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The story behind Senegal's African Renaissance Monument [Travel]
*Africa's long-awaited response to the Eiffel Tower or a towering waste of money?*
On the 3rd of April 2010 a day before Senegal commemorated its 50th independence anniversary, the then President Abdoulaye Wade unveiled to more than 20 African leaders, the continent's tallest statue, the African Renaissance Monument.
This monumental 49-metre-high bronze statue in the capital Dakar was meant to symbolize the triumph of African liberation and rival the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower as a…
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