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Macron moving towards repatriating African artifacts
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Arts, Culture and Sport Macron moving towards repatriating African artifacts

The repatriation of African artifacts is important because a scarcity of artistic treasures results in a huge loss to the economies of African countries. It also contributes to a loss of national and personal identity. Some world leaders, like French president Emmanuel Macron, realise this and are hoping to rectify the void created by the looting of African treasures.

Three reasons why Africa should treat Tillerson visit with scepticism
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Politics and Society Three reasons why Africa should treat Tillerson visit with scepticism

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting five of Africa’s 54 countries: Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Tillerson’s mission will produce few benefits for Africa, or for US-Africa relations. Unless the few existing partnership agreements are reaffirmed, America’s declining importance and influence on the continent will continue.

Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn second African leader to resign in 12 hours
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Politics and Society Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn second African leader to resign in 12 hours

The African continent is going through a political renaissance unlike any we have seen in some time. Zimbabwe recently had a coup, which was not really a coup. Kenya has two emergent leaders claiming power, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma has fallen and now Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has resigned.