A Moment with African Rennaisance Monument

The African Rennaisance Monument in Western Africa, Senegal, has been standing firm and tall for over 10 years now.

It’s a sight of beauty and the African strength unveiled before the eyes of 20 African leaders by former President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal on the 3rd of April 2010 celebrating Senegal’s 50th independence anniversary.

The 161 feet (49-metre-high) statue of a man with ripped body holding a woman on his right and carrying a baby on his left became the tallest ever seen in Africa.

The statue is made of bronze and located in the capital Dakar.  It symbolizes the triumph of African liberation.

As of the time the African Rennaisance Monument was raised, it was estimated at 

$27 million. It is sometimes called the Statue of Liberty of Africa and Africa’s Eiffel Tower by tourists from across the world.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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