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Tanzania signs agreement with Burundi to build 282 km inter-state railway line

By the end of 2021, the Tanzanian president and her Burundian counterpart had agreed to strengthen their trade through a new railroad. This year, the governments of both countries signed an agreement to begin mobilizing the necessary funding for the project.

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Niger/Launching of the activities of the day of sensitization of the professionals of the public sector: To sensitize the actors of health on the treatment of the personal data

As a prelude to the commemoration of the international day of protection of personal data, celebrated on January 28, the High Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (HAPDP) organized yesterday morning at the Gaweye Hotel, a day of awareness of professionals in the public sector under the theme: "the problem of protection of personal data in the context of the pandemic in Covid-19".

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France/Lannemezan. "I don't throw, I give"... at the Recyclerie du Plateau

The objective of the Recyclerie du Plateau is to participate in the reduction of waste, to promote reuse, to support the local economy through the creation of jobs, to educate adults and children to reduce waste, but especially to reduce the consumption and waste of natural resources and energy necessary for the manufacture and transportation of products.

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Benin's National Agricultural Census: Results of the basic module officially available

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Gaston Cossi DOSSOUHOUI presided over the official presentation ceremony of the basic module of the National Agricultural Census carried out for the very first time by Benin with funding from the national budget on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at the Azalaï Hotel in Cotonou. It was in the presence of his colleague Mrs. Eleonore YAYI LADEKAN, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the resident representative of the FAO, the Prefect of the Littoral Department and several actors of the sector.

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Morocco/NEO accelerates the desalination water supply project

Five cities are involved.

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France/Plougourvest. Rural families: partnerships for the minibus

The minibus of the leisure center of the association Familles rurales common to Bodilis, Plougar and Plougourvest, is now 5 years old. To ensure the maintenance of this vehicle, the gasoline and the displacements of the young people, the association needed new partners.

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Benin/Community review of education in the Commune of Allada: Assessment and definition of perspectives for improving school performance by 2028

By 2028, the Commune of Allada will mobilize the necessary resources that will promote the development of learners producing excellent results making it the best in Benin. A vision placed under the leadership of Mayor Joseph CAKPO.

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Togo/ARISE IIP joins the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)

ARISE IIP, the pan-African developer and operator of world-class industrial parks, has joined the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) as a corporate member.

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Belgium/Advice to candidates, the city of Arlon forms a citizen panel for energy and climate

The City of Arlon is committed to the "New Covenant of Mayors" for energy and climate. What is the objective? To reduce by at least 40% the emission of greenhouse gases by 2030, on its territory.

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Benin/Tori-Bossito. Fruits of the Partnership between ACAL and CASA-GRANDE

The Mayor of Allada Joseph CAKPO, representing ACAL, launches a solar pumping borehole for the benefit of the populations of Ketessa, Azohoue-Cada district in the township of Tori-Bossito

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France/Plufur. Proximity and local development for 2022

The mayor, Hervé Guélou, wishes everyone a year in which the collective and the associative take place in the heart of the village.

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Mali/Local Development: A project to support the promotion of the processing of agricultural products will benefit more than 500 vulnerable households

The "Support Project for the Promotion of the Processing of Agricultural Products through Various Productive Uses of Renewable Energy" was launched on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Tominian.

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France/ A workshop to give young parents the keys

A workshop on the theme of babies' development and their awakening took place at the Blanco media library on Saturday, January 22.

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Cameroon/WFP trains producers to combat post-harvest losses, which reach 40% in the Far North

The World Food Programme (WFP) recently held a training workshop for producer groups in Maroua, the capital of Cameroon's Far North region, to combat post-harvest losses in the agricultural sector.

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Côte d'Ivoire/Local development in the Bagoué: light and a new chief for Mahalé

The list of electrified localities in the Bagoué region was extended on Friday 21 January 2022, after the Minister of Construction, Housing and Urbanism, Mr. Bruno Nabagné, proceeded to officially turn on the power supply to Mahalé, a village located in the sub-prefecture of Gbon, with a population of about one thousand souls

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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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DRC/Congolese planters to Ivorian oil palm industry

On the sidelines of their expedition to Côte d'Ivoire, the Congolese planters visited, among other places, some oil palm plantations, one of the activities that abound in the Ivorian agricultural sector.

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Benin/Education project scoping workshop: The modernization of the education-training sector in Benin continues

The Minister of Digitalization, Mrs. Aurelie ADAM SOULE ZOUMAROU proceeded on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Novotel Orisha Cotonou, to the launch of the scoping workshop of the e-Education project. It was in the presence of the three Ministers in charge of Education, Salimane KARIMOU, Minister of Nursery and Primary Education; Eleonore YAYI LADEKAN, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Kouaro Yves CHABI, Minister of Secondary Education, Technical and Vocational Training.

