Senegalese locals left disillusioned by lack of progress on Akon City By Cointelegraph

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Senegalese locals left disillusioned by lack of progress on Akon City

While originally spruiked as a futuristic city inspired by the Marvel movie Black Panther that would emerge as a “beacon of innovation and human development” and bolster the West African and Senegalese economies by Akon in 2018, there are few signs of the city’s development beyond a ceremonial stone that was laid in a field near Mbodiene 12 months ago.

According to a report from Agence France-Press, the project has not progressed beyond the stone’s erection, with a small placard promoting Akon City having since fallen from its perch on top of the block.

Akon City ceremonial stone: AFP