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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 04 PARIS 005596

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
AUGUST 1-19. 2005


1. ATTENTION
2. COTE D'IVOIRE
3. MAURITANIA
4. NIGER
5. CHAD
6. SENEGAL
6. CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
7. BURUNDI
8. SUDAN
9. GUINEA BISSAU
10. ZIMBABWE
11. BRAIN DRAIN

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. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LE FIGARO 8/19/2005
- "LONG LIVE DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION!", by Cote d'Ivoire
National Assembly Chairman Mamadou Coulibaly

*** LE MONDE 8/18/2005
- "MBEKI MEDIATION CRTICIZED BY IVOIRIAN OPPOSITION", by
correspondent in Johannesburg Fabienne Pompey

*** LA CROIX 8/17/2005
- "JULES YAO YAO POINTS THE FINGER AT GBAGBO'S ENTOURAGE", by
Laurent d'Ersu

*** LIBERATION 8/11/2005
- "IVOIRIAN ECONOMY REACHES CRISIS POINT",
- "FRANCE NO LONGER IN FAVOR, by special correspondent in
Abidjan Thomas Hofnung

*** LA CROIX 8/9/2005
- "SOME LEADERS WILL DO ANYTHING TO RETAIN POWER", Interview
with colonel Yao Yao by Laurent d'Ersu

*** LIBERATION 8/8/2005
- "IN REBEL-HELD MAN REGION, LICORNE HELPS THE POPULATION", by
special correspondent in Man Thomas Hofnung

*** LIBERATION 7/30-31/2005
- "REBELLION OF AN ARMY OFFICER", signed TH


3. MAURITANIA
*** LE MONDE 8/10/2005
- "NOUAKCHOTT JUNTA STRIVES TO REASSURE MAURITANIA'S
PARTNERS", by correspondent in Nouakchott Marie-Pierre Olphand
- "DOWNTOWN NOUAKCHOTT IS SERENE AND RIFE WITH RUMOR", signed
MPO
- "PROFILE OF A QUIET COUP LEADER, ELY OULD MOHAMMED VALL",
MPO

*** LE MONDE 8/7-8/2005
- "SACKED PRESIDENT SAYS COUP IS SENSELESS", AFP

*** LE MONDE 8/6/2005
- "NEW REGIME CLAIMS IT WANTS PEACEFUL TRANSITION", by
Philippe Bernard

*** LA CROIX 8/5/2005
- "MAURITANIA COUP HAPPENED SOFTLY", by Laurent d'Ersu

*** LIBERATION 8/4/2005
- "FRANCE KEEPS SILENT ABOUT COUP", by Thomas Hofnung


*** LE MONDE 8/5/2005
- " MILITARY COUP UPSETS PRESIDENT OULD TAYA", by philippe
Bernard

*** LIBERATION 8/4/2005
- "PALACE REVOLUTION IN MAURITANIA", by Thomas Hofnung

*** LE FIGARO 8/4/2005
- "ARMY ASSUMES POWER IN NOUAKCHOTT", by Tanguy Berthemet


4. NIGER
*** LE MONDE 8/12/2005
- "FOOD CRISIS HITS NOMADIC PEUL AND TUAREG CATTLE FARMERS",
by special correspondent in Niamey Robert Belleret
- "CATASTROPHE RESULTS FROM DROUGHT AND LOCUSTS", by
Christiane Galus

*** LIBERATION 8/9/2005
- "MARKET DISTORSIONS", by Thomas Hofnung
- "AFTER THE SOUTH, FAMINE STRIKES IN THE NORTH", by Elsa
Bloch

*** LE MONDE 8/6/2005
- "LESSONS TO BE DRAWN FROM A TO-BE-EXPECTED FAMINE", by
Philippe Bernard

*** LE MONDE 8/4/2005
- "NGOS FIGHT TO SAVE HUNGRY CHILDREN", by special
correspondent in Djan Toudou Robet Belleret

*** LE FIGARO 8/1/2005
- "DOUSTE-BLAZY `HAMMERS' HIS CONCEPTION OF HUMANITAIRAN AID",
by special correspondent in Niamey Francois Hauter

*** LE FIGARO 7/30-31/2005
- "NIGER RACKED BY FAMINE",
- "HOW THE FRENCH OPERATION WAS LAUNCHED",
- "NIGER'S TRAGEDY IN FIVE QUESTIONS, all by special
correspondent in Niamey Francois Hauter
- "WORLD WAS LATE IN REACTING", by Richard Heuze in Rome
- "FOUR-YEAR OLD AMINOU, SENTENCED TO DEATH", by AFP Francis
Teman in Maradi

