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How long will Europeans and other Westerners keep insulting Africans in Restitution Matters?

Title: How long will Europeans and other Westerners keep insulting Africans in Restitution Matters?
Author: Dr. Kwame Opoku
Media Outlet: Modern Ghana
Publish Date: Sept. 16, 2019

“We reproduce below a press release from a Berlin based NGO alliance on the proposals of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation to loan to Namibia artefacts looted by German colonialists.

(…) We call on African peoples and States to whom such demeaning proposals of loans of their own looted artefacts have been made, to reject them as a matter of dignity and principle. Other offers accompanying such proposals cannot make up for the loss of self-respect and dignity resulting from such shameful projects.

In this post-Ouagadougou period, after the Sarr-Savoy report, such proposals are anachronistic.