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Youssou N'Dour recently joined the fray of singers turned hopeful politicians, announcing he'd run for president of Senegal.

Jan. 11, 2012

The Arab uprisings have kept DePaul University professor emeritus Cherif Bassiouni very busy. Last summer, he went to Libya to monitor the revolution. He also headed a controversial report about alleged government abuses in Bahrain. Cherif gives Worldview his take on the Arab world’s transformative year. Also, Senegalese artist Youssou N'Dour recently announced he’s running for president. It’s not the first time a musician has made the leap into politics. On Global Notes, Jerome and Eight Forty-Eight and Radio M host Tony Sarabia listen to what happens when politics and music intersect.