Rwanda is the Most Organized Country in Africa -Akon

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Rwanda’s capital, is often lauded as “Africa’s cleanest city”. Now Akon has coined another way of describing Rwanda as ‘the most organized country in Africa’.

“Rwanda is the most organized country in Africa and women are active here, Rwanda makes me feel proud to be African,” Afro-American Superstar Akon made the statement while addressing the YouthConnektAfrica in the session themed “Youth in Diaspora, the 6th Region Rwanda.

Akon also said that Africans should narrate “our own stories that favor our Agenda- We have to tell our stories. We are the only ones that understand it. No nobody can tell our stories better than us”.

Afro-American Superstar is involved in several investments across 25 Africa- one of the major projects includes The Akon Lighting Africa project.

Rwanda is among 14 African countries where Akon plans to launch his Akon Lighting Africa initiative that aims at bringing electricity to 600 million Africans, especially those in rural areas.

Launched in February 2014, The Akon Lighting Africa is reported to have secured $ 1billion credit line from a Chinese company – China Jiangsu International Group.

YouthConnektAfrica is facilitating a platform for all partners involved in youth development to synergize around policies, programs and partnerships that will help unleash Africa’s youth potential. The summit will also mark the official roll out of the program across the rest of the continent.

The event has attracted more than 2,500 delegates including Heads of State, government leaders, executives from multinational companies that operate in Africa, leaders of civil society organizations, Africa’s development partners, members of the academia, successful young entrepreneurs, artists and youth opinion leaders from across the continent. Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba Group, and UNCTAD Special Adviser on Young Entrepreneurs, will grace the occasion.



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