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Belgium/Marche-en-Famenne: shopkeepers' smiles honoured

The campaign will run for one year and is designed to support local commerce.

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Togo/Local governance: NADDAF supports three coastal municipalities in Togo

The communes of Gulf 6 (Baguida), Lakes 1 (Aného and Glidji) and Lakes 3 (Agbodrafo), three coastal communes targeted by the New Alternatives for Sustainable Development in Africa (NADDAF) to assist them in the preparation of their communal development plan. On Thursday, July 8, 2021, NADDAF started a series of training sessions to this effect, beginning with the commune of Golfe 6.

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Tunisia/Ezzahra gets a supplementary hospital: When local elected officials play their full role

It should be noted that the initiative is totally local and is not part of a strategy of the central authorities. The initiative taken by the mayor of the city demonstrates, in particular, that when local elected officials decide to take their responsibilities, decentralization, institutionalized by the 2014 Constitution, can work and bring the expected positive change in communities

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France/Honfleur: two million euros for the benefit of the community

On Monday 5 July 2021, a contract for recovery and ecological transition (CRTE) was signed by the sub-prefect and the president of the community of communes of Honfleur (Calvados).

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DRC/North Kivu: reopening of the central market of Bulongo, an asset for the local youth

Commercial activities resumed on Saturday 10 July in the central market of the rural commune of Bulongo in the territory of Beni (North Kivu). The stoppage of commercial activities in this market was a consequence of the insecurity that had shaken this area about seven months ago.

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Burkina Faso/Vector-borne diseases: Health actors strengthen their capacities in Bobo-Dioulasso

The African Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology Innovations for the Elimination of Vector-borne Diseases (CEA/ITECH-MTV), in partnership with Nazi Boni University, is organizing a short professional training in innovations in the fight against vector-borne diseases at the Training and Research Centre of Nazi Boni University from 12 to 17 July 2021

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France/Le Castelet. Teenagers made aware of "consuming locally

About fifteen young people from the teenagers' centre and two gardeners from the shared garden took part in a treasure hunt on the theme of seasonal fruit and vegetables organised by the Castelet town hall. Blind tasting, recognition of foods through the senses, sports courses...

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Benin/Fight against malnutrition: The achievements of the Fortimoringa project unveiled

The Fortimoringa project has come to an end. A closing workshop was organized in this framework, last Friday, July 9 in Cotonou, in order to restitute the results, to evaluate the achievements and to consider the perspectives. It is an initiative of Hunger Project in collaboration with the University of Abomey-Calavi and the University of Wageningen, which promotes the use of Moringa oleifera leaves for better maternal and child nutrition in Benin.

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France/Education Nationale equips itself with WiFi for all its administrative buildings

Extreme Networks and WiFirst have been chosen for the WiFi infrastructure within the central and deconcentrated services of the Ministries of National Education, Youth and Sports and Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

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Vietnam/Japan to supply one million doses of vaccine to Vietnam

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday morning (July 13) in Tokyo that his country would provide an additional one million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam. This fourth batch would be shipped to the international airport of Tân Son Nhât in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, July 16, he announced.

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Benin/Remittance of new motorcycles to agents: The Communal Council of Bembereke strengthens the resource mobilization system.

4 motorcycles acquired within the framework of the Territorial Development Support Programme were given to the agents of the economic and commercial affairs, land and environmental affairs and information and communication departments.

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France/Crédit Agricole Champagne-Bourgogne and ADIE support the creation, takeover and development of businesses

An agreement between the two partners was signed on Friday 9 July. 700,000 euros are made available by Crédit Agricole Champagne-Bourgogne to support the creation, takeover or development of businesses.

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Benin/Education sector: Benin unveils an innovative Higher Education Development Strategy

This Saturday, July 10, 2021, opened at the Novotel Hotel in Cotonou, the national seminar on the development strategy of higher education, scientific research and innovation. A historic conclave that aims to engage decisively, the reforms in the sub-sector.

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Morocco/Agadir: The implementation of the Urban Development Programme is on track

The implementation of the Urban Development Program (UDP) of Agadir 2020-2024 continues at a steady pace. This is what emerged from the fifth meeting of the Steering Committee, monitoring and evaluation of UDP, held this week at the headquarters of the wilaya.

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Belgium/"Singulières" the first inclusive shop in Liege

"Singulières" is its name. This shop located in the heart of the city of Liege, rue de l'Université, is 100% inclusive. From the choice of clothes, available in 18 sizes, from 30 to 64, to the layout of the booths, which are larger and accessible to people with reduced mobility... everything has been thought out for the well-being of the greatest number.

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Tunisia/Arab Youth Center of Excellence for the promotion of private initiative and young skills

The Acting Minister of Youth, Sport and Professional Integration, Sihem Ayadi, said that the signing of the convention on the establishment of a center of excellence for youth in the Arab region, comes after two years of sustained action with the United Nations Population Fund.

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France/Bastia town council wants to make agriculture a vector of the local economy

The town council of Bastia met this Tuesday, July 6th, to debate the new planning and development project (PADD) of the town which will constitute a working basis for the new Local Urbanism Plan (PLU). In a second step, the town councillors approved a development plan for peri-urban agriculture in Bastia.

