Namibia is less likely to get the full amount that it seeks (reportedly, about N$500 billion) through diplomatic channels. So, to maximise the reparations that it pursues in negotiations with its Goliath (Germany), Namibia will need David’s wits, skill, and a stiff spine. Read more about the Herero And Nama Genocide.
Just as the reality of the United Nations’ warning that the Gaza Strip would become “unlivable” by 2020 looms nearer, Palestinians in the small enclave contend with the consequences of nearly 12 years of crippling blockade, three wars, and a vast protest movement fast approaching its first anniversary.
Rebels who have fought to topple President Bashar al-Assad for eight years are now largely confined to the enclave in the northwest near the Turkish border. Around 4 million people now live there, including hundreds of thousands of opponents of Assad who fled there from other parts of the country.