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Welcome to the Africa WikiProject. This project covers all articles about people, places, things, and events associated with the African continent, not already covered by other WikiProjects. Our article alerts page is here.

Goals and scope[edit]

  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of Africa and maintaining such articles in a fair and accurate manner.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to Africa in Wikipedia.
  • Create and improve guidelines for articles about items related to Africa.
  • Improve and maintain the navigation aids (tables of contents and indexes) for Africa-related topics on Wikipedia. See: Index of Africa-related articles, Outline of Africa, and Category:Africa.

As of 22 August 2014, there are 58,650 articles within the scope of WikiProject Africa, of which 124 are featured. This makes up 1.28% of the articles on Wikipedia and 1.77% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 176,902 pages in the project.

Open tasks[edit]

Needing work[edit]

If you're working on an article and you'd like to bring it to the attention of other editors, list it here. There should be no more than 20 articles listed at one time. Put the newest at the top and delete from the bottom when the total is over 20. Format: # [[Article title]], class. Details on what should be done (optional). ~~~~

  1. History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is start-class, top importance. I just added a lead section for the article, but it still needs alot of references. If anyone could help with that, that would be great. PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:15, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. Kasoa and Oduponkpehe stub-class, ranked mid-importance. There are currently two separate articles, Kasoa and Oduponkpehe, that each provide very minimal and inconsistent information about the same town. I would like to condense these two articles into one titled "Kasoa (Oduponkpehe)". In this article, I would like to keep as much of the two articles' original content as is appropriate. In addition, there is a significant amount of critical information that is not included. I would like to add a substantial amount of information that will be drawn from credible and neutral sources. I welcome suggestions, especially regarding relevant information to consider and credible sources that may be relevant. For more information, please refer to the article's Talk Pages and/or my User Talk Page. I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration. Thank you. Brookeethleen (talk) 01:50, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
  3. Malawian food crisis start-class, ranked top-importance. This article, as noted on the article page, is currently out-of-date and only has information up to 2005. I plan on updating the article to reflect the changes that have occurred since 2005. I would also like to look more deeply at the food crisis of the early 2000s and expound on the political, social, economic, and agricultural causes and the cultural, health, and policy effects of the food crisis. For more information about my plan to update the article, please look at the talk page of Malawian food crisis. I plan on drawing from scholarly sources (articles from academic journals about the early 2000s food crisis), reports from NGOs (UN, ActionAid, etc.), and some news articles. Although I would, ideally, like to draw from only scholarly sources, not much information is available about the current food crisis beyond news articles and some reports from NGOs. Please let me know if you have any feedback on my proposed edits, or any suggestions as to what other reliable sources I could look at. I am working on this page as part of my work as a Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities minor at Rice University.Avw1 (talk) 14:57, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  4. Healthcare in Malawi start-class, ranked top-importance. I would like to restructure this article and add a number of more specific sections that are clearly articulated and cited. There are a number of scholarly/reliable sources that I would like to draw from, one example is the world fact book for updates data on health indicators. I am a student that is very interested in this topic and am working on this article for a class at Rice University. Any input/guidance is greatly appreciated. A more comprehensive contribution proposal can be found on my user page. Brookeethleen (talk) 00:01, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  5. Transport in Tanzania As of September 2012, the article is out of date and incomplete. --Bejnar (talk) 21:23, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Requests[edit]

Articles[edit]

Photos[edit]

If your subjects have to do with countries that do not use English as an official language, in addition to posting your image requests on the list, on the talk page(s) of the subject(s), and on the Wikimedia Commons (Commons:Commons:Picture requests), please also post them on the photograph request lists on other Wikipedias.

Articles[edit]

Statistics[edit]

All tagged articles are found below, sorted into their respective classes.

By quality[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Africa}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Africa|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Africa articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Africa articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Africa articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Africa articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Africa articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Africa articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Africa articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Africa articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Africa articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Africa articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Africa articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Africa articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Africa articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Africa articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Africa articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Africa articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Africa articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Africa articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Africa articles)  ??? 

By importance[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Africa}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Africa|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Africa articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Africa articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Africa articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Africa articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Africa articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Africa articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Article alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion
Proposed deletions
Categories for discussion
Files for deletion
Good article nominees
Good article reassessments
Peer reviews
Requested moves

Templates[edit]

Please use these templates where applicable.

