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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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Businessman Thomas Lee seeks seat on Chattanooga City Council

Local business owner and longtime Chattanooga resident Thomas Lee is running for the District 2 City Council seat to provide an even playing field for all residents, he said.

According to a release, Lee, co-founder of Goodhew LLC, has successfully built a range of businesses employing hundreds of people, volunteers with multiple nonprofits, and has raised three children in the Scenic City, but it’s his love for Chattanooga that makes this businessman with zero political experience ready to bring legitimate solutions to the challenges Chattanooga faces.

“I have watched all of city politics over the years with interest and I really felt like we’re at a point where it made a lot of sense for me to bring my experience and enthusiasm for Chattanooga and take a run at city council,” said Lee, a Memphis native who has lived in the district for more than two decades. “As a city

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