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France/Association in Boulogne-sur-Mer restores bicycles recovered from rubbish dumps and sells them at reduced prices

The Cycléco association recovers discarded bicycles from a waste disposal site in Desvres and puts them back in the saddle. Once restored, 80% of these bikes are back on the road. #TheyHaveTheSolution

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Cameroon - Promotion of digital in schools: The Ministry of Basic Education begins the implementation of the initiative "Connect my school" in the city of Yaounde

The test phase took place at Melen Primary School in Yaoundé.

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Canada/Local and sustainable food support for Cartierville

Unveiled in small pieces, the Bordeaux-Cartierville Food System is beginning to take shape. It must meet the needs of the most vulnerable while also integrating the major principles of sustainable development.

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Senegal/Fight against the lack of employment in Fass-Colobane-Gueule Tapée: A local development model to be multiplied

The project to support the economic and social empowerment of women and young people in the municipality of Fass-Colobane-Gueule Tapée is a model to be encouraged and perpetuated in other municipalities in the country.

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France/Le Pouliguen. A partnership to raise environmental awareness

During the municipal council of April 9, the deliberative assembly voted a new agreement to be signed, between the City of Le Pouliguen and the association CPIE (Permanent Center of Initiatives for the Environment) Loire Océane.

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DRC/Bukavu: the USA sets up a project to provide access to education for 38,000,000 USD

The United States launched the "Elimu ni jibu ya USAID" (Education is USAID's answer) project on Wednesday 14 April at the Annunciata School in the Archdiocese of Bukavu (South Kivu). The project aims to improve the well-being of conflict-affected populations in eastern DRC through increased access to education.

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Belgium/More than 900 homeless people housed in Brussels hotels since January

The tourist sector in Brussels is still suffering from the health crisis, but in 10 Brussels hotels the rooms are still occupied.

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Benin/E-agriculture in Benin: acteur-agricole.bj and agrizonecna.com at the service of the rural world

The two digital platforms acteur-agricole.bj and agrizonecna.com are the result of cooperation between the Benin Chamber of Agriculture and the Projet d'Appui au Renforcement des Acteurs du Secteur Privé (Parasep). While the former is intended for consumers, the latter makes it possible to identify producers and agricultural actors in various sectors.

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France/Cycling and carpooling enter the campaign

On 1 July, the communities of communes that have expressed a wish to do so will become mobility organising authorities. This competence should reduce the dependence of the rural world on the car.

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Benin/ Extension of the annual work plan of the DDS Atacora in Natitingou

The different actors of the health sector of the Atacora department, during a workshop launched this Thursday in Natitingou, by the representative of the prefect of the department Isdine Tassou, are appropriating the content of the annual work plan of the departmental health directorate of the department.

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France/Airbnb and rural mayors join forces to boost tourism

A partnership between Airbnb and the Association of Rural Mayors of France should help create tourism in French rural areas neglected by holidaymakers. Airbnb will pay 100 euros to the AMRF for each new accommodation ad posted on the private rental platform.

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Senegal/Waste management: A new company takes over the garbage

The issue of garbage disposal is a serious problem. If the Ucg has been set up, the State is working on the creation of a company called the Senegalese Waste Management to address the issue of public hygiene. "Most importantly, the Ucg is already doing a good job, but it must be consolidated.

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Cameroon - Fight against the coronavirus: The government launches a communication offensive against the fear of vaccination among the population

The Minister of Communication, Government Spokesperson, René Emmanuel Sadi and the Minister of Public Health, Manaouda Malachie, will jointly host a press conference this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in the early evening, with the aim of promoting the need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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Belgium/ "96092 Solidaires", the original operation of the tattoo artists for the benefit of the independent

The contact professions grouped in beauty salons, hairdressing salons and tattoo parlours can officially resume their activities in about ten days, on April 26.

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Morocco/INDH: Launch of a call for projects on the development of local value chains in Agadir-Ida Outanane

A call for projects relating to the development of local value chains was launched for the benefit of cooperatives, economic interest groups (EIGs) and very small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Agadir Ida-Outanane prefecture.

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France/Label Ville and Bastille Avocats partner to offer legal assistance to Grenoble retailers

The association Label Ville and the law firm Bastille Avocats have entered into a partnership to enable Grenoble's shopkeepers to have access to workshops or legal consultations in the context of their activities. A special feature of the agreement is that the firm is a member of the association's board of directors.

