France/Employment: local authorities must focus on the social and solidarity economy

The SSE has demonstrated its capacity for experimentation and innovation in sectors neglected by the private and public sectors. Local authorities now rely on SSE to create jobs in several sectors: short circuits, circular economy, food.

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Benin/Intercommunality: "...the communes of Borgou together around Adecob can develop culture and tourism" according to his Majesty Yawakina II

His name is Aboubakari Séro YERIMA. He is the king of the commune of Sinendé. After his primary and secondary education respectively at the EPP Abdoulaye Issa and at the Lycée Mathieu Bouké of Parakou, he continued his university studies to finish with a Master's degree in Economic Sciences, option Management of Organizations, obtained at the University of Abomey Calavi with a Master's degree in Project Management. Former mayor of the town of Sinendé and former president of Adecob, discusses with your online newspaper www.jumelages-partenariat.com several issues: loss of influence of kings in a society increasingly extroverted, war of precedence between crowned heads and mayors, return of royal treasures, reform in the sector of decentralization, the major challenges of the town of Sinendé and Adecob ...

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France/Local development: these villages with a kick!

Far from the images of desertification, the diagonal of the void or impoverishment, villages are inventing new ways of local and sustainable development. Let's decipher the reasons for the success of these carriers of the future.

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France/Small towns: very different financial situations

The APVF (Association des petites villes de France) and La Banque Postale Collectivités Locales recently published the seventh edition of the study "A Financial Look at Small Towns". It covers the 2020 accounts of 4088 towns with between 2,500 and 25,000 inhabitants, with a total of 26.2 million inhabitants, i.e. 39% of the French population. In 2020, in a context of health and economic crisis, "the local budgets of small towns are globally resilient with gross savings up by 2.5%", the study notes.

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France/To make France greener, think about renewable heat, calls the sector

It is necessary to attack the heating, "because it is there that is the CO2!" Wood, geothermal, solar thermal, waste recovery ... renewable and recovery heat could be more widely deployed in France, stressed Tuesday the industry players, who advance their proposals.

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How Africa is embracing the Internet of Things to develop its agricultural sector

According to a report published a few weeks ago by the British satellite telephone giant Inmarsat, the adoption of technologies related to the Internet of Things has accelerated worldwide, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But in Africa, the agricultural world has not waited for a global health disaster to begin adopting this new concept and related technologies. Let's decipher.

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Ten recommendations to promote the social and solidarity economy in urban areas

The Avise (Engineering agency for alternative entrepreneurship), France urbaine and the Network of Local Authorities for a Solidarity Economy (RTES) unveil in a study, a series of measures to better integrate the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in local public policies.

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The West Indians who chose to settle in Africa: a paradoxical diaspora and a return to their roots

They often met in France during their studies and chose to "return" to their roots... to Africa, our land. The land of our ancestors. In the diaspora, there is René Maran, administrator in Oubangui-Charri and at the same time writer. In 1921 he won the first Goncourt prize in France with his novel Batouala.

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Diasporas and Development / Contribution of Ana Elisa de Santana Afonso for an in-depth study of the Mozambican diaspora

What do diasporas bring to their host country and especially to their country of origin? To answer this question, several guests have contributed their insights. This time, your online information portal www.jumelages-partenariats.com has set course for Mozambique to gather the contribution of Ana Elisa de Santana Afonso. She is the Director of UNESCO's multisectoral regional office for Africa and proposes avenues for an in-depth study aimed at clarifying the notion of the "Mozambican diaspora", insisting on its categorization due to the country's very eventful history.

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MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT: WHY ARE DIASPORAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT?

According to the United Nations, the number of international migrants in the world reached 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million compared to 2010. Thus, reveals the same source, international migrants currently represent 3.5% of the world population.

