FRANCE RETURNS LOOTED ARTEFACTS TO NIGERIA: BEGINNING OF A LONG PROCESS OR AN ISOLATED ACT?
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FRANCE RETURNS LOOTED ARTEFACTS TO
NIGERIA: BEGINNING OF A LONG PROCESS OR AN ISOLATED ACT?
According to a report in the Nigerian Compass reproduced below, the French Government has
returned to the Nigerian Government two artefacts looted during the colonial
days. This is good news.
We have in various articles demonstrated the
illegality, the illegitimacy and the immorality of detaining the cultural
artefacts of others against their consent, whether the objects were looted, stolen
or acquired under other dubious circumstances. We have urged Western museums
that are full of such objects to endeavour to come to some acceptable
arrangements with the owners. However, most Western museums have remained deaf
to all reasonable pleas and demands for restitution.