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Cablegate: Africa in the French Press

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 PARIS 003683

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
MAY 13-27, 2005


1. ATTENTION
2. AFRICA'S ECONOMIC GROWTH
3. CENTRAFRIQUE
4. NIGERIA
5. TOGO
6. COTE D'IVOIRE
7. DROC
8. DJIBOUTI
9. BURUNDI
10. SUDAN
11. ETHIOPIA

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. AFRICA'S ECONOMIC GROWTH
*** LIBERATION 5/23/2005
- "AFRICA'S ECONOMY IS SILENTLY GROWING",
- "ANGOLA'S ACCOUNTS LACK TRANSPARENCY", both articles by
Thomas Hofnung

3. CENTRAFRIQUE
*** LIBERATION 5/26/2005
- "GENERAL BOSIZE CROWNED AS PRESIDENT", by Christophe Ayad


4. NIGERIA
*** LA CROIX 5/26/2005
- "OBASANJO IN PARIS TO TALK ABOUT OIL AND DEBT", by Laurent
d'Ersu

*** LE MONDE 5/26/2005
- "NIGERIAN PRESIDENT GOES TO WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION,
INCLUDING IN THE ARMY", by correspondent in Lagos alexandre
Jacquens

*** LE MONDE 5/25/2005
- "PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA ON OFFICIAL VISIT IN FRANCE", unsigned

*** LE FIGARO 5/25/2005
- "OIL WAR THREATENS NIGER DELTA", by special correspondent in
Port Harcourt Sixtine Leon-Dufour

*** LIBERATION 5/24/2005
- "SEROPOSITIVES OSTRACIZED IN NIGERIA", by correspondent in
Lagos Virginie Gomez

*** LIBERATION 5/23/2005
- "OBASANJO GOES TO PARIS TO TALK OIL AND DEBT", by
correspondent in Lagos Virginie Gomez

5. TOGO
*** LIBERATION 5/27/2005
- "ALL-ROUND REPRESSION AND OPPOSITION MANHUNT", by Thomas
Hofnung

*** LE FIGARO 5/25/2005
- "REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION IN LOME", by
Patrick de Saint Exupery

*** LE MONDE 5/22-23/2005
- "REFUGEES IN BENIN CLAIM TOGOLESE OPPONENTS STILL SUBJECTED
TO MANHUNT", by Philippe Bernard in Come and Lokossa

*** LE MONDE 5/21/2005
- "ABUJA TALKS BETWEEN TOGOLESE GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION END
IN FAILURE", by special correspondent in Abuja Alexandre Jacquen

*** LIBERATION 5/20/2005
- "LOME HARBOUR IS TOGO PRESIDENT'S SHIELD", by special
correspondent in Lome Thomas Hofnung

*** LE MONDE 5/17/2005
- "GOVERNMENT CONTEST NUMBER OF DEATHS", AFP
*** LE MONDE 5/15-16/2005
- "REPRESSION MAY HAVE CAUSED OVER 800 DEATHS", by Philippe
Bernard


6. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LE MONDE 5/22-23/2005
- "RAPE CHARGES INVESTIGATED BY FRENCH MILITARY OFFICIALS", by
Laurent Zecchini

*** LIBERATION 5/19/2005
- "OPPOSITION PARTIES SIGN ACCORD IN PARIS", by Thomas Hofnung

*** LE FIGARO 5/19/2005
- "HOUPHOUET'S HEIRS JOIN FORCES AGAINST GBAGBO",
- "FORGET THE PAST AND START RECONSTRUTION, SAYS OUATTARA",
Interview with former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara by Patrick
de Saint Exupery

*** LIBERATION 5/18/2005
- "THERE'S A RISK OF POSSIBLE GENOCIDE", Interview with former
rebel chief Guillaume Soro by Thomas Hofnung

*** LE MONDE 5/17/2005
- "DISARMAMENT SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 27", Reuters

7. DROC
*** LE FIGARO 5/21-22/2005
- "KINSHASA DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION MAKES NO PROGRESS",
- "ITURI GOLD MINING BREEDS DREAMS OF FORTUNE", by Tanguy
Berthemet in Kinshasa and in Ituri

*** LA CROIX 5/20/2005
- "ELECTIONS LIKELY TO BE POSTPONED", signed E.D./AFP

8. BURUNDI
*** LA CROIX 5/17/2005
- "LAST ACTIVE REBELS LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS", by Esdras
Ndikumana (AFP)
-
9. DJIBOUTI
*** LIBERATION 5/18/2005
- "DJIBOUTI PRESIDENT STEERS CLEAR OF FRENCH MAGISTRATES",
signed B. V.-D.

*** LE FIGARO 5/18/2005
- "PARIS PLAYS DOWN THE BORREL AFFAIR", by Tanguy Berthemet


10. SUDAN
*** LE FIGARO 5/27/2005
- "INTERNATIONAL MOBILIZATION OVER DARFUR", by Patrick de
saint Exupery

*** LIBERATION 5/27/2005
- "MILITARY OVERBID BETWEEN NATO AND UN", by Jean Dominique
Merchet
- "AFRICAN UNION PUTS AT STAKES ITS CREDIBILITY", by
Christophe Ayad

*** LE FIGARO 5/26/2005
- "GIVE PEACE A REAL CHANCE", by UN SecGen Kofi Annan and AU
president Alpha Oumar Konare
*** LE FIGARO 5/23/2005
- "EU IN NATO'S FOOTSTEPS OVER DARFUR", by correspondent in
Brussels Alexandrine Bouilhet

*** LE FIGARO 5/18/2005
- "KHADAFI MANEUVRES TO RE-OPEN DARFUR NEGOCIATIONS", by
Thierry Oberle
- "NATO, READY TO INTERVENE `ASAP'", by correspondent in
Brussels Alexandrine Bouilhet

*** LE MONDE 5/19/2005
- "AFRICAN UNION REQUESTS NATO AND EU PARTICIPATION IN
DARFUR", by correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe Remy

11. ETHIOPIA
*** LE MONDE 5/17/2005
- "AFTER MASS ELECTION, POST-ELECTORAL TROUBLE IS BREWING", by
correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe Remy

*** LIBERATION 5/16/2005
- "ETHIOPIA'S SMALL STEPS TOWARDS DEMOCRACY", by Christophe
Ayad

12. Minimize considered.
(ARS) WOLFF

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