Berlin to change street names over brutal African colonial past

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Berlin is poised to strip the names of streets linked to atrocities committed during its occupation of Namibia and dedicate them to liberation fighters, part of a late reckoning with Germany’s brutal colonial history in Africa.

  • BERLIN – Agence France-Presse
  • Hurriyet

After more than a decade of debate, the three biggest parties in the Berlin Mitte district assembly voted Wednesday night to recommend new names for streets in the so-called African Quarter in the northwest of the German capital, spokeswoman Melita Ersek said.

Oxa 1a“The final decision by the district councilor could take another month or so – the date is likely to be announced at another hearing next Thursday [April 19],” Ersek told AFP.

“But it is quite common that the…

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