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Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform

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What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? Start a debate. That's the idea being put forward by Esther Muinjangue, Namibia's deputy minister...

Hundreds storm Namibia parliament ahead of German genocide deal vote

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Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia's parliament on Tuesday, as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $ 1 billion compensation offer from Germany to atone for its 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Na...

Germany will pay Namibia $1.3bn as it formally recognizes colonial-era genocide

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More than 100 years after the crimes committed by the German colonial power in what is now Namibia, Germany has formally recognized the atrocities committed against the Herero and Nama ethnic groups as genocide. Ger...

Anti-femicide protesters call for a state of emergency in Namibia

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Protesters in Namibia campaigning against sexual and gender-based violence are calling for a state of emergency to be declared across the country, while pledging to renew their Shut It All Down campaign of disruptio...