West Africa

Why Africa’s stolen treasures must be returned

80-90% of sub-Saharan Africa’s cultural heritage is held outside Africa. Only when it is returned will we be able revisit and re-engage with important aspects of our history and culture, says Onyekachi Wambu

Kumasi’s gallery for returning treasures

Ghana’s ‘Gallery for Returning Treasures’ will be more than a conventional museum. Elsie Owusu describes plans for housing works of art stolen under colonialism

Mali junta overthrows Keita and promises elections

President Keita of Mali has announced his resignation after being arrested by members of the armed forces, who have promised fresh elections for the troubled country. The situation in the country remains uncertain