The young Senegalese woman behind the new French president

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Sibeth Ndiaye with the French President-elect (r)

French newspaper Le Monde is running a profile on Sibeth Ndiaye, the 37-year-old Senegalese-French campaign guru of Emmanuel Macron, who has now been named as the president-elect’s press secretary.

Ms Ndiaye is seen as one of the key figures who orchestrated the meteoric rise of Mr Macron’s En Marche movement.

Sibeth Ndiaye with the French President-elect

Le Monde says that she was ever-present during the Macron campaign and that along with his wife Brigitte Macron, was one of the most prominent women in his camp.

She’s being hailed as the star of a new documentary that’s just aired on French TV, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at Mr Macron’s victory.

In the film, she jokes with Mr Macron, is seen advising and encouraging him, as well as organising his schedule.

Sibeth Ndiaye

With her “dreadlocks and blue Adidas trainers” Ms Ndiaye does not fulfill the stereotypical image of those working in French politics, the paper adds.

Describing herself in her Twitter bio as an “apprentice geek and committed socialist”, Ms Ndiaye grew up in the Senegalese capital Dakar, the youngest of four sisters in a highly political family.

Both her parents were high-profile figures in Senegal, serving in senior positions under former President Abdoulaye Wade – BBC.

6 Responses to The young Senegalese woman behind the new French president

  1. African women made of steel deep african blood.

    lungu mwape
    May 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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  2. A nigga in France state house, that’s a good development

    Umuntu
    May 15, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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  3. Well, she makes us pround. This is some kind of black power at its best.

    Monze
    May 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm
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  4. Bravo, she has made African women proud…congratulations.

    NEEUB
    May 17, 2017 at 7:26 am
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  5. Not bena Mumbi Phiri who just open legs for them to be ministers.

    KENNADO
    May 17, 2017 at 9:56 am
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  6. this is great to women you can do anything on earth cheers! the sky is the limit and not buy sleeping with your teachers and magicians. educational power. study hard risk not in sexual immorality, drug dealings but hard working it will pay to day mu balaki in state house

    ba big
    May 19, 2017 at 10:48 am
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