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Executions in Colonial Namibia

In light of the controversy around the Henties Bay gallows and the consequent #GallowsMustFall petition, this briefing note looks at the history of executions, hangings and lynchings in colonial Namibia. The note points out that while the gallows at Henties Bay were never used for the purpose of public execution, the noose attached to a […]

Curt von Francois – Time to Go

Namibians are calling for the removal of the Curt von François statue in Independence Avenue. See the petition on the issue here – Von François is most notoriously known for carrying out the 1893 Hoornkrans Massacre in which mainly women and children were killed. In 2015 Swanu President Usutuaije Maamberua called for the statue […]