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zuri. risen with the news. ready in the morning and the music. to open 1st 2019 from september 6th to september 29th. this is state of the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes a gesture from the germans and not effect polluted by the colonialist in the late 19th century is finally on its way back to namibia we are if that goes far enough. to be on say is a lovely asset to africa and the pop moguls new album inspired by the lion king is out today it features multiple african artists and produces but some east africans feel excluded. and.
i'm kristie window welcome to news africa i'm glad you're tuned day and a stone cross suited from namibia by german colonialist in the late 19th century is finally on its way back a german museum agreed to repatriate the stone cross off cape cross in may now germany says it's committed to coming to terms with its colonial possed berlin is negotiating with the in the movie and government over the terms of an apology for its genocide committed against the head of it all 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 marks a never concrete step to make good germany's pledge to exxon or 8 the return of the facts and human remains from former african colonies. cape cross in their own headland south atlantic coast has 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 the hotel museum near by. life and tell manager comes the latest developments in this story. proves this where everything starts
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. you know they feel you know we're still reaching know. what it was from the start so i think it's going to be it's going to play a very major only if we do if they will i think it will live in major boost tourism sector after years of effort than a 1000000 government has retrieved cultural property stolen by germany during its colonial occupation of the capital windhoek at the namibian independence museum on the lookout for the most recently returned items and a bible belonging to hendrick that boy an ethnic now man who was killed fighting the gym after several requests by the namibian government and the bible were returned in february of this year but they're 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 state bruce is not delivered in terms of the security in the room where it can be displayed in. a white man that we were mandated to safeguard to just have to store it we do not want to do when thing where the other community will not behave so the community my school big come up with one voice to say this is what we want local media reported on a dispute among boys descendants some of them say both the whip and bible belong to
the family not the government's new c. of it boy is torn she's part of the video for families 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 all in namibia for the namibian people so therefore the family feel that it should stay the national museum but one day if that he said we see him in that original i temp must come to be on this and probably within the family that there's different billions of dollars which will happen to the i know that they did you will trust me that question but leave that question for the family museum director marina was 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 satisfy everyone involved 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 of its 2 will end up in the museum. for more on this i'm joined by yes or he is the founder of an n.g.o.s hearing that focuses on the repatriation of items that interest artifacts and human remains. rooted from colonized countries welcome to deeds of the african missed important things that we see that the that the the germans have the gesture in what do you make of them retaining the cape crossed in the movie of course this follows their petrie of the boy's bible and what do you make of that gesture that really don't commit the most typical about it because for me to rose symbolizes christianity and the we know that christians especially the catholics under lutherans there were the
ones who really prepared their way for the cold nights those and the and the this is a christians they're the ones who told us we do have to believe or know own cultures traditions and customs because that's his seed wote is the way of god but the flame to deal with the ones who did it really prepare their way mickey to easier for the troops to colonize us ok speaking of the colonial era as some of the things that happened there this week we heard from a very high ranking german official you speaking of and 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 quote genocide so we're hearing 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 heroin nama would have been demanded to the gym and government to a daughter called nies war to end between an awful and 1908 there was a genocide and did nothing else. up to now the heart of the typical denies it it is publicly just one of the d.v. to get your hate to be regarded as a general side that 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 crapola gys probably the reparations ok so as i as i put it off the view is when we started this conversation you are you'll enjoy focuses on the repatriation of human
remains and artifacts looted from colonized 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're so passionate about. since i was a child individual for years my grandmother used to tell me stories over our mind the millie chief men who fought against the jim and colonialism and even at the end he was defeated and then he was at them 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 short that him but spit i employ the lies that they did to put in the book somewhere they just wanted to put to him so people to shoot the elf to see what is in me if they
do the blood is the geminids the 7th he's going to be applied so my good mother has been just a hen. he was hen base chopped off the head and said to each to jim one for this is to search as and if you steal here somewhere here in germany and my grandmother of the people where where come from they have been the money of used to be brought back even to do believe with diseases came all to call all conditions are changing it isn't the cause of harvard to body to him. ok so this is your pistol story and you're fighting for the remains of field and fathers who have actually to facts to tanzania yeah that's sort of them bora thank you so much that we appreciate your time sir. the pop icon beyonce his 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 of lagos to get some reviews of queen bees latest record but if you say i think you really believe that people prefer. a musician from one point of view also fields so to say i find i am well i didn't read their fear in prison are proud to oversee greenlight you can give your brief america free or to be free will that work i think is a good step anyway for someone like her or lives because she's very good so if you don't like it i think that i have now for the same period and i can distill it down
because i think if you actually boost. to churn my music industry i missed out ok so the album has made some criticism especially due to the lack of eastern african voices on the recordings set out session from nairobi rhodes i'm a huge beyond say fan but i'm still gutted there was no intrusive 80 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 brought 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 means africa as always you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page today will leave you with some sound from beyonce his latest album this one's
of her home buckingham palace for an exhibition dedicated to our great great grandmother queen victoria. bots we began with cameroonian singh a brick bassy who's currently on tour here in europe he still sings in the bus a language from his native cameroon but since 2006 as lived in france his eclectic songs reflect his musical link with africa but there's boston over the blues in there and some interesting arrangements including trumpet trombone and even banjo this is all topped off by a very distinctive soulful voice. bassy tells uncomfortable stories in unique soft tones. throughout the local market about missing a songwriter is currently on to with his new album titled no.