France’s Macron Promises The Return of African Artifacts is a ‘Top Priority’

French President Emmanuel Macron is on a three-day trip to African countries this week and promised that the return of African artifacts from France will be a “top priority” over the next five years, according to The New York Times. “I cannot accept that a large part of cultural heritage from several African countries is in France,” Macron said on Tuesday while addressing students at the University of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. “African heritage can’t just be in European private collections and museums.”“African heritage,” Mr. Macron said, “must be highlighted in Paris, but also in Dakar, in Lagos, in Cotonou. In the next five years, I want the conditions to be met for the…