Lighting Africa

Akon Lighting Africa (2014; Washington;

Akon Lighting Africa is a project, which “aims to provide electricity by solar energy in Africa.” It has operations in “14 nations, including Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Benin and Sierra Leone.” It allows nations that are “participating in the project to bypass World Bank loans to get a project started in their own nation.


Leadership: Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang (Founders)

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