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Gouran is a relatively new article (created on 13 February 2013‎) that remains unsourced. Posting here for any interested in possibly improving it. Cheers,

Invitation to Library of Congress Africa Collection Editathon[edit]

Category:Roman amphitheaters in North Africa discussion[edit]

I started a discussion for renaming Category:Roman amphitheaters in North Africa at CSD. I'm asking for it to be moved to Category:Roman amphitheaters in Africa to match some structure. If anyone has any insights, please comment there. Thanks! -- Ricky81682 (talk) 22:50, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Agoro Community Development Association[edit]

Please keep this page. We are looking forward to get the site updated thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timberphens (talkcontribs) 14:50, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Elephant meat[edit]

I'm still looking for a picture of Elephant meat. Could someone please snap a photo and upload it to commons if they encounter it at a market? Many thanks. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:24, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Primary School invitation[edit]

Hi everybody. On behalf of the teams behind the Wikipedia Primary School research project, I would like to announce that the articles KhoikhoiSan healing practicesRepublic of South AfricaHealthcare in South AfricaNelson MandelaApartheidOliver Tambo (of interest to this wikiproject) were selected a while ago to be reviewed by external experts. We'd now like to ask interested editors to join our efforts and improve the articles before March 15, 2015 (any timezone) as they see fit; a revision will be then sent to the designated experts for review (for details, please see each articles' talk page). Any notes and remarks written by the external experts will be made available on the articles' talk pages under a CC-BY-SA license as soon as possible, so that you can read them, discuss them and then decide if and how to use them. Please sign up here to let us know you're collaborating. Thanks a lot for your support! Elitre (WPS) (talk) 16:33, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Invitation: Let's Talk Diversity[edit]

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Hello everyone!
My name is María, I am community Liaison for Learning and Evaluation team at Wikimedia Foundation. I reach out to you because I want to invite you to take part in a campaign we started some weeks ago, «Let's Talk Diversity». The aim of this campaign is to have users who have worked to bridge Wikimedia's diversity gaps contribute their learning stories. There are different ways to participate: by sharing a problem you faced when working, a solution, or write a Learning Pattern to address both a problem and a solution.
Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa, the way I see it, addresses some gaps on Wikipedia about Africa. What struggles did you face trying to bridge the gaps on Wikipedia about Africa? What did you learn from initial problems? This is the kind of experiences we are trying to bring forward with Let's Talk Diversity Campaign.
Please, feel free to reach out to me on my talk page on Meta, or by answering here, as well.
Visit Let's Talk Diversity page.
Thanks in advance for your time and attention! Best, MCruz (WMF) (talk) 18:17, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Mbanderu people[edit]

Hello everyone, I would like to make some modifications to the article about Mbanderu people. There are some phrases and sentences that seem, at least to me, to be unnecessary in an encyclopedia article. Also there are errors like using the term kgosi to describe Mbanderu leaders. That's Setswana not Otjiherero if I"m not mistaken. I don't want to offend the writer(s) who have put considerable time into this. But I would like to make some simplifications, deletions and when I have time, maybe some additions too. There are good academic references that should go in there, but I am working on something else right now. What you do fellow editors think?Alfhild-anthro (talk) 22:02, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Yam (Vegetable)[edit]

There is a table on the Wikipedia page Yam (Vegetable) showing the differences between Yams and Sweet Potatoes. In the table there is a row indicating Yams (Dioscorea sp.) as dioecious and Sweet Potatoes(Ipomoea sp.) as monoecious.

However, three other sources (ITIS, NC Cooperative Extension, and the Library of Congress) all say the opposite; Yams (Dioscorea sp.) as being monoecious and Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea sp.) as being dioecious.

This is the first time I have tried to "edit" Wiki info, so my apologies if this post is not how it is done. Just wishing to point out a discrepency and ask if this could be looked into, corrected if need be, and the results possibly forwarded to me, too? Thank you! Squiersk (talk) 19:43, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Sierra Leone[edit]

Hi Wikipedia Group,

I went through your database of Islands in Africa with specific reference to Sierra Leone, I noticed that the list was not exhaustive; it did not include other major historic Islands like Tasso Island, Tiwai island, plantain Island and York Island.

Just as it was for Bunce Island, Tasso Island also used to be the transit depot for slaves ready to be conveyed to Europe, America and the Caribbeans. These two Islands(Tasso and Bunce)are at close proximity within the west coast of sierra Leone; They are approximately 30 nautical square miles from Freetown.

IslandAid Sierra Leone is an indigenous community based organisation at Tasso Island that is advocating for Islands conservation Biodiversity and sustainable livelihood.

IslandAid Sierra Leone will however, provide you comprehensive details of the Islands in the country, Sierra Leone and its environmental and socio-economic problems; some as a result of the negative externalities of multinational investment expansions — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:10, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Hard Choices, new article about book on humanitarian intervention[edit]

I've created a new article about the book on humanitarian intervention, titled, Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention.

Help with suggesting additional secondary sources would be appreciated at the article's talk page, at Talk:Hard Choices (Moore book).

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 17:32, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

There is an RFC that may affect a page in this project[edit]

There is an RFC that may affect a page in this project at WikiProject Tree of Life. The topic is Confusion over taxonomy of subtribe Panina and taxon homininae (are chimps hominins)?

Please feel free to comment there. SPACKlick (talk) 17:02, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Africa 24 English article[edit]


While reading the article I noticed a misleading paragraph called "programming":

This is how it goes:

"Launched in 2009, Africa 24 is comparable with the United States-based news network CNN, Britain's BBC World News, France's France 24, the pan-European Euronews, Germany's Deutsche Welle, and Arab- and English- language news broadcaster Al Jazeera. The Africa 24 network also broadcasts some news programming over its Website. Some core programming broadcast by Africa24 includes Journal Télévisé (JT), the evening summary of the day's news; Talks, a politics- and economics-oriented programme that includes debates on current affairs topics; Sport, covering sports news across Africa; and Magazine, a cultural affairs programme."

It seems as there is the intent to link this appearently private news channel to public broadcasters or national news organizations around the globe. 20 Percent in the property of two states that have problems with corruption doesn't help in that assessment

If the author meant that they have a similar kind of programme its also missleading because then it would make no sense to compare the BBC with Al Jazeera etc...

For me its an article written by someone in this news organization. I don't think there is anything wrong with that as long it is not missleading. But linking this to public broadcasting is missleading.

Greetings! M. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:19, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Nigeria: Dispute over name and existence of village Patigi/Pategi[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Nigeria#Patigi_.2F_Pategi WhisperToMe (talk) 02:14, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Template:Africa countries imagemap to be deleted[edit]

Interested parties, please note that I have just nominated Template:Africa countries imagemap for deletion because of problems mentioned on its talk page. (The only articles it was being used on were Africa and Outline of Africa, but not anymore, because I've just removed it.) If someone wants to have a go at uploading a corrected version, please do so and inform the folks at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 March 29#Template:Africa countries imagemap. - dcljr (talk) 22:40, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Religious beliefs of Fula and Mandinka[edit]

It says here that the Fula and Mandinka are majority pagan. Check anywhere else they are the two major non-animist groups in Guinea-Bissau, look at any other page on them or even the Guinea-Bissau front page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:02, 18 April 2015 (UTC)