7 Historical Sites You Must Visit in Senegal

November 15, 2016 at 04:00 pm | History

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

November 15, 2016 at 04:00 pm | History

African Renaissance Monument

African Renaissance Monument. Photo Credit: Black History Heroes

African Renaissance Monument

Situated on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal’s capital, on top of one of the popular twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, the African Renaissance Monument is a 49 meter tall bronze statue overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb. It was commissioned in 2010 to commemorate Senegal’s independence from France. It is the tallest statue in Africa.

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