'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
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
France returns a historic sword to Senegal
The gesture is intended as a symbol of France’s commitment to repatriating African heritage
Senegal and Ivory Coast will ask for return of objects in French museums
Statements come just days after the release of a controversial French report on the restitution of African artefacts