Berlin streets to lose links with brutal colonial past

Berlin streets to lose links with brutal colonial past
 

Berlin is set to rename streets linked to atrocities Germany committed during its 1884-1919 occupation of Namibia.
Local councillors agreed on new street names for the so-called African Quarter in the north-west of the German capital on Wednesday evening.
After more than a decade of debate, a final vote - seen as a formality - will be held soon.
Then names associated with Germany's imperial past will be replaced with ones dedicated to liberation fighters.
"The African Quarter still glorifies colonialism and its crimes," council members from the Greens, Social Democrats and Left... read more

 
12 April 2018 in World News, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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