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France/MARSEILLE: Covenant of Mayors of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, Friday 22 October

"A new mandate to serve the territories", Friday 22 October 2021, from 9.30 am, at the Palais du Pharo, in Marseille.

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Togo-A fruit and vegetable processing plant opens in Tsévié

Installed in Tsévié (35 km north of Lomé), the fruit and vegetable processing unit was inaugurated on Thursday, October 14, 2021, by the Minister of grassroots development, youth and youth employment, Myriam Dossou-d'Almeida.

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Burkina Faso/Emergency development programme: The NGO Terre des hommes and its partners consult each other

The NGO Terre des hommes Lausanne, with the support of the European Union, presented the Emergency Development Programme (UDP) to the state authorities and other stakeholders in Burkina Faso. This was to facilitate its effective implementation. It was during a workshop organized on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in Ouagadougou that the program was scrutinized under the leadership of the coordinator of the UDP interconsortia unit, Pierre Fichter, the technical adviser of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Ambroise Somé and the head of the EU cooperation, Pilas Palnieso.

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Belgium/ A tiny house as emergency housing at the CPAS of Mons

It stands on its four wheels on the lawn of the CPAS in Mons. At five metres long and two metres wide, the tiny house looks quite modest. But inside, everything is there. At the entrance, a living room and a kitchen. At the back, a mezzanine to put a bed above the bathroom and toilet area. The small house will become an emergency and transit solution. It will be able to accommodate people in difficulty who cannot find a roof over their heads for only a few weeks.

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French Polynesia/Taravao: The government on the employment and health front

The President of French Polynesia and several ministers were received in Taravao on Thursday, October 14, 2021, by elected officials from East Taiarapu, including the mayor, Anthony Jamet, but also from neighbouring communes.

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Morocco/NEO: Reinforcement of the drinking water supply of the city of Taroudant

The National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) has just finalized a project to reinforce the drinking water supply in the city of Taroudannt, from the Aoulouz dam. According to ONEE, the commissioning of this project, which required an investment of 250 million DH, is scheduled before the end of this month of October 2021.

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France/Sustainable Development Week in Berche

The municipality of Berche places social responsibility, in a logic of sustainable development, at the heart of its territorial project. By providing concrete, cross-cutting and local responses to social, cultural and environmental challenges, the commune is committed to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Benin/School kits for orphaned children in Sakété

It is in all compassion that the head of Bethel Compassion for Development (CPD), Pastor Ebel Ayipkola, distributed this Sunday at its headquarters in Sakété, school kits consisting of various supplies to orphans and vulnerable children in the town of Sakété, and sewing machines to widows and learners at the end of training for their professional integration.

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Vietnam/ A programming competition to protect wild animals

"Coding to end wildlife trafficking" is the theme of Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021, which takes place from October 15 to 30.

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Gabon/Female cancers: "Pink October" invites itself to the markets of Libreville

To fight against female cancers and allow women traders to be screened in their work space, the mayor of Libreville has launched a screening campaign for female cancers in the markets of the Gabonese capital. Until October 31, the dedicated points will receive up to 50 women per day.

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The Rector of the AUF in Côte d'Ivoire: a strengthening of the presence of the AUF in the country

From October 11 to 15, 2021, the Rector of the AUF, Prof. Slim KHALBOUS, carried out a mission in Ivory Coast placed under the sign of the reinforcement of the presence of the AUF in the country. He inaugurated the 1st Centre of Francophone Employability (CEF) in Côte d'Ivoire in Abidjan and launched the installation of a national office of the AUF in the same city. This mission was punctuated by a series of meetings with various partners from the academic, political and economic worlds.

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Europe/Finance: Europe's regions, cities and towns have reason to worry

The latest Barometer of cities and regions shows that local and regional authorities in the EU have seen their expenditure increase by around €125 billion, while their revenue has fallen by some €55 billion. The EU must take various measures to help regions absorb these shocks to their finances.

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Benin/Tourism, hotel and catering training and regulatory reform: The steering and technical monitoring bodies have been installed

In continuation of the large-scale actions methodically carried out since 2016, with a view to aligning Benin with international norms and standards in tourism, Minister Jean-Michel ABIMBOLA proceeded to set up the Steering Committees and Technical Committees for the monitoring of tourism, hotel and restaurant training projects and the reform of the regulation of the tourism sector in Benin.

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France/Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. An ecological recovery contract signed with the State

On 14 October, the Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie region signed a six-year contract with the State for recovery and ecological transition (CRTE).

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Tolerance in Burkina: A project to promote living together

The Association for Religious Tolerance and Interreligious Dialogue (ATR/DI) proceeded, this Friday, October 15, 2021 in Ouagadougou, to the official launch of the project Freedom of religion and belief in action. The objective of the association and its partners is to promote living together.

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Reunion / Revitalization of shops: the Cinor launches the "Ma Boutique à l'Essai" scheme

The "Ma Boutique à l'Essai" scheme, aimed at revitalising shops in town centres and neighbourhoods, was presented on Tuesday 12 October 2021 by Initiative Réunion, at the Maison intercommunale des services de Beauséjour. The aim is to provide support for a period of one year, with benefits, to a project leader wishing to open a local shop. A first which was held in the presence of the President of the Federation of Boutiques à l'Essai, the financing partner, the Cinor, and other actors, namely the town hall of Sainte-Marie, the Maison de l'Emploi du Nord de La Réunion, the Pole Emploi, CBO and the CCIR.

