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A debate ignited by French president Emmanuel Macron in 2018 on the urgent need to return African historic treasures stashed in European and American museums is gaining pace while rekindling memories of Europe forceful entry to Africa and the impacts it has had on generations.
The cultural relics among them metal castings, human remains, carvings, manuscripts, photographs and sound recordings were moved from Africa either through the expeditions of the 1800s, stolen or acquired under questionable circumstances.
Reports indicate that over 90 percent of these artworks lie outside Africa with numerous leaders calling on their repatriation as an honest gesture of addressing colonial injustices meted on the continent.
Mr. Macron has been at the forefront of championing Europe to return the artefacts and even commissioned a report in 2018 on African relics held in France Museum. The report dubbed ‘The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage: Toward a new relational ethics’ which was co-authored by renown French art historian Benedicte Savoy and Senegalese
- EBS TV