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Reps to IGP: End banditry, kidnapping on Benin-Okada road

Reps to IGP: End banditry, kidnapping on Benin-Okada road

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7 Nov 2021
The different levels of government have agreed to return Benin bronzes to Nigeria. It is up in the air whether they can be exhibited as planned at the Humboldt Forum.
20 Nov 2021
Dozens of artefacts are finally back home in Benin after they were looted by French colonisers more than a century ago. Also, African voices at COP26 call for a stronger stance from richer nations who are held responsible for most of the pollution driving the climate emergency. And African content creators put TikTok on the spot. The continent's online creators say the platform has overlooked them in the creation of a payment fund that only caters to US and EU influencers.
15 Nov 2021
Benin's parliament has voted to legalize abortion in most cases, becoming one of only a handful of African countries to do so.
26 Nov 2021
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27 Nov 2021
In Montenegro, the construction of a motorway to open up the Balkan nation – a project launched in 2014 – is now more than two years behind schedule. With its high environmental and financial costs (more than $1 billion), this pharaonic project has dangerously increased the debt of the country of 600,000 inhabitants. FRANCE 24 investigates. The work is being financed by a Chinese bank and largely carried out by a Chinese state-owned company and a local firm close to the previous government, which signed the deal. But if Montenegro defaults on its loan, the contract stipulates that the country must relinquish sovereignty over certain parts of its territory. This burden on the country’s new government has aggravated the strong suspicions of corruption around the building site.
16 Dec 2021
Last weekend, the US was hit by a cluster of perhaps the most devastating tornadoes in its history. In Kentucky alone, more than 70 people are known to have been killed by the severe weather system, and deaths were also reported in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. US President Joe Biden, who has signed a disaster declaration for Kentucky, paid a visit to the region and called the situation there "an unimaginable tragedy". We take a closer look at the scale of the damage.
31 Dec 2021
A resolution is imminent in the dispute over more than 1,000 bronzes stolen from the former Kingdom of Benin. Germany wants to return all the objects to Nigeria.
22 Jan
Child trafficking is often described as modern day slavery. despite legal and social measures aimed at combating the practice, it remains rife in a number of west african countries.
29 Jan
After the first aid flights reached Tonga with more en route, the remote Pacific island nation, home to about 100,000 people, grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami.
15 Feb
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27 Feb
Nigerians celebrated the homecoming of Benin bronzes pillaged during the colonial era. It comes as African leaders are pushing for the restitution of the artifacts from Europe.
21 Feb
In Benin, artefacts that were looted by French forces during the 19th century and formally returned to their homeland last year are about to go on display. The objects include sculptures, masks and small pieces of furniture for ceremonial uses. FRANCE 24's Georja Calvin-Smith reports from the capital Cotonou. Also, French lawmakers pave the way for artworks stolen by the Nazis and currently on display in French museums to be returned to their rightful heirs.