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[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 11/22

[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 11/22
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Nigeria - Colonialism

The first pan-African conference on reparations for the enslavement, the colonization and the African neo-colonization headed by MKO Abiola, was held in Abuja (Nigeria) from April 27 to 29 1993, it was sponsored by the Committee of Eminent Personalities and by the Reparations Commission of the Organization of African Unity.

With the prison and the mysterious death of MKO Abiola the issue of reparations has a setback, but ten years later and more precisely in 2004, the African Renaissance Party submits to the federal Parliament a bill called African Reparation Act, which provides for the establishment of the African Reparation Commission with the task of chairing the process of reparations at Nigerian level.

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Further progress on restitutions

On February 17 and 18, 2022 the Sixth European Union - African Union Summit took place, during which the Heads of State and Government of the Member States promised to [...] encourage mutual undertaking for the restitution of cultural assets and promote access to and protection of cultural heritage [...] and on the sidelines of the meeting the Prime Minister of Belgium handed over to the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo the inventory of about 84,000 objects of Congolese origin currently in the Royal Museum of Central Africa of Tervuren.

On February 21, 2022, on the occasion of the restitution of two "Benin Bronzes", the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari [...] has appealed to nations, institutions and bodies, both private and public, to return Nigeria’s artefacts in their possession [...].

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The end of the Empire

Two articles by Pepe Escobar on the statements of the Chinese President (‘Peaceful Modernization’: China’s Offering to the Global South) and the Russian President (Putin: ‘The Situation Is, to a Certain Extent, Revolutionary’) on the current world situation, are our suggested reading.
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