Thursday, January 5, 2012
Youssou N'Dour has never been afraid to voice his political opinion in his music and beyond. Now legendary Senegalese singer has announced that he plans to run for president against Senegal's 85-year old incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, who is seeking a third term.
British graphic artist Ronald Searle died at the age of 91. Searle was the author of the St. Trinian’s series and was an illustrator for many news publications.
The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting Saturday to decide whether to pull its monitors from Syria amid continued violence. If the Arab League recalls its monitors, international pressure on Syria would mount.
While the world was distracted by Attawapiskat, another desperate cry for help was getting little notice in remote northern Ontario, where addiction to the prescription drug OxyContin is devastating reserves.