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NAMIBIA | Has the relationship between Namibia and Germany sunk to a new low?

Dealing with the consequences of the 1904-1908 genocide, committed by German colonial troops in what was then called German Southwest Africa, remains unfinished business. Negotiations between the governments of Namibia and Germany are entering their fifth year. The main topics include the wording and modalities of an official German apology, as well as the compensation to be paid.

US Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against Germany Over Namibian Genocide

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain rejected a lawsuit requiring Germany to pay damages over genocide and property seizures by its colonists, who carried out a racial extermination campaign against the Herero and Nama peoples in the first years of the 20th century in present-day Namibia.

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather less data

Facebook is again under fire for collecting data without the permission of its users. This time, the objection has come from Germany's competition authority, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), which has told Facebook, it can only continue gathering so much data about users from beyond its app and website, if it gets individuals' explicit consent.

Will the Brexit Give Rise to a European Superstate?

On Monday, June 27, the Polish state news channel, TVP Info, reported that at a meeting in Prague, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault presented the top diplomats from the Visegrád Four (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia) with a nine-page document that included a plan to create a «European superstate».
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