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African World Heritage Day[edit]

Hi all

Today is African World Heritage Day and I have created a small project to help improve knowledge of African World Heritage Sites on Wikipedia in all languages. Please get involved and also share the link (especially in languages other than English) to encourage more people to take part.

Many thanks

John Cummings (talk) 11:01, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Nice one! BroVic (talk) 06:00, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Proposed merger[edit]


  1. Iru (food) Sumbala (Discuss). --A12n (talk) 10:47, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Auto-assessment of article classes[edit]

Following a recent discussion at WP:VPR, there is consensus for an opt-in bot task that automatically assesses the class of articles based on classes listed for other project templates on the same page. In other words, if WikiProject A has evaluated an article to be C-class and WikiProject B hasn't evaluated the article at all, such a bot task would automatically evaluate the article as C-class for WikiProject B.

If you think auto-assessment might benefit this project, consider discussing it with other members here. For more information or to request an auto-assessment run, please visit User:BU RoBOT/autoassess. This is a one-time message to alert projects with over 1,000 unassessed articles to this possibility. ~ RobTalk 22:18, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Media upload of images from Guinea-Bissau and Senegal[edit]

Dear project members,

I would like to draw your attention to a media upload that may be of relevance to your project. The African Studies Center, Leiden University, donated 756 images made by Roel Coutinho, a Dutch MD working in Guinea-Bissau and Senegal between 1973 and 1974. The images show aspects of daily life such as food preparation, festivities and school and hospital buildings, among other things. The metadata (including Portuguese captions) were prepared by Michele Portatadino, the upload was done by Hans Muller using the GWToolset.

Kind regards, --AWossink (talk) 12:01, 7 June 2016 (UTC)


I've created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. I've spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. Would anybody here be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? I'm thinking North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:33, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Indigenous women & Polar women editathons[edit]

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You are invited...
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Indigenous women editathon & Polar women editathon
Hosted by Women in Red - August 2016 - #wikiwomeninred

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 21:08, 24 July 2016 (UTC) via MassMessage


We need more pictures of Dashikis! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:42, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship[edit]

Many participants here create a lot of content, have to evaluate whether or not a subject is notable, decide if content complies with BLP policy, and much more. Well, these are just some of the skills considered at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship.

So, please consider taking a look at and watchlisting this page:

You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:46, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Of interest[edit]

These AfDs may be of interest to project participants: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Blossom Ozurumba, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Irina D. França. Montanabw(talk) 15:17, 19 August 2016 (UTC) Also Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Matilda Amissah-Arthur. Montanabw(talk) 16:12, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Eponymous African ideologies[edit]

Has anyone noticed that we have articles for Garveyism, Mobutism and Sankarism but not for Fanonianism, Lumumbism or Nkrumaism? Aren't those eponymous political ideologies just as important? Charles Essie (talk) 02:22, 22 August 2016 (UTC)