I’ll make French the world’s language, vows President Macron

I’ll make French the world’s language, vows President Macron, by Charles Bremmer.

Native French speakers comprise little more than 1 per cent of the world’s population, leaving it 18th in the global league table beside Korean and the Indian language Marathi.

But President Macron, well known for his ceaseless political ambition, has turned his attention to making French the first language of Africa and even the most spoken tongue in the world.

Sure. More likely Arabic will be the national language of France before the end of the century.

Who is running France?

hat-tip Stephen Neil