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everydayafrica A carrots seller rests on the farm where she buys her produce from, whilst the farmer busily harvests her order.

By cutting off middlemen and directly buying from source, she increases her profit margin exponentially. A big part of West Africa's money is in the hands of market women.

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015).
Africa #Farming #ghana #Ada #africashowboy
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Ludwig Everyday Africa
everydayafrica She grew up on stories. Amazing “Happily Ever After” stories of damsels in distress and Prince Charmings coming to their rescue; and they living together happily ever after.
Boys often dream of being pirates but girls dream of being rescued from whatever castle holds them in childhood. Sometimes it’s a castle called “SafeHome”; over secured, suffocating- trapping her in for what feels like eternity. Sometimes, it’s a castle called “AbuseDom”; originally used to hold slaves. O, that Prince Charming will come quickly before every iota of self-esteem is drained out of her fragile soul.
Girls grow up in many different castles. But no matter how good or bad their childhood experiences have been, a time comes when she can’t wait for some kind of Prince Charming to come along.
Sometimes he comes as a frog. Sometimes he comes as a mean-looking beast. Sometimes he comes in a shiny armour, riding a white horse, wielding a golden sword or a shy, nerdy colleague. A princess’ picture of how Prince Charming should look like has nothing to do with reality and everything to do with which castle she grew up in.
It is hard to tell a good man when you’ve never known one. It’s hard to choose better than your mum did. Not impossible, but often quite harder than it seems.

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). #africashowboy #Ghana #kokrobite
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  •   bhmrob Prince Charming? Really? 1d
  •   bhmrob My people have a saying: A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. 1d
  •   beautifulhealin #beautiful @4purppeople could be interesting to expand on 24h
  •   moonphace This muddled caption and these bizarre retrogressive gender politics are not why I follow @everydayafrica. I'd rather know about who this girl actually is rather than someone's sexist idea of who she is. 21h
  •   everydayafrica @moonphace This is a photograph of my daughter, reading her book. The caption is supposed to be a commentary on social programming and "Prince Charming" or "some kind of Prince Charming" here is supposed to be a symbol for that desire to escape from whatever confines us. I was quite shocked at the gender politics it's triggered but hey... There are some battles one can never win 😀 20h
  •   moonphace Thank you for the explanation. Sometimes it's hard to tell what's happening without context. I'm sure your daughter is a strong person, and I'm thankful for you for explaining the context and her reality. I'm sorry if I came off as harsh or not-understanding. I hope the best for your family, and, with a thoughtful dad like you, I'm sure your daughter will be successful. 11h
  •   africashowboy @moonphace I think one of the most powerful things about social media is that gives all of us an opportunity to learn more about other parts of the world, and other lives and cultures with whom we are not familiar. I come from matriarchal tribe. Women have been leaders in my family for many many generations. The head of my clan currently is a woman. And the next one will definitely be a woman also. 9h
  •   africashowboy @moonphace What I am discovering is that, I need to always remember that for most of the world, Feminism is a new phenomenon. I always appreciate it when people are willing to engage. At least, I know I am here to learn. 9h

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everydayafrica For #followfriday we're featuring images taken by our followers. Here, an image by @lelelelion for @ethiopiaskate -- thanks for sharing! Caption: "Nearly two years ago at the Sarbet parking lot 20+ kids were sharing a handful of skateboards. Now the skateboarding scene in Addis Ababa has grown exponentially thanks to people like you who share our love and passion for the ride, big ups world." #addis #addisababa #ethiopia #skateboard #Africa #skate #ff

Check out our friends @everydayasia @everydaylatinamerica @everydaymiddleeast @everydayiran @everydayeasterneurope @everydaybronx @everydayeverywhere @everydayjamaica @everydayegypt @everydaysrilanka
@everydayusa @everydayincarceration @everydayblackamerica @everydayclimatechange @everydayvietnam @everydayphilippines
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everydayafrica MOMBASA, Kenya | Overlooking the ocean a man brushes his teeth at dawn. Photo by @nicholesobecki #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki #mombasa #oldtown #quiteaview #kenya 2d

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everydayafrica Thomas started driving Uber to build up capital to replace materials and tools that had been looted from his business premises.

