1. African Renaissance Monument, Senegal, 49m / 161 ft
This massive monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of Senegal’s independence from France. It is the tallest statue in Africa. It has attracted significant criticism due to how much money it cost. Thousands of people protested against the statue, with riot police deployed to maintain order. It cost $27 million.
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