New Senegal President Makes Cabinet Appointments

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal's newly elected President Macky Sall has named his first cabinet just two days being sworn into office.

Senegalese state television announced late Wednesday the president has appointed music icon Youssou Ndour to the culture and tourism ministry and former banker Amadou Kane to the finance ministry.

They are some of the new faces in President Sall trimmed down Cabinet, which includes 25 members compared to 40 posts in former president Abdoulaye Wade's administration.

President Sall defeated Wade in a run off election last month, ending Wade's 12 year reign over the west African nation.