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Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour (R), a popular Senegalese singer and one of Africa's most recognised artists, attends a press conference alongside his lawyer (L), to discuss his appeal of a Dakar court decision disqualifying him from being a presidential candidate in the Senegalese national election, in Dakar, on January 28, 2012. While Senegal's top court said on January 27 that his application to run for presidency was inadmissible, N'Dour has vowed to challenge his disqualification and insists he will take part in presidential polls in February. Meanwhile, Senegal's opposition called today for popular resistance against President Abdoulaye Wade as the capital recovered from riots that erupted after the country's top court said he could run for a third term.

Julien Tack