Viewing cable 05PARIS5225
Title: AFRICA IN THE FRENCH PRESS

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05PARIS52252005-07-29 09:41:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Paris
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 PARIS 005225 
 
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 15-29, 2005 
 
 
¶1. ATTENTION 
¶2. SECRETARY RICE IN AFRICA 
¶3. COTE D'IVOIRE 
¶4. SENEGAL 
¶5. MADAGASCAR 
¶6. SUDAN 
¶7. NIGER 
¶8. SAOTOME 
¶9. TOGO 
¶10. DROC 
¶11. CONGO BRAZZAVILLE 
¶12. ZIMBABWE 
¶13. UGANDA 
 
¶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. SECRETARY RICE IN AFRICA 
*** LA CROIX 7/22/2005 
  -    "CONDOLEEZZA RICE ON CHARM OFFENSIVE IN AFRICA", by 
     correspondent in Dakar Christine Holzbauer 
     *** LIBERATION 7/22/2005 
-    "CONDOLEEZZA RICE VISITS DARFUR", Signed M. Sa 
*** LA CROIX 7/22/2005 
  -    "AFRICA STRIVES TO SELL BETTER ON THE U.S. MARKET", bny 
     correspondent in Dakar Christine Holzbauer 
- 
¶3. COTE D'IVOIRE 
*** LA CROIX 7/27/2005 
  -    "WILL RECENT ATTACKS COMPROMISE PEACE PROCESS?", interview 
     with French peacekeepers' spokesman, colonel Gerard Dubois, by 
     Pierre Cochez 
 
*** LIBERATION 7/26/2005 
  -    "RETURN TO VIOLENCE", signed T.H. 
-    "FRENCH TROOPS ARE KEEN TO GO HOME", by Jean Dominique 
Merchet 
-    "IN THE `DEFIANCE' ZONE, NEIGHBOURS KILL EACH OTHER", by 
special correspondent in Fengolo Thomas Hofnung 
-    "WAY TO PEACE MAY BE CUT", Editorial by Gerard Dupuy 
 
*** LE MONDE 7/26/2005 
  -    "CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SAYS REBELS ARE VIOLATING CEASEFIRE", by 
     correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe Remy 
*** LE FIGARO 7/26/2005 
  -    "PEACE PROCESS THREATENED BY RENEWED VIOLENCE", by Tanguy 
     Berthemet 
 
 *** LIBERATION 7/25/2005 
  -    "COTE D'IVOIRE, DESERTED BY THE FRENCH", by special 
     correspondent in Abidjan Thomas Hofnung 
 
*** LA CROIX 7/22/2005 
  -    "IVOIRIAN CRISIS PUTS FRENCH ARMY IN THE SPOTLIGHT", by 
     Laurent d'Ersu 
 
*** LE MONDE 7/17-18/2005 
  -    "PRESIDENT GBAGBO INTRODUCES NEW ELECTORAL LEGISLATION, by 
     correspondent in Nairobi Jean-Philippe Remy 
 
¶4. SENEGAL 
*** LE MONDE 7/18/2005 
  -    "IDRISSA SECK, WADE'S FORMER RIGHT HAND MAN, UNDER ARREST", 
     by Nadia Hadj-Bouziane 
 
 
¶5. MADAGASCAR 
*** LA CROIX 7/25/2005 
  -    "IN MADAGASCAR, FRANCE REPENTS", by Julia Ficatier 
 
*** LE MONDE 7/23/2005 
  -    "CHIRAC SAYS COLONIALISM LED TO UNACCEPTABLE EXCESS", by 
     special correspondent in Antananarivo Jean-Pierre Tuquoi 
-    "IN 1947, FRENCH TROOPS VIOLENTLY REPRESSED INSURGENCY", 
Signed J.P.T. 
 
*** LE FIGARO 7/23/2005 
  -    "TERRORISM, A "MUST" TOPIC AT ANTANANRIVO SUMMIT", by 
     special correspondent in Antananarivo Philippe Gouillaud 
 
*** LIBERATION 7/22/2005 
  -    "CHIRAC COMMEMORATES A BLACK CHAPTER OF COLONISATION", by 
     special correspondent in Majunga Antoine Guiral 
-    "WAS IT 15,000 OR 100,000 DEAD?", by Christian Chadefaux 
 
*** LE FIGARO 7/22/2005 
  -    " CHIRAC MINGLES WITH THE CROWD", by special correspondent 
     in Mahajanga Philippe Goulliaud 
-    "FRANCE EXPRESSES REPENTANCE", by Philippe Goulliaud in 
Antananarivo 
 
