The signing of the agreement between Germany and Nigeria for the return of the Benin Bronzes, in Berlin, on July 1, 2022

Legitimate concerns, or neocolonialism? Germany expresses worry about the fate of the Benin Bronzes, following their restitution to Nigeria

The Nigerian government has decided to transfer ownership of the thousand metal sculptures to the heir of a former royal family. The presidential decree – which effectively turned these cultural relics into private property – has sparked a debate about the conditions for the return of art that was looted from Africa during the colonial era


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