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Burkina Faso/BioStar Project: An innovation to increase access to energy in rural areas

Under the coordination of the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD, France), a consortium of West African and European partners officially launched the "BioStar" project in Ouagadougou on the morning of Thursday 15 April 2021.

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Benin/Project to promote the local economy through income generating activities

ANCB starts training women and girls beneficiaries in Glazoué.

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Spain/Santander and IBM offer 1,000 scholarships to train students in technologies such as artificial intelligence or cybersecurity

The first edition of the 'Santander Technology Scholarships | IBM Digital Experience' aims to promote professional retraining and further training in new skills to improve the employability of participants.

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France/Intercommunality; The Community of Communes of the Perche will spend 2.58 million euros on its facilities

Between health, business parks, support for the local economy, renovation of housing and facades, the Community of Communes of the Perche is hardly easing up on its investments.

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Benin/Agricultural development: A project of 11.6 billion F to boost the cashew industry

3,000 ha of new orchards to be installed, 10,000 ha of old plantations to be rehabilitated and 20 production units to be strengthened. This is the ambition of the Cashew Nut Sector Development and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Support Project (Padefa-Ena) launched last March, with the support of the ADB.

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France/Marseille: a new Japanese garden is going to be created in Longchamp Park

The end of the school year should see the inauguration of a new Japanese garden in the heart of Longchamp Park (4th). This project, carried out by Marseille classes from CE2 to CM2 and the park teams, is a tribute to the 60 years of twinning between Marseille and the city of Kobe, Japan.

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DRC-France/Kinshasa: the commune of Ngaba and the city of Evreux sign a cooperation charter for development projects

The municipality of Ngaba will soon benefit from many development projects, especially in the field of sanitation. This is the fruit of the partnership that has just been concluded between this municipality of Kinshasa and the city of Évreux (France).

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Canada/Cooperative grocery store project revived in downtown

The cooperative grocery store project just got a new lease on life in downtown Gatineau.

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Togo/Distribution of revenue for the financing of waste transport

The Council of Ministers adopted on Wednesday the draft decree fixing the rates of distribution of tax and service revenues between the communes, the autonomous districts, the Support Fund for Local Authorities and the National Agency for Sanitation and Public Health.

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France/Dordogne: Regional aid for the local economy

Large companies and the tourism sector in the Dordogne receive subsidies from the Regional Council.

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Hong Kong/HKD 5,000 vouchers offered to Hong Kong residents

Following the annual budget announcements in late February, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po on Sunday detailed the HK$5,000 consumer assistance programme for Hong Kong's 7.2 million residents.

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Rwanda Signs $93 Million Financing Agreement with Germany

The agreement, which is part of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, will support good governance and vocational training, among others.

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Syria/Greenhouse farming contributes to local economy in northern Syria

A greenhouse project launched in Rimêlan, in the north-east of Syria, is supplying vegetables to nearly 450,000 people in the region. About 100 people are employed in this activity.

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Cameroon/Professional integration of graduates: An agreement now links Gicam and the University of Dschang

The framework agreement was initialed last Thursday, April 8, 2021 in the West by officials of the two institutions meeting at the University of Dschang. These partners are committed to defining by mutual agreement the modalities of professional training of students adapted to the realities of the business world.

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France/First meeting of the Local Committee for Territorial Cohesion of the Doubs (CLCT) to review the progress of ongoing programmes

The National Agency for Territorial Cohesion (ANCT), supported by the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Territorial Communities, was created in 2020 to meet the engineering support needs of local authorities. The governance of the agency at the departmental level is organised around the local committee for territorial cohesion, which ensures that elected officials and local partners are well informed about the agency's activities.

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Benin/Presidency of the Supreme Court: Victor Adosou congratulated by his Chinese counterpart

The president of the Supreme People's Court of China has sent his warm congratulations to the president of the Supreme Court, Victor Dassi Adossou for his appointment and his assumption of office as head of the Beninese High Court.

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Morocco/The King of Morocco launches the food support operation "Ramadan 1442

King Mohammed VI has given instructions for the launch of "Ramadan 1442", the 22nd edition of the solidarity food distribution operation. This operation will benefit three million people: 600,000 households at the national level, including 459,504 from rural areas.

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Belgium/Communal Council in Verviers: a motion for a single item on the agenda

A new episode and perhaps an important step towards the installation of a new majority in Verviers: the municipal council meets this evening at the request of a third of the councillors, as provided for in the Walloon code of local democracy.

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