Akon visits Uganda to seek business opportunities

By Rédaction Africanews with AP American rap artist and singer Akon is visiting Uganda Friday in search of investment opportunities that would extend his business footprint in Africa, where his efforts include a planned futuristic city. Akon’s arrival in the…

Akon moves ahead with crypto city in Senegal despite skepticism

By Aaron Smithson Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon, known globally for hit songs from the 2000s like “Smack That” and “Don’t Matter,” is moving forward with plans to build a $6 billion smart city in his country of birth. Having finalized an agreement in January of…

What does Akon see in Africa?

By Gabriel Myers Hansen Vision is a curious thing, as much a curse as it is a gift. Few understand the frustration of being ahead of one’s time like Akon, the Senegalese-American pop icon and business mogul. Akon. Months ago, during a quick…

Akon wants his cryptocurrency to power the whole of Africa

By Robert Stevens In brief A city in Kenya is supporting the ambitious crypto project of the rapper, Akon. It’s the second city after Akon’s own city, Akon City. Akon wants all of Africa to use it. Akon, the rapper-turned-crypto entrepreneur…

Senegal’s Akon City plan ‘finalised’

by bbc US hip hop star Akon has tweeted that his plans to build a city in Senegal, where his family originally hails from, are on course. He said he had finalised the agreement for Akon City to be built…