Title: Emmanuel Macron Says Return of African Artifacts Is a Top Priority
Author: Codrea-Rado, Anna
Media Outlet: The New York Times
Publish Date: November 29, 2017
The return of African artifacts will become “a top priority” for France during the next five years, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, vowed during a three-day trip to Africa.
“I cannot accept that a large part of cultural heritage from several African countries is in France,” he told a group of students during a two-hour speech on Tuesday at the University of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. “African heritage can’t just be in European private collections and museums.”