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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 002931

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
APRIL 22-29, 2005

1. ATTENTION
2. TOGO
3. COTE D'IVOIRE
4. NIGER
5. SOUTH AFRICA
6. SUDAN
7. NIGERIA
8. ABDOU DIOUF
9. AMINATA TRAORE

1. 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. TOGO
*** LE FIGARO 4/29/2005
- "PARIS PLEADS FOR NATIONAL RECONCILIATION", AFP, Reuters

*** LIBERATION 4/29/2005
- "MILITARY DO NOT ARREST PEOPLE, THEY SHOOT THEM", by special
correspondent in ANEHO (border with Benin), Thomas Hofnung

*** LE MONDE 4/29/2005
- "OPPOSITION YOUNGSTERS CONFRONT TROOPS IN LOME STREETS", by
specia correspondent in Lome Philippe Bernard
- "FRANCE WILL NOT INTERFERE, SAYS BARNIER", signed J.-P.T.

*** LIBERATION 4/28/2005
- "TOGOLESE CAPITAL SEES RED", by special correspondent in
Lome Thomas Hofnung
- "PARIS IS AGAIN LOOSING ITS FOOTING IN ITS FORMER PRESERVE",
by Christophe Ayad and T. Hofnung

*** LE FIGARO 4/28/2005
- "DEADLY RIOTING IN LOME AFTER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION", AFP,
Reuters
- "AFRICA IS FRENCH WEARY", by Patrick de saint Exupery
- "PARIS HAS LITTLE ECONOMIC WEIGHT IN TOGO", signed P.S.-E.

*** LE MONDE 4/28/2005
- "VIOLENCE ERUPTS AS FAURE GNASSIMBE CLAIMS VICTORY",
- "FRENCH CITIZENS THREATENED, SHOPS LOOTED",
- "NO TELEPHONE LINES SINCE ELECTION", all articles by
Philippe Bernard in Lome
- "HEIR IS IMPOSED BY EYADEMA'S CLAN AND THE ARMY", by Jean-
Pierre Tuquoi

*** LE FIGARO 4/27/2005
- "GENERAL EYADEMA'S SON CLAIMS VICTORY", by Patrick de Saint
Exupery

*** LIBERATION 4/27/2005
- "BALLOT BOX VERDICT SETS LOME STREET ON FIRE", by special
correspondent in Lome Thomas Hofnung

*** LA CROIX 4/27/2005
- " THE ELECTION WAS A JOKE", interview with opposition leader
Gilchrist Olympio by Laurent d'Ersu

*** LIBERATION 4/26/2005
- "HIGH RISK VOTE COUNTING IN TOGO", by Thomas Hofnung in Lome
*** LA CROIX 4/26/2005
- "IN THE BE DISTRICT OF LOME, TROOPS PILLAGED BALLOT BOXES",
by special correspondent in Lome Stephane Auvray
-
*** LE MONDE 4/26/2005
- "TOGOLESE VOTE FOR POST-EYADEMA PRESIDENT",
- "FAURE GNASSIMBE DREAMSOF A MORROCAN STYLE TRANSITION", both
articles by Philippe Bernard in Lome

*** LE FIGARO 4/26/2005
- "PARIS SUPPORTS CONTESTED ELECTION", by Patrick de saint
Exupery
*** LA CROIX 4/25/2005
- "FAURE EYADEMA SAYS HE IS SURE OF VICTORY", by special
correspondent in Lome Stephane Auvray
*** LIBERATION 4/25/2005
- "EYADEMA'S SUCCESSION MARRED BY VIOLENCE", by Thomas Hofnung
in Lome

*** LE FIGARO 4/25/2005
- "ELECTION UNDER TENSION FOR EYADEMA'S SUCCESSOR", by Patrick
de Saint Exupery
- "LE FIGARO'S CORRESPONDENT TURNED BACK FROM TOGO" unsigned

*** LE MONDE 4/24-25/2005
- "ONE BEFORE POLLING, OPPOSITION FEARS ARMY DIRTY TRICK"
- "TRHEE QUESTIONS PUT TO FRANCOIS BOKO"
- "THE YELLOW WAVE OF YOUNG OPONENTS WANT TO TURN THE PAGE
AFER A 38 YEAR REIGN", all articles by Philippe Bernard

*** LIBERATION 4/23-24/2005
- "VOTING MAY LEAD TO IMPLOSION", ", by Thomas Hofnung in Lome

*** LE FIGARO 4/23-24/2005
- "TOGOLESE POLLING UNDER THREAT", by Patrick de Saint Exupery

3. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LE MONDE 4/29/2005
- "MY BEING A CANDIDATE IS AN ACT OF NATIONAL RECONCILIATION",
Intervew with former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara by Jean-
Pierre Tuquoi

*** LE FIGARO 4/28/2005
- "MBEKI GREETS COTE D'IVOIRE'S PROGRESS TOWARD PEACE",
unsigned

*** LIBERATION 4/28/2005
- "GBAGBO RELENTS ON OUATTARA", by Christophe Ayad

*** LE MONDE 4/28/2005
- "GBAGBO ACCEPTS MBEKI'S PLAN FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION",
signed J-P T.

4. NIGER

*** LE MONDE 4/26/2005
- "AREVA IS ACCUSED OF POLLUTING DRINKING WATER IN ARLIT", by
Herve Kempf

5. SOUTH AFRICA
*** LE FIGARO 4/29/2005
- "CORRUPTION DAMAGES ANC'S IMAGE", by correspondent in Durban
Caroline Dumay
- "IMBROGLIO OVER MANDELA'S FAKE PAINTINGS", signed C.D. in
Capetown

6. SUDAN
*** LE FIGARO 4/29/2005
- "NATO SEEKS TO INTERVENE IN DARFUR", by correspondent in
Brussels Alexandrine Bouilhet
- "OUR VILLAGES HAVE TURNED INTO CEMETERIES", by special
correspondent in Darfur Thierry Oberle
- "DIALOGUE WITH CHAD GETTING MORE TENSE", signed T.O in
Abeche
*** LE MONDE 4/29/2005
- "AFRICAN UNION WANTS NATO IN DARFUR", unsigned

7. NIGERIA
*** LE MONDE 4/28/2005
- "NIGERIA THREATENS TO DEFAULT IF DEBT IS NOT REDUCED", by
Babette Stern

8. ABDOU DIOUF
*** LE FIGARO 4/23-24/2005
- "WE WANT AN ENLIGHTENED, MODERN EUROPE", interview of former
Senegalese President Diouf by Frederic Fritscher and Alexis
Lacroix as part of a sries of articles on Europe's future

9. AMINATA TRAORE
*** LIBERATION 4/23-24/2005
- "I OFTEN LIKEN KABILA FATHER-AND-SON TO BUSH FATHER-AND-
SON", interview of former Malian minister Aminata Traore on her
latest book "Letter to the French President." by Thomas Hofnung

10. Minimize considered.
(ARS) WHITE

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