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Benin/Contributions of the Beninese diasporas to the development of their country : &lt;&gt;< Les membres de la diaspora... sont souvent perçus comme une menace >... according to Me Isdeen OUABI</Les>

The contribution of the Diasporas to the development of their host and home countries is not negligible. As far as Benin is concerned, there are several Diaspora umbrella organizations, particularly in France where Me Isdeen OUABI, a lawyer at the Hauts-de-Seine Bar, lives. After a law degree at the University of Lille 2, a master's degree in political science with an option in international relations at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a postgraduate degree in diplomacy and administration of international organizations (University of Sceaux), he obtained his doctorate in law and his certificate of aptitude for the profession of lawyer (CAPA) at the Bar School of Paris. He has been a municipal councillor for three successive terms and in this capacity was elected General Secretary of the Association of French Elected Officials of Beninese Origin (EFOB), of which he is the co-founder. He is also the delegate for legal affairs of the Ile-de-France sub-section of the Progressive Union (UP) France country section. The editorial staff of www.jumelages-partenariats.com delivers here the substance of our interview.

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MAJOR DOSSIER ON MIGRANTS IN THE WORLD: DIASPORAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR

According to the United Nations, the number of international migrants in the world reached 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million compared to 2010. Thus, reveals the same source, international migrants currently represent 3.5% of the world population.

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Normandy World Peace Forum: young generations in the spotlight....

Once again, young people have shown their ambition, their appetite, their fears and above all their power to act in the organisation of this Peace Forum in Normandy. Each year, the Forum welcomes nearly 3000 young high school and university students. A series of initiatives are dedicated to youth in partnership with academic networks, the Canopé network and the International Institute for Human Rights and Peace. Report by Cécile Happi Towo.

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Young African local elected officials facing the effects of COVID-19: How to deal with the cultural, social and economic impacts of the pandemic?

Young people are the driving force behind the development of African cities just as African cities are the driving force behind the development of the continent. With the COVID-19 crisis, young people and cities alike have been deeply affected in their sociability. The initial security and health responses provided by the States (curfews, closures, travel restrictions, etc.) led to a slowdown, or even a suspension of economic, social and cultural activities as a consequence.

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Defending the rights of girls in the world: the French association sector mobilized

In 2020, due to the pandemic, the rights of girls have deteriorated significantly: dropping out of school, forced marriages... Several associations are working to protect their rights. This is notably the case of Vision du Monde, which proposes a sponsorship model to enable children to access education and grow up in a safe environment.

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Federal, regional, unitary state... Political structures in Europe

The structure of states, which distributes the exercise of political power over their national territories, varies greatly from one European country to another. While there is a general trend towards decentralisation, federal models remain the exception within the Union.

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France/"Elected officials, managers and public servants must be trained in the ecological transition"

In an article, Sébastien Maire, delegate of France Ville durable, expresses himself on the need to train managers, agents and elected officials on the challenges of the ecological transition.

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Education: Teaching children in the language they know and speak helps them learn, says World Bank

According to the global report "Learning to Achieve the Promise of Education", millions of children around the world struggle to learn in school. Among them, 53% of children in low- and middle-income countries are unable to read and understand simple text by the age of 10. This learning poverty is due, according to a new World Bank report, to the fact that they are being taught in a language they do not know or speak. This lack of understanding of the language of instruction leads to higher dropout rates, high repetition rates and lower overall learning achievement, the report says.

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France/Paris is twinned with only one city, Rome

"Solo Parigi è degna di Roma, solo Roma è degna di Parigi" (Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris). This is the motto of the twinning between the two cities. Explanations.

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THE LESSON FROM SOUTH AFRICA'' Column by Emmanuel ARGO

On July 14, France, the country of human rights, commemorated the major event that would initiate our republic. During the concert that preceded the fireworks, the South African singer Pretty Yendi sang the most famous opera arias. At the same time, looting and riots with victims - more than 117 to date - were spreading in South Africa, undermining the fragile peace that Nelson Mandela liked to encourage when he said: "Together we stand, divided we fall", and succeeded in building on the rubble of a past bloodied by the violence of apartheid.

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