This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.
In this week’s news, Akon brings light to Gambia, and a new sickle cell treatment brings hope to millions.
Akon Arrives In Gambia
Rapper Akon arrived in the Gambia this week as part of his “Akon Lighting Africa” initiative. He will meet with Gambian President Adama Barrow before launching a solar power project in the country.
He will also meet with local young people as part of a youth empowerment program called “‘the Role of Young People in Building a New Gambia.”
Akon, who was born in the United States but raised primarily in Senegal, has made it a personal goal to bring electricity to millions of people throughout the African continent, particularly to those in rural or isolated areas.…