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Benin readies for return of treasures taken by France

Abomey-Calavi, Benin | AFP |  The display cases at the royal palaces in Benin’s sleepy southern town of Abomey are coated in dust and the exhibition halls plunged in darkness. But local tourism chief Gabin Djimasse hopes all this will change with the return of 26 artefacts from former colonial master …

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Trump salutes civil rights heroes at boycotted museum opening

Jackson, United States | AFP | Donald Trump called for an end to racial hatred Saturday at the launch of a museum dedicated to victims of white-supremacist violence in America’s Deep South, a ceremony boycotted by several black leaders. The Republican president’s attendance at the gathering to open the Mississippi …

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UAE and Qatar stake billions in ‘soft power’ showdown

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | The opening this week of the glittering Louvre Abu Dhabi museum marks the latest stage in a multi-billion-dollar “soft power” showdown between energy giants Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Culture, media and sports have turned into battlegrounds for branding and global recognition. “There …

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Why Uganda Museum is not transferrable

By Ellady Nuyambi Ambassador Julius Onen, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, the Minister Kahinda Otafiire and official document on the ministry’s website at www.mtti.go.ug confirm that the museum building will be demolished and the artifacts therein will be stored for up to 10 years until construction of …

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