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Members of the hip-hop group Y'en a marre perform during a community concert in the Dalifort neighbourhood of Senegal's capital Dakar, June 18, 2011. With nearly 40 local chapters formed across the country since January, "Y'en a marre" is focusing on encouraging youths who have turned 18 since the last election in 2007 to register for the February 2012 vote — and to vote against incumbent Abdoulaye Wade. Using a mix of concerts, demonstrations and stomping the streets in black T-shirts emblazoned with their name, the group has been hard at work raising youth awareness of government corruption and mismanagement — and urging Senegalese to act instead of just complain over cups of 'ataya' tea.

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