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Togo/Novissi Program: AFD supports Togo with over CFAF 6 billion

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Togolese government signed a second financing agreement for €10 million (about CFAF 6.5 billion) to help vulnerable populations. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Sani Yaya, the French Ambassador, Jocelyne Caballero and the Director of AFD in Togo, François Jacquier-Pélissier.

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France/Lot-et-Garonne. Val de Garonne Agglomeration launches its Territorial Food Project

At the beginning of 2022, an agreement has just been signed between Val de Garonne Agglomeration and ADEME to consolidate the partnership concerning the Val de Garonne Territorial Food Project.

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Morocco-Salvador/ Decentralized Cooperation: The chargé d'affaires of the Moroccan embassy in El Salvador meets the mayor of San Salvador

The chargé d'affaires of the Moroccan Embassy in El Salvador, Brahim Badi, held talks with the mayor of San Salvador, Mario Duran, as part of strengthening decentralized cooperation.

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Congo/City of Owando: a participatory framework to strengthen the management and attractiveness of the commune

New concepts of local governance are being applied in Owando, the capital of the Cuvette department, with the installation of a value chain linked to waste and development work. On January 21, the commune's participatory framework approved the launch of a home waste sorting and composting service in the city.

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France/The PETR of the Pays de Balagne launches its participative citizen platform

The PETR Pays de Balagne puts at your disposal an idea box to launch debates, to ask for surveys, to propose projects! In response, it proposes to put questionnaires on line on precise subjects and to open spaces of debates on themes relevant to its competences.

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Morocco/Temara: Kick-off of a project on women's capacity building

At the initiative of the association "Wakr Atta'ir for the child and the woman", a project focused on capacity building of women and their political participation in the management of the local thing was launched on Saturday in Témara, in partnership with the Ministry of Interior, through "the Support Fund for the encouragement of women's representativeness".

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Cameroon/Statistical activity: the INS appropriates the NSDS30 as a new monitoring and evaluation tool

The National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS30) was at the heart of the activities of the annual meeting of the central and deconcentrated services of the INS. This new tool for monitoring and evaluation of the National Development Strategy (NDS30), is thus aligned with the various objectives expected of it.

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France/Marseille: Les Beaux Mets, France's first prison restaurant open to the public

What if you went to lunch in prison? This summer, the Beaux Mets will open its doors at the Baumettes prison in Marseille. Prisoners will run the semi-gastronomic restaurant as part of a social integration project run by the Départ association (La Table de Cana). A social and societal project unique in France.

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Tunisia/Hammam Sousse: A citizen application to improve the quality of cleaning services

The mode of collection of household waste in the municipality of Hammam Sousse has evolved since February 2019, thanks to the adoption of semi-underground garbage cans MOLOK designed by the Tunisian company pioneer in the new approach to urban cleanliness in Tunisia "Molka Environment".

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Benin: Raphaël Akotègnon announces the creation of 12 administrative cities

The Government Action Program (PAG) for the second five-year term of President Patrice Talon contains three reforms and three projects to be implemented by the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Governance.

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Belgium: leaving an empty home will now be an offence in Wallonia

To combat the housing crisis, the regional government of Wallonia will consider any dwelling with a consumption of less than 15 cubic meters of water per year or 100 kWh per year as unoccupied. Fines will be imposed for long periods of unoccupancy.

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Senegal/Territorial development: PUMA builds a health post and provides an ambulance to Baria

As part of its efforts to improve the living conditions of the populations of the border areas, the Emergency Program for the Modernization of Border Areas (PUMA) has just provided the populations of Baria in the commune of Keur Saloum with basic infrastructure and equipment.

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Benin/Execution of the 2022 budget of Cotonou City Council: Operationalization tools validated

The City Council of Cotonou proceeded this Monday, January 17, 2022 to the validation and official launch of its Annual Work Plan (AWP) for the year 2022. It was during a workshop whose work was officially launched by the second deputy mayor Gatien ADJAGBONI in the presence of technical directors and executives of the municipal administration in charge of the management of credits.

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DRC/Butembo: Authorities and population called upon to strengthen their collaboration to fight insecurity

The authorities and the population of Butembo in North Kivu are called upon to strengthen their collaboration for the development and security of the city. This is the main recommendation made on Friday, January 21, at the close of a training workshop on decentralization and good governance that brought together authorities and community leaders.

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La Francophonie adopts a new digital strategy

Adopted at the 39th session of the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie on December 10, 2021, the Digital Francophonie Strategy 2022-2026 commits member states and governments, the OIF, and other actors of the Charter of La Francophonie to identify the areas of intervention that will guide their actions in the digital field over the next five years.

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France/In the Rouen agglomeration, recycling glass means making a donation to a charity

The principle is simple in the Rouen agglomeration: the more people sort their glass waste, the more financial aid Smédar gives to its partner associations.

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