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    Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:26:51

    Youssou N'Dour Named Senegal's Minister for Culture - He tried to run for president, too!

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    Youssou N'Dour has been named Senegal's minister for culture and tourism. He tried to run for president of the country, but that bid failed so he's taking another seat in government. It's better than nothing, right?

    N'Dour attempted to be a presidential candidate against incumbent Abdoulaye Wade. N'Dour openly criticized Wade's tenure, stating he was "hearing in mono, not stereo." Great metaphor, BTW. However, his app for presidency was denied, due to a lack of valid signatures. However, the new Senegalese president, Macky Sall, named N'Dour as member of his new cabinet.

    Are you a fan of Youssou N'Dour? What can he do in his new role to enact change?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.10.12



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