Akon’s Push For Solar Capabilities in sub-Saharan Communities

Akon’s Push For Solar Capabilities in sub-Saharan Communities

Multi-platinum hip-hop artist Akon knows these struggles very well, having grown up in Senegal without electricity. Now, having made himself a household name and “seen a better life”, as he puts it, he hopes to use his fame to bring that better life to his home continent. Along with co-founders Niang and Samba Bathily, Akon created Akon Lighting Africa (ALA) in early 2014, a company dedicated to installing and maintaining solar energy solutions across the African continent.…

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