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British Museum to help dig for Nigerian treasures

Friday, November 13th 2020, 18:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The plan for a new museum and archaeology mission follows calls for it to return its Benin Bronzes.
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Once unknown Nigerian 'masterpiece' by Ben Enwonwu up for sale

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 23:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Experts did not know of Ben Enwonwu's Court of the Oba of Benin until it was offered for sale.
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Nigeria's opportunity for return of Benin Bronzes

Friday, September 11th 2020, 23:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

With European museums on the back foot following Black Lives Matter protests, the emphasis moves to Nigeria.
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Pirates kidnap nine from Norwegian ship off Benin

Monday, November 4th 2019, 10:42
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Norway Norway

They boarded the vessel while it was at anchor in the Gulf of Guinea, a hotspot for piracy.
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How Benin's democratic crown has slipped

Monday, May 6th 2019, 15:12

Barring the opposition from polls and shooting at protesters has "ruined" Benin's proud democratic image, analysts say.
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How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 0:40
related countries: Finland Finland

How Louis Houenoude went from being a barber shop sign painter in Benin to having an exhibition in Finland.
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Dahomey mothers: The all-female army that protected modern-day Benin

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 23:03

The Dahomey mothers fought to protect their kingdom from colonisers until the late 19th Century.
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Benin basketball star on returning to the court after a car crash

Monday, April 16th 2018, 23:26

How a car crash changed Benin's Faouziatou Ibrahima's basketball career.
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Benin's presidential vote count begins

Monday, March 7th 2016, 0:59

Votes are being counted in Benin's presidential election, where 33 candidates are fighting to succeed incumbent Boni Yayi.
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Benin PM survives helicopter crash

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 22:52

Benin's Prime Minister walks away unscathed after the helicopter in which he was travelling crashes in the country's north-west.
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