Africa Senegal West Africa World 

France returns 19th century sword to Senegal

France has returned to Senegal a historical sword taken from the country many years ago. The sabre, is a type of backsword with a curved blade. It belonged to an Islamic ruler in Senegal. Owned by a 19th Century Islamic scholar and ruler the sword had been in a French museum until now. France said the return of the artifact was part of a commitment to return to its former West African colonies significant items of their cultural heritage. A ceremony took place in Senegal’s capital Dakar where the French…

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Africa Liberia West Africa World 

Liberia says the West must return stolen African artifacts

The Liberian government has announced its resolve to keep pushing for all stolen artifacts from Africa which are currently dotted across Europe and America to be returned. During the years of slavery and subsequent colonization, many artifacts belonging to many African countries were wrongly taken and in some instances stolen. Some of these artifacts are now all over museums across Europe and America, with push for their return hardly yielding any results. But the advocacy and campaign to have these artifacts returned has been reignited again. Liberia’s vice president, Jewel…

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