Africa: Training activities

Crown of Queen Ranavalona I, stolen in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on 4 December 2011 ©INTERPOL

Africa is a priority region for training activities and it is imperative to develop strategies to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property. Despite national efforts, cultural property, including sacred and ritual artifacts, is vulnerable to widespread theft, especially from archaeological sites. Further, political crises and growing insecurity in some regions have negatively impacted their ability to protect their cultural heritage.

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