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Akon: 'America was never built for black people' | Politics

Senegalese-American artist Akon is a five-time Grammy nominee who has sold over 35 million records worldwide, and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in popular music, such as Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and David Guetta.<p>The musician, songwriter and producer, who was born in …

Singer Akon Makes Progress With African Solar Power Venture

Senegalese-American RnB singer Akon may be best known for his string of platinum-selling records, but the Missouri-born artist is also becoming a rising star in the movement to bring electricity to rural Africa.

Akon: ‘I don't think charities in Africa work’

As night falls across Africa bustling cities light up and neighbourhoods begin to buzz, fed by traffic from well-lit roads. In the countryside, meanwhile, villages are plunged into darkness, shutting down the night-time economies of rural communities as restaurants and shops close and children …

Africa

Rapper Akon brings new music, solar-powered message to Ottawa

It's been seven years since Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam — better known simply as Akon — released his last album, 2008's <i>Freedom.</i><p>Now, the …

Solar power initiative