South African politics and Germany’s and Namibia’s negotiations over atrocities in South West Africa during 1904–8

Friday 9 June 2017

Professor Henning Melber, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), delves into Southern African politics in The Namibian and Nordic Shades of Africa. Meanwhile, on The Nordic Africa Institute’s blog, he discusses Germany’s and Namibia’s negotiations over atrocities in South West Africa during 1904–8, and highlights the fact that European governments are following them closely. He believes the case could ‘open up a Pandora’s box for other former colonial powers.’