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…

Akon is featured in leading African online business publication How we made it in Africa

Akon is featured in leading African online business publication How we made it in Africa while explaining how energy access helps to create basic infrastructure in Africa – thus paving the way for more investments to be made over the continent. Read the article about Akon Lighting Africa initiative and its unique business model: http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/why-rb-star-akon-developed-a-financing-model-for-solar-energy-in-africa/52244/ Read Akon’s messages…

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…