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France/Hauts-de-Seine: a new local network for public finance

The Vallée Sud-Grand Paris territory has signed a charter showing its support for the project to reorganise the local public finance network. In particular, it plans to replace several services with one-off reception points.

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Tunisia/Breast Cancer and Pink October: "Together, let's turn hope into victory

The month of October is dedicated each year and worldwide to awareness actions for the early detection of breast cancer as well as events of all kinds. As part of the celebration of this month, the Association of Cancer Patients, chaired by Raoudha Zarrouk, does not miss the opportunity and organizes, throughout the month, awareness days related to early detection of this disease, prevention through actions to character, among others, festive and cultural.

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Belgium/Liège gets portable cardiac defibrillators and introduces resuscitation

On the occasion of World Resuscitation Day, the Liege municipal authorities inaugurated the first of 35 cardiac defibrillators to be installed in the Cité Ardente at the Galeries Saint Lambert in Liege. For the occasion, dummies allowing the public to learn resuscitation were available and the public was not too eager to try the exercise.

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Algeria/M'Hamed Bougara University: Partnership with local authorities

The launching ceremony of the academic year 2021/2022 was marked by the installation of a joint commission between the University M'Hamed Bougara and the wilaya of Boumerdès on "good governance of local communities and the creation with development of resources."

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France/Bourgogne Franche-Comté: €6.5 million compensation to support local facilities

To compensate for the loss of revenue by local authorities during the Covid-19 crisis, the government has taken measures. For example, Burgundy Franche-Comté will receive 6.5 million euros to support its local facilities. Each region will receive compensation.

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Benin/Xwlacodji: Displaced populations receive their cheques and plots

A promise is a promise. The government has been compensating the displaced populations of Xwlacodji since Friday 15 October. The first beneficiaries received their cheques and plots of land during the official launching ceremony of the compensation and re-housing operation in Sèmè-Podji.

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Vietnam/Need to improve the effectiveness of e-learning

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as schools in several localities are temporarily closed, e-learning has become the optimal solution to ensure continuity of studies. However, e-learning poses local challenges for teachers and students.

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Switzerland/Geneva unveils new strategy for sustainable tourism

With the objective of being recognized as one of the 10 most sustainable urban destinations in Europe by 2025, the Geneva Tourism & Convention Foundation announced this year its new strategy for sustainable tourism in Geneva. This action plan, based on the United Nations' sustainable development objectives and the results of collaborative work at the regional and international levels, is structured around 5 pillars and defines 12 concrete objectives.

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Benin/Land tenure and transhumance at the heart of the second session of the CDCC of Atacora in Natitingou

The members of the departmental council of consultation and coordination of Atacora, during the work of the second ordinary session of the year 2021, held this Thursday at the prefecture of Natitingou, under the effective presence of the prefect, Lydie Déré Chabi Nah and the chargé de mission of the president of the republic to the transhumance, the general controller of the police Nazaire Hounnonkpè, have, in the bend of communications and sharing of experiences, exchanged on the securisation of the rural land.

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Burkina Faso/Agro-processing: 150 companies benefit from the support of Hub-IIT, an innovative technological support system

The NGO Afrique Verte Burkina (AVB) organized this Thursday, October 14, 2021, a workshop to further present Hub-IIT and assess its performance and impacts after 18 months of implementation in Ouagadougou. It is also an opportunity to identify areas of collaboration between the NGO, business promoters and stakeholders in the ecosystem. The opening ceremony was chaired by the AVB coordinator, Philippe Ki.

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End of the state of health emergency: What changes in Reunion from Monday

For 9 consecutive weeks, the indicators have confirmed a clear improvement in the health situation with an incidence rate now set below the 30/100,000 population threshold for several days now.

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France/Talencia: help with the B licence in exchange for 70 hours of voluntary work

The City of Talence offers 700 euros to young people aged 18 to 25 to finance part of their driving licence in exchange for a civic commitment to a local association

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CAMEROON/The Mayor of Banka commune heads a delegation of elected municipal officials in Grenoble, France

The Mayor of the Commune of Banka, Joseph Clovis NGUESSIEUK, on the instruction of the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development, leads an official delegation of Mayors composed of

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Senegal/Nearly 300 national civic service volunteers trained in Thiès for the ''Xëyu ndaw ñi'' programme

Nearly 300 young volunteers of the National Civic Service started on Friday a fifteen-day training course to be integrated into the governmental programme "Xëyu ndaw ñi" aiming at offering 65,000 jobs to young people.

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Belgium/ Defence hands over to the Red Cross for the distribution of meals

Three months after the floods, the military are handing over the torch to the Red Cross for the distribution of 12,000 meals to those affected. A page is turned for the population. "They listened to us. Just talking to them raised our spirits," says Rina Filippucci, a disaster victim. Franco Gerarchini continues: "I really appreciated their work. For example, they used to go from 7 a.m. to distribute meals to the elderly and disabled people of the village who could not go out.

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Benin/1 billion 200 million CFA francs to support the dynamic Oswald Homeky

Special Friday for the Ministry of Sports and Beninese sport in general. This day of October 15, 2021 marks the signing of a historic partnership between the mobile phone network MTN Benin and the Ministry of Sports.

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France/DIJON: La Chaîne Verte, the new organic waste collection service by bicycle

Since July 2021, the association La Chaîne Verte has set up a new bicycle collection service for organic waste from professionals in the Dijon metropolitan area, which is then recycled locally in the form of compost.

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Lebanon/Why the depreciation of the currency is far from being a boon for Lebanese manufacturers

The collapse of the pound should have facilitated a transition to an export economy and boosted local production. However, the statistics show that the opposite has happened.

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