1.3 Billion Africans Don’t Have Electricity. Akon Has A Plan To Cut That In Half (EN)

t’s “a no-brainer.” That’s how hip-hop and R&B artist and producer Akon described using solar energy to bring power to hundreds of millions of Africans. The Missouri-born Senegalese American had just trekked to Mali from an inaugural meeting in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) with top West African leaders to talk about renewable energy solutions. “Africa…

From May 18 to 21: the success of Akon Lighting Africa honored at the United Nations

The three founders of Akon Lighting Africa – Akon, Thione Niang Samba Bathily – are invited this week in New York to present their project at the 2nd international forum Sustainable Energy For All – SE4A Forum.  The “Sustainable Energy For All” initiative was launched in 2011 by the United-Nations in partnership with the World Bank. Both institutions want to…