Title: France retreats from report recommending automatic restitutions of looted African artefacts
Author: Vincent Noce
Media Outlet: The Art Newspaper
Publish Date: July 5, 2019
“The controversial French report recommending a systematic and unconditional return of African cultural heritage was all-but buried yesterday at a conference in Paris. (…) In his opening speech at the symposium on Thursday, the French culture minister Franck Riester only pledged that "France will examine all requests presented by African nations" but asked them not to "focus on the sole issue of restitution."