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Wikipedia Birthday 2024 - African Continent[edit]

It's that time of the year again – Wikipedia is turning 23! Join The Africa Wikimedians in celebrating this milestone as we come together to reflect on the incredible journey of the world's largest free encyclopedia.

About Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia was founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Operating on a wiki model, it allows anyone to edit and contribute to articles. The Wikimedia Foundation oversees Wikipedia and its sister projects. Over the years, Wikipedia has grown globally, with versions in multiple languages. Its success is attributed to a large community of volunteers who collaboratively create and maintain content. Wikipedia has policies to ensure accuracy, neutrality, and reliability. Despite facing challenges, it has become one of the most visited websites, democratizing access to knowledge worldwide.

About Africa Wikimedians[edit]

Africa Wikipedians are wikimedians from vibrant and diverse communities of Wikipedia from Africa continent aim at enhancing the representation and quality of African content on Wikipedia. Africa Wikipedians are individuals from across the Africa continent, The communities engages in various initiatives, discussions, and events to foster collaboration and ensure a comprehensive and accurate portrayal of Africa on Wikipedia.


We are thrilled to invite you to a special celebration hosted by Africa Wikipedians as we mark the 23rd birthday of Wikipedia! This milestone event promises to be a vibrant and engaging occasion, highlighting the invaluable contributions of our community to the world of free knowledge.


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