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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]

Invitation: Let's Talk Diversity[edit]

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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.
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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)

Incorrect term: "Somalian" vs. "Somali"[edit]

There are a large number of categories and articles that are named with the incorrect demonym "Somalian" instead of the proper term "Somali." At least in the Somali diaspora, referring to people or things as "Somalian" may be perceived as a sign of racist ignorance on the part of (mostly) white people. Can someone rename these pages/categories, or provide evidence that "Somalian" is an acceptable term? 2601:2:5901:3963:B11E:BFD5:2FFC:29A0 (talk) 00:25, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

"Somalian" is used here to denote nationals of Somalia and to differentiate from ethnic Somalis. Please see demonym. Middayexpress (talk) 15:51, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Sade Adu listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Sade Adu to be moved to Sade. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:30, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present) listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present) to be moved to List of Conflicts and Terrorist Incidents in the Sahara and Sahel. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:01, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

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