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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Solektra Int recruits 10 west african engineers trained at 2iE Institut

As part its corporate social responsibility'(CSR) and strong commitment to contribute to developing a skilled workforce and creating jobs in Africa, Solektra Int recruited ten West African engineers trained at the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Ouagadougou. Launched 7 years ago to support the growth of both African economy and population, 2iE is…

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Solektra CEO’s Samba Bathily explains his business model to the Wall Street Journal

Senegalese-American RnB singer Akon may be best known for his string of platinum-selling records, but the Missouri-born artist is also becoming a rising star in the movement to bring electricity to rural Africa. Visiting New York this week for the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All e4all summit, Akon and his two co-founders of Akon…

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