La Porte du Non Retour – The memorial arch in Ouidah

The concrete and bronze arch, which stands on the beach, is a memorial to the enslaved Africans who were taken from the slave port of Ouidah to the Americas. Two centuries, more than one million enslaved Africans were deported from the town of Ouidah on the coast of Benin. Advertisements

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The Monument of National Heroes in Ouagadougou

Monument des Martyrs, located in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is also known as the Monument of National Heroes. The Monument was a grand project of the President of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara since 1987, not glorifying just the revolution from which “their brothers” were killed, but also the revolution that brought him to power. This […]

The African Renaissance Monument in Dakar

The Monument located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade and built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, a company from North Korea. […]