Benin

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Revealed: How Lord Salisbury hid rape by his British consul in Benin
Shocking papers in Foreign Office archives strengthen case for giving looted bronzes back to Nigeria

Dalya Alberge

21, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Angélique Kidjo: Mother Nature review – hip-hop exuberance meets African tradition
The veteran Benin singer emerges as leader of a new generation of African musicians in this joyful blend of new and old sounds

Neil Spencer

05, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘Africa has so much talent – we can’t even grasp it’: Angélique Kidjo on pop, politics and power
She’s played with everyone from Tony Allen to David Byrne. Now the Grammy winner is singing with a new generation of African stars, celebrating their continent while confronting its failings

Emmanuel Akinwotu

04, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Regional museums break ranks with UK government on return of Benin bronzes
Aberdeen says it will repatriate a bust while Cambridge museum has ‘expectation’ its collection could be returned

Lanre Bakare

26, Mar, 2021 @6:36 PM

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University of Aberdeen to return pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria
Sculpture depicting king of African nation was looted from Benin city in 1897 in ‘extremely immoral’ manner

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

25, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Berlin's plan to return Benin bronzes piles pressure on UK museums
British Museum and Pitt Rivers under pressure to hand back sculptures looted from Nigeria

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

23, Mar, 2021 @1:22 PM

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'We want our riches back' – the African activist taking treasures from Europe's museums
Mwazulu Diyabanza has been fined and jailed for entering museums and forcibly removing ‘pillaged’ African artefacts. He tells our writer why the British Museum is now in his sights

Kim Willsher

07, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'When we play, everyone dances!' Benin girl group Star Feminine Band
In the west African country, not everyone likes girls to play instruments – but this group of seven ultra-cool musicians are ripping up those expectations

Dale Berning Sawa

22, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil
Black History Month is a chance to introduce forgotten historical episodes into the curriculum, from the British black panthers to the Bristol bus boycott

Lucy Campbell

11, Oct, 2020 @1:53 PM

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UK slips down press freedom index due to Northern Ireland risks
Slip of two places to 35th in large part blamed on death of Lyra McKee and arrest of two reporters

Jim Waterson Media editor

21, Apr, 2020 @4:00 AM

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Should museums return their colonial artefacts? | Tristram Hunt
Europe’s museums serve a nuanced purpose and shouldn’t automatically bow to calls to return artworks plundered by 19th-century colonisers, writes V&A director Tristram Hunt

Tristram Hunt

29, Jun, 2019 @1:00 PM

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British Museum 'has head in sand' over return of artefacts
Authors of major report accuse institution of hiding from issue of looted colonial-era objects

Lanre Bakare

21, Jun, 2019 @9:45 AM

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