Flattery will get you everywhere
Known for her no-nonsense approach, German Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn't seem like she'd be susceptible to cheap flattery, so the song choice for welcoming her in Senegal was a bit dubious: "Schöne Maid, hast du heut' für mich Zeit?" ("beautiful maid, do you have time for me today?"), a cheesy pop hit. Whatever his protocol team was thinking, President Macky Sall got lucky: Merkel indulged him.