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There is growing pressure to return ancient African artefacts expropriated during the colonial era to their homes in Africa. These vessels of knowledge and culture are considered valuable teaching aids for today’s generation.

In July a pan-African movement of art activists seeking reparations for colonialism, slavery and cultural expropriation walked into the Afrika Museum in the Netherlands, removed a Congolese funeral statue and walked out. Their protest, broadcast live on social media, was aimed at turning the tables on colonialism...

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