France/ Sud Sarthe. A partnership between local authorities and entrepreneurs

The Association des Entreprises du Val du Loir and the Sud Sarthe and Loir-Lucé-Bercé intercommunalités have signed a partnership agreement to help consolidate the economic fabric.

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Congo/ Health: students learn about malaria

On April 23, the Malaria and Medical Entomology Research Unit of the Institut national de recherche en sciences de la santé (Irssa) organized a malaria awareness campaign at the Faculty of Law.

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Canada/Windsor announces revitalization plan for downtown safety

Mayor Drew Dilkens has announced a plan to make Windsor safer and more attractive to residents and investors. According to the mayor, the seven-point plan is a response to mental health and safety issues in the downtown core.

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SENEGAL- ENVIRONMENT / Foundiougne: young people and women learn about green entrepreneurship in the Saloum Delta

Beneficiaries of the "Green jobs project for women and young people in the Saloum Delta" were made aware of the need to promote green entrepreneurship in order to meet the challenges of climate change.

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France/Les Amis de Fresselines watch over the commune's heritage

"You have to come to Fresselines for its nature, its artists and its heritage," says Hedwige de Croutte, president of the Friends of Fresselines association (Creuse).

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World Earth Day celebrated in unprecedented heatwave in Sahel

As the world celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2024, people in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali were living in extreme heat, with the mercury reaching 42°C in the city of Niamey. Yet the Sahel came close to the worst at the end of Ramadan. Scientists believe that this situation, which is set to intensify over the next few years, is linked to climate change.

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Belgium/Arlon: creation of a sustainable housing technology platform

To build more environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient buildings, Forem, the intercommunal economic development agency Idélux and the University of Liège (ULiège) have just created a sustainable housing technology platform on the ULiège campus in Arlon. The project is supported by Wallonia and European funds.

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France/ School opens its doors to children from Noyelles-sur-Mer

To attract children from the Noyelles-sur-Mer school to Nouvion, an open house was organized to convince parents.

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SENEGAL-EDUCATION-LITERATURE / Sédhiou: donation of books to pupils in Djendé

Pupils in the commune of Diendé, in the department of Sédhiou, received literary works on Tuesday to mark World Book and Copyright Day.

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France/ Shops in Gournay and Ferrières-en-Bray vital to local economy

The Gournay-en-Bray-Ferrières-en-Bray UCA won its 4th smile. Proof of the retailers' warm welcome and of the attractiveness of the two towns.

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Côte d'Ivoire/Several young people from Agneby Tiassa trained to enter the agro-ecological sector

On Friday, April 19, 2024, the NGO International Youth Actions for Development (IYAD) launched the Agrolelab project to train 50 unemployed young men and women from the Agneby Tiassa region for professional integration in the agro-ecological sector.

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Canada/The Town of Amos puts sustainable development at the heart of its concerns

The Town of Amos took advantage of Earth Day on Monday to launch its first sustainable development policy. The document is the fruit of in-house reflection with the firm Nature-Action Québec, as well as citizen consultation.

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Togo/ ProCOMP: End of the Capacity Building Program for Private Sector Associations

In Togo, the Capacity Building Program for Private Sector Associations, organized as part of the Private Sector Competitiveness Program (ProCOMP), has come to an end.

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France/At Étrœungt, we opted for woodchip boilers, a local and economical energy source

At Étrœungt, in the southern Avesnois region, work is progressing on the future municipal heating plant, which will house three wood-chip boilers. The earthworks and platform have been completed. On April 9, Fourmies-based masonry firm Barbieux was hard at work.

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Congo/ Legal protection of children: students at Lycée Camara-Laye learn about their rights

On April 20, some forty students from the Lycée privé Camara-Laye took part in a workshop on promoting children's rights and duties, on the theme "Let's learn about our rights and duties".

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Chad: a project to encourage solidarity composting in Mongo

The US Embassy funded CELIAF's member groups in the Compost Solidaire project to encourage their commitment and dedication throughout the project, which is a source of inspiration for all women.

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Canada/Drummondville wants to improve its public transit service

At a time when the major transit companies are evaluating scenarios to make up for their revenue shortfalls, the City of Drummondville is sending a message to the higher levels of government.

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Morocco/Judicial cooperation on the agenda at Ouahbi's meetings with his counterparts from Guinea and Congo

The Minister of Justice, Abdellatif Ouahbi, held separate talks in Rabat on Monday with the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Guinea, Yaya Kairaba Kaba, and the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Congo, Aimé Ange Wilfrid Bininga, on the sidelines of the Forum of Ministers of Justice of African Atlantic States.

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Canada/Alberta acquires decision-making power over the province's urban national parks

A bill giving the Alberta government more power over decisions concerning the province's urban national parks passed the Legislative Assembly on Monday.

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Congo-China/Sino-Congolese cooperation: twinning of the cities of Brazzaville and Nanjing

On April 19, the deputy mayor of Brazzaville, Dieudonné Bantsimba, signed a twinning memorandum between Brazzaville and Nanjing, China, with Xia Yan, deputy director-general of the Nanjing Municipal People's Government Foreign Affairs Office.

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