- Akon looks to bring electricity to homes in Africa Updated: Mar-05-14 3:00 pm
- 2 killed in protests in Guinea over power cuts Updated: Feb-18-14 1:47 pm
ATLANTA - Grammy-nominated singer Akon has a goal of bringing solar-powered electricity to 1 million homes in Africa by the end of the year, and the singer is using millions of his own dollars for the cause.
CONAKRY, Guinea - Angry residents of Guinea's capital who have been without electricity for a week took to the streets to demand an end to the power cuts. At least two people were killed in the clashes, when security forces intervened to break up the demonstration.