*** LE MONDE 8/1/2005
- " UNPRECEDENTED FOOD CRISIS HITS TENS OF THOUSANDS
CHILDREN",
- "CATASTROPHE DUE TO POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHOICES AS MUCH
AS BY CLIMATE", by special correspondent in Tahoua Robert
Belleret

*** LA CROIX 8/1/2005
- "FRANCE AT NIGER'S BEDSIDE", by Nadia Hadj Bouziane

5. CHAD
*** LIBERATION 8/15/2005
- "CHAD DOES NOT CRY FAMINE", by correspondent in Ndjamena
Stephanie Braquehais

6. SENEGAL
*** LA CROIX 8/3/2005
- "THE SECK AFFAIR DIVIDES SENEGALESE LAWMAKERS", by
correspondent in Dakar Christine Holzbauer

7. CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
*** LE MONDE 8/19/2005
- "ACQUITTAL AT `BEACH' TRIAL", by jean Pierre Tuquoi

*** LIBERATION 8/18/2005
- "ACQUITTALS AFTER MASSACRES", by Christophe Ayad

*** LIBERATION 8/5/2005
- "BEACH TRIAL: AMBIVALENCE PREVAILS", by Renaud Lecadre

8. BURUNDI
*** LA CROIX 8/18/2005
- "PORTRAIT OF PIERRE NKURUNZIZA", by Catherine Rebuffel

9. SUDAN
*** LE MONDE 8/13/2005
- "VICE-PRESIDENT SALVA KIIR COMMITS TO PURSUING
RECONCILIATION", by special correspondent in Khartoum Jean-
Philippe Remy

*** LIBERATION 8/12/2005
- "JOHN GARANG'S SUCCESSOR PLEADS FOR SUDAN'S UNITY", by Marie
Laure Colson

*** LE MONDE 8/9/2005
- "JOHN GARANG'S BURIAL IN JUBA", by special correspondent in
Juba Jean-Philippe Remy
- "TIME IS GETTING SHORT FOR RECONCILIATION", JPR
- "PORTRAIT OF SALVA KIIR"

*** LE MONDE 8/7-8/2005
- "AFTER RIOTS, KHARTOUM LICKS HER WOUNDS", by special
correspondent in Khartoum Jean-Philippe Remy

*** LE MONDE 8/5/2005
- "KHARTOUM PROMISES TO INVOLVE FORMER SUDANESE REBELLION IN
GARANG INVESTIGATION", by correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe
Remy

*** LA CROIX 8/3/2005
- "JOHN GARANG WILL NOT BE EASILY FORGOTTEN", by Laurent
d'Ersu

*** LE MONDE 8/3/2005
- "SALVA KIIR, FORMER REBELLION #2, SUCCEEDS JOHN GARANG", by
correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe Remy

*** LE FIGARO 8/2/2005
- "GARANG'S DEATH COMPROMISES PEACE", by Tanguy Berthemet
- "REBEL CHIEF TURNED VICE-PRESIDENT", By Pierre Prier

*** LA CROIX 8/2/2005
- "JOHN GARANG'S DEATH ROCKS SUDAN", by Laurent d'Ersu

*** LIBERATION 8/2/2005
- "JOHN GARANG'S DEATH IS A BLOW TO PEACE", by Christophe Ayad

*** LE MONDE 8/2/2005
- "RIOTS IN KHARTOUM AFTER JOHN GARANG DIES", by Philippe
Bernard

*** LIBERATION 7/30-31/2005
- "KHARTOUM DRAWS A CURTAIN OVER DARFUR RAPES", by special
correspondent in Nyala Christophe Ayad

*** LE MONDE 8/1/2005
- "WHY REFUGEES IN KALMA CAMP REFUSE TO LEAVE IT", by special
correspondent in Nyala Philippe Bernard

10. GUINEA BISSAU
*** LE MONDE 8/12/2005
- "SIX YEARS AFTER BEING EVICTED, FORMER PRESIDENT VIEIRA IS
RE-ELECTED", by Jean-Pierre Tuquoi
-
11. ZIMBABWE
*** LE MONDE 8/19/2005
- "GOVERNMENT RESUMES CITY BEGGARS'HUNT", by correspondent in
Johannesburg Fabienne Pompey

12. BRAIN DRAIN
*** LA CROIX 8/18/2005
- "AFRICA IS WALKING ON ITS HEAD", by Prof. Jean-Michel Djian

13. Minimize considered.
(ARS) HOFMANN

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