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Reviewing Alodia[edit]

I hope that this is the right place to ask: Would anyone here be interested in reviewing my article Alodia, which is about a Medieval kingdom located in modern Sudan? I am trying to get it to "Good article"-status. Thank you very much, LeGabrie (talk) 02:29, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Africa[edit]

Here are some fresh news regarding the photo contest c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa
As a reminder, the theme chosen for 2016 is "Music and Dance".

IMPORTANT: the dates have changed. The new dates for the contest are 1st of December till 31st of January.
It is planned on purpose to start just after WikiIndaba.
We are happy to say that Wikimedia Foundation has agreed to invest slightly more money at the local level this year.
We will be able to support up to 10 countries (against 8 during previous years).
Maximum budget available per country is also potentially slightly higher this year, up to 1000 dollars (or even slightly more if you can convince us).
Submission of propositions is now open

If you are not yet member of the African list, please join

Anthere (talk)

The Africa Destubathon[edit]

Hi everybody. I'm planning on proposing the Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge/The Africa Destubathon this week. We will target every African nation and offer additional prizes for doing women articles and hopefully geography and wildlife articles too. A big contest which will hopefully prove productive and reduce our overall stub count. If interested please comment at the bottom of Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. Thanks.

Help would be really useful?[edit]

Stereotypes of Africans needs some help please?

Hunde language[edit]

Should the article be renamed to Hunde people? Lotje (talk) 15:29, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

No. Rather, the beginning of the article should either be moved into a Hunde people article or rewritten entirely. This is a language article documenting a language with Glottolog and Ethnologue references. SpikeballUnion (talk) 23:49, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
In fact, I may take it upon myself to fix this issue, and if there are several sources on the Hunde people, I'll make its article. SpikeballUnion (talk) 23:51, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
@Lotje: Done. SpikeballUnion (talk) 00:17, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Recruit new editors for the project?[edit]

Hi, just wonder if there is any template or program in the project to recruit newcomers or new editors to join the project? Bobo.03 (talk) 22:24, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Ashanti hoax tags[edit]

One user has tagged a number of pages associated with the Ashanti region or the historic Ashanti Empire as hoaxes, such that such articles now dominate the list of suspected hoaxes on wikipedia. Most of these tags seem unwarranted, as verifiable sources for the article are already linked. It'd be great if some other editors could check out these articles and remove the hoax tag where it's not needed.Landscape repton (talk) 08:21, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Categories of ancient periods (up to 500 CE) by continent have been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:273 disestablishments in Africa and many similar categories have been nominated for possible upmerging. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Marcocapelle (talk) 06:07, 29 July 2017 (UTC)


Can people from this project please go help sort out the issues on Galkayo? I know nothing about the topic, yet the two (or more) people arguing about things keep asking me to figure things out for them. Thanks you. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:57, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Genocide Convention, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 31 July 2017 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Rhodesian Papers and Books Collection at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library[edit]

Pritzker Military Museum & Library which is a GLAM institution has recently received the Rhodesian Papers and Books Collection. If you are working on articles related to Rhodesia's or Zimbabwe's politics and/or military history, please tag them with PMML's project tag as well as the WikiProject Africa tag.

Also, if you need a resource or citation from a print source, email us at We will scan the pages and email them to you.

Happy editing!

TeriEmbrey (talk) 15:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Contemporary African artists[edit]

I have several articles on contemporary African artists up for review and in queue, if anyone's interested in giving a quick review:

czar 17:39, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

And less contemporary:

czar 02:00, 22 August 2017 (UTC)