Solektra Co-founders Akon, Thione Niang and Samba Bathily introduce their mini grid project in latest issue of Invest in Africa

Solektra Co-founders Akon, Thione Niang and Samba Bathily introduce their mini grid project in latest issue of Invest in Africa http://www.investinafrica.media/ With the growing perception that renewable energy is the most cost-effective solution to Africa’s energy crisis, now is the time to accelerate our investments in programmes that can be scaled or replicated to maximise…

Launch of the Solektra Solar Academy to support the Akon lighting Africa initiative

Driving Africa’s growth with a new solar generation Bamako, 16 December 2015 – Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang, co-founders of Solektra International, the company that launched the Akon Lighting Africa program, have just concluded a historic day in Bamako with the official inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy. Expected to open in January 2016, this…

Participation to REenergising the Future Conference

Solektra International’s cofounders, Akon, and Thione Niang Samba Bathily, participated on December 6th  in the REenergising the Future conference organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) around COP 21  negotiations in Paris. These high-level exchanges with personalities from civil society and political leaders such as Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse’s pilot, Ahmed Belloul, CEO of…