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Twenty-six works of art stolen during French brutal colonialism in 1892 were brought back to Benin after the signing of the transfer of ownership between President Patrice Talon and French President Emmanuel Macron.The contract signed between the two parties for the restitution of Benin’s cultural works follows Macron’s promise to restore the stolen part of Africa’s heritage by Europe. The artifacts, among them the royal throne of King Ghezo and doors from the Palace of Abomey, were welcomed with a ceremony at the Palace of the Presidency that was attended by the Head of State Patrice Talon, the presidents of institutions, religious dignitaries and Kings of Benin.

 

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