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British Museum wants to loan back to Nigeria “stolen” bronze statues
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Politics and Society British Museum wants to loan back to Nigeria “stolen” bronze statues

How would you feel if something stolen from you was later found but had to be loaned back to you? This is what Britain and many other Western and European nations that have looted artefacts from different African countries are doing. They don’t want to pursue the repatriation option. Nigeria has demanded for the return of its bronze statues, but a British Museum says it can only loan them.

African art travels where African artists cannot: Evora Africa takes African Art and Music to Portugal
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Lifestyle African art travels where African artists cannot: Evora Africa takes African Art and Music to Portugal

The Evora Africa festival hosted at the historic Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval in Portugal aimed to celebrate the ever-expanding wealth of Africa’s cultural heritage and uncover the many faces of a contemporary Africa, the continent of the future, where sacred rituals of the past merge with urban art of a vibrant, modern and changing world.

Uganda to build an ‘Idi Amin museum’ to attract tourists and preserve history
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Politics and Society Uganda to build an ‘Idi Amin museum’ to attract tourists and preserve history

Africa is a continent full of beautiful history, but some of it is ugly and unpleasant. It is just as important to document and talk about the dark chapters for posterity. Uganda is doing just that with the announcement of plans to build an ‘Idi Amin museum’ to attract tourists. The museum will also showcase pre-colonial and colonial history.