The Big Review: Africa & Byzantium at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ★★★★☆
An array of artefacts show how cultural cross-pollination thrived across centuries and continents under Byzantine rule
Africa rising: the TV show capturing a continent of creativity
King Charles’s ethical dilemma over looted objects in the Royal Collection
The monarch will likely face calls for the return of priceless objects that were seized by British military forces during 19th-century operations
Is Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, Africa’s newest art hub?
The urban centre of the world's oldest island is home to an exploding contemporary art scene, with art collector Hassanein Hiridjee's Fondation H the latest major art centre to open its doors
Artist condemns anti-LGBTQ laws passed by Ugandan parliament including death penalty
Leilah Babirye—who fled to the US in 2015—slams legislation which also introduces sentences of up to 20 years for "the offence of homosexuality"
In Burkina Faso and Mali, pilot scheme builds defences against illegal trafficking of cultural antiquities
Icom and Aliph’s $250,000 project is providing training and security measures for 22 museums in countries ravaged by war
After a landmark election, will Nigeria now invest in its museums?
Nigeria’s art market has exploded in recent years—a newly elected government may now fund and build a museum sector
Nigeria’s pivotal election: what's the future of art and culture in the country?
Artist Ibrahim Mahama buys Ghana’s colonial-era trains and plans to turn them into ‘sculptures’ and education spaces
The trains join converted Soviet aircrafts as new work and education spaces
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to Marrakech after two-year hiatus
The number of galleries from Africa has more than halved since 2020, but sales were steady among the 12 new exhibitors
Why are so many African art fairs dominated by non-African dealers?
Comparing the homegrown Art X Lagos to more global events like 1-54 brings up tough questions about race that the art world still struggles to answer
‘The Benin Bronzes are returning home’: Germany and Nigeria sign historic restitution agreement
More than 1,100 looted items will be transferred though some artefacts will remain on loan to German museums
Berlin announces several restitution agreements with Namibia, Cameroon and Nigeria
With booths full of childhood memories, two African galleries make their mark at Art Basel
Their debut in the Statements section reflects the strong growth in the contemporary African art sector
What has happened to France’s grand plans to return Africa's heritage?
Five years ago President Macron took the museum world by surprise when he announced a then-revolutionary restitution plan. Now the country’s politicians are at odds about how to implement it
Washington's National Gallery of Art surveys five centuries of African influence on Western art
Spanning art from 17th century to today, the show aims to explore the complex and compelling histories and cultural legacy of the African diaspora
'We have never catered to an exotic idea of what art from Africa is about': Tiwani Contemporary to launch gallery in Lagos as it celebrates ten years in business
Maria Varnava, the founder of the London gallery which specialises in artists from Africa and the diaspora, on opening a gallery on the continent where she grew up and why she is wary of speculators
Abuja, Miami, Seoul: gallery director Dolly Kola-Balogun maps out her path to African art’s world domination
The 27-year-old founder of Retro Africa talks about her expansion plans and how she is helping to build a contemporary art scene in Nigeria
Germany launches African museum exchange programme to discuss returning looted objects
New government initiative MuseumsLab aims to foster more international co-operation and consider topics including decolonisation and restitution
Why African voices are crucial to the debate over the return of colonial loot
Senegalese art historian El Hadji Malick Ndiaye says discussions and decisions about the restitution of African artefacts cannot be dictated by the West
'Restitution is important but it is not essential': the African museums building a homegrown cultural revival
Though African institutions want looted artefacts to return home, they are more preoccupied with promoting living artists and treasures
Is the future of museums in Africa?
Africa’s art market grows even amid adversity
In a year marked by closures, cancellations and postponements, African art fairs are going ahead with new models and the continent’s galleries are growing
First look at David Adjaye's planned museum for Benin City
Ghanaian-British architect is working with the British Museum and Nigerian organisations to show “the most comprehensive display in the world of Benin Bronzes”
French Senate votes unanimously for restitution to Benin and Senegal in 'act of friendship and trust'
Senate approves bill to return 27 colonial-era artefacts from museum collections to Africa within one year
Ghana appoints experts to draw up 'radical' new plan for museums and monuments
Committee will advise on cultural initiatives in the country and research Ghanaian objects held in international collections
Artist Amadou Sanogo plans Bamako arts centre to mentor young talent
Expected to open in 2022, Makoro will house studios for Malian artists under 30, workshops for school children and exhibitions
Portuguese judge orders seizure of all assets owned by African art collector Isabel dos Santos in the country
Move is intended to stall the sales of stakes in multi-million-Euro companies based in Portugal
Zambia claims Rhodesian Man, the 250,000-year-old fossilised skull at London’s Natural History Museum
Negotiations are ongoing, but the Foreign Office says releasing 1972 documents on the claim “would harm UK relations with Zambia”
'Stolen' ancient sculpture returned to Nigeria is 'the kind of fake you could buy on eBay', African art expert says
Countries' rush to restitute objects is part of the problem, says Belgian lawyer