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Benin negotiates with France to return precious objects taken during colonial war

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Benin negotiates with France to return precious objects taken during colonial war

PRI - Halima Gikandi

When French soldiers began an incursion against the West African Kingdom of Dahomey in 1890, King Béhanzin sent his fiercest soldiers to defend the front line. The troops were an elite squadron of women warriors often remembered as "Amazons." The French eventually defeated the kingdom, looting …

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