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Nigeria ‘saddened’ over sale of ‘stolen’ African artefacts in Paris

By France24
01 July 2020   |   7:00 am
President Emmanuel Macron announced Friday that France would return 26 works of art to Benin, hours after he was presented with a report calling for thousands of African artworks in French museums and taken during the colonial period to be returned.

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