A photographer snaps a group of visitors at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine (Monument of African Renaissance) in Dakar, Senegal. The monument, built by the North Koreans under former President Abdoulaye Wade, is very controversial as the scantily clad figures are seen by many to be un-Islamic, sexist and a waste of $27 million. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #statue #northkorea #wade #africanrenaissance #africa

A photographer snaps a group of visitors at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine (Monument of African Renaissance) in Dakar, Senegal. The monument, built by the North Koreans under former President Abdoulaye Wade, is very controversial as the scantily clad figures are seen by many to be un-Islamic, sexist and a waste of $27 million. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #statue #northkorea #wade #africanrenaissance #africa

Good morning! I’m celebrating my seventh year in West Africa by taking over the @everydayafrica feed this week with recent work and adventures from around the region and beyond. Here is a snap from one of my favorite spots in my home base of Dakar, Senegal (if not the whole region). The sun sets on Virage Beach on December 31, 2013. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn  #dakar #senegal #africa #light #beach #sunset #newyear #friends #funwithjane #sevenyearitch #iphoneonly

Good morning! I’m celebrating my seventh year in West Africa by taking over the @everydayafrica feed this week with recent work and adventures from around the region and beyond.
Here is a snap from one of my favorite spots in my home base of Dakar, Senegal (if not the whole region).
The sun sets on Virage Beach on December 31, 2013. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn
#dakar #senegal #africa #light #beach #sunset #newyear #friends #funwithjane #sevenyearitch #iphoneonly

A poster depicting the Monument of African Renaissance, with ‘Dakar’ loosely written in Korean, in the style of North Korean propagandists posters, in Dakar, Senegal. The monument, built by the North Koreans under former President Abdoulaye Wade, is very controversial as the scantily clad figures are seen by many to be un-Islamic, sexist and a waste of $27 million. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #africanrenaissance #northkorea #propoganda #worldscolliding #thisisafrica #statue @dguttenfelder

A poster depicting the Monument of African Renaissance, with ‘Dakar’ loosely written in Korean, in the style of North Korean propagandists posters, in Dakar, Senegal. The monument, built by the North Koreans under former President Abdoulaye Wade, is very controversial as the scantily clad figures are seen by many to be un-Islamic, sexist and a waste of $27 million. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #africanrenaissance #northkorea #propoganda #worldscolliding #thisisafrica #statue @dguttenfelder

Commuters ride a “car rapide”, the privately operated bus system in Dakar, Senegal, October 9, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #traditions Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #senegal #dakar #carrapide #africa #bus #transport

Commuters ride a “car rapide”, the privately operated bus system in Dakar, Senegal, October 9, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #traditions
Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #senegal #dakar #carrapide #africa #bus #transport

Boys play as fishermen bring in a boat at the end of the day on Soumbedione beach, Dakar, Senegal, October 8, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #water Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #dakar #senegal #beach #fishermen #silhouette #sunset

Boys play as fishermen bring in a boat at the end of the day on Soumbedione beach, Dakar, Senegal, October 8, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #water
Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #dakar #senegal #beach #fishermen #silhouette #sunset

People gather around a water truck as the Dakar water crisis enters its second week, reportedly because of a broken main, in Dakar, Senegal, September 23, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #water Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #dakar #senegal #bucket

People gather around a water truck as the Dakar water crisis enters its second week, reportedly because of a broken main, in Dakar, Senegal, September 23, 2013. Photo by @allisonshelley. Today’s theme: #water
Allison is guest hosting the account this week from her recent work in Nigeria and Senegal, where she has been reporting on reproductive health issues. #dakar #senegal #bucket