The German Government is still refusing to use the word ‘genocide’ in reference to the mass killings of Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said on Tuesday. Speaking in the National Assembly while updating parliamentarians on the progress made regarding negotiations between the governments of Namibia and Germany since 2015, the premier said Germany is arguing that while atrocious crimes were committed against these communities, they have refused to use the word “genocide”. Nampa reports that Germany’s refusal is premised on an argument that the word genocide was not adapted in a convention when its colonial troops attacked the Ovaherero and Nama communities.