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CFA franc becomes eco: “France only responds to demand”

It is today that France ratifies the Monetary Cooperation Agreement concluded a year ago, on 21 December 2019, by Paris and the states of the West African Monetary Union. This agreement marks the conversion of the CFA franc, which will be echoed while maintaining the fixed parity with the euro. France withdraws its representatives from monetary governing bodies such as the BCEAO and no longer requires…

More than 40 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery worldwide, the UN reports

Despite scientific and technological advances over the past century, more than 40 million people worldwide continue to be victims of modern-day slavery, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported, showing that countries made little or no progress in stopping forced labor. "Modern slavery is used as an umbrella term covering methods such as forced labor, indebtedness, forced marriage and human trafficking. It mainly refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave due to…

About 235 million people worldwide need emergency aid by 2021, warns the UN

A global need for humanitarian aid has risen to unprecedented levels this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN humanitarian office said on Tuesday, as the outbreak has exacerbated the risk of many famines threatening many continents, in addition to global conflict challenges, forced migration and the effects of global warming. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated in its latest annual global humanitarian survey that $ 35 billion would be needed for aid in 2021,…

access to France’s “secret” archives is debated

Several associations have taken a stand to warn of a number of restrictions regarding the so-called sensitive archives for the role of the French army in Rwanda in the early 1990s. For some historians, access to these archives is only a problem for the Duclert Commission. , especially since they treat a painful substance. The…

the comorbidities in Marseille between fear and solidarity in the face of the epidemic

When and how deconfin? Emmanuel Macron will speak to the French this Tuesday evening, November 24, after several weeks of strong restrictions. A situation that weighs particularly heavily in neighborhoods with lower incomes for economic reasons but also because the death rate is higher there than elsewhere. To survive, some communities organize. In Marseille, the Comorian diaspora - almost 120,000…

Access to drinking water for all in Africa: French companies are trying to address this

Ensuring access to drinking water for the entire world's population remains a major challenge, especially in Africa where only one in four people can get drinking water and benefit from basic sanitation. Like other companies specializing in the water and sanitation sector, the French group Véolia, which operates in about ten African countries, is trying to meet the challenge of making drinking water…

Macron receives from the Muslim cult the creation of an Imam Council

The French president received the leaders of the Muslim faith on Wednesday, November 18. They gave him, at his request, an overview of an Imam National Council responsible for labeling imams in France, Elysee said. On Wednesday night, Emmanuel Macron received not only CFCM President Mohammed Moussaoui and Chems-Eddine Hafiz, Rector of the Paris Mosque, but also representatives of the nine federations that make up the CFCM. The Imam Council proposed by representatives of the Muslim faith to label imams and give them an…

Coronavirus cases exceed 2 million marks in Africa

The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as health officials warn of infections starting to creep up again into a second wave. The African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday that the continent had crossed that milestone. Its figures show that the 54-country continent has also seen more than 48,000 deaths from COVID-19. The 1.3 billion people of the African continent are warned of "preventive fatigue" as countries loosen pandemic restrictions…

The opening of the Misrata-Sirte road is due to the withdrawal of mercenaries, the Libyan army says

The opening of the road connecting the western port city of Misrata and northern Sirte is due to the withdrawal of mercenaries and the removal of mines in the region, UN support for the National Accords (GNA) army said on Tuesday. The commander of the Sirte-Jufra Joint Operations Unit, General Ibrahim Beytulmal, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the decision taken during the military negotiations between the rival sides to open the coastal road was due to the withdrawal of Russian Wagner and Janjaweed…

40 years of Amiens International Film Festival

It is an institution celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Amiens International Film Festival, which specializes in so-called "southern" film, a benchmark for African film, was created in 1980. The 2020 edition opened its doors in a context darkened by the Covide epidemic and containment. In 40 years, the Amiens…

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