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France begins process to return African artifacts

French President Emmanuel Macron has formally received a report expected to recommend changes to French law.

This will allow cultural artifacts seized from former African colonies to be returned to their home countries.

French art historian Benedicte Savoy and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr are submitting the report Friday in Paris.

It marks a potential milestone in the fight by African countries to recover works pillaged by Western explorers and colonizers.

Some 90 percent of Africa’s cultural heritage is believed to now be in Europe in public and private collections.

CGTN’s Elena Casas has more from Paris.

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