Keyword: Sibeth Ndiaye

'Merkel speaks to adults...Macron talks as if we're children'

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In an interview with Mediapart, history lecturer Johann Chapoutot, an expert on contemporary Germany and the history of the Nazis, uses the example of Germany to highlight France's failings in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He says that while the German chancellor Angela Merkel appeals to people's reason, in France “they lie to us”. Interview by Ludovic Lamant.

Sibeth Ndiaye: the French government's new spokeswoman

Born in Dakar, Senegal, the 39-year-old obtained her citizenship while helping to run President Macron's election campaign in 2016.