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London museum agrees to return collection of stolen Benin Bronzes and art to Nigeria
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London museum agrees to return collection of stolen Benin Bronzes and art to Nigeria

A museum in London announced today it has agreed to return dozens of historic African artifacts, including precious Benin Bronzes, brass and art to the Nigerian government where they were forcefully taken by colonists in the late 19th century. London's Horniman Museum said it will return 72 artifacts. This includes 12 brass plaques known as Benin Bronzes that were seized from the Kingdom of Benin by British soldiers in 1897. It is estimated that thousands of artifacts were looted by British military invaders and eventually spread throughout European museums and the U.S. The Horniman Museum said Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments requested the return earlier this year. It is believed that Horniman’s compliance, similar to other European museums last year, could in...
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UK strikes migration deal with Nigeria; Deportees, including LGBT, arrive in Lagos

At least 30 African migrants arrived in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday after the United Kingdom came to an agreement with Nigerian officials to take people who were being deported from the region. It was unclear why the African migrants were removed from the United Kingdom but officials reportedly said they broke laws in the U.K. Among the deportees, 22 were Nigerians. The remaining were Ghanaians who would be transported back to their home country. The United Kingdom has come to similar migration agreements with other African nations, including Ghana and Rwanda. Protests were reported outside of a detention center in England for women. Some of those who were deported were mothers and LGBT people, including those who feared returning to their home countries. More about the deportations c...