Youssou For President?

Senegalese musical trailblazer Youssou N'Dour has cancelled all upcoming concerts and announced he will enter politics in 2012, just ahead of the Senegalese elections. Long an anti-poverty fighter, Youssou has not yet formally announced if he will run for president against incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade who is fighting for a 3rd term despite already reaching his 2-term limit. More details to come soon.

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Kenyan Court Interdicts President Uhuru Kenyatta's Move To Change The Constitution

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly been blocked from altering Kenya's Constitution as his second five year term nears an end. The attempt has been viewed as a power move to stagger Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential plans.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been halted from enacting a complete overturn of the country's constitution. Deemed an unconstitutional move, the High Court of Kenya reportedly blocked the President this past Thursday in parliament, during a gathering where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) review took place. The referendum proposes the largest government structural changes since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. Kenyatta reportedly bypassed the provision reserved for the inclusion of citizens in the decision to pass BBI as official law, making the process illegitimate.

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