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Royal statues from Benin’s historic Kingdom of Dahomey to be restituted from France
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Arts, Culture and Sport Royal statues from Benin’s historic Kingdom of Dahomey to be restituted from France

A loan of 20 million euros ($22.5 million) from the French Development Agency will fund a new museum in Benin’s city of Abomey. The aim is to make the 47-hectare (116-acre) UNESCO World Heritage Site more attractive for visitors once France restitutes 26 royal statues taken by French troops over a century ago

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror: Fluid identities – life beyond virtual reality
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Arts, Culture and Sport Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror: Fluid identities – life beyond virtual reality

Virtual sex, techno-paranoia, the cyber city, second life, social media culture, sexual identity politics and debating the online self – these themes are a sure indication that Black Mirror, the anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, highlights key themes pertinent to our 21st century psyche and merits scholarly attention, writes Andrew Chatora