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SoftBank expands Vision Fund solar investment to Africa

Solid returns from renewable energy to complement riskier tech deals

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group is looking to participate in huge solar projects in Africa, seeking to supplement riskier bets on up-and-coming technology with stable returns from renewable energy.

SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son met Monday with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and other top African officials at the African Union summit in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott.

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