History December 06, 2016 at 01:00 pm

Top 7 Historic Sites To Visit in Guinea

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi December 06, 2016 at 01:00 pm

December 06, 2016 at 01:00 pm | History

Statue of Samori Toure

Statue of Samori Toure. Photo Credit: Zhouou

Statue of Samori Toure

Located by a small roundabout near downtown Conakry, the statue of Samori Toure is an important historic site as it reminds Guineans of the struggles their ancestors went through to gain independence from French colonialists. Toure is remembered as a national hero who resisted French colonialism in Guinea for more than 16 years. He was a Muslim cleric and the founder and ruler of the Wassoulou Empire. He was the great-grandfather of Guinea’s first President Sekou Toure.

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