Why The Return Of Art Looted From Africa During The Colonial Period Could Potentially Remake Europe-Africa Relations

“…these objects…cannot be returned to a so-called ‘owner’, since these owners don’t exist [during colonialism] for these museums because these countries did not exist at the time” – French historian Pascal Blanchard.

France And Africa: Macron Sounds Ashamed Of Colonial Past, But His Words Shouldn’t Be Confused With Reality

To this day African countries such as Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Gabon, are required to deposit two-thirds of their foreign exchange surpluses into a French operations account.