Senegal
Dakar set to call time on Akon's smart city project

US-Senegalese singer Akon at the 2024 BET Awards in Los Angeles, 30 June 2024.
US-Senegalese singer Akon at the 2024 BET Awards in Los Angeles, 30 June 2024. © Michael Tran/AFP
The Senegalese government is preparing to take back 50 of the 55 hectares granted to the Senegalese-born US musician in 2020 for a smart city megaproject if work does not resume within a fortnight. The remaining five hectares were sold to the star as a land deed. [...]
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