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Cablegate: Africa in the French Press

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 PARIS 004766

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
JULY 1-8, 2005


1. ATTENTION
2. G8/AFRICA
3. BURUNDI
4. MALI
5. MADAGASCAR
6. MOZAMBIQUE
7. SUDAN
8. COTE D'IVOIRE
9. ANGOLA
10. BURKINA FASO

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. G8/AFRICA
*** LE FIGARO 7/7/2005
- " WHY AFRICA SHOULD GET REMEDIAL TREATMENT", editorial by
former IMF chairman Michel Camdessus and former Norwegian Prime
Minister Gro Harlem Bruntland

*** LA CROIX 7/7/2005
- "RICH COUNTRIES HAVE DUTIES TOWARD AFRICA", Interview with
Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria) by Laurent d'Ersu

*** LE FIGARO 7/6/2005
- "FRANCO-BRITISH RIVALRY OVER AFRICA IS TURNING AGAINST
PARIS", by Patrick de Saint Exupery
- "ANGLOPHONE COUNTRIES ARE MANAGED BETTER", by Sixtine Leon-
Dufour
- "FRENCH POLICY IN AFRICA IS REGRESSIVE", Interview with
political science researcher Francois Bayart

*** LA CROIX 7/6/2005
- "G8 COUNTRIES SHOW OFF THEIR COMMITMENTS TO AFRICA", by
Pierre Cochez

*** LE MONDE 7/6/2005
- "WORLD MOBILIZATION TO HELP AFRICA OUT OF POVERTY", BY Jean
Pierre Tuquoi
- "CORRUPTION: CITY BANKS NOT TOO WATCHFUL OVER
DICTATORS'INVESTMENTS", by correspondent in London Marc Roche
- "JAPAN GIVES PRIORITY TO `ORDINARY' AFRICANS' AID PROJECTS",
by correspondent in Tokyo Philippe Pons

*** LIBERATION 7/5/2005
- "AFRICA IS BACK IN FAVOR", by Christophe Ayad and Thomas
Hofnung
- "TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR: WHAT EACH NIGERIAN GETS IN AID", by
correspondent in Lagos Virginie Gomez
- "AFRICA IS STUCK IN A VICIOUS CIRCLE OF FAILURE", by
Vittoria de Filippis and Christian Losson

*** LE MONDE 7/5/2005
- "FRENCH EMBASSY GUEST IVOIRIAN ARMY OFFICER DIES AFTER
ARREST", by special correspondent in Abidjan Jean-Philippe Remy

*** LIBERATION 7/4/2005
- "WE NEED G8 HELP IN MANAGING AID", interview with President
Abdoulaye Wade by Marie-Laure Josselin


3. BURUNDI
*** LIBERATION 7/7/2005
- "FORMER HUTU REBEL TO GOVERN BURUNDI", by Christophe Ayad

*** LE FIGARO 7/5/2005
- "ELECTIONS ARE A STEP TOWARD PEACE BETWEEN TUTSIS AND
HUTUS", signed P.S.E

*** LA CROIX 7/5/2005
- "ELECTIONS RESTORE CONFIDENCE AMONG BURUNDIANS", by Laurent
d'Ersu

4. MALI
*** LA CROIX 7/7/2005
- "DOCTORS OPEN UP LANDLOCKED AREAS", by special correspondent
in Markacoungo Laurent d'Ersu
*** LA CROIX 7/5/2005
- "AFRICA STILL WAITING TO SEE BENEFITS OF FREE TRADE", by
Aude Carasco
- "GLOBALISATION SCARES MALIAN COTTON GROWERS", by special
correspondent in Fana Laurent d'Ersu

5. MADAGASCAR
*** LA CROIX 7/6/2005
- "CORRUPTION PLAGUES AFRICA BUT IS NOT INEVITABLE" by Laurent
d'Ersu and Catherine Rebuffel
- "CORRUPTION GNAWS AT MADAGASCAR, FROM MAYOR TO DOCKERS", by
special correspondent in Antananarivo Laurent d'Ersu

6. MOZAMBIQUE
*** LE MONDE 7/6/2005
- "HIV/AIDS: MOZAMBIQUE STRUGGLES TO SAVE ITS ECONOMIC REVIVAL",
by correspondent in Maputo Jordane Bertrand
*** LA CROIX 7/4/2005
- "HOW TO MAKE DEVELOPMENT AID MORE EFFICIENT", by Catherine
Rebuffel
- - "MOZAMBIQUE IS A MODEL FOR ODA", by special correspondent
in Maputo Pierre Cochez

7. SUDAN
*** LE MONDE 7/3-4/2005
- "HARDLY OUT OF JAIL, MR AL TOURABI LAUNCHES VIOLENT VERBAL
ATTACK AGAINST SUDANESE REGIME", by Mouna Naim

8. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LE FIGARO 7/5/2005
- "LAURENT GBAGBO'S REGIME TURNS MORE RADICAL", by Mark Boller
- "SECURITY BUSINESS IS FLOURISHING IN ABIDJAN", signed M.B.

*** LIBERATION 7/4/2005
- "IVOIRIAN ARMY'S ANTI-FRENCH PARANOIA", by Thomas Hofnung

9. ANGOLA
*** LE MONDE 7/6/2005
- "RICH IN OIL, ANGOLA TURNS TO CHINA TO AVOID IMF DEMANDS",
by special correspondent in Luanda Jean-Philippe Remy

10. BURKINA FASO
*** LE MONDE 7/6/2005
- "BURKINA BETS ON COTTON FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT", by special
correspondent in Missidiougou Philippe Bernard

11. Minimize considered.
(ARS) STAPLETON

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