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Art Culture

Benin Bronzes

The West’s constant need to keep colonialism alive and well. In November 2021 Jesus College of the University of Cambridge returned a stolen Benin Bronze – a statue of a cockerel – to Nigeria, becoming the first UK institution to do so. Sonita Alleyne, master of the college, described it as a ‘momentous occasion’. Aberdeen […]

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From Nigeria to Norway: can the penal system be done right?

Regarding vastly antithetical prison systems one can look no further than the contrast between Nigeria and Norway. Whilst Nigeria uses its prisons as a means of removing ‘criminals’ from the rest of society with little consideration of their welfare, Norwegian prisons put prisoner wellbeing first, with both approaches generating very different results. The question of […]