Akon Lighting Africa : 5th African Tour

In February, international music star Akon, leader Thione Niang and entrepreneur Samba Bathily, the three co-founders of Akon Lighting Africa’s initiative, made a 5th African Tour – in Benin, Mali and Equatorial Guinea – to develop the projects, nurture dialogue with Governmental and civil society partners, and monitor the development and impact of current investments.…

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World Water Day

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world, with every year a focus on a specific issue. In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. It’s about how water impacts to…

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Solar: an energy revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

While African countries continue to grow rapidly, with 7 out of the 10 world’s fastest growing economies, along with a demographic boom, the continent still needs to tackle the energy challenge to support its wider transformation and build a truly inclusive and sustainable growth. This requires a massive investment in the energy sector: to significantly…

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Guinea: Solektra Int installs 30,000 solar street lights

In partnership with the Government of Guinea, Solektra Int has started a nation-wide electrification campaign. A total of 30,000 solar streetlights will be installed in the coming weeks in the 33 prefectures and in more than 300 towns and villages. Since late February, 2,000 new solar streetlights have been installed, lighting the streets and public…

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Akon Lighting Africa’s new road show starts on 24 July!

Solektra International will accompany Akon Lighting Africa on its two-week road show across ten or so countries in Eastern, Central and Western Africa.  It will be an opportunity for senior executives Samba Bathily, CEO of Solektra International, and his partners Akon and Thione Niang to see what progress has been made on projects and investments…

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