Its been two weeks but its going alright for him.

He has a plan and knows exactly what he's doing. Coming from Zimbabwe, he says, he doesn't have access to credit and loans so things take more time. But even so, he's optimistic.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
#capetown #southafrica #hustle
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everydayafrica Boy eating a corn while riding a motorbike that his father wheels through the streets of #medina in #Marrakech, #Morocco
Photo by Tina Remiz/ @tinaremiz #TinaRemiz #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere

Hello, my name is Tina, I'm a Latvian photographer living in London and the founder of @everydayeasterneurope. I will spend the next few months in Morocco, during which time I will contribute to Everyday Africa.
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everydayafrica Two men having lunch in Andasibe town, in the most unexpected and attractive interiors. Photo by @guillaumebonn #andasibe #madagascar #interiors #dailylife #latergram #guillaumebonn #island #dispatchesfromatraveler 3d

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everydayafrica Snake charmers on the lookout for tourists. The Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech is bustling with tourists and locals as well. Always lively, the UNESCO World Heritage site has loads of open air markets, performers, food stands and snake charmers! It is said that the snake responds to the melody. Photo by Idil Ibrahim (@i_am_idil) for @everydayafrica. #snakes #cobra #Marrakech #Morocco #EverydayAfrica #i_am_idil 4d

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everydayafrica Walking on Durban's beach front was a massive eye opener for me.

It was a quiet, warm night. People of all walks of life were out. People wearing traditional "African wear", Burka's, formal clothes, sari's. Skateboarders at the skate park featured here. Further along, kids were using the entire walkway to stage a 5 a side football game.

There are a number of fast food outlets. The bars above them, serve draught beer and have majority non-white patrons, not just kitchen staff and waiters.

I live in Sea Point in Cape Town and we have a beautiful promenade but it is also the place that had bicycles and skateboards banned till a few years ago. The only bars, restaurants on beach road are at least a little upmarket.

Cape Town, it seems, could actually learn a lot from Durban in terms of making public space accessible to a larger part of the public.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetza @thesestreetsza
#durban #kzn #kwazulunatal #southafrica
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
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  •   ksamiotis Durban is beatyfull !!! And Cape Town amazing !!!! 4d
  •   renel290372 Cape Town is the best. The city is clean, the beaches are clean & everything is beautiful. The only down side long awful winters. Durban is well known for its warm Indian Ocean & reasonably priced accomadation but it's city is filthy & mostly unkept. 3d
  •   thesestreetsza @renel290372 what about the fact that Cape Town is still so segregated and that those "Clean, well kept beaches" are still inaccessible to most people living in Cape Town? 2d
  •   renel290372 @thesestreetsza I now live in Cape Town & don't understand how you can you can say the beaches are inaccessible. There is a world class bus service that allows us to spend the day at any beach travelling from Dunoon to camps bay/Clifton beach safely. There is no other city in South Africa that can offer what Cape Town has to offer. 2d
  •   thesestreetsza @renel290372 its pretty inaccessible to people who live on the cape flats and don't have cars. Apart from the transport issue, Camps Bay in itself is not welcoming to anyone who is struggling financially. Contrast the bars and restaurants on Camps Bay's beach road to those on Durban's beach front. Durban's beach front has Moyo and the upmarket restaurant at Ushaka, but also other, more affordable options for ordinary people. The same could be said for what's available on Sea Point beach road. 2d
  •   renel290372 @thesestreetsza Today I went to milky lane & bought an ice cream that cost under R13 & walked across the road to the beach in Blouberg. My ice cream melting faster than I could eat it. But the view of table mountain, Robbin island, ships waiting to enter the harbor, kite surfers putting on an amazing show & the most beautiful sunset. All this for free. I think we are going to have to agree to disagree. 2d
  •   thesestreetsza @renel290372 blouberg is far from representative of CT ... 1d

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everydayafrica Alon stares through the window that looks out over the river to the hills that roll across the former Transkei.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#bulungula #transkei #wildcoast #easterncape #southafrica
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
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everydayafrica Loading up the taxi from Mtuba to Durban.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#mtuba #kzn #kwazulunatal #southafrica
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
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everydayafrica School girls in Marrakech, Morocco crowd the window at a local stand for ice cream and candy, their after school snack. Photo by Idil Ibrahim (@i_am_idil) for @everydayafrica. #everydayafrica #weallscreamforicecream #snacks #morocco #i_am_idil #marrakech #everydayeverywhere 7d

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everydayafrica Kakum National Park, located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana, covers an area of 375 square kilometres (145 sq mi). Established in 1931 as a reserve, it is the only park in Africa with a canopy walkway, which is 350 metres (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which provides access to the forest.

