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Senegal plans city to ease capital gridlock, woo China investors

It's the most ambitious infrastructure project yet of the president, who's vowed to double growth by 2020

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Mr Sall's policy is to attract foreign investment to reduce Senegal's dependence on fishing, agriculture and tourism and make the country a hub for French-speaking West Africa.

Abidjan

ON a plain dotted with rotund baobab tree trunks, Senegal is planning its future. The government of the West African nation is laying the groundwork for a new city near the town of Diamniadio that's meant to ease congestion in the seaside capital, Dakar, home to almost a quarter