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International music artist Akon, along with his two partners, joined the access to energy sector in 2014 by launching Akon Lighting Africa, an initiative to provide solar power to millions of people in Africa who do not have access to electricity. Recognising that a large proportion of Africa’s unelectrified population live in rural areas, the initiative is rolling out decentralised solar delivery models to meet this challenge. After meeting Akon at the recent UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York, Karima Hirji from Boiling Point talks to Akon to find out what this initiative is really all about.
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