The culture of remembrance in Germany is viewed by many as exemplary. But it has some grave shortcomings.
Germans are struggling like the rest of the world with the coronavirus. And while Germans have a strong safety net and medical system, one thing may fall victim to the virus: relations with the US.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
EU leaders ended their June summit in unanimous agreement, but implementing their conclusions on the ground will be much harder.
In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
Whatever the limitations of mediation – even a painfully slow one – Malawi stands to gain more from a consensual resolution in the boundary dispute with Tanzania.