In Benin, the managers of the Pendjari and W national parks are completing the installation of satellite collars on 25 elephants and 14 antelopes. The initiative aims to improve the protection of these species, which are threatened by poaching and terrorism, and to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.
France returns historic artefacts to Benin and funds €20m museum to house cultural treasures; Andy Knaggs; Leisure Management
A €20m (US$22.4m, £18m) loan from the French Development Agency (FDA) is to be used in the construction of a new museum in Abomey, Benin, which will house objects of art and cultural heritage that are being restituted from France.
The new museum will house the return of 26 cultural artifacts on long-term loan from France. The objects were originally seized by French troops from Benin in 1892.
Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin: The Cultural Epicenter of One of Africa’s Greatest Empires Was Stained with Blood; Ed Whelan; Ancient Origins
Africa has many outstanding historic sites and one of the most remarkable of all is that of the Royal Palaces of Abomey in Benin, West Africa. This site is an amazing complex of palaces which has outstanding architecture and artistic works. For a period it was the epicenter of one of Africa’s greatest empires.