Mormon, BYU Grad Making a Difference in Mali

A BYU graduate and Mormon ran for president of his country, an African nation that is 90 percent Muslim.

Yeah Samake was a 2013 presidential candidate in Mali, a country better known for the tragic effects of Islamic extremism than its Latter-day Saint population, but Samake is a BYU graduate and a member of the only Mormon family in Mali. The native Malian has served as mayor of Ouéléssébougou, Mali, according to TheBlaze.

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