Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group/WikiPress Africa

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WikiPress Africa is a bilingual (French and English) project of contributions to the Wikipedia encyclopedia through reliable primary sources including the press of the different countries that will take part (Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Burkina-Faso, Guinea ...). In 2022, the first edition of the project will be carried by Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group

Context and justfifcation[edit]

It was noted the scarcity of references in the content of articles on the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Taking into account this defect, a team of volunteers embarked on a project to reference new articles from reliable sources from the local press (newspapers, magazines, ...). This will make the articles on Wikipedia more reliable.

How to participate?[edit]

The project will start on January 08, 2022 and will recruit any volunteer wishing to participate in this project regardless of their nationality or not, or their residence. It is important to have a Wikipedia account for your participation to be taken into account (Aide:Compte utilisateur).

Access to the local press will be reserved for six volunteers who will translate the object of their reading into articles on Wikipedia.


Articles must:

  • respect the editorial rules on Wikipedia: Aide: Règles
  • focus on a subject relating to Cameroon, its culture, its men and women (intellectuals, scientist, politics, industrials, entrepreneurs...) ...
  • contain at least 2 sections

An article illustrated by a media is not mandatory but is a plus

A Dashboard created here allows you to measure the campaign. (you are invited to register by leaving your username as participant).

Ideas for articles to create[edit]

Importantes dates[edit]

  • 08th January 2022: Online launch
  • 08th April 2022: Closing event

Interested participants[edit]