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.