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Visiting Uganda, rap star Akon seeks business opportunities

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 in his native Senegal

KAMPALA, Uganda — 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 East African country was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He will meet with President Yoweri Museveni to discuss “different investment opportunities in various sectors, including energy, tourism, and infrastructure development,” according to the state-controlled New Vision newspaper.

Akon and his wife, Rozina Negusei, went to a mosque in the capital, Kampala, Friday.

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