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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

Inclusivity and honesty in all Talks with Germany: “Germany knows who the children of the victims of her murderous policies a century back are and indeed currently where they live, she must therefore soonest cease with her gimmicks of wasting resources on engaging distant and unaffected parties in her so-called genocide negotiations AND in earnest directly engage Ovaherero and Nama leadership to find permanent closure to the horrific chapter of her disastrous colonial expedition South-West Africa which can only be effected through genuine and faithful accession to a legal agreement on reparation settlement, commensurate with her crimes and negotiated only with legitimate Ovaherero and Nama representatives. It is only a fallacy that a settlement for genocide crimes meted out against ethnic groupings in pre-modern southern African states times, can be arrived at without their bonafide voices and settled only with the state of Namibia. Whilst the state of Namibia, as home to the largest share of descendants of victim’s communities remains a key stakeholder in the discussion with the German state, it cannot wholly appropriate the campaign onto itself and preferred splinter Ovaherero and Nama groupings who in the main are extremely under-representative of the broader affected communities and are fully-absorbed into the government structure and as such enjoys no latitude and or leeway to independently speak for the aspirations of our communities. Equally, the “globalization” of descendants of that war principally implies that Ovaherero and Nama people are today global communities transcending territorial boundaries and thus no single state can rationally claim monopoly and full representation over them. Accordingly therefore, only their own leadership can fully and aptly articulate their interests now resident across multiple nation-states and thus any discussion about them is only adequately crafted to the extend it incorporates genuine representative voices from them !!!” Nandiuasora Mazeingo, OGF Chairperson, April, 2021

Sub-Committee on Research & Publication

About Us

What We Do

Led by a Chairperson reporting directly to the OGF Chairperson and working directly with that Office and all its support wings, this sub-committee shall endeavor to produce scholarly and quality academic and educational materials on various thematic areas of the OvaHerero Genocide experience. Amongst these thematic areas are:

  • dedicate time and resources to researching and publishing, with specific historicity, stolen Herero land, immovable assets and livestock and work towards filing such claims with appropriate points of authority and execution.
  • dedicate time and resources to researching and publishing, with specific historicity, stolen Herero Human Remains, Artwork, cultural artifacts and other materials of general significance and work towards filing such claims at appropriate points of authority and execution.
  • dedicate time and resources to research, analysis and publication of the full impact of genocide on the psyche, health and wellness of the Herero community in broad terms but, to the extent possible, with specificity bring to the fore experiences of individual OvaHereros, past and living. Under this thematic area, the research focus shall include, but not limited to, the aspect of pervasive alien chronic genetic diseases and other human defects which largely took hold amongst Ovaharero as a consequence of war crimes of sexual assault and resultant interracial off-springs born with health conditions otherwise alien to the black race. Necessarily, this research work must embody recommendations on how to address, remedy the findings in the studies undertaken.

dedicate time and resources to researching for purposes of recreating and bringing to light genocide history through remembrance and or commemorative activities, materials and documentations. Where possible and appropriate, endeavor to identify significant individuals and or figures and sites in genocide history whose work, influence and meaning could be turned into a rallying post for the genocide movement and thus deserves permanent marking with monuments or structures of similar meaning and value.