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Cablegate: Africa in the French Press

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 PARIS 007236

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
OCTOBER 14-21, 2005


1. ATTENTION
2. LIBERIA
3. COTE D'IVOIRE
4. NIGER
5. CHAD
6. ZIMBABWE
7. WTO/COTTON

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. LIBERIA
*** LIBERATION 10/20/2005
- "THE SINKING OF TAYLOR'S LITLLE SOLDIERS", by special
correspondent in Monrovia Christophe Ayad

*** LIBERATION 10/18/2005
- "THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS IS BACK", by special correspondent
in Ganta Christophe Ayad

3. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LE MONDE 10/20/2005
- "UN WANTS CONTROL OVER COCOA AND DIAMOND TRADING IN COTE
D'IVOIRE", by correspondent in New York Philippe Bolopion

*** LE FIGARO 10/20/2005
- " THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE LICORNE MISDEED", by Arnaud de
La Grange
- "IVOIRIAN AUTHORITIES KEEP A LOW PROFILE", by Thierry Oberle

*** LE MONDE 10/19/2005
- "GENERAL PONCET DISMISSED AFTER SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF AN
IVOIRIAN MAN", by Laurent Zecchini

*** LE FIGARO 10/19/2005
- "THE PONCET AFFAIR CREATES SISMIC SHOCK", by Arnaud De La
Grange

*** LIBERATION 10/19/2005
- "BLEMISH ON FRENCH ARMY", BY Jeran Dominique Merchet
- "COTE D'IVOIRE GOES INTO POLITICAL UNKNOWN" signed TH

*** LE FIGARO 10/19/2005
- "FRENCH DEFENSE MINISTER DISMISSES FORMER LICORNE
COMMANDER", by Arnaud de La Grange

*** LA CROIX 10/17/2005
- "FAILING ELECTIONS, GBAGBO WILL STAY ON AS PRESIDENT", by
Laurent d'Ersu

*** LE FIGARO 10/15-16/2005
- "GBAGBO MAY EXTEND HIS MANDATE", by Patrick de Saint Exupery
- "IVOIRIAN OPPPOSITION PARTLY READY TO TAKE ACTION ON OCTOBER
30", By Karene Basompierre in Abidjan

4. NIGER
*** LA CROIX 10/14/2005
- "NIGER IS THE VICTIM OF NATURAL CATASTROPHES AND OF HUMAN
FAILINGS", by Catherine Rebuffel
-
5. CHAD
*** LA CROIX 10/19/2005
- "HISSENE HABRE UNDER THREAT FROM BELGIUM", by Catherine
Rebuffel

6. ZIMBABWE
*** LE FIGARO 10/18/2005
- "NMUGABE'S VIOLENT VERBAL ATTACK AT FAO MEETING", by Richard
Heuze in Italy

7. WTO/COTTON
*** LE MONDE 10/21/2005
- "FAILING A COTTON AGREEMENT, SAHELIAN COUNTRIES INTEND TO
SABOTAGE THE HONG KONG CONFERENCE", by Laurence Caramel
8. Minimize considered.
(ARS) STAPLETON

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