Akon’s ‘Lighting Africa’ project to provide 600 million Africans with power, employment
The music superstar, Akon, is launching a solar academy in Mali with which he plans to provide electricity to 600 million people across Africa.
His project partners include Solektra International, and they will train Africans in “every aspect of installing and maintaining solar-powered electric systems and micro-grids.”
According to the project’s co-founder Samba Bathily: “We have the sun and innovative technologies to bring electricity to homes and communities. We now need to consolidate African expertise and that is our objective….. We are doing more than just investing in clean energy. We are investing in human capital. We can achieve great milestones and accelerate the African transformation process on condition that we start training a new generation of highly qualified African engineers, technicians and entrepreneurs now.”
USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine research indicate that Akon is the most successful
music entrepreneur from the African continent based in the U.S. He has won several of music’s top awards. By Janet Johnson. (in the picture: Akon wt USAfrica & CLASSmagazine Founder Chido Nwangwu at President Barack Obama’s historic inaugural ball in Washington DC., January 2009; Akon-wt-CLASSmagazine).
Boko Haram: SkyNews London interview wt USAfrica Publisher Dr. Chido Nwangwu on BOKO HARAM vs BUHARI (Nigeria’s President inaugurated May 29, 2015). Interview on May 30 (Houston) May 31 (London) 2015
•Dr. Chido Nwangwu, moderator of the Achebe Colloquium (GOVERNANCE, SECURITY, and PEACE in Africa) December 7-8, 2012 at Brown UNIVERSITY in Rhode Island and former ADVISER on Africa business/issues to the Mayor of Houston, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the INTERNET USAfricaonline.com; CLASSmagazine, AchebeBooks.com, the USAfrica-powered e-groups of AfricanChristians, Nigeria360 and the largest pictorial events megasite on the African diaspora www.PhotoWorks.TV . He was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn E-MAIL: Chido247@Gmail.com WIRELESS 1-832-45-CHIDO (24436).