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Cablegate: Africa in the French Press

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 PARIS 007873

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
NOV. 4-18, 2005


1. ATTENTION
2. LIBERIA
3. CHAD
4. GABON
5. BURKINA FASO
6. COTE D'IVOIRE
7. ETHIOPIA
8. NIGERIA

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
*** LA CROIX 11/16/2005
- "ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF: A HOPE FOR LIBERIA", by Laurent
d'Ersu

*** LE MONDE 11/12/2005
- "GEORGE WEAH CONTESTS ELECTION RESULT"'
- "MONROVIA'S IRON LADY TRAINED AT HARVARD AND THE WORLD
BANK', signed PH.B


*** LIBERATION 11/12-13/2005
- "LIBERIA OFFERS AFRICA ITS FIRST WOMAN-PRESIDENT", by
Christophe Ayad

*** LE FIGARO 11/12-13/2005
- "LIBERIA PREFERS THE BANKER TO THE SOCCER PLAYER", by
Patrick de Saint Exupery

*** LA CROIX 11/8/2005
- "FUTURE LIBERIAN ARMY TRAINED BY PRIVATE FIRM", by special
correspondent in Monrovia Stephane Auvray

*** LIBERATION 11/8/2005
- "WEAH IS ALMOST THERE", by Christophe Ayad


3. CHAD
*** LE MONDE 11/17/2005
- "HABRE'S EXTRADITION BETWEEN THE HANDS OF SENEGAL", by Jean-
Pierre Stroobants in Brussels and Jean-Pierre Tuquoi

*** LA CROIX 11/16/2005
- "HISSENE HABRE IN FRONT OF SENEGALESE JUSTICE", by Catherine
Rebuffel

*** LE FIGARO 11/16/2005
- "FORMER PRESIDENT ARRESTED FOR GENOCIDE", by Pierre Prier

*** LIBERATION 11/16/2005
- "HISSENE HABRE UNDER ARREST IN SENEGAL", Reuters

*** LE MONDE 11/15/2005
- "PLAINTIFS WORRY ABOUT SENEGAL'S SLOW WORK", by Jean-Pierre
Stroobants in Brussels

*** LE FIGARO 11/12-13/2005
- "IDRISS DEBY'S REGIME APPROPRIATES OIL MONEY", by Sixtine
Leon-Dufour

4. GABON
*** LIBERATION 11/18/2005
- "NEW ACCUSATION DENIED", AFP

*** LE MONDE 11/6-7/2005
- "ZACHARIE MYBOTO ACCUSES BONGO", by Philippe Bernard


5. BURKINA FASO
*** LE FIGARO 11/14/2005
- "BURKINA IS REAR-BASE FOR IVOIRIAN REBELS", by special
correspondent in Ouagadougou Tanguy Berthemet

*** LIBERATION 11/14/2005
- "UNREMOVABLE `HANDSOME BLAISE', LIKELY WINNER', by Thomas
Hofnung"

*** LE MONDE 11/13-14/2005
- "BLAISE COMPAORE ON THE EVE OF A THIRD MANDATE", by Philippe
Bernard

*** LE FIGARO 11/12-13/2005
- "IVOIRIAN CRISIS WORRIES BURKINA, SAYS COMPAORE", interview
with President Blaise Compaore by Tanguy Berthement in
Ouagadougou
- "DISENCHANTED BURKINA HAS NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO RE-ELECT
OUTGOING PRESIDENT", by special correspondent in Ouagadougou T.B.

*** LE MONDE 11/11/2005
- "IN SPITE OF `MODEL' ECONOMIC POLICIES, BURKINA REMAINS
TRAPPED IN POVERTY", by Alain Faujas

6. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LIBERATION 11/18/2005
- "TO GIVE HIMSELF NEW AVIATION, GBAGBO IS FLIRTING WITH
EMBARGO", by Thomas Hofnung

*** LA CROIX 11/17/2005
- "COCOA MONEY PAID FOR ARMS", by Laurent d'Ersu

*** LE MONDE 11/13-14/2005
- "CONFIDENCE IS LACKING", editorial by Jean-Pierre Tuquoi

*** LIBERATION 11/11/2005
- "FRENCH JOURNALISTS UNWELCOME", by special correspondent in
Abidjan Thomas Hofnung

*** LE MONDE 11/12/2005
- "ABIDJAN'S GHOSTS", by anthropologist Marc Auge

*** LIBERATION 11/7/2005
- "FRANCE IS BOGGED DOWN IN COTE D'IVOIRE",
- "START OF SCHOOL YEAR UNCERTAIN IN BOUAKE", by special
correspondent Thomas Hofung

*** LE FIGARO 11/5-6/2005
- "FRANCE IS LOSING GROUND IN COTE D'IVOIRE", by Patrick de
Saint Exupery

7. ETHIOPIA
*** LE MONDE 11/17/2005
- "TIMID REACTION FROM AID DONORS AFTER VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN
ETHIOPIA", by correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe Remy

*** LIBERATION 11/5-6/2005
- "WAR THREATENS BETWEEN ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA", by
correspondent in Asmara Nicolas Germain
-
*** LE FIGARO 11/5-6/2005
- "RENEWED TENSION ON ETHIOPIA/ERITREA BORDER", by Adrien
Jaulmes

*** LIBERATION 11/8/2005
- "NIGERIAN PROSTITUTES FOR EUROPEAN MARKET", by special
correspondent in Benin City Virginie Gomez
9. Minimize considered.
(ARS) STAPLETON

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