Report on return of lost African arts completed

A report laying the foundation for the return of tens of thousands of African treasures has been completed and will be submitted to French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday.

Expert say the restitution of these works is an act of justice.

Authors of the report have proposed a major legislative change of the French heritage code for restitution of collections found in French museums.

Benin needs these assets to strengthen its national economy and to provide employment for cultural heritage managers and conservationists.

Macron had entrusted two French and Senegalese academics, Bénédicte Savoy and…

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