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Utah Non-Profit Founder to Run for President of Mali

Yeah Samake is Mayor of Ouelessebougou, Mali. He's the head of two non-profits based in Sandy, Utah, but he plans to launch his campaign to become Malian president next month.

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Sandy, UT – A man with Utah ties is entering presidential politics, but we're not talking about Jon Huntsman or Mitt Romney. Niakono Yeah Samake will be returning to his native Mali next month to begin his run at becoming the West African nation's next president. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce sat down with Samake and filed this report.

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