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this is the deputy news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes a gesture from the germans that not effect looted 5000000 history in the late 19th century is finally on its way back to namibia we are asking if that goes far enough . beyond say it's lovely is it to africa the pop moguls new album inspired by the lightning 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're 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 possed berlin 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 marks a number of concrete steps to make good germany's page to x. in a rage 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 with everything starts now so if you can understand it you've got the know 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 nature only if we do if they will reach and i think it will have a major boost. after years of effort than a 1000000 government has retrieved cultural property stolen by germany during its colonial occupation in the capital when talk 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 jim 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 he'll be on more than 300 kilometers from the capital but no one knows when it will be built for now the whip along with voice bible is stored away from public view. they miss the start ruth is not already in terms of the security in the room where it can be displayed in. what meant it because we were mandated to safeguard to just have to
store it we do not want to do one thing where the other community will not be here so the community mask or big come up with one voice to say this is what we want local media reported on a dispute among the boys descendants some of them say both the whip and bible belong to the family not the government lucy of it boy has torn she's part of the vid 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 is said lucy and increase beyond that original item must come to be on this and probably within the family
that this different billions of odds will happen to the i know that they did you will ask me that question but leave that question for the family. museum director mary no move to 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 in the process can't be rushed back to cape cross it's not yet clear if the 15th century original will stand here once more or if it's too will end up in the museum. for more on this i'm joined by oral 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 missed important think of we see that the that the germans have the gesture in what do you make of them returning
the cave cross to namibia of course this follows their petri dish and off with poise bible and with what do you make of that gesture and really don't make the most typical about it because for me a truss symbolizes christianity and the we know the christians especially the catholics and lutherans there were there ones who really prepared their way for the us and. this is christians they're the ones who told us we do have to believe or you know own cultures traditions and customs because that is see what is their way of thought but the flame did they were the ones who did get really prepare their way. make it easier for the troops to call the nuns 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 he was speaking at the end 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 refrain from the media 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'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 hurdle unama we have been reminded to the gym of government to our daughter called nies war to end between an awful and 19 or 8 there was fewer genocide and did nothing. up to now the whole of the typical denies it it is publicly just one of the
d.v.d. dead ok to be regarded as genocide that it is never been announced in the parliament just t.v. we're demanding that it did must be officially announced in the parliament and it behoved to apologize to 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 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 mentally chief men who fought against the jim of colonialism and then at the end he was a defeated and then he was decked him as
a prisoner of war and he was a pen for more than 7 hours where you find him a grandma that says he was so strong 7 hours he didn't die then the gym was sure that him but spit i employed my lies that they do to put in not some way they just want to torture him so people be should be off to see what is in and if they do the blood is the geminids the 7 things that to be applied so my good mother has been us the hen. of the who was hen they chopped off the head and said each to jim one for. us is to set chez and it is t.v. here somewhere here in german and my grandmother and the people we're where come from they've been to many of these to be brought back even dared to believe who deceived us came all to call all 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 grandfathers who have actually to fax it to tanzania now that's a lot 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 lady 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 think you really believe that she could be from africa i'm a musician from how one point of view also feels so to
save our time i am her i think it's really their coverage and our rights to the oval office in greenland can give you peace in our grocery or to give you our. work i think is a good step for a new way for someone like her or the best friend to take them ok i feel that i have now for the interior and i mean does and i think you know us i think if you actually wish i did and i really think industry i mean the stab ok so the album has made some criticism especially due to the lack of eastern african voices on the recordings satisfaction from nairobi rhodes i'm a huge fiancé fan but i'm still gutted there was no interest 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 used 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 if one album dates 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 states latest album this one support spirits till next time i bite. the hand and know was love with. her son to keep your hit a new. one the magnets are. not going to. leave lead player love to land the plane let.
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