Man slaps French President Macron in Southern France

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, was slapped in the face on Tuesday while on a walkabout in southern France, video footage showed.

The incident took place while Macron was on a visit to the Drome region in south-eastern France, where he met restaurateurs and students to talk about the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In the video, Macron, dressed in shirt sleeves, could be seen walking towards a crowd of people who were behind a metal barrier.

The French president reached out his hand to greet one man, in a green T-Shirt, with glasses and a face mask. The man could be heard shouting out “Down with Macronia” (“A Bas La Macronie”) and then he delivered a slap to Macron’s face. Macron’s security was able to quickly intervened to pull the man to the ground and move Macron away from him.

n the aftermath of the incident, two people were arrested.

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Macron: What happens in the shrine remains in the shrine

A few days ago we told you that the french President will be visiting the african shrine in lagos, Yesterday President Macron had a wonderful time at the Femi Kuti Shrine

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday night made the audience at Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Afrika Shrine laugh, when he joked that ‘What happens in the shrine remains in the shrine’.

He was asked to relive some of his nostalgia of having been a patron of the Shrine when he worked in Nigeria at the French Embassy in 2004.

Some of the memories of his six months stay in Lagos he relived when he met President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, including remembering attending a concert by Femi Kuti, Fela’s first son,

But he was not ready to go down memory lane on Tuesday night and instead threw the humorous line at the audience.

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In another video of the night posted by Afrika Shrine on Instagram, President Macron was caught, along with host, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, applauding the afro-ballistic performance by Femi Kuti and his Positive Force band.

Macron challenged Nigerian youths to get involved in politics to change the narrative of the nation.

Macron, while describing politics as important, said only Nigerians could change their image before the comity of nations.

The French President gave the challenge at the event tagged “Celebrate African Culture.”

He noted that the future of Africa and the task of making it great rested with Africans, saying that the youths have a crucial role to play.

“Africa needs a new generation of Africans to share the new narrative about Africa all over the world,” he said.

According to him, politics is important because it is a tool to change the society.

Macron described the Afrika Shrine as an iconic place of strength, music, culture and the late Fela as a politician who wanted a change for the society.

“I am very happy to be here. Let me remind you that this place — shrine is a music place as well as politics …

Ecobank, TRACE To Celebrate African Culture During President Macron’s Visit To Nigeria

France President, Emmanuel Macron, will make an official visit to Lagos, Nigeria on July 3, 2018, during which he will announce the launch of the Season of African Cultures 2020, a French celebration of Africa’s rich and diverse cultures, as part of a cultural event organised by TRACE and sponsored by Ecobank, Africa’s leading pan-African bank.  
TRACE Event, the event department of global broadcast and digital Afro-urban media group, TRACE, was chosen to host and organise the high-profile meeting between representatives of Africa’s creative industries and the President of France, thanks to its strong track record of producing large scale entertainment events on the continent.
The media group also has a long-standing role as a cultural bridge between France, Africa and the rest of the world.
Entitled: “A Celebration of African Culture,” the event will take place at the New Afrika Shrine, the home of the legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Co-founder and Executive Chairman of TRACE, Olivier Laouchez, explained: “TRACE’s mission is to support, nurture, cherish and celebrate Afro-urban music and cultures and to bring them to the world, because we believe that the world can only benefit from a better understanding of the richness and the diversity of these cultures, which have long been undervalued.
“It is for this reason that we have organised this momentous event, to launch the Season of African Cultures 2020 in France. One of the objectives of this season is to change the French perception of the African continent through the promotion of contemporary African creation, and this is what TRACE strives to do every day.”
Over 1,000 VIP guests, including representatives from the African creative and arts sectors, have been invited to attend the multicultural event, with music provided by an almost exclusively female line-up featuring pan-African queen of Afro-pop, Yemi Alade; Franco-Nigerian singer, Asa; and Cameroon’s Charlotte Dipanda.
They will be joined by leading performer, Femi Kuti, son of Fela Kuti, and the New Afrika Shrine’s patron.
The evening is set to be a celebration of Africa’s diverse and rich