27 february 2021
"oh you're the police? good, because i would like to report a theft!"
-- Mwazulu Diyabanza as he is confronted for attempting to take back a looted African funeral pole from a museum in France
what a baller. today i learned that in 2017, president macron promised the restitution of African treasures/art housed in French museums back to Africa. his commissioned report determined that 45,000 pieces should be returned, but to date, only 26 have been promised back and out of those only 1 has been physically returned (..."loaned back").
episode of Resistance, reporting by bethel habte https://gimletmedia.com/shows/resistance/awhaza6