Akon’s interview in The Guardian – Why for profit initiatives make a difference when it comes to energy access in Africa

As night falls across Africa bustling cities light up and neighbourhoods begin to buzz, fed by traffic from well-lit roads. In the countryside, meanwhile, villages are plunged into darkness, shutting down the night-time economies of rural communities as restaurants and shops close and children light candles to do their homework. For Akon, the US-based rap star, the…

Reportage sur Akon Lighting Africa et Solektra International dans la dernière édition du Magazine de l’Afrique (Fr)

Lancé il y a 18 mois, le programme d’électrification de l’Afrique promu par le chanteur sénégalo-américain Akon étonne par ses méthodes et par ses résultats.   Il y a deux ans, j’ai rendu visite à ma grand-mère à Kaolack, au Sénégal. Pas d’électricité, on fonctionnait au kéro- sène. Je me suis dit, ce n’est pas…

Akon Lighting Africa will present efforts to address Africa energy crisis at a special panel organized by Africa 2030

23 September 2015 – Thione Niang, co-founder of the Akon Lighting Africa initiative, presented efforts to address Africa energy crisis at a special panel organized by Africa 2030, a platform set up by the l’avant-garde Network and Gobee Group. He focused his remarks on the objectives and motivations of the 3 cofounders when they launched the project, results…

Akon Lighting Africa supports the Empowering Africa through Youth leadership program!

In partnership with the Korponai Kids Foundation and company Voyaj society, Akon Lighting Africa is supporting a program aimed to form a network of young African leaders, entitled Empowering Africa through Youth Leadership. Thirty young Africans aged 14-17 years, considered to have a very unquiet profile, were selected to attend a personal and professional development…