France returns to Senegal historic sword stolen in colonial times

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In a ceremony in the Senegalese capital Dakar, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, abiding by France's commitment to return artifacts stolen during colonial times, handed Senegal's President Macky Sall a brass and wood sword that belonged to the 19th century Islamic scholar and ruler Omar Saidou Tall, which was taken back to France after his death in 1864.

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As part of its commitment to return artifacts stolen during colonial times, France is returning a sword that belonged to a 19th century Islamic scholar and ruler in Senegal, reports CNN.