General[edit]

Template Use on Description
{{Countries of Africa}} Article pages navbox
{{WikiProject Africa|class=|importance=}} Article talk pages WikiProject Africa banner, to be placed on all Africa-related article talk pages
  • class and importance are optional - see the Assessment page for more information on classifying. Be bold, and assess!
  • If you don't want to assess, just add {{WikiProject Africa}} to the talk page and someone else will do the assessment later.
{{Africa Current collaboration}} Article talk page Current Collaboration of the Month
{{User Africa Project}} User pages Userbox to show that you're a project member
{{subst:WP Africa Invitation}} User talk pages Invitation to user to join project
{{subst:Africa Welcome}} User talk pages Welcome box for new participants' talk pages
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Navigation}} WikiProject pages Africa WikiProject Navigation box
{{portal|Africa}} Article pages and categories Link to Africa portal
{{The AfricaProject Award}} Project Award

Stubs[edit]

A list of Africa-related stub templates can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Stubs. If you notice that any are missing, please add them.

Categories[edit]

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
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Subpages[edit]

Project members[edit]

To join WikiProject Africa (anyone may join), simply list your name on the members page with # ~~~~.
  1. Emiellaiendiay 21:56, 19 February 2007 (UTC). Founder
  2. DavidAmakobe
  3. Thomas.macmillan 23:21, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
  4. Xdamrtalk 23:56, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. Warofdreams talk 00:01, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  6. Darwinek 21:17, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
  7. Belovedfreak 18:44, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
  8. Mangwanani 15:08, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  9. A12n 15:23, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  10. Smmurphy(Talk) 21:44, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
  11. --Guinnog 21:49, 14 March 2007 (UTC)'
  12. nausea 06:52, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
  13. Malangali 12:05, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
  14. Aldux 19:02, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
  15. Julius Sahara 18:16, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
  16. Rarelibra 10:52, 28 March 2007 (UTC) Maps - lots and lots of maps. :)
  17. Punkmorten 20:21, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
  18. Part 12:17, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
  19. AliFazal 18:38, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
  20. Taharqa 23:00, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
  21. Anonymous Dissident
  22. Natsubee 10:55, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  23. --Ezeu 23:25, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
  24. T L Miles 17:01, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
  25. Black Falcon (Talk) 20:05, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  26. Marco Alfarrobinha {chat}contributions 00:11, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
  27. Æetlr Creejl 22:10, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  28. Tristan benedict 09:29, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
  29. Wikiacc (?) 02:11, 6 October 2007 (UTC) - finally got around to it after being invited in March
  30. SteveH (talk) 08:41, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
  31. Green Giant (talk) 01:20, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
  32. Ajisekanla (talk) 14:10, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
  33. Muddyb Blast Producer (talk) 07:14, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  34. Nishkid64 (talk) 03:11, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
  35. Ten Islands (talk) 21:16, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
  36. User:Damian Doyle (talk) 22:15, 10 March 2008.
  37. Editorofthewiki 18:48, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
  38. Robbie Honerkamp (talk) 15:07, 13 March 2008.
  39. Todgar - linguistics and social/cultural anthropology
  40. passionforafrica - social and environmental history, social anthropology, climate vulnerability and adaptation (talk)
  41. Ekhaya2000 (talk) 06:53, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  42. Hitrohit2001 (talk) 15:12, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Hitrohit2001
  43. Jaxfl (talk) 19:32, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
  44. Visionholder (talk) 22:39, 20 June 2008 (UTC) (Emphasis on lemurs)
  45. Cruise meerkat (talk) 04:45, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
  46. Merenta (talk) 14:50, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
  47. abgaaloow
  48. Maxman (talk)
  49. Apalomita (talk) 15:29, 4 September 2008 (UTC) - Uganda, particularly Karamoja; Rwanda
  50. --Zenman2 (talk) 07:57, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
  51. MeegsC | Talk 17:22, 18 October 2008 (UTC) - especially interested in ecology and environment, including flora and fauna
  52. Flatterworld (talk) 09:18, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
  53. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 04:54, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
  54. Againme (talk) I'm tagging political parties articles. --Againme (talk) 18:23, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  55. Bradybd (talk) 21:42, 8 March 2009 (UTC) - specifically interested in North and West Africa
  56. CopaceticThought (talk) 06:51, 21 March 2009 (UTC) - primarily interested in politics and cultural geography but willing to branch out into other areas.
