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Akon’s $6bln futuristic city in Senegal under scrutiny after delays

– – US hip hop star Akon has come under scrutiny after his promised futuristic city worth $6 billion to be built in his native Senegal is yet to start. A year ago he laid the first stone, with hopes of the project materializing in the coming years but people are beginning to have doubts how soon the megaproject will take shape. In 2018, Akon said he’s planning to build a “crypto city” in Senegal which he calls “a real-life Wakanda”. Just like the fictional land of Wakanda in Marvel’s Black Panther,…

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Akon to build Akon city in Uganda by 2036

– – US hip hop star Akon has said during his recent trip to Uganda that he will be building a city in that country called the Akon City. The government of Uganda has already agreed to allocate him land of the size of 1 square mile. A statement from State House said the president had a fruitful meeting with the Senegalese singer as they discussed a number of investment opportunities in Uganda. “During the meeting at the president’s countryside home Rwakitura in Kiruhura district, attended by the First Lady…

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