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French Government Votes in Favour of Returning Looted African Artefacts

The decision by the French government will see a Dahomey throne returned to Benin and a prized sword returned to Senegal, among several other artefacts.

According to BBC, France has voted in favour of returning looted artefacts to Benin and Senegal. The majority of President Emmanuel Macron's parliament voted in favour of the return of African artefacts this past Thursday. Benin will reportedly receive a throne taken in 1892 from the palace of Behanzin, the last king of what was then Dahomey. Senegal will have a sword that belonged to a 19th century sheikh returned to the country. The National Assembly had 48 votes in favour of the decision, none against and two abstentions, according to EuroNews.

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