*** LIBERATION 7/22/2005 
  -    "CHIRAC'S VISIT OF ATONEMENT", 
-    "MARC RAVALOMANANA, UNCONTROLABLE SELF-MADE MAN", by 
correspondent in Antananarivo Christian Chadefaux 
 
*** LE FIGARO 7/21/2005 
  -    "CHIRAC SEALS RECONCILIATION WITH MADAGASCAR", 
-    "EVANGELICAL SECTS PROLIFERATE ON THE BIG ISLAND" By special 
correspondent in Antananarivo Tanguy Berthemet 
-    "MALAGASY ECONOMY IS ON THE MEND", by Sixtine Leon-Dufour 
 
*** LA CROIX 7/21/2005 
  -    "CHIRAC VISITS `GOOD STUDENT' MADAGASCAR", by Laurent d'Ersu 
 
*** LE MONDE 7/21/2005 
  -    "MARC RAVALOMANANA MANAGES HIS COUNTRY LIKE A BUSINESS AND 
     GAINS ECONOMIC SUCCESSES", 
-    "FRANCE IS JUST A PARTNER, AMONG OTHERS", 
-    "JACQUES CHIORAC PAYS OFFICIAL VISIT", all by special 
correspondent in Antananarivo Fabienne Pompey 
 
*** LIBERATION 7/20/2005 
  -    "RELIGION IN MADAGASCAR", by correspondent in Tulear 
     Benjamin Valverde 
 
¶6. SUDAN 
*** LIBERATION 7/22/2005 
  -    "DIFFICULT MAKING-UP BETWEEN THE TWO SUDAN", by Christophe 
     Ayad 
 
*** LIBERATION 7/27/2005 
  -    "THE DEPENDENCY TRAP IN DARFUR", by special correspondent in 
     Nyala Christophe Ayad 
 
¶7. NIGER 
*** LIBERATION 7/27/2005 
  -    "FOOD EMERGENCY IN NIGER", by special correspondent in 
     Maradi Marie Laure Josselin 
-    "A DEEP-ROOTED FAMINE", by Thomas Hofnung 
-    "PLUMPY NUT, MAGIC REMEDY AGAINST FAMINE", by David Revault 
d'Allonnes 
 
 
*** LA CROIX 7/26/2005 
  -    "HUMANITARIAN AID IS STILL LACKING", by Julia Ficatier 
 
 
*** LE MONDE 7/24-25/2005 
  -    "INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RALLIES TO HELP NIGER", by Corine 
     Lesnes 
 
*** LIBERATION 7/22/2005 
  -    "AID IS LATE IN COMING TO STARVING NIGER", by Christian 
     Losson 
-    "INJUSTICE PREVAILS, EVEN IN HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS", 
Interview with Jean Herve Brandol, Doctors without borders' 
President, by Christian Losson 
 
*** LE MONDE 7/15/2005 
  -    "FAMINE WAS FORECAST - AND IMMEDIATELY FORGOTTEN", by 
     Philippe Bernard 
 
¶8. SAO TOME 
*** LIBERATION 7/22/2005 
  -    "STORY OF A PUTSCH IN BLACK GOLD COUNTRY", by correspondent 
     in Sao Tome Alain Vicky 
 
¶9. TOGO 
*** LA CROIX 7/21/2005 
  -    "VIOLENCE WEAKENS DEMOCRACY", by Pierre Puchot 
 
*** LE MONDE 7/20/2005 
  -    "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REVEALS SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 
     SINCE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS', by Philippe Bernard 
 
*** LIBERATION 7/19/2005 
  -    "AMNESTY LISTS MISDEMEANOURS BY NEW TOGOLESE REGIME", by 
     Thomas Hofnung 
 
¶10. DROC 
*** LA CROIX 7/26/2005 
  -    "A YEAR FROM THE ELECTION, DROC FEARS THE WORST", by Pierre 
     Puchot 
 
¶11. CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE 
*** LE MONDE 7/19/2005 
  -    "TRIAL OPENS IN BRAZZAVILLE FOR THOSE WHO DISAPPEARED IN THE 
     BEACH DISTRICT", by Philippe Bernard 
 
¶12. ZIMBABWE 
*** LE MONDE 7/24-25/2005 
  -    "UN ENVOY BLASTS MUGABE'S GOVERNMENT FOR SHANTYTOWN 
     EVICTIONS", by UN correspondent Corine Lesnes 
 
 
¶13. UGANDA 
*** LE FIGARO 7/28/2005 
  -    "MUSEVENI OFFERS MULTIPARTY DEMOCRACY", by Tanguy Berthemet 
 
¶14. Minimize considered. 
(ARS) STAPLETON