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Cablegate: Africa in the French Press

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 PARIS 008513

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
DECEMBER 9-16, 2005


1. ATTENTION
2. COTTON
3. COTE D'IVOIRE
4. DROC
5. RWANDA
6. GABON
7. CHAD
8. NIGER
9. ETHIOPIA/ERITREA
10. SUDAN


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. COTTON
*** LIBERATION 12/13/2005
- "AFRICA'S LEGS ARE MADE OF COTTON", by special correspondent
in HongKong Christian Losson

3. COTE D'IVOIRE
*** LE MONDE 12/15/2005
- "GENERAL PONCET IS INDICTED", by Laurent Zecchini
- "BOUAKE: FRENCH OFFICER ACCUSES GBAGBO'S ENTOURAGE"

*** LIBERATION 12/14/2005
- ""GENERAL PONCED INDICTED", by Jean-Dominique Merchet

*** LE MONDE 12/14/2005
- "FIRMIN MAHE'S LAST MOMENTS", by Gerard Davet and Fabrice
Lhomme
- "HANDIMAN OR EDUCATOR, ACCORDING TO HIS LAWYERS"

4. DROC
*** LA CROIX 12/15/2005
- "FORTHCOMING REFERENDUM DIVIDES RD-CONGO", by special
correspondent in Kinshasa Francois d'Alencon

5. RWANDA
*** LE FIGARO 12/12/2005
- "SERIOUS ACCUSATIONS AGAINST FRENCH MILITARY", by Patrick de
Saint Exupery
*** LA CROIX 12/12/2005
- "CONTROVERSIAL BOOK REVISITS RWANDAN GENOCIDE", by Laurent
d'Ersu

6. GABON
*** LE FIGARO 12/15/2005
- "OMAR BONGO FEELS PARIS ABANDONED HIM", by Patrick de Saint
Exupery

7. CHAD
*** LE MONDE 12/14/2005
- "DESERTERS' LEADER IS PRESIDENT DEBY'S FORMER ALLY", by
correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe Remy

*** LIBERATION 12/12/2005
- "PRESIDENT OF CHAD ABANDONED BY HIS OWN", by correspondent
in Ndjamena Stephanie Braquehais

8. NIGER
*** LA CROIX 12/10-11/2005
- "SHOULD NIGER HOST FRANCOPHONE GAMES?", by Jean Luc Ferre

9. ETHIOPIA/ERITREA
*** LIBERATION 12/13/2005
- "ETHIOPIA WILL NOT FIRE THE FIRST SHOT", by special
correspondent in Zala Anbesa Lea-Lisa Westerhof

10. SUDAN
*** LA CROIX 12/13/2005
- "NEW ACCUSATIONS AGAINST SUDANESE GOVERNMENT OVER DARFUR",
by Laurent d'Ersu
- "RAPE HAS BEEN USED AS WAR WEAPON", by Gaetan Du Roy
11. Minimize considered.
(ARS) STAPLETON

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