In echoes of the situation in Namibia, Burundi has demanded 43 billion US dollars as well as public apology from former colonisers Germany and Belgium as a way to atone for the list of crimes including forced labour, and cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment such as whipping and prison – inflicted on the population during the colonial period between 1896 and 1962. Africa News reports that the nation is also demanding that its stolen objects be returned to their archives.