Musician Youssou N'Dour
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Singer Youssou N'Dour announces Senegal presidential bid

Musician Youssou N'Dour has announced he is running in February's presidential elections in Senegal.

"I have listened... and I am responding favourably," Mr N'Dour said on his own TV network, referring to requests that he put himself forward, AFP reports.

Mr N'Dour will run against incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, who is seeking a controversial third term.

Bilkisu Labaran reports.

  • 03 Jan 2012
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