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and you are welcome to the program there's a cloud africa stretches now think about this for a 2nd if we want to look at. sacred objects we have to make a long journey it goes. throughout museums in europe a year ago french. from mr attend. these royal statues those looted by french colonial forces. back but not much has happened yet. was triggered by a reporter you had commissioned on the restitution of africa stretches well talk to one of the report's authors in a moment but what are people seeing on the continent. high and african art on display in a museum in africa something that is fairly unusual as many of africa's masterpieces a host in europe cynicus museum of black civilisations and deco is an exception
like many on the continent the museum's director wants to change. things have been stolen africans are not going to ask to strip european museums their works there that are perhaps a very valuable order for these works have to be returned to the communities to which they belong. in 2800 french president eminem akong rock the museum was when he promised to return 26 where the statues and thrones looted from the kingdom of dome a 2 day binning there some of the 5000 objects the country has requested returned from france the process of restitution is proving long and complicated finance minister sam balik 1st step last month when it gave this famous saber the originally belong to the rupee it's religious leader and he's slamming school or. something africa doesn't have the museums to care for the cultural heritage
themselves museum director bill kuhn refutes this. when we take them back assuming that we reach an agreement with all parties both the authorities and the communities that we can do whatever we want we could store them in the museums we could showcase them or return them to the sacred forest even if we don't want them. i don't think anybody should tell us what to do with these objects. they're africans also want to reconnect with their past. he do all this history takes us back to our ancestors the black people and really pretty is another picture this is our story. kid not a swell. istari they want to be told in their own countries and on their own terms . my colleague christine milne. easy senegalese economist and a co-author of a report of african art held in france when it was released
a year ago the report shook up the us world with its recommendation that france should return vast numbers of objects to african countries stop request them something france then promised it would start doing. dr saw france has pitched to return african artifacts by 20 twentieth's here are you satisfied with the progress. political point of view and what have been done is very few right france has promised to receive shoot after fax from billy republic just us to do what we give the reporter for the present we discussed with him when i went to have him in this discussion he said to start the process of course it's determined by resit you can do do the artifacts but until now i don't have no doubt they have made little progress because they have decided to to what to do it's do
do you really have to say that the government radiates right to to host the artifacts because they need to bring in infrastructure etc on that point a lot of people who are opposed to the race issue should make a point or you want that africans would be able to look after the artifacts what do you make of that it's a very bad arguments what will the 1st thing we've done is that we have made an offer. a kind of statistics of african musicians under this hour i phone 500 museums in sub-saharan africa your was surprised by the number of music and you have some countries like south africa nigeria kenya that they have between 30 and. 50 museums and if you look at the number of objects the african director of museum won't in the short terms you have more of. if the cause of them right and the question is
a true question because the question is not the question of the museum were taken in museums they were taken to the house in spiritual spaces it will in a lot of places in the in kingdoms strike to try and we have trouble across africa . to some way in 5 countries to see what would the local infrastructure in been right in cameroon in mali and some of it they can go in the museum they can come back in the communities do they can go to school and they were taken from us just to become universal but ecology is the place where you can host the object mirrors in africa right. we have the the former a un best it to the here is dr. and she's been trending on social media we seek talking about how former colonial powers followed some particular continue to pillage africa 2 years ago was is that
a fair representation of how things are at present i think it's just as indigenous . all across national companies that our country is you know france germany it's attractive like a great britain they have a lot of as much power relationship i was the it's a muslim it is our i would states and when the negotiates contracts on or a lot of guys i'm writing the middle. part kim you know to me to be european companies and you know and this was what came to the africans and it's a it's a question that is very complex me because this question is within the how these regimes were elected. are they are here for for the interests of the mill african or for their. just for the group. are their religion or not and it's kind of you know it's kind of a very difficult questions because you know it was produced from afghan society
would be good leadership there is very strong to be able to negotiate in his own interest and to fight again these booboo despise between nation and they must be supported by the strong with the society but to have some society you have to nurture it you have to educate people to have a free space and it's a kind of you know that brings me to my next question do you think that former colonial powers still feel that they are superior to africans often that there is an imaginary of superiority of control spirity there is in the society that is taught in how stories towards is how they represent themselves how they who present their culture and in their knowledge there is civilization and there's a walk to their social life you know it's kind of it's about do nor to give of the reality of lose each civilization to the global and the human civilizations in the
imaginaries of the imperial imaginaries that is. there is no you know in. all people with you know what you know in this piece is also. a problem that will continue very much. now. west africa region for centuries the never and then search for grazing land and water. in the past the full knowledge of the land. through drought but these days climate change of course helps to dry out properly threatening their lifestyle. for traditional full loni people tending to cattle is a way of life across the plains of new. drive the animals across ancient trails in search of water and pastures but these days keeping their livestock well watered is
an increasingly difficult task. during the dry season we always have a water problem it rained earlier this year so the ponds and watering holes were full but the drought came back the watering holes dried up and we had to come back to this well to water the animals. no matter how fatherhood is rome they face the same problem there's a horrid as it is swallowing up vast tracts of pasta land each year some for lani are considering stopping a lifestyle that their people have maintained for centuries. i don't think we can carry on breeding anymore with climate change things are becoming more complicated for us not to mention what will happen in the generations to come. as well as the spreading desert conflict with farmers of the land has also slashed
livestock numbers as a result many full on east. in urban areas in the hope of finding work for this her to turn god moving to town hasn't brought to security he hopeful wages are low and he has many miles to feed we've had a number of problems in the city we sometimes i struggle to eat unlike when we lived in the past with the animals in the city my celery solo doesn't even cover on needs. as main livestock union is running programs like this dairy farm to help salami who have given up putting cattle. is one of the 300 woman who make cheese and yogurt. before leaving i sold my animus to pay for my children's schooling when all my animals were again i left in order to help my family after several tries i realized it wasn't earning enough money that is why except as
a chop in the dairy farm. on the. news from across the sahara will have gathered for the yearly garo all festival. meant dawn ceremonial clothing. wear makeup and sing to seduce their wives. c c but when the festivities draw to a close the full on the lead the herd back into the sahara and an uncertain future . that's it for now from africa you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page. with pictures of the full on the images. by for now i'll see you soon.
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