A beauty pageant almost ended in disaster when one of the contestant's hair went up in flames while she was on stage. Dorcas Kasinde had just been announced as the winner of Miss Africa 2018 when pyrotechnics were set off to celebrate her victory. As Dorcas, who was representing Congo, cried tears of joy and hugged another contestant, her hair caught fire.
Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself. The multi-platinum-selling music producer unveiled the ambitious project at a creative festival in Cannes, where he spoke at a panel titled Branding Africa: Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future.