What to make of cultural objects taken from former German colonies? The Ethnological Museum of Berlin has joined African researchers to study this era.
The country's culture ministers met to prepare a joint statement on how museums and institutions should deal with items acquired during the colonial era. A Cape Cross pillar is to be returned to Namibia. (14.03.2019)
After more than 120 years, a Stuttgart museum is returning to Namibia a Bible and whip that once belonged to Chief Hendrik Witbooi, as a step toward reconciliation between Germany and Namibia. (27.02.2019)
Bloody art? Some of the objects to be shown at Berlin's Humboldt Forum museum complex were unethically acquired during the colonial era. Critics say the institution isn't doing enough to dig into Germany's colonial past. (14.08.2017)
Chinese involvement in sub-Saharan Africa's ports is substantial. The investments could become a risk if Beijing controls access, experts warn. Still African countries stand to benefit if they can mitigate the risks.
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