Election of Former UNICEF Staff M.T. Diallo at Presidency of ReseauAfrique - Humanitarian Wind blows South

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The election of Mr. Diallo to the presidency of ReseauAfrique announces the transformation of a dating site into a social community network to make up for the low penetration rate of multicultural sites in the life of a community under-represented on the Web. This bilingual network evolves to consolidate it, while opening a host of new horizons.

It would be a pity not to take full advantage of the opportunity to go beyond mere dating experiences...

The new President of ReseauAfrique, Mr. M.T. Diallo - an expert in child protection at UNICEF in Congo-Kinshasa - leaves this major United Nations agency to promote a new press group, Reflet2guinee. In parallel, he becomes involved alongside Alexandre Laflèche Morin – Founder and Director of ReseauAfrique.com, today's most important online african social network – to provide citizens of African culture and Afrophiles with the means to express themselves, to help each other, to organize, act and think together in real time. Deeply attached to his community, this humanitarian and man of value offers his knowledge and skills to the users of ReseauAfrique.com, inviting them to weave strong social bonds and to unite through solidarity and dialogue.

It would be a pity not to take full advantage of the opportunity to go beyond mere dating experiences, all the more now that African societies connect more than ever. Mr. Diallo recognized this opportunity, which became the reason for his partnership. “I found the website ReseauAfrique.com well-designed and it occurred to me that there was room for a humanitarian dimension, but also for politics, culture and sports, social and professional interaction, with the aim of improving living conditions for the local population.” His motivation converges with that of Mr. Morin, whose choice of partner is by no means random: “I decided to change course for strategic reasons: the development of the Internet in Africa in political relations, the fine edge, as there is a wide gap at this level, a great need to promote dialogue.”

A concrete opening is the dominant feature on the agenda of changes Mr. Diallo intends to implement: “A social network website that will spread by word-of-mouth, with minimum advertisement and as many members as possible, where interesting current issues will be discussed to foster social meetings and share experiences, because there is a lot to be done.”, a perspective shared by Mr. Morin, “The site will become a social hub for the African cultural community.” The President stresses the need for cooperation and suggests that part of the profits of ReseauAfrique be invested in social actions. These are favored by the most interesting current Euro exchange rate to many African currencies that could be used to build schools and give children - namely girls - a chance to acquire basic literacy skills, for instance.

This encounter of online communication with humanitarian views has nothing to do with empty promises. On the contrary, it targets at demonstrating the competence of Africans by extending a virtual, yet definitely tangible hand. The latter will certainly acknowledge this golden opportunity to unite the strengths of their rich cultures and use it to stretch the wings of their community, with a humanitarian wind blowing in their sails.

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