Dakar, Senegal. The statue of the African Renaissance is 7m higher than the statue of Liberty in New York. It was conceived by president Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal to commemorate the 50th anniversary of independence from France in 2010. The statue has created a lot of controversy because it was built by North koreans and looks Neo-Stalinist; Many think it was too expensive for a poor country like Senegal and it is said to be too sexy for a country that is 90% Muslim. (In Islam the portrayal of humans or animals is not permitted).