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Tiken Jah Fakoly's message to Africa's leaders

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The Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly brings out two new singles this week which aim to bring a very pointed message to African leaders. He wants to tell them not to modify their constitutions to stay in power. This is especially relevant given Senegal's up-and-coming presidential election, for which incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a controversial third term. The Ivorian musician discussed his new tracks, and the political messages African musicians are giving their leaders.