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plaque at the Monument

translation: Youth of Africa and the Diaspora, If one day your steps bring you to the foot of this Monument, Think of those who sacrificed their liberty or their life for the African Renaissance -Abdoulaye Wade
Conquering Dakar

July 4th 2010
Editor's note: I decided not to write this entry since it's not my first time experiencing the often overwhelming welcome to the continent. I have apparently forgotten that things that happen here are not normal. It all seems so familiar and ordinary to me (yes, I'm aware that this means that there is probably something very wrong with me). Instead, I offer up my mom's account of our first few day ... read more
Africa » Senegal » Cape Verde Peninsula » Dakar

Senegalese Flag Independent from France in 1960, Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. However, the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. Despite peace... ... read more
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