i'm joined by yes a little room burrill he is the founder of an ngo here in berlin that focuses on the repatriation of items that interest artifacts and human remains looted from colonized countries welcome to teach every african history until we see that the that the the germans have the gesture and what do you make of them returning the cape cross to namibia of course this follows the repatriation of that boy by bill and with what do you make of that gesture it really doing to make the most typical about it because for me to rose symbolizes christianity and the we're not the christians especially the catholics and the lutherans there were there ones who really prepared their way for this nice us and.
this is the christians they are the ones who told us we do have to believe or know on cultures traditions and if pearse terms. because that is seed war that is to accept their way of thought but the flame to deal with the ones who did it really prepare their way to make it easier for the troops to colonize ok speaking of the colonial areas and some of the things that happened there this week we heard from a very high ranking german official he was speaking to me again i just want to read out the quote he said that the horrors that germans committed at the beginning of the 20th century against the people of this country was very referring to namibia especially the head a little and nama are on full caution the atrocities committed in germany's name well what today would be court genocide so we hear of this would genocide we're hearing what sounds like an admission does that go far enough.
and to my partners in the media who presented the hurdle unama we have been demanding to the gym and government to our daughter cognize war to end between an awful and 1908 there was a genocide and did not. end up to now the whole of the typical denies it it is publicly just one of the d.v.d. the beauty god it is general side and it is never been announced in the parliament i just didn't read your mind in that it must be officially announced their parliament and it behoved to apologize probably the reparations ok so as i as i put it out of us when we started this conversation you are you'll enjoy focuses on the repatriation of human remains and artifacts looted from colonize countries you've
been doing this for i think 3 decades now you're so passionate about it it's you've dedicated your life to doing this work and i wondered why this is something that you are so passionate about. since i was a child individual for years my grandmother used to tell me stories over our mind the mentally chief men who fought against the jim of colonialism and then at the end he was a defeated and then he was taken as a prisoner of war and he was a hen for more than 7 hours where you find him a grandmother says he was so strong 7 hours he didn't die then the german shoot at him but spit i came through and the lies that they did to put in not some way they just wanted to torture him some people to shoot the elf to see what is in me if they do did the blood it's the germans the 7th is going to be applied so my good
mother has been us the hen. of he was when they chopped off the head and said each one for. us is says chavez and it is t.v. here somewhere here in german and my grandmother a deeper we're where i come from they've been to many of these to be brought back even to do believe who would deceive us pay em all to claw conditions are changing it isn't because it wasn't a body to him. ok so this is your personal story and you're fighting for the remains of field and fathers who have had traded back to tanzania now the sort of them fora thank you so much so we appreciate your time sir. the pop icon beyonce s new album was released today and it's proving to be a hits in africa the 14 track album titled lion king the gift was inspired by disney's new version of the classic film now on the album's beyond say features
nigerian pop stars including give me a laddie and whisk it through me. asking they're also artists from ghana and south africa. so we took our cameras to the streets in lagos to get some reviews of queen bees latest record but if you say i think you really beat that record before because i'm a musician from high school and chords you also fields so to save time i am well i think it's really there for you written after and since you are both considering lion king give you reason are the 3 or 3 will that work i think is a good step anyway for someone like her or is going to suspend their top down ok i think that i have now for the interior and i mean does and i was thinking of you i think if you are trying to boost i think it's
a show on my music industry i'm using that out ok so the album has made some criticism especially due to the lack of eastern african voices on the recordings satisfaction from the road the road i'm a huge beyond safe and but i'm still gutted there was no intrusive ety in the lion king album even with the little swahili in the film it would have meant to large to have east african sound this was purely a west african affair once again we've been broad sat and this use of roach it's worse that disney line can use a swahili but what's even worse is that you didn't feature any artist that speaks the language africa is more than just niger. it has 57 countries. and that is it one album deed everything is africa as always you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page today will leave you with some sound from beyond say his latest album this one's called spirit till next time i bite.
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