‘Not acceptable’ – Namibia rejects German genocide reparations offer

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August 12, 2020 at 08:30 am | NEWS

Mohammed Awal


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Namibia has turned down Germany’s offer for reparations for mass killings in its then colony. The 1904 to 1908 genocide in the Southern African country resulted in the deaths of more than 60 000 Herero and over 10 000 Nama people.

President Hage Geingob said the offer for reparations made by Germany was “not acceptable”. “The current offer for reparations made by the German Government remains an outstanding issue and is not acceptable to the Namibian Government,” Geingob said in a statement Tuesday.

Geingob’s rejection of the offer followed his receipt of a status update from the Special Envoy on the Negotiations on Genocide, Apology and Reparations (GAR) between Namibia and Germany.

It has been five years since the appointment of Special Envoys by the Governments of Namibia and Germany, including…

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Cyprus, Israel move forward with talks over disputed gas field

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A view of the largest crane vessel in the world SSCV Thialf at the Leviathan gas platform of Noble Energy at the Mediterranean Sea, some 10 kilometres from the Israeli coast, January 31, 2019.

Talks between Nicosia and Tel Aviv and Israel are progressing on Israel’s Yishai gas field which is adjacent to Cyprus’ Aphrodite field, Cyprus’ new Energy, Commerce and Industry Minister Natasa Pilides said on August 5 after her first video conference with her Israeli counterpart Yuval Steinitz, Cyprus News Agency reported.

The Cypriot government granted the Noble Energy, Shell, and Delek consortium an exploitation licence for the Aphrodite gas field. The companies intended to pipe the gas to neighbouring Egypt. Noble Energy has since been bought out by Chevron. But Israel claims a share of the production of Aphrodite, as a small portion of the reservoir stretches…

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The MENA region records highest youth unemployment rate in the world

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The Middle East and North Africa region has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region had the highest youth unemployment rate in the world in 2019, according to data published by the World Bank.

While Qatar has recorded the lowest youth unemployment rate globally at only 0.4 per cent with its oil rich economy, strong labour force and the 2022 World Cup on the horizon, the MENA region also accounted for some of the highest rates worldwide in 2019.

War-torn Libya suffered the worst rate in the region and registered as second highest in the world, with 50 per cent of the North African country’s youth unable to find or maintain jobs. The country’s political instability and ongoing civil war have harmed its economic development, severely affecting the job market.

With 42 per cent out of work, the…

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66% of young Saudis are single

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A picture taken on January 31, 2020 shows young Saudis gathering at the Riyadh Season Boulevard in the Saudi capital [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]

The vast majority of young men and women in Saudi Arabia are single, a new survey has found to highlight some of the many social and cultural attitudinal changes within the traditionally conservative country.

A little over 66 per cent of the kingdom’s population between the ages of 15-34 are not married, according to the Saudi General Authority for Statistics, a government agency that is responsible for the compilation of data and conducting national surveys.

Titled ‘Saudi Youth in Numbers’, the report, published to coincide with International Youth Day 2020, a UN led initiative to raise awareness of the challenges facing young people, found that as many as 67 per cent of the kingdom’s…

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Only 15% of the French Believe God is Necessary for Morality

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With Thousands Dying Daily, Can We Try Human Challenge to Get Vaccine Ready Now?

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Covid 19 vaccine The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles for the war against Covid 19, especially the vaccines.

Why people are volunteering to get Covid-19

A controversial plan could get us a vaccine sooner.

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By Laura Bult

With thousands of people dying of Covid-19 every day, the sooner a vaccine can be deemed safe and effective, the better. But vaccine development is a lengthy process that isn’t easy to rush. In part, that’s because of the final step in testing any vaccine: the phase III trial.

Phase III trials require tens of thousands of volunteers, each of whom get either a placebo or an experimental vaccine. Then vaccine developers have to wait until a statistically significant number of them, going about their lives normally, eventually get naturally infected. This step alone can often take years.

When it comes to Phase III trials for a Covid-19 vaccine…

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