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date: 21 October 2019

genocide 

Source:
A Dictionary of African Politics
Author(s):

Nicholas Cheeseman

The deliberate attempt to eradicate a people (often a national, *ethnic, or religious group). Only three genocides are widely agreed to have occurred in Africa. The first was the campaign of collective punishment that the German Empire carried out against the Herero and Nama people following their rebellion against colonial rule in what is now Namibia. It is estimated that between 20,000 and 100,000 Herero and around 10,000 Nama died between ... ...

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