  57. Neelix (talk) 22:53, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  58. Fsmatovu 01.32, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
  59. Ukabia (talk) 07:07, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
  60. Nogburt (talk) 07:07, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
  61. Pim Rijkee (talk) 19:46, 30 July 2009 (UTC) - Geography, primarily rivers.
  62. Mandingoesque (talk) 17:13, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
  63. Ackees (talk) 16:48, 11 August 2009 (UTC) Interested in history and visual arts
  64. Lemurbaby (talk) 19:00, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
  65. Bab-a-lot (talk) 21:04, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
  66. Zazaban (talk) 08:51, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
  67. User:MaximilianT (talk)
  68. Dsp13 (talk) 16:51, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
  69. Francis Hannaway (talk) 10:45, 22 March 2010 (GMT)
  70. Banana (talk) 04:36, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
  71. bobrayner (talk) 12:50, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
  72. Behemothing (talk) 00:57, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
  73. Munci (talk) 15:31, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  74. Quadtripplea (talk) 2 July 2010
  75. Rupert1904 (talk) 0:35, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
  76. Lmwangi (talk) 13:51, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
  77.  — Amakuru (talk) 20:47, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  78. Rui Gabriel Correia history, politics, geography, speak Portuguese and French
  79. Moongateclimber (talk) 11:30, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  80. Cruks (talk) history, politics, economy, geography, speaking Portuguese, French, German, Spanish & English
  81. mstingak--MsTingaK (talk) 13:49, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  82. Otelemuyen 21:42, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
  83. Merlin1935 (talk) 23:27, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
  84. Middayexpress (talk) 00:38, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
  85. EJT 22:51, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
  86. . Crosstemplejay talk .07:30, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
  87. kenyan105 (talk) 23:45, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
  88. Burgh House (talk) 12:35 4 June 2011 (UTC)
  89. Cruks (talk) 08:26, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
  90. OttawaAC (talk) 12:51, 20 August 2011 (EDT)
  91. mjaballah (talk) 11:04, 8 September 2011 (NZST)
  92. Isaac K. Kosgei
  93. Siôn le Roux
  94. alex Wafula
  95. Max Rapp
  96. Royalmate1 (talk) RoyalMate1 22:03, 24 December 2011 (UTC) ~ Diplomatic/biographical articles.
  97. Fayçal.09 (talk) 19:10, 6 February 2012 (CET)
  98. JOHNMOORofMOORLAND (talk)
  99. --Scottykira (talk) 13:34, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  100. Blarcrean
  101. Naskasi
  102. Dreambeaver (talk) 20:38, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
  103. Victuallers (talk) (interested in Morocco for Gibraltarpedia )
  104. Ayugi
  105. hfordsa (talk)
  106. Jennes83 29 September 2012
  107. DOstendorff (talk) 14:46, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
  108. OscarK878 (talk) 11:54, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
  109. Iopensa (talk) 15:08, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
  110. አቤል ዳዊት (Janweh) (talk) 15:39, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
  111. Chicadelmundo (talk), 2 January 2013
  112. Jamie Tubers(talk) 23:44, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
  113. EdwardRussell (talk), 21:45, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
  114. Nadhika99
  115. User:Jack Bornholm 23.25, 7 March 2013
  116. Ochiwar (talk) 21:46, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
  117. DStrassmann (talk) 21:18, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  118. Enock4seth (talk) 12:55, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
  119. Babakathy (talk) 05:56, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
  120. Waitabout 22:17 (CAT)
  121. Nairobi123 (talk) 02:53, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  122. Hardcorekancil 19:55, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
  123. Joris Komen (talk) 17:57, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
  124. Brookeethleen (talk) 01:08, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  125. Julianna Drew (talk) 22:17, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
  126. HOA Monitor (talk) 12:54, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
  127. Kiarasanchez12 (talk) 05:52, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  128. Fitzcarmalan (talk) 13:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
  129. Darreg (talk) 08:31, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
  130. Davykamanzitalkcontribs 10:27, 4 May 2014 (UTC) (Primarily association football-related articles)
  131. Kesha Watson (talk) 17:14, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
  132. }IMr*|(60nna)I{ 03:44, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  1. Ninafundisha (talk) 21:12, 1 August 2014 (UTC) Would like to work on improving entries for African archaeological sites.



Userboxes[edit]

Add one of the following Wikitext expressions to your user page:

Wikitext Userbox
[[Category:WikiProject Africa members]] no userbox
{{User Africa Project}}
Africa satellite orthographic.jpg This user is a member of
WikiProject Africa.
{{User WP Africa}}
Africa (orthographic projection).svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Africa.