The most notable endangered species of fauna in the park are Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker and African elephant. It is also an Important Bird Area recognized by the Bird Life International with the bird area fully overlapping the park area. The bird inventory confirmed 266 species in the park, including eight species of global conservation concern. One of these species of concern is the white-breasted guineafowl. Nine species of hornbill and the African grey parrot have been recorded. It is very rich in butterflies as well, and a new species was discovered in 1993. As of 2012, the densest population of forest elephants in Ghana is located in Kakum.(Source: Wikipedia)

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015).
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everydayafrica Conakry, Guinea on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #ebola #blacklivesmatter #onassignment #guinea #conakry #everydayeverywhere #janehahn 1w

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everydayafrica Usman Abhubakhar is more than a street beggar in Abuja. He is 23yrs old disabled from polio was drawn to my camera admiring it while I was on the street shooting. We got into some deep philosophical discussion, Usman is quite intelligent. He told me he studied computers at a technical college in Bauchi state northern Nigeria and has a certificate. He moved to Abuja a year ago to find work and has since not been able to find a job because of his disability and constantly been stereotyped as a potential boko haram insurgency recruit and has lost hope of ever finding a job. He is constantly been harassed and arrested by the police and other government task force along with other beggars, they would take away all the money they have earned on the street. I asked Usman about the upcoming election in Nigeria who he is going to vote for and he responded " I'm not sure if I will vote for any of them they don't care about us on the street" Usman has invited me to spend more time with him and I'm eagerly looking forward to that. Photo by @tomsaater Tomsaater #everydayafrica#streetphotography#tomsaater#abuja#nigeria 1w
  •   rachy_a Maybe you should learn how to speak nicely @sctoomey they could be speaking pidgin so words won't be spelt properly. Just don't assume, because it makes you look silly. 1w
  •   elizmathew @africashowboy @tomsaater - well done and thanks for sharing. Story-sharing makes African experiences so deep. Folks without depth only see the superficial, surface stuff - best to ignore them. Look forward more stories - please remember to intentionally include typos and colloquialism. :-)))) 1w
  •   christinabouri Read this... Pretty dope @alepedrazam - great work @tomsaater looking forward to upcoming posts....! 1w
  •   sistiy I like the story and the pic.. but what has attracted me more is the scene..he is a beggar sitting beside a luxurious car..the gap has been clearly shown here.. Peace 1w
  •   netski66 @tomsaater A picture speaks a thousand words. Your photo & story are clear & important & you shouldn't worry about or apologise for any writing 'issues'! 1w
  •   kassaga7 What a picture next to $ 100,000 car oh #Africa! This is a quote I thought suits your stark and educational picture. I hope drunk wealthy Nigerians and their Not so good president think twice after reading this. “When black Africans have enough money, they behave like the colonials and want to keep the rest of the countries in chains. “There’s a lack of basic moral leadership, and there always has been. People here can buy a $100,000 car in a country where there are no roads. They buy a $100,000 car to drive over piles of rubbish and mosquito-infested puddles. That is immoral.” 7d
  •   marie.hamaji Strong 7d
  •   littlewhitedog1 Love the picture, love the story. 6d

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everydayafrica Playing with letters on a cloudy morning at Bulungula Lodge in the Transkei.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#bulungula #transkei #wildcoast #easterncape #southafrica
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
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everydayafrica Addis Ababa - 16 January 2015 - An old house and a car, part of the National museum. Photo by @guillaumebonn #addisababa #ethiopia #city #museum #architecture #latergram #everydayeverywhere #dispatchesfromatraveler #guillaumebonn 1w

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