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Sylvère-Henry Cissé

Journalist and founder of "Sport et Démocratie"

The Sport challenge for democracy

Sylvère-Henry Cissé has nearly 20 years of career in the media world.

He was a former journalist from Canal + Sport, and Infosport+. He is the co animator Talents d’Afrique on Canal + Afrique, where he comments the performances of the African athletes whatever their discipline and anywhere in the world.

In 2003, he created "Sport et Démocracie" to lead to an awareness and give a vision of the sport as a driven vector of democracy.His goal is to sweep away negative perception often diffused from the African continent and by making sport as a key of influence to implement diplomacy.

He cooperates with several personalities including former sports ministers, former sports men and business men, who has decided to adhere and share the Same values in order to promote the values of tolerance among young people and decision makers around the world: the improvement of the society for and through the sport.