Kingsley Kobo: Akon wants to run a Senegal city on cryptocurrency—could it work?

11/04/2021 - 08:42

"Plans announced by Senegalese-American singer Akon last August to build “Akon City,” a futuristic hub in his ancestral homeland, were initially greeted with enthusiasm. But that quickly gave way to confusion: What was “Akoin,” and why was it appearing on billboards, postcards, and candy wrappers across the country advertising the 2,000 acre project?"