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Does it make any sense to have an Africa portal?
I think it does for the following reasons.
Wiki from Above 2015
Introducing Wiki From Above - an exciting new competition for aerial photographic and video media to be used on Wikipedia.
Wikimedia ZA has joined forces with FPV Fest SA to help encourage people to contribute aerial video and photographic content to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia.
Interview with Jimmy Wales
Meet the Wikipedians. Those "persnickety," techy types who keep your favorite Internet information website brimming with data.
Listen to the interview with Jimmy Wales on CBS's 60 minutes, a nice intro to what Wikipedia is all about.
I open this page to discuss the "presence" of Africa at Wikimania 2015. Africa Portal/Wikimania 2015
eLearning Africa 2016 Conference submission extension
Want to represent and share your work with Wikimedia at the 1tth annual pan-African conference for ICT for development, education and training conference?
I've been notified by the organizers of the eLearning Africa Conference that submissions are still open to Wikimedia community members who wish to participate. This year's conference will be held in Cairo from May 24 - 26. If selected to present, Wikimedians could take advantage of the Travel and Participation Support (TPS) funds available through Community Resources. As the formal deadline has already passed, any proposals should be submitted as soon as possible.
Proposal Submission Form (direct link)
Noting that there is a reduced registration fee for speakers and students. Please share this announcement to potential participants, and let me know if you apply (on wiki or via email, tflanaganwikimedia.org) so I can follow up with the program organizers on your behalf. Tighe Flanagan (WMF) (talk) 19:40, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
The Moleskine Foundation is partnering with Ethale Publishing and others across Africa to implement its WikiAfrica Education initiative and increase the visibility of Africa on Wikipedia with the aim of creating an Emakhuwa Wikipedia. With support from the Wikimedia Foundation, There would be five AfroCuration (edit a thon) events to train young Africans to edit Wikipedia. All events will be united by the theme ‘Who We Are’.
The first AfroCuration event in this series will take place on 1st and 2nd September in Mozambique, when Ethale Publishing will train a group of 60 volunteer Emakhuwa-language creators to pioneer the use of the Emakhuwa language on Wikipedia.
Dear African Wikipedian, would you like to join us in creating more articles about Africa on Wikipedia?
You can add your articles or volunteer to train new editors.
To enable us to track edits, add #AfroC and #AfroCMoz to your edit summary.
Read more here:WikiAfrica Education Page
Visit to sign up as a volunteer: Wiki Africa Education Volunteer Page
Or reach out to me via my talk page.