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The plaintiffs include Vekuii Rukoro, identified as the paramount chief of the Ovaherero people, David Frederick, chief and chairman of the Nama Traditional Authorities Association, and the non-profit Association of the Ovaherero Genocide in the USA, Inc.
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Growing up, most of the traveling we did was to Barbados, which is where my mother’s side of the family is from.
We didn’t do that much, but that was my international exposure. I just fell in love with the country and the lifestyle and being around blackness.
Under the leadership of Lieutenant General Lother von Trotha, the rebelling groups were killed or driven into the desert, where thousands died of thirst - all normal practice at the time for conquering armies.
Thomas and his co-accused, the 30-year-old Kevan Donell Townsend, who is being represented by Mbanga Siyomunji, are charged with murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, importation of a firearm without a permit, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of ammunition and defeating or obstruction of justice in connection with the murder of Andre Peter Heckmair, aged 25, on January 7, 2011.In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo asks why there are no memorials to those killed in Namibia during German colonial rule.According to The Namibian newspaper, there was a 2.8% decrease in the number of tourists visiting Namibia last year while some 984,099 visitors had gone through Windhoek airport in the year of Africa's football World Cup in neighbouring South Africa.I graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University and worked in broadcast news from the time I left the university. So I went to Barbados in December and stayed for a [little] over a year. It just seemed like they walked with their heads held a little bit higher.It was while I was working at the NBC affiliate in Washington, DC that my mother passed away. and started focusing on returning back to Barbados. I did some volunteering, dated a guy, just really had a blast and lived it up. I really think my mom had something to do with that from above – giving me just what I needed to have a little bit of healing from the shock of losing her suddenly. That’s not to insult or speak down to African-American [men], but there was a major difference that came from being raised in a predominantly black society.When I read these figures, I assumed the slight decrease could only be due to the depressing global economic climate - for anyone who has seen the beauty of this stunning African nation would gladly return there were it not for the cruel fate of the gods of credit, who have ordered the tourists to stay at home instead of travelling to faraway lands.