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The Wikipedia:WikiProject Hospitals has just completed the List of hospitals in .... for each of the African countries on the English Wikipedia. These lists contain notable hospitals and links to existing hospital articles in WikiPedia. This is the last of the continents to be completed for the Hospitals Project. We have used existing articles on other language Wikipedias and Wiki Commons images to complete this work. There are still some shortcomings in completeness and images of hospitals in some countries. We look forward to any feedback and assistance that the WikiProject Africa participants might give.

WP:HOS -- Talk to G Moore 01:25, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Edward Thaddeus Barleycorn BarberEdit

I just removed an entire section of this biography because it had no sources at all and I was unable to confirm any of the facts in it online. Specifically, it concerned his career as a doctor in Aba, Nigeria after receiving a medical degree in Edinburgh. If anyone could source any of it, I would be very pleased to see it restored. (There is apparently a 2010 book of African biographies that includes a chapter on him, but since it appears to consist of reprints of Wikipedia articles, that's not a source.) Brianyoumans (talk) 16:00, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Sharif Sheikh AhmedEdit

Question: I just stumbled on this article. On WP, I would expect him to be referred to as "Ahmed" throughout the article, but it's "Sheikh Sharif" all the time. Is there a WP-good reason for this? Discussion at Talk:Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:32, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Maps of the departments of the Sédhiou Region in SenegalEdit

Hello, I recently started a discussion at WikiProject Senegal (see here) on 30th January, but I've had no reply to it since then. Maybe somebody here could help? Monster Iestyn (talk) 18:31, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Re: Abdulhamid DbeibehEdit

Hello, I recently created an article on Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, Libya's new Prime Minister. However, the way his name is written in his official Twitter account is 'Abdulhamid Dabaiba'. Is there someone how could tell me which option is preferred? Thank you! --Bespin (talk) 13:56, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Bespin, I moved the article to its correct place - please be more accurate next time when creating an article. Thanks. CommanderWaterford (talk) 23:16, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
CommanderWaterford, with all due respect, I find it rude that you question the accuracy of my work. The name I chose was the one contained in the UNSMIL official list of candidates for the Prime Minister position, whereas his Twitter account was created two weeks later, when I had already written the Wikipedia article. --Bespin (talk) 12:34, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Certainly there is no real consensus on how to transliterate his name. Looking at the first 5 results on Google news which gave his name gave 5 different name forms: Abdulhamid Dabaiba, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, Abdelhamid Debaiba, Abdul Hamid Dabaiba, Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah. I am not sure where you found 'Abdul Hamid Al-Dabaib' as the page's "correct place", CommanderWaterford, as googling for that string gets no hits independent of WP. Dsp13 (talk) 13:46, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Dsp13, I do not always use Google in first Place especially in African related topics, I have access to some newspapers DB via Wikimedia and there both names were listed and as the creator requested a move I moved it to the name he thought is correct. In general I would expect that an article creator does know the name of its subject of course :) Not knowing much about Lybias naming conventions but I would expect that there is one single name which is correct. CommanderWaterford (talk) 18:51, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Well Bespin, you requested the move by yourself if I remember correctly. CommanderWaterford (talk) 18:46, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
You're absolutely right that Google doesn't index everything! However, I still don't know where you got the name you gave the page. It isn't one of those suggested by User:Bespin, and it isn't one used in the references in the page. Dsp13 (talk) 20:57, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLP Link does point to in 2013 deactivated BotEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Unreferenced BLPs does reference to a page generated by DASHBot who was deactivated in 2013 (!) - please correct. CommanderWaterford (talk) 21:12, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

Women in Africa contestEdit

March is the third and final month of Women in Red's focus on biographies of African women in our Women in Africa contest. Up to now, around a hundred articles have been contributed but with your collaboration, we hope to have many more.--Ipigott (talk) 11:50, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Demographics of Eritrea has an RFCEdit


Demographics of Eritrea has an RFC for possible consensus. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Boud (talk) 23:50, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Embassy articles from non English WikipediaEdit

Hello, I created some bare bone templates to add an Embassy/High Commission article. It can be in English or other language Wikipedias. For example I created Template:Diplomatic missions in Djibouti which was bare bone yesterday, but now has links to Japanese, Arabic and French wikipedia.

Here are following bare bone templates for missions located in countries in Africa/Caribbeans. Most links from Arabic and Japanes Wikipedia have been made

Shushugah (talk) 11:39, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

@Shushugah: you mean you want help finding the articles or just help adding them to these templates? – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 11:42, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Finding them. I created these, because the countries are large enough to have multiple embassies but had none in English, besides the Holy See. That said...for ALL of these templates listed in Category:Diplomatic missions in by country templates, transcluding the templates on said Wikipedia articles they link to, as well as the List of Diplomatic Missions in X article would be a good and repetitive task. Shushugah (talk) 11:48, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Shushugah: you can use this Wikidata script. The example is for Burundi. Click through all results to see if there are Wikipedia articles in any language. If you want another country, you'll need to edit it (click on "Edit SPARQL" to the right). Replace the Q number with that of the county you want. You can find those by going to the Wikipedia article for that country and click on "Wikidata item" in the sidebar. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 11:54, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Tanganyika (disambiguation)#Requested move 22 March 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Tanganyika (disambiguation)#Requested move 22 March 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vpab15 (talk) 15:48, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Requested move of Ethnic discrimination in EthiopiaEdit

There's a proposal Talk:Ethnic discrimination in Ethiopia#Requested move 19 March 2021 to change the name of the article from Ethnic discrimination ... to Racism .... Please add Support or Oppose (in bold) or a comment, with arguments. Boud (talk) 15:02, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Updating the MfecaneEdit

Hello everyone. The current Wikipedia article for the Mfecane, listed as "Top-Importance", is severely outdated and in need of some attention. The main point of contention concerns the origins of this period of political turmoil and consolidation. The article cites Shaka's expansion of the Zulu Kingdom as the cause, but scholarly research indicates that the process pre-dates his reign. More details are on the talk page. Any additional assistance on this would be much appreciated! Pliny the Elderberry (talk) 02:07, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

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