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Descendants of the few survivors are still seeking $4 billion compensation from the German government for what they claim was an orchestrated campaign of extermination that preceded Germany’s genocidal policies of World War II. Namibian government also wants Germany to call the massacre a war genocide which Germany refuses to admit so to this day and so far Germany has acknowledged and expressed regrets for its colonial troops’ role in the genocide but has refused to pay compensation.

Both countries have been in talks since 2015 to negotiate compensation for the massacre by German colonial forces. but the president said The current offer for reparations made by the German Government remains an outstanding issue and is not acceptable to the Namibian Government.

Also 2019, Germany returned a stolen 15th-century artifact it took from Namibia known as the Stone Cross. This shows the exploitation and theft of Namibia’s resources that Germany has benefited from to this day.