Namibia's reparations and Germany's first genocide
12 October 2017 Last updated at 12:40 BST
Between 1904-1908 German colonial forces wiped out over 80% of the Nama and Herero people's population in what historians now call "the forgotten genocide".
A class action suit is being brought against the German government for reparations. Hear descendants of the Herero victims tell their story.
Interview footage provided by Kate Schoenbach