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Cablegate: Africa in the French Press

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 PARIS 002196

SIPDIS

FROM ARS

STATE FOR AF/PD; AF/RD/RA; IIP/G/AF; I/RF(FOREIGN PRESS CENTERS
IN WASHDC AND NYC); INR/AA (GRAVES)
LONDON FOR POL/AF (GURNEY)
BRUSSELS FOR APAO; POL
AFRICAN POSTS FOR PAO; POL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV KPAO XA
SUBJECT: AFRICA IN THE FRENCH PRESS
MARCH 25-APRIL 1, 2005

1. ATTENTION
2. COTE D'IVOIRE
3. RWANDA
4. NIGER
5. SENEGAL
6. ANGOLA
7. ZIMBABWE
8. SUDAN
9. SOUTH AFRICA
10. GABON
11. DROC
12. SOMALIA

1. ATTENTION: FOR PAOS, PLEASE NOTE: ALL ARTICLES ARE KEPT FOR A
MONTH AND CAN BE FAXED OR POSTED AT POSTS' REQUEST. SEND REQUESTS
BY E-MAIL TO BROOKESA@STATE.GOV

2. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LE MONDE 3/30/2005
- "UN PEACEKEEPING MANDATE TO BE EXTENDED FOR ONE MONTH",
AFP/AP

*** LE FIGARO 3/26-27/2005
- "GBAGBO'S PARTY WANTS THE FRENCH OUT", by Mark Roller in
Abidjan

*** LIBERATION 3/26-27/2005
- "UN FEAR THE WORST", by Thomas ofnungHHofnung

3. RWANDA
*** LE FIGARO 4/1/2005
- "HUTU REBELS COMMIT TO LAYING-DOWN THEIR ARMS", by Tanguy
Berthemet

*** LIBERATION 3/24/2005
- "FIRST POPULAR JURY START WORK", by correspondent in Kigali
Sonia Rolley

4. NIGER
*** LIBERATION 3/28/2005
- "NIAMEY DEMONSTRATE AGAINST PRICE RISE", by Thierry Oerle

5. SENEGAL
*** LA CROIX 3/30/2005
- "AUGUSTIN DIAMACOUNE: A LIFE BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE",
portrait of Casamance leader by special correspondent in
Ziguinchor Christine Holzbauer

6. ANGOLA
*** LE FIGARO 1/4/2005
- "MARBURG FEVER IS SPREADING", by Jean-Michel Bader

*** LA CROIX 3/29/2005
- "MARBURG FEVER EPIDEMICS SPREADS IN ANGOLA", by Denis
Sergent

*** LE MONDE 3/29/2005
- "MARBURG EPIDEMICS SPREADS TO NORTHERN ANGOLA", by JeanYves
Nau

*** LIBERATION 3/26-27/2005
- "MARBURG VIRUS RE-APPEARS IN ANGOLA", by Corinne Bensimon

7. ZIMBABWE
*** LE FIGARO 4/1/2005
- "POLLING WAS FRAUGHT WITH IRREGULARITIES", by Caroline Dumay
- "EU AND US CRITICIZE CAMPAIGN AND POLLING", AFP

*** LE FIGARO 3/31/2005
- "MUGABE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST.BLAIR",
- "AFRICA'S GRANARY IS NO MORE",
- "GREEN BOMBERS TERRORIZE RURAL POPULATION", all articles by
special correspondent in Harare Caroline Dumay

*** LE MONDE 3/31/2005
- "MUGABE'S CAMPAIGN TARGETS LONDON",
- "OPPOSITION FORCED INTO CLANDESTINITY IN ORDER TO AVOID
CENSORSHIP"
- "FARMER SAVED FROM RUIN BY WILD LIFE AND TOBACCO", all
articles by special correspondent in Harare Fabienne Pompey

*** LE FIGARO 3/30/2005
- "JAILED WHITE FARMER RUNS FOR ELECTION", by special
correspondent in Harare caroline Dumay

*** LIBERATION 3/29/2005
- "PIUS NCUBE, REVOLUTIONARY PRELATE", unsigned

*** LA CROIX 3/29/2005
- "OPPOSITION PREPARES FOR LIKELY ELECTORAL FRAUD", by Laurent
d'Ersu

8. SUDAN
*** LE FIGARO 4/1/2005
- "WASHINGTON REFUSES INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL'S RULE OVER
DARFUR", by Guillemette Faure in New York

*** LE FIGARO 3/31/2005
- "UN REINFORCE ARMS EMBARGO", by correspondent in New York
Jean-Louis Turlin

*** LE MONDE 3/31/2005
- "SECURITY COUNCIL OPTS FOR INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS", AFP,
Reuters

*** LA CROIX 3/30/2005
- "FRANCE STANDS UP FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE" by Laurent
d'Ersu

*** LE MONDE 3/30/2005
- "HUMAN RIGHTS LEAGUE CALLS US/UK DARFUR PROPOSAL `SHAMEFUL
BLACKMAIL", by Claire Trean

9. SOUTH AFRICA
*** LE FIGARO 3/31/2005
- "CAPETOWN TURNS HUMAN EGGS INTO EXPORT PRODUCT", by
correspondent in Capetown Caroline Dumay

10. GABON
*** LE MONDE 3/31/2005
- "LIFE SIZE GABON" by special correspondent Anne-Laure
Quilleriet (on wild life and touristic opportunities)

11. DROC
*** LE MONDE 3/27-28/2005
- "UN'S CREDIBIITY AT STAKE IN EASTERN CONGO",
- "25,000 REFUGEES SETTLE IN CHE",
- "UN TAKES RADICAL STEPS AGAINSTS BLUE HELMETS' SEXUAL
ABUSES"
- "IN KILO-MOTO, WAR IS FINANCED BY GOLD MINING", all articles
by special correspondent in Bunia Jean-Philippe Remy

12. SOMALIA
*** LIBERATION 3/29/2005
- "NO BUDGET AND NO ARMY FOR A PRESIDENT IN EXILE", by
correspondent in Nairobi Alexis Maschiarelli

13. Minimize considered.
(ARS) LEACH

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