Although his station is not allowed to do newscasts, Ndour says there is a gaping loophole in the government's regulatory language.
African pop star Youssou Ndour launches TV station →
"I am a politician ... I affirm it. It's my civic duty to awaken the conscience of people," Ndour told The Associated Press this week as he relaxed in black jeans and leather sneakers in a conference room at his new station.