Germany signs deal to return stolen art to Nigeria | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Germany signs deal to return stolen art to Nigeria | DW News” – below is their description.

For years, Germany has struggled to own up to its colonial history in Africa. One aspect of that is stolen cultural atrefacts, which are now on display at several German museums. A collection known as the Benin Bronzes are a case-in-point – the British sold them throughout Europe in the 19th century. Now, Berlin is to sign a deal formally recognizing the pieces as property of Nigeria.

DW News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

How are Afghanistan’s girls and boys faring under Taliban rule? | DW News

A look at the latest research in COVID treatments | COVID-19 Special

How women in Afghanistan resist Taliban restrictions | DW News

In This Story: Benin

Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as Dahomey, the country gained full independence from France in 1960.

It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean.

The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country’s largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres (44,310 sq mi) and its population in 2018 was estimated to be approximately 11.49 million.

The official language of Benin is French, with several indigenous languages such as Fon, Bariba, Yoruba and Dendi also being commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed closely by Islam, Vodun (commonly referred to as Voodoo outside the country) and Protestantism.

2 Recent Items: Benin

British museum agrees to return stolen Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

David Starkey: West ‘invented the idea of history’ | Historian reacts to return of Benin treasures

In This Story: Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south.

Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

5 Recent Items: Germany

Mystery over mass fish die-off in Europe

France wildfires: Firefighters from across Europe unite to battle blazes

Wind creates twisting ‘firenado’ as heatwave sweeps across France

Mystery surrounds mass fish die-off in Germany’s Oder River | DW News

Mystery surrounds mass fish die-off in Germany’s Oder River | DW News

In This Story: Nigeria

Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.

2 Recent Items: Nigeria

Kidnappings now a thriving industry in Nigeria | DW News

British museum agrees to return stolen Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.