REPLAY: French President Macron hails ‘new journey’ as France returns looted Benin treasures

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REPLAY. President Emmanuel #Macron on Wednesday hailed a breakthrough moment as #France returned 26 artefacts looted during the colonial era to #Benin at a special ceremony at the #QuaiBranly museum in Paris. The treasures were embarking on a “journey to return back home”, said Macron. The 26 pieces from the collection known as the “Abomey Treasures” were looted by French forces in 1892 and have been on a final display at the Quai Branly museum before being shipped to the West African country later this month.

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