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Senegal/Macky Sall inaugurates a third drinking water treatment plant in Keur Momar Sarr

The Head of State, Macky Sall, on a visit Saturday in the department of Louga (north) proceeded in the afternoon to the inauguration of a third drinking water treatment plant in Keur Momar Sarr, a locality located about fifty kilometers from the regional capital.

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Burkina Faso/Fight against urban delinquency: Maxime Koné launches the SMART Burkina project

The Minister of Security, Maxime Koné, proceeded, this Thursday, July 8, 2021 in Ouagadougou, to the launch of the SMART project whose objective is to fight against urban insecurity. This project, which for the moment concerns the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, will strengthen security measures by, among other things, installing 900 surveillance cameras and 300 video surveillance sites.

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France/Mende: A campaign to consume local and Lozere

The interprofessional committee of the meat of Lozere takes advantage of the summer to sensitize the consumers to the need to eat locally.

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G5 Sahel: AfDB and UNHCR Support Chad's Health Response Plan against Covid-19

The grant, worth about US$2.85 million, is part of the implementation of the G5 Sahel Pandemic Support Project.

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Benin/Bovine Pasteurellosis Vaccination Campaign: The operation is in full swing in the eight communes of Borgou

The government is committed to the development of the livestock sector in Benin. This is evidenced by the vaccination campaign against bovine pasteurellosis organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries since Monday 28 June throughout the country. In Borgou, there is, for the moment, no obstacle to deplore.

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Vietnam/Hanoi launches large-scale vaccination campaign against COVID-19

Hanoi is implementing a large-scale vaccination campaign for all people aged 18 to 65, with a total of more than 5.1 million doses of vaccine, according to the municipal People's Committee.

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Cameroon: Trade unions and employers sign the National Charter of Social Dialogue for the protection of employment

Twenty-one years after the establishment of a framework for consultation between employers and trade unions to resolve their differences, the two parties have just agreed at the headquarters of the Inter-Patronal Group of Cameroon (Gicam). Trade unions such as Cgtc, Csac, Ugtc and employers Gicam and Ecam signed this July 12, 2021 the National Charter of bipartite social dialogue for the protection of employment.

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France/Decentralisation: the Senate gives regions competence in employment

The right-wing majority in the Senate on Thursday gave the regions responsibility for public employment services, against the government's advice, as part of the first reading of the decentralisation bill. The senators voted in the hemicycle this new provision added in committee. However, the National Assembly will be able to come back to it when it will in turn be seized of the 3Ds (differentiation, decentralisation, deconcentration and simplification) bill.

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France/Artannes-sur-Indre: A new generation of refuse collection vehicle

As part of the Hector programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and bringing together eight European local authorities, the Touraine Vallée de l'Indre community of municipalities is the proud owner of the only hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicle (RCV) in France.

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Benin/Entrepreneurship and economic development in Africa: TechnoServe and Fagace sign a partnership

The partnership between the African Guarantee and Economic Cooperation Fund (Fagace) and TechnoServe is established. The two institutions have materialized this Thursday, July 8, in the premises of Fagace in Cotonou, through the signing of an agreement. It is based on the common objectives of the two institutions relating to economic development and recognizes their complementarity in terms of the services they can offer to the population.

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Morocco/Heart & ACT Morocco and the Moroccan Red Crescent join forces

The association Heart & ACT Morocco and the Moroccan Red Crescent join forces to serve the most vulnerable populations.

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France/Decentralisation: the Senate gives a veto right to mayors to oppose the implantation of wind turbines

As part of the discussions on the "3DS" bill, the Senate majority adopted an article giving municipal councils the right to veto wind turbine projects in their municipality.

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Congo/Cooperation: Russia and Italy renew their commitments to Congo

The Russian ambassador, Guéorguy Tchepik, and the Italian ambassador, Stefano De Leo, exchanged, on 8 July in Brazzaville, with the Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private Partnership, Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, on the priority axes of the partnerships between their respective countries and Congo.

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Burkina Faso/Commune of N'Dorola: The village of Kodona has a CSPS

The village of Kodona in the commune of N'Dorola now has a new Health and Social Promotion Centre (CSPS). The inauguration ceremony took place on Tuesday 6 July 2021 under the chairmanship of Boyo Jean Celestin Koussoubé, President of the Regional Council of Hauts-Bassins.

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Belgium/Special needs routes on the Walloon RAVel

The Walloon Minister for Tourism, Valérie De Bue (MR), visited the RAVeL in Fosses-la-Ville on Friday to discover a route adapted for people with special needs. Seven other routes have already been certified by the ASBL Access-i since the beginning of 2020 and five others will be certified soon.

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Cameroon - Inclusive Education: Nearly a dozen visually impaired in the new batch of teachers trained by the NGO CJARC

They received their diplomas from the directors of the Rehabilitated Blind Youth Club of Cameroon (CJARC).

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Mali/Creation of the single election management body: The decision of the reflection workshop organized by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization!

After two days of work, participants in the workshop on the establishment of a single election management body for the upcoming elections, organized by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, recommended the maintenance of the existing bodies (the MAT, the DGE and the INEC) with the strengthening of the INEC, for the organization of future elections. This decision is contested by the M5-RFP, the movement from which the Prime Minister comes.

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