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France returns 26 treasures looted from Benin

France returns 26 treasures looted from Benin

France has handed back 26 treasures that were looted from Benin during the colonial period, fulfilling a promise made by President Emmanuel Macron to restore a lost part of Africa’s heritage. Benin President Patrice Talon and Culture Minister Jean-Michel Abimbola [...]

November 10, 2021 Africa, Colonial era
Lord Lugard

What Lord Lugard Thought About Nigerians – An Excerpt from The Dual Mandate in British Tropical Africa…Written Over 80 Years Ago

“In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person. Lacking in self control, discipline, and foresight. Naturally courageous, and naturally courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little sense of veracity, fond [...]

January 30, 2013 Colonial era