“This is the third time Germany has repatriated human remains to Namibia. The other instances occurred in 2011 and 2014. Despite the European country acknowledging “moral responsibility” for the genocide, the German government has not yet honoured its 2016 pledge to issue a formal apology.”

Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, Namibian Minister of Education, Arts and Culture (R), and Michelle Muentefering, state minister for intercultural relations in the German Federal Foreign Ministry, at the service in Berlin, German
Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionThe church service included government officials from both countries

Members of a delegation attend a ceremony in Berlin, Germany, August 29, 2018, to hand back human remains from Germany to Namibia
Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionWomen in traditional Herero dress made up some of the Namibian delegation