African members[edit]

If you're from Africa, these userboxes and categories are also available.

Userbox Code
LocationAfrica.png This user comes from Africa.
{{User Africa}}
Algeria-Flag.gif This user lives in Algeria.
{{User Algeria}}
Flag of Angola.svg This user lives in Angola.
{{User Angola}}
Flag of Botswana.svg This user comes from Botswana.
{{User Botswana}}
Flag of Burundi.svg This user comes from Burundi.
{{User Burundi}}
Flag of Chad.svg This user comes from Chad.
{{User Chad}}
Flag of Egypt.svg This user comes from Egypt.
{{User Egypt}}
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg This user comes from Equatorial Guinea.
{{User Equatorial Guinea}}
Flag-map of Ghana.svg This user comes from Ghana.
{{User Ghana}}
Flag of Kenya.svg This user lives in Kenya.
{{User Kenya}}
Flag-map of Mauritius.png This user comes from Mauritius.
{{User Mauritius}}
Flag of Morocco.svg This user comes from Morocco.
{{User Morocco}}
Flag of Mozambique.svg This user comes from Mozambique.
{{User Mozambique}}
Flag of Nigeria.svg This user comes from Nigeria
{{User Nigeria}}
SouthAfricanStub.png This user comes from South Africa.
{{User South Africa}}
Flag of Tanzania.svg This user comes from Tanzania.
{{User Tanzania}}
Flag of Uganda.svg This user comes from Uganda.
{{User Uganda}}
Zimbabwe Outline.svg This user comes from Zimbabwe.
{{User Zimbabwe}}
Category Code
Wikipedians in Africa Category:Wikipedians in Africa
Wikipedians in Algeria Category:Wikipedians in Algeria
Wikipedians in Cape Verde Category:Wikipedians in Cape Verde
Wikipedians in Egypt Category:Wikipedians in Egypt
Wikipedians in Equatorial Guinea Category:Wikipedians in Equatorial Guinea
Wikipedians from Eritrea Category:Wikipedians from Eritrea
Wikipedians in Ethiopia Category:Wikipedians in Ethiopia
Wikipedians in Ghana Category:Wikipedians in Ghana
Wikipedians in Kenya Category:Wikipedians in Kenya
Wikipedians in Libya Category:Wikipedians in Libya
Wikipedians in Mauritius Category:Wikipedians in Mauritius
Wikipedians in Morocco Category:Wikipedians in Morocco
Wikipedians in Rwanda Category:Wikipedians in Rwanda
Wikipedians in South Africa Category:Wikipedians in South Africa
Wikipedians in Tanzania Category:Wikipedians in Tanzania
Wikipedians in Uganda Category:Wikipedians in Uganda
Wikipedians in Zambia Category:Wikipedians in Zambia
Wikipedians in Zimbabwe Category:Wikipedians in Zimbabwe

Haskimas B Naskasi (talk) 23:03, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Related WikiProjects[edit]

WikiProject Africa is one of the African WikiProjects:

Pan-African WikiAfrica | Kumusha Bus | WikiIndaba Conference
Continental Africa 
Northern Africa Algeria | Egypt | Libya | Morocco | South Sudan | Sudan | Tunisia | Western Sahara 
Eastern Africa Burundi | Comoros | Djibouti | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Kenya | Madagascar | Malawi | Mauritius | Mozambique | Rwanda | Seychelles | Somalia | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe 
Middle Africa Angola | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Republic of the Congo | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Kumusha | Sao Tome and Principe 
Southern Africa Botswana | Lesotho | Namibia | South Africa | Swaziland 
Western Africa Benin | Burkina Faso | Cape Verde | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Ivory Coast | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Togo
Territories French Africa | Madeira | Saint Helena | Spanish Africa
Culture Igbo | Yoruba
History African military history | Early Muslim military history | Ottoman military history
Society African diaspora | Protected areas
Related Arab world | Arab-Israeli conflict | Commonwealth | France | Portugal | Spain | United Kingdom

Noticeboard[edit]

Resources[edit]

There are a large number of resources available on this subject, as well as on individuval countries. Listed below are some sources available through online databanks, either in citation, abstract, or full-text format. See the pages of individual countries or regions for resources specific to those topics. If you should want any information from these sources, please send me an e-mail with your e-mail address, the subject or periodical and period you are interested in, and I will forward what I find to you. John Carter (talk) 18:09, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

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