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France's President Emmanuel Macron meets Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Presidential Palace in Burkina Faso on November 28, 2017. Courtesy: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images

The French President’s recent comments hint at a dubious politics: using art restitution as a stopgap to France’s postcolonial responsibilities