Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Popular singer Youssou Ndour to run against Senegalese president

http://www.france24.com/en/20120103-popular-singer-youssou-ndour-challenge-abdoulaye-wade-senegal-president
World-renowned Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour announced Monday night that he was running for president against incumbent Abdoulaye Wade in February 26 elections. "I am a candidate," the country's most famous export declared on his privately-owned television station after weeks of speculation about his plans. "I have listened, I have heard, and I am responding favourably," Ndour said, referring to numerous requests that he throw his hat into the political ring.
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