Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Africa
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Hiya, I've cross-listed this to WikiProject Dance -- I am involved in the African dance community in New York City and am interested in improving on, linking, building, and otherwise adding to pages about African dances, teachers, dance companies, etc. Looking for others to collaborate with. Does anyone have suggestions of where to start? Gus andrews (talk) 04:05, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
- Hi Gus, that sounds like a terrific goal. My suggestion would be to start with an article with a very defined scope, such as a particular artist or company (checking first that they meet Wikipedia's basic notability guideline, detailed coverage in multiple reliable sources). Gather the major sources you can find on that person/company, and then try to summarize them into a coherent whole, giving greater article space to topics or events that are discussed in more sources or in more detail. You can use the same approach for specific dances, too, but sometimes that's more difficult to assemble logically than someone's biography, which is easily sorted by chronology or by topic.
- As someone who's involved in this community yourself, there are two things you may want to watch out for. First, you don't want your articles on any artist to be promotional in tone, in keeping with Wikipedia's policies on WP:NPOV; try to stick to facts, clearly source all opinions, and make sure to include a proportional share of negative reviews as well as positive ones, any notable controversies, etc. Second, if you're considering writing about any groups you yourself have worked with, take a look at our guidelines on conflict-of-interest (COI); this is a tricky area of editing, but as long as you're open about your COI, your edits would still be a great help.
- I'm not knowledgeable enough about African dance to pitch in directly, but you're welcome to leave a note at my talk page any time you'd like feedback or advice. I'd be glad to look over any revisions you make or new articles you create for a bit, too, if that would be helpful. Just let me know. Hope this helps, and good luck with your edits! -- Khazar2 (talk) 08:09, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
This page needs to be updated. Ambassador Makila James has been in place since fall 2012. Earl Irving is no longer the incumbent. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:48, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
- AbstractIllusions (talk) 23:03, 5 February 2013 (UTC) Done Fixed. Thanks for pointing out the mistake. If you find other problems like this, please feel empowered to edit them and improve the project.
I've proposed reverting the articles on Seku Amadu II and Seku Amadu III to their previous names of Amadu Seku and Amadu Amadu. They are articles on rulers of the mid-19th century Massina Empire. See the talk pages.--A12n (talk) 19:22, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
I am in the process of writing an article on Women in Liberia for my Gender and Economic Development course at University. The paper will cover Liberia’s civil war, Women’s role in Politics, Women's Rights, Women’s health issues, gender inequalities and family code. I am looking for any feedback the wiki community might offer; all responses will be taken into consideration while writing this paper. In particular, if you are aware of any relevant articles/sources please share.
|This article is the subject of an educational assignment at University of Utah supported by the Wikipedia Ambassador Program during the 2013 Spring term. Further details are available on the course page.|
I am also working on a project for my class at the University of Utah where I am creating a new page on Gender Inequality in Sudan/Women in Sudan. I will be focusing on the economic development and gender disparity issues. As part of the WikiProkect Africa, there is call for "Women in" pages and this would fulfill the need for the "Women in Sudan" page. If you have any advice or information for me to help make this page more comprehensive I would greatly appreciate it! Jumpinjad (talk) 03:30, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm planning on writing a new 'Women in the Arab Spring' article as part of my Poverty, Gender and Human Development course at Rice University. I will add the page to this WikiProject because the Arab Spring represents a major change in certain parts of Africa. The topic of women in the Arab Spring is not currently discussed in the Arab Spring article or anywhere else on Wikipedia. I plan to cover the role of women before, during, and after the Arab Spring with my article (see the Arab Spring talk page for details) and would greatly appreciate any feedback on my plans. Thanks! Nadhika99 (talk) 06:48, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Hello everyone, my name is Natasha and I am a student at Rice University hoping to add some parts to the already existing page on Female Genital Mutilation. I noticed as I was looking through the page that there is a section on FGM in Africa, but I don't think it's fair to categorize all of Africa into one small section in this page, especially since the prevalence of FGM is so different across different countries within Africa. Thus, I plan to make some additions to the page by focusing on why FGM is more prevalent in certain parts of Africa over other parts. I still am not sure which parts I will focus in on, but I am definitely open to whatever suggestions any of you may have for this idea, or even if any have advice on how to make this most effective. At first I though to make a separate page and break down FGM more specifically in parts of Africa, but I am afraid that doing so will simply cause me to be redundant in terms of the information on FGM and its implications. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know. Thank you!
Hi all. I recently created and am developing the article Awka-Etiti. Online sources are few. I would be grateful for independent assessment and ideas for further development. Thanks.Ochiwar (talk) 12:30, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
I have nominated Kingdom of Makuria for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Dana boomer (talk) 15:17, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Algeria#Listing_French_name_in_lead_in_Algeria_article on a debate about it. I have contributed heavily to Languages of Algeria which discusses the language situation in Algeria. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:33, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
I have nominated Cameroon for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. --FutureTrillionaire (talk) 00:04, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Just letting you all know that I reviewed the entire page and fixed several punctuation and syntax errors, missing punctuation, and some awkward wording here and there.
If any of you have the time, you can review my changes and fix anything you might disagree with.
Here's the link: 
The discredited Hamitic race theory postulated that art and architecture found in Africa must have been created by — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:59, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Gouran is a relatively new article (created on 13 February 2013) that remains unsourced. Posting here for any interested in possibly improving it. Cheers,