RWANDA – Entrepreneur and hip-hop artist Akon spoke candidly at the 2017 YouthConnekt Africa Summit held from 19 – 21 July 2017, in Kigali, Rwanda – on empowering the worlds most resourceful continent.
The event was hosted by H.E. President Paul Kagame and organized in collaboration with UNDP and UNCTAD, Under the theme, From Potential to Success. Akon joined 21 other speakers who delivered a strong message to more than 2,800 youth from 90 different countries in attendance on Africa’s current place in the world.
His solar company currently benefits Rwandans and aims at bringing electricity to 600 million Africans, especially those in rural areas.
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