Macron Advised to Make “Restitution” of African Heritage Looted by French


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In March this year, President Emmanuel Macron asked French and Senegalese academics to prepare proposals concerning the possible restitution of some African cultural treasures from French museums.

A corresponding report by Benedicte Savoy (Fr.) and Felwine Sarr (Sen.), which is to be presented this Friday, could have tangible consequences not only for French Museums but for other international museums as well.

The report contains recommendations regarding the need for the restitution of “any objects taken by force or presumed to be acquired through inequitable conditions” by foreigners during the French colonial era in Africa, according to The New York Times, which has a copy of the upcoming report.

It is estimated that…

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