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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]

"Red Maasai"[edit]

FYI, the usage of "Red Maasai" is up for discussion, see Talk:Anglo-Nubian -- (talk) 05:50, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

African American[edit]

Editors are trying to establish what would be the best lede paragraph for this page here. Some of the suggested phrasing involves African immigrants to the United States. As such, it may be of interest to WikiProject Africa members, particularly those from Africa. Middayexpress (talk) 18:35, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

article for review[edit]

started an article on Jaliba Kuyateh for a class project. Please feel free to review Aidaja12 (talk) 03:51, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Updated list of needed articles[edit]

I ran the link generator again and updated the list of most needed Africa articles. Is there a way to bring these to attention and focus on working on them? And similarly, is there a way to actually automate the process of updating the list? Coffeerain (talk) 17:26, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Coffeerain! The link doesn't work. Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 04:59, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Whoops, thanks much, Prof.Vandegrift! How's it look now? Coffeerain (talk) 16:48, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Looks great! Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 20:15, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia Primary School: first Calls for Articles![edit]

Hi everybody, I'm quite excited to announce the first two articles selected to kick-start the content phase of the Wikipedia Primary School project! This research project focuses on the South Africa primary school curriculum: the involved teams have selected a list of 100+ relevant articles which will undergo review (or creation) by Wikipedians, scholars/experts, or journals. We thought that involving the Wikipedia community was the obvious first step in the process, which is going to last for the next couple of years. So the articles we'd like to suggest for creation are:

  1. Makhonjwa Mountains;
  2. Stone-walled town of Kaditshwene.

Please see the project pages for more information and instructions, and thanks in advance for your invaluable help. Best, --Elitre (WPS) (talk) 13:05, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Request article grade change: Youth in Nigeria[edit]

Hello! My students wrote two new articles, Youth in Nigeria and Youth in South Africa. I believe the Nigeria article is above start class, but I would appreciate if someone could please review and possibly reclassify them. Thanks! Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 05:00, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Slavery in Mauritania[edit]

First of all this is my first time participating in a talk page so I hope this is the right place. Please feel free to instruct me on any errors of convention.

Slavery in Mauritania Under "Causes of persistence" says:

"Misinterpretation of Islam, based on early Islamic legal texts that justify slavery by slave owners and some Mauritanian imams, (Mauritania is approximately 100% Muslim).[2]"

Now the reference given is to New Yorker article on Biram Dah Abeid, an anti Islamic slavery advocate, and the "Misinterpretation of Islam" statement is attributed to his personal opinion. Yet this is clearly a widely disputed claim in the Muslim world, and it is directly disputed by both the Qur'an and the Hadiths where there are explicit and implicit allowances made for slavery. My problem with the line is that it portrays itself as a fact, when it is not even close. I don't object to leaving this part in, as long as it is made clear that this is a personal opinion, which is in dispute and contradicted by the Qur'an and the Hadith. I would be glad to write something up, or if someone with more experience in all things Wiki, would like to give it a shot, that is also fine.

Any thoughts? Mark Beronte (talk) 22:56, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

My suggestion would be to find someone who is widely recognised as a reputable authority on what the Qur'an and the Hadith say, and what is meant by it about how 21st century people should live their lives. Then cite this person's, presumably conflicting, interpretation of this. Ideally, cite a reputable authority who discusses and summarises both viewpoints from a neutral distance.
I have only read the Koran in translation, while I've read some of the other Abrahamic holy texts (Jewish, Christian, etc) in the original, so I am not a subject matter expert in this. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 22:51, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Chinese hamburger chains in Africa?[edit]

I found a Blog entry which says that two Chinese burger chains, LEM (乐而美) and KDS (快乐星), are opening stores in Myanmar, South Africa, and other African countries:

Of course this isn't an RS, but it would be an interesting thing to research. If we can find reliable sources we can start articles on LEM and KDS in English and Chinese. Perhaps also in African languages too... WhisperToMe (talk) 16:46, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Algeria - decolonized?[edit]

Hi all,

There's a discussion on whether French Algeria should be considered as a "colonized" country and thus whether it should be included in Decolonisation of Africa. Comments welcomed at Talk:Decolonization of Africa#Algeria. Thanks! —Brigade Piron (talk) 10:18, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Errors in Guinea sub-prefectures[edit]

There os some problem with the sub-prefectures of Dalaba Prefecture: as indicated in the sources (for example this pdf file] and in the prefecture page, it's a part of Mamou Region, but many of the sub-prefectures articles indicate it as part of Faranah Region. Can someone check and, in case, do the necessary corrections? Thamk you.--Frazzone (talk) 15:51, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


Igqirha is an article that could be written and well-referenced from mostly online sources, if anyone is interested. MicroPaLeo (talk) 03:40, 25 January 2015 (UTC)