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Hip-hop star works to bring solar energy training to Africa

Posted on | June 6, 2015 | No Comments

With songs like “Locked Up” and “Lonely,” hip-hop artist Akon has
climbed to the top of America’s music industry. Born in Missouri
and raised in Senegal, Akon has performed with Michael Jackson,
Whitney Houston, and African artists. Now Akon has created the Akon
Lighting Africa Initiative with the goal of turning Africa’s 320
days of sunshine into usable solar energy. He announced at a UN
forum last month the creation of the Mali-based Solar Academy that
will teach people to


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