DAR ES SALAAM/BERLIN | | tansania

DAR ES SALAAM/BERLIN (Own report) - Germany will not pay compensation for the mass crimes it had committed in the former German East Africa Colony. Instead, it will have pompous colonial period buildings refurbished. This was one of the main results achieved by Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas (SPD) during his first trip to Africa. Last year, demands had been raised that Germany should compensate the descendants of the victims of the Maji Maji War, wherein German colonial troops allegedly killed 180,000 to possibly 300,000 inhabitants of the colony. Tanzania's foreign minister, whose government is dependent on German development aid, has now assured Maas that no compensation demands will be forthcoming. He has also waived the restitution of the plundered cultural assets. Berlin, which deems it is not able to pay the compensation, will now finance the refurbishment of pompous German colonial period buildings in Tanzania. While in Dar es Salaam, Maas commemorated the Askari, African mercenaries, who had fought alongside the German colonial forces during their campaigns of annihilation. more…

Misery Shuttle

DAR ES SALAAM/BERLIN/MINSK | | tansania

DAR ES SALAAM/BERLIN/MINSK (Own report) - The German Government is financing the deportation of refugees between several African states and is intervening in the migration in the Eastern part of that continent. These measures are affecting several hundred thousand people in Tanzania and are designed to divert the migration flow originating there, to prevent these victims of poverty and civil war from coming to Europe. Germany is particularly directing these refugees toward Burundi and the Congo, where starvation and death awaits them. The UN Refugee Agency is implementing these measures. In front of its Cairo office recently, a massacre of desperate migrants was carried out. The continuous expansion of the EU border regime includes plans for an international detention system, that regulates the social dynamic of the refugee movement in regionally established reservations ("Regional Protection Programs", RPP). Selected migrant workers can "shuttle" between these camps and interested economic centers, according to the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Two pilot projects are promoting these EU plans and are linked to the current German deportation of refugees in Tanzania, where preparations have begun for building "Regional Protection" camps. The second camp is presently being projected for refugees from the "Ukraine, Moldavia and Belarus". Thus the EU is promoting the German-Italian concept of the organized supply of cheap labor from transcontinental poverty zones, while simultaneously hermetically closing all European borders. more…

Horticulture

HAMBURG (Own report) | | tansania

HAMBURG (Own report) Because Prime Minister Sumaye of Tanzania refused to participate in the opening of the colonialist ,,Tansania Park,"his reception by the German harbor metropolis Hamburg took place, instead, at an associated event. The high-ranking delegation from Tanzania had to limit its stay in Germany to a visit of the International Horticultural Exhibition and talks with relief organizations. The ,,Tansania-Park"displays monuments of the Nazi era which extol German colonial rule in East Africa. more…

HAMBURG | | tansania

HAMBURG In the presence of Prime Minister Sumaye of Tanzania, the senator in charge of urban construction of the Northern German metropolis Hamburg, was planning to open a ,,Tansania-Park"on 5 September. In the center of the park, a former site of a barracks, are two monuments which had been erected by the Nazi government in 1939 to extol German colonialism in Africa. ,,Unsuspecting visitors to this site,"according to a letter of protest, ,,could receive the impression that the relationship of the German Federal Republic with the Republic of Tanzania is not so different than that of the former German Empire to its colony 'German-East Africa'." more…