logoBC
Yaoundé - 26 November 2020 -
Public management

Smuggled ancient carved stones will be repatriated to Cameroon, US customs indicates

Smuggled ancient carved stones will be repatriated to Cameroon, US customs indicates
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:03

(Business in Cameroon) - US Customs, on October 20, 2020, announced that they seized ancient carved stones from Cameroon known as Ikom monoliths at the airport of Miami.

According to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), these stones were carved between 200 and 1,000 AD. They are therefore archeological treasures that would be repatriated to Cameroon, we learn.

Citing experts, French media Le Figaro explains that Ikom monoliths come from Ikom, a Southern Nigerian town that borders Cameroon.  

According to UNESCO, these monoliths carved in volcanic stones “bear a form of writing and a complex system of codified information.” “Each stone, like the human fingerprint, is unique from every other stone in its design and execution,” the institution adds.

According to Robert Del Toro (CBP’s acting port director at the Miami airport), this seizure is an example of the works performed by US customs “to enforce international repatriation laws of ancient artifacts.”

BRM

cameroon-loses-over-xaf63-2-bln-to-corporate-tax-abuses-every-year-the-report-estimates
“The State of Tax Justice 2020: Tax Justice in the time of COVID-19. ” This is the title of a report recently published by three NGOs (the Global Alliance...
cameroon-minpmeesa-organizes-workshop-to-improve-the-marketability-of-artisan-products
On November 19, 2020, in Yaoundé, the Minister of SMEs, Social Economy, and Handicrafts (Minpmeesa), Achille Bassilékin III, chaired a workshop aimed at...
piccini-opposes-the-auction-of-containers-it-left-at-olembe-stadium
In a statement issued on November 24, 2020, the Italian company Piccini (withdrawn from the construction of the Olembé stadium) opposed the auctioning of...
cameroon-unlawful-use-of-fm-broadcast-bands-threatens-air-navigation-the-minpostel-indicates
On November 23, 2020, in Yaoundé, (at the opening of the 23rd, 24th, and 25th ordinary sessions of the Inter-ministerial Committee for the Assignment of...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n93: November 2020

Cashew, Cameroon’s new source of revenues


Covid 19 : “Making the team’s health a priority”


Investir au Cameroun n103 Novembre 2020

L’anacarde, la nouvelle source de recettes du Cameroun


Covid 19 : « La santé des équipes avant tout »