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GERMANY REJECTS REPARATIONS SUIT OVER COLONIAL MASSACRE IN NAMIBIA

In its first formal response to a class-action suit filed by the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, Germany has asked a New York judge to throw out the suit as “inadmissible” because of “the principle of state immunity.” The indigenous people have been seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples under German colonial rule in the early part of the 20th century. From 1885 to 1903 about a quarter of ...

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AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS IN ISRAEL FACE FORCED DEPORTATION

Jan. 22, 2018 (GIN) – Under a so-called “infiltrator’s law”, more than 1,000 African asylum seekers in Israel face deportation from Israeli detention centers starting in March. Speaking at a recent Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the harsh enforcement policy. “We are not acting against refugees,” he said. “We are acting against illegal migrants who come here not as refugees but f ...

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