France Returns Stolen Historical Sword Back to Senegal
As part of its commitment to return artifacts stolen during colonial times, France has returned a sword that belonged to a 19th century Islamic scholar and anti-colonial leader Omar Saidou Tall. After his death, his sword and books from his library were seized by the French.
French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed to return 26 cultural artefacts to Benin "without delay", a move that could put pressure on other former colonial powers to return ... Read more »
Benin may have the best chance to date of getting them back, as French President Emmanuel Macron vows to make the return of treasures from former African colonies a top priority. ... Read more »
French President Emmanuel Macron last year announced the return of 26 historic artifacts to Benin. Europe is believed to have about 90% of Africa's cultural heritage. Benin was the ... Read more »