Youssou N’Dour

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Apr 4th, 2012
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Senegal’s newly elected President Macky Sall has named his first cabinet just two days being sworn into office. Senegalese state television announced late Wednesday the president has appointed music icon Youssou Ndour to the culture and tourism ministry and former banker Amadou Kane to the fina...
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Apr 4th, 2012
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Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour has been appointed the country’s new tourism and culture minister in President Macky Sall’s cabinet, according to a decree issued on Wednesday night. The Grammy-award winning singer, a fierce critic of former leader Abdoulaye Wade who hung up his microph...
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Mar 19th, 2012
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Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour, who has lent his golden voice to politics, hit the campaign trail a week before run-off polls to rally support for presidential challenger Macky Sall. Ndour, along with all 12 presidential candidates who fell out of the country’s electoral race in a first rou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2012
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Dakar – Senegal opposition candidate Macky Sall has won a major boost in his bid to oust President Abdoulaye Wade in a run-off vote, securing the endorsement of the man who came third in the first round. The west African nation’s main opposition movement has also called on its supporters ...
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Mar 1st, 2012
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Dakar – Senegal’s music icon Youssou Ndour on Thursday threw his weight behind presidential hopeful Macky Sall in his bid to thwart Abdoulaye Wade’s bid to win a third term in a run-off election next month. Speaking after a meeting with Sall, Ndour said that nearly 70 % of voters ha...
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Feb 27th, 2012
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Dakar – Senegal tallied results on Monday in an election in which incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, who is seeking to extend his rule with a disputed third term, was greeted by jeers as he cast his ballot. The west African nation’s reputation as a haven of stability has been tarnished by pre-poll...
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Feb 26th, 2012
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Voters booed Senegal’s president so loudly when he went to cast his ballot Sunday that his bodyguards whisked him away, another sign of how much his popularity has dipped ahead of an election that has sparked weeks of riots. This normally unflappable republic on Africa’s western coast has...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 25th, 2012
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Weeks of street protests in Senegal could erupt into worse conflict if President Abdoulaye Wade wins a third term, despite a two-term limit. At dusk, people hunker down for the evening, holding portable radios to their ears and clustering in doorways to peer at fuzzy black-and-white televisions. Shop...
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Feb 24th, 2012
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Dakar – Nigeria’s former president met with Senegalese opposition leaders, including pop star and former presidential aspirant Youssou Ndour, in an effort to broker a solution to the country’s political malaise ahead of a tense presidential vote. Since leaving office in 2007, Oluseg...
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Feb 22nd, 2012
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Dakar – Senegalese music icon and opposition activist Youssou Ndour was injured in the leg on Tuesday after being hit by a projectile at the scene of a banned rally in Dakar, his entourage told AFP. “Youssou Ndour was injured in the left leg, he has been seen by a doctor, but he doesnR...