R&B star Akon enters Congo mining sector in joint venture with state firm

A company led by American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon has signed a deal to finance a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint venture with a state miner, according to a contract published by the…

R&B Star Akon’s New $6 Billion Smart City in Senegal Will Offer a Second Home for the African Diaspora

By RACHEL CORMACK Akon may not be lonely for much longer. The famed R&B singer is going ahead with plans to build a new $6 billion smart city in Senegal where nationals can live and work—and where members of the African…