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Have the skulls back

Germany has given Namibia the skulls, bones, and other remains of massacred tribespeople, which were used more than a century ago to try to prove the racial superiority of white Europeans.

In the first genocide of the 20th century, German soldiers slaughtered around 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama indigenous people in a 1904–08 campaign in what was then called German South West Africa.

Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, the Namibian education minister, said the government is yet to decide whether to bury or display the repatriated skulls.

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