Singer Enters Senegal's Presidential Race


The announcement that Youssou N'Dour will challenge President Abdoulaye Wade is not entirely a surprise. Politics is the next stage in the extraordinary life of a man who was born in a poor suburb on the doorstep of the city's business and administration centre.

Youssou N'Dour, left, with Sudanese mobile phone pioneer Mo Ibrahim.

  • Senegal:  Youssou N'dour To Challenge Wade at Polls

    The Nation, 3 January 2012

    World-renowned singer Youssou N'Dour stirred up the battle for Senegal's presidency today by announcing he plans to take on veteran incumbent Abdoulaye Wade in February elections. read more »

  • Senegal:  Youssou N'dour - President?

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 3 January 2012

    "Who will Youssou sing for?" That was the question a national daily asked on its front page on January 2. On the same day, he gave the answer: Youssou N'Dour will be singing for ... read more »

  • Senegal:  Singer Youssou Ndour Enters Presidential Race

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 3 January 2012

    Singer Youssou Ndour-star, 52, announced on Monday that he will be entering the race for the Senegalese presidential elections in February. read more »