• Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain.
    The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the University of Oxford, one of at least 279 objects there taken from Bunyoro-Kitara kingdom during the colonial era. Oxford has resisted attempts to have the stool repatriated, saying it was donated by a royal from a breakaway kingdom.
    “It's quite frustrating,” said Rwamparo, a deputy prime minister and minister for...
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