A fascinating stop for military buffs as well as those looking for more insight into Senegalese history.

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Armed Forces Museum

Military history on a continent of military coups.

Military history buffs will of course be in their element here at 75 Boulevard de la République. Inside you'll find an overview of Senegal history from a military perspective - which is especially instructive because Senegal has been unusually successful in Africa in staying free of military rule. There are three sections to the museum: the documents section; the area displaying the accoutrements of war including arms and uniforms; and a third dedicated to the subject of the tiralleurs, the Senegalese infantrymen recruited to fight for the French in wars from the 1850s through World War II.

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