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Restitution: Is decolonisation well underway in European museums?

Restitution: Is decolonisation well underway in European museums?

In Cape Town, South Africa, a major event took place highlighting the crucial developments in the field of restitution, and in some cases even the return, of ill-gotten African cultural property. Hundreds of thousands of African cultural objects, looted during the colonial period, have filled European museums for many decades. The “Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums: Today / Tomorrow" conference held in mid-February marked a turning point in this field and also in the relations between France and South Africa.

Pierre Dandjinou, ICANN Vice-President in charge of Africa

Pierre Dandjinou, ICANN Vice-President in charge of Africa

Since 14 March 2024, some West African countries have been experiencing difficulties accessing the Internet. A breakdown has occurred in the device that handles data traffic, causing inconvenience in several sectors. To find out more, our correspondent Euloge Aïdasso met Pierre Dandjinou, former UNDP Regional Adviser, Founding President of the Internet Society of Benin and ICANN Vice-President responsible for Africa. ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

James Mackay, Executive Chairman of the Energy Council of South Africa

James Mackay, Executive Chairman of the Energy Council of South Africa

The South African economy showed limited growth in 2023, expanding by 0.6% compared to 1.9% in 2022, due in part to logistical challenges at Transnet affecting exports and a concerning energy crisis leading to frequent power cuts. These issues are expected to influence the outcome of the upcoming general election in May. James Mackay, Executive Chairman of the Energy Council of South Africa, discussed the country's energy crisis in Johannesburg.

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