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Galerie le Manège / Institut Français Sénégal

Galerie le Manège / Institut Français Sénégal (3 Rue Parchappe, Dakar) – this gallery, located in a renovated 19th century French colonial building, holds workshops, seminars and events to promote the cultural development of the country, artistic exchange between France and Senegal, and dialogue among the cultures. Six exhibitions with different thematic approaches are held […]

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Deux Mamelles

Deux Mamelles (Ouakam, Dakar) – these are twin hills (or twin peaks) located in Ouakam (a suburb just outside of Dakar). These 105 meter-high hills got their French name since they are shaped like breasts. On the hill facing the sea stands the Phare des Mamelles lighthouse, while the hill that’s further inland bears the […]

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Dakar Grand Mosque

Dakar Grand Mosque (Avenue Allees Papa Gueye Fall, Dakar) – located within walking distance of Dakar’s port area, this mosque (designed by French and Moroccan architects), was opened in 1964 by Moroccan King Hassan II and Senegalese President (and independence figure) Léopold Sédar Senghor. This is one of the most important religious buildings in Senegal, […]

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African Renaissance Monument (Ouakam, Dakar)

African Renaissance Monument (Ouakam, Dakar)– this is a 49 meter tall bronze statue situated on top of one the Deux Mamelles hills in the outskirts of Dakar. Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby designed it, and was built by the North Korean company Mansudae Overseas Projects. It was inaugurated on April 4th, 2010 – the 50th anniversary […]

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Senegal

Senegal, a small country in West Africa that owes its name to the river (of the same name) that marks its northern and eastern borders, is one of the many countries in that region that is part of the Francophonie, the world-wide community of speaking peoples French that can be found all over the world […]