What can a country do when its capital city becomes so crowded it is almost unlivable? One possibility: Build a new city. That is what Senegal is doing, with Diamniadio, an urban project a short drive east of Dakar. Launched in 2014, it will have housing, green spaces, administrative districts, industrial zones, universities, research centers and sports facilities. It aims to be a smart city and an economic hub. But it has its critics. VOA French to Africa's Jacques Aristide reports from Dakar.

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