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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)

Error of the headline of Nyemba[edit]

Goodmorning Wikiproject Africa

please my good people can you change that name nyemba to Vanyemba people to avoid the confusion,Because nyemba fall under The Vanyemba people.We want to use the common name which everyone in Namibia knows us, we are Vanyemba tribes,whereby we fall under different enthnic grous:Ngonzelo,luchazi,nyemba,luvale,luimbi,mbunda,mbwela,yauma and nkangala

VaNyemba people--Kawaya kawaya (talk) 10:41, 10 June 2015 (UTC)Italic text

Non-free use of File:Association des Scouts du Rwanda 1980s.png[edit]

The non-free use of the image in Association des Scouts du Rwanda is currently being discussed at WP:NFCR#File:Association des Scouts du Rwanda 1980s.png. All interested editors are welcome to participate and comment on whether use of the image complies with WP:NFCCP. Thanks in advance. - Marchjuly (talk) 04:18, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list removal candidates/List of birds of Egypt/archive1[edit]

I have nominated List of birds of Egypt for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Harrias talk 14:49, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

"Cape of Good Hope"[edit]

The usage and primary topic of Cape of Good Hope is currently under discussion at multiple locations, see the multiple conflicting discussions at Talk:Cape of Good Hope (landmark) and Talk:Cape Colony -- (talk) 04:28, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Discussion on Zanj or Zingium[edit]

There is a sentence on the above page that requires citation i.e.:- ...However, some foreign i.e. Arab and Chinese travellers regarded the lands to be culturally primitive All the other sentences in the intro paragraph have attribution except for this one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Galyet (talkcontribs) 13:23, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Economy of Somalia article[edit]

I've raised concerns over the neutrality of the Economy of Somalia article. I'd appreciate it if members of this project could look into the discussion and share their views (please see the article's recent editing history and Talk:Economy of Somalia#Cleanup for my concerns and the response from other editors). Thanks, Nick-D (talk) 02:32, 28 June 2015 (UTC)


There is nothing called Ga-Dangme. The entire ethnolinguistic group is simply Dangme. The Dangme people are: Klo, Se, Ga, Osudoku, Kpone, Gbugbla, Nugo, and Ada.

The Ga-Dangme description is a recent political construct championed by the Ga-Dangme Council which was mostly made up of some Ga elites.

Let Dangme history not be diluted. Thanks and God Bless us all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:12, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

use of discriminating/offensive/outdated qualificative[edit]

I read about a "soviet style visa system".... but the description that follows is exactly what many non-european tourist have to comply when they want to visit the Schengen zone. Suggestion: omit this kind of "colored" qualificative (could be replaced for example by the more neutral "outdated"), or , or use more up-to-date comparisons that appeal to the younger and others, who did not have the opportunity to visit the late Soviet Union - in this case it would be: "a Schengen-zone style visa system". (talk) 16:03, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Tigrinya (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

The usage and primary topic of Tigrinya is under discussion, see talk:Tigrinya language -- (talk) 07:54, 16 July 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Swahili is under discussion, see talk:Swahili language -- (talk) 07:55, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Visiting scholar with Smithsonian Institution, focus on Modern African art and artists[edit]


I wonder if anyone can comment on the apparent bias problem in the Barotseland article. The article implies that the High Court of Zambia ruled that Zambia was illegally occupying Barotseland, something not supported by the sources cited, and seems to have been written from a pro-independence of Barotseland perspective. I have to admit that I had never heard of Barotseland until a couple of days ago, so I don't know a lot about this topic, but the article does seem to be somewhat problematic. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 02:45, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Editing Boyo Division[edit]

There are 4 subdivision sin Boyo namely Belo, Bum, Fundong Central and Njinikom. Fonfuka is not a subdivision; it is rather a village in Bum Subdivision. I am a native of Mbesa village in Belo Subdivision of Boyo Division. Departement in French is Division in English. I promose to contribute as much as I can to thiis and other articles on Cameroon and Africa here on Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nsahmala (talkcontribs)

Prehistoric Egypt renaming[edit]

A discussion has been initiated for Prehistoric Egypt to be moved to Predynastic Egypt, see the discussion at Talk:Prehistoric Egypt#Requested move 27 July 2015 -- (talk) 07:38, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Category:Predynastic_Egypt renaming[edit]

"Category:Predynastic Egypt]] has been proposed for renaming, see Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_July_27#Category:Predynastic_Egypt -- (talk) 07:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Cecil the lion[edit]

Killing of Cecil the lion is considered for deletion. Comments about the lion's notability would be greatly appreciated. The Guardian for example calls him "one of Africa’s most famous lions". Are there any sources in local languages that are testimony to his notability? --Tobias1984 (talk) 13:36, 29 July 2015 (UTC)