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Senegalese and World Music icon Youssou N' Dour is running for President of Senegal and giving up his music career.
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"World music icon Youssou N'Dour says he plans to run in Senegal's presidential election next month, challenging an 85-year-old incumbent whose plans to seek a third term have sparked violent protests.
N'Dour, who made the announcement late Monday on his private radio and TV stations, joins some 20 other candidates already running against President Abdoulaye Wade."-by Sadibou Marone, The Associated Press, www.billboard.com
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