Namibia seeks to erase colonial past

Government wants to assert indigenous identity by changing German-named places but faces criticism from locals.

Last Modified: 16 Oct 2013 20:42
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More than a century ago Germany colonised the area of southern Africa now known as Namibia.

In the years that followed tens of thousands of Africans were killed and all opposition was crushed.

Now the government is trying to move the country on from its bloody colonial past.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from the capital Windhoek.


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