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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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SENEGAL | Dakar | Monument to the African Renaissance | Completed

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The nearly finished monument to the African Renaissance rises above the Dakar skyline in Senegal's capital
Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade launched construction of an "African Renaissance" monument on the continent's westernmost tip late on Thursday, which he said would stand taller than the Statue of Liberty in the United States.
sThe 50-metre (164 ft) bronze statue which will stand atop a 100-metre hill looking out over the Atlantic Ocean on the edge of the capital Dakar, is meant to symbolise Africa's liberation from "centuries of ignorance, intolerance and racism".
The Monument of the African Renaissance shows a muscular man with a cloth wrapped around his waist rising from a volcano, a baby in his left hand and a woman in his right.









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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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I hope more places get something like that built. I'll Like to see one in Congo the size of Mother Russia.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:38 PM   #3
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I doubt it is going to be taller than the statue of Liberty.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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I hope more places get something like that built. I'll Like to see one in Congo the size of Mother Russia.
sorry but this is not about congo but senegal.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #5
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Very nice. Congratulations Monsieur le president Abdoulaye Wade.

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Old August 26th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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Might not be as tall as the Statue of Liberty but stunning nonetheless.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #7
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Yes it will be taller than the statue of liberty, that is 151 ft (46 m) tall, and 305 ft (93 m) tall with the pedestal and foundation.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #8
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sorry but this is not about congo but senegal.
He knows that. DUH! Did you read what he wrote?

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Old August 27th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #9
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Beautiful and inspiring.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #10
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Well said....Just magnificent.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #11
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Wonderful symbol. My hope is that the message behind it rings across the continent inspiring people to do better.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #12
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Wonderful symbol. My hope is that the message behind it rings across the continent inspiring people to do better.
Me too. hope it becomes a symbol for Africa just like the statue of liberty did when people thought of the new world. I just love admiring it.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #13
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Yes it will be taller than the statue of liberty, that is 151 ft (46 m) tall, and 305 ft (93 m) tall with the pedestal and foundation.
I'm sorry but looking at the construction pictures even though net yet finish it doesn't look taller than the statue of liberty; The statue of Liberty is really huge and tall, you need to go and see it to even know what I mean; that article must have exaggerated; the statue of liberty is no small cup cake
Excellent project though
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Old August 30th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #14
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the statue of liberty was a gift from Europe to the USA!

As for this statue, it looks good, I like it!
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Old August 30th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #15
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Why is it that all statues or monuments portraying a women show at least one bare breast, i see it a lot. I am not up to date with my statue trends, but is it fashionable/ artistic or something to show bare breasts nowadays? i mean the robe would have easily covered it and it may seem a little obscene for children, young adults.

But nonetheless i think it is a great statue and i certainly support it.

and for the record i am male.
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I'm sorry but looking at the construction pictures even though net yet finish it doesn't look taller than the statue of liberty; The statue of Liberty is really huge and tall, you need to go and see it to even know what I mean; that article must have exaggerated; the statue of liberty is no small cup cake
Excellent project though
It doesn't matter if it was made by gods and looks like the greatest thing in the universe. If this monument is built according to the current specifications it will dwarf the statue of liberty.

In the planet earth 1 metre in Africa is equal to 1 metre in Europe.

1 metre is 100 cm no more no less there is no other meaning for it.

This monument will be 100 metres making it taller than every single thing on earth less than 100 metres.

Do you understand that?
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #17
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Many Africans suffer from Inferiority Complex



305 Feet and 6 inches = 92.965 + 0.1524 Metres = 93 Metres Approx

Statue of Liberty is only taller if you discount the Ground Level of the Monument but include the Pedestal of the Statue if Liberty
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It doesn't matter if it was made by gods and looks like the greatest thing in the universe. If this monument is built according to the current specifications it will dwarf the statue of liberty.

In the planet earth 1 metre in Africa is equal to 1 metre in Europe.

1 metre is 100 cm no more no less there is no other meaning for it.

This monument will be 100 metres making it taller than every single thing on earth less than 100 metres.

Do you understand that?
Have you finished ?
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Tbite,

You wasting your energy and time explaining to the African Alien who doesn't understand what we do here on Earth.
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Tbite,

You wasting your energy and time explaining to the African Alien who doesn't understand what we do here on Earth.
Now, did I tell you I was african ?
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