Berlin to change street names over brutal African colonial past


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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