Europe is at the center of a debate about African art plundered in the colonial era. Some 80 percent of Africa's historical art is thought to be in Europe, much of it in museums. Two experts are calling for these treasures to be returned to Africa.
Genocide in former German South West Africa, looted art on show: For some, the Humboldt Forum's plan to draw attention to the crimes of German colonial rule in Africa doesn't go far enough.
On this week's Eco Africa, we explore solar lamps in Burkina Faso, environmental education in Nigeria, and meet the woman making furniture from plastic.
The "exquisitely preserved" fossils found in Gabon suggest organisms began moving 2.1 billion years ago. They may, as creatures, have resembled colonial amoeba or slime moulds.
Art historian Benedicte Savoy and economics researcher Felwine Sarr spoke to DW about the return of looted objects from France, as museums around Europe grapple with the question of what to do with colonial artifacts.
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