TVC Breakfast | France Returns 26 Artefacts Looted from Benin Republic

TVC News Nigeria – Nov 10, 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron has shown that he is committed to fulfilling his promise of restoring Africa’s lost heritage.

On Tuesday, France returned 26 treasures, artifacts that were looted from the Benin Republic during colonial times.

Beninoise President, Patrice Talon and Culture Minister Jean-Michel Abimbola traveled to Paris to bring home the artifacts that were snatched by French forces 130 years ago.

The return of the pieces taken from Abomey palace, which also include three totemic statues, comes as calls mount in Africa for European countries to return the colonial spoils lining their museum shelves.

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