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everydayafrica Yesterday was madness. Under much pressure and with little time, we began shooting "The Net Girls" for Lema Press. @Ginaakala was one of the models. This photo is unedited yet.

Give me bald, give me 'Fro or give me locks and I am happy. I'm tired of watching Black folk wearing other people's hair.
#Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). Stylist: @officialkelvincent MUA: @hamidvijay
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everydayafrica One of the many vintage 2 CV citroen you can see in Antananarivo, giving the city a feeling of Havana but with French cars. Photo by @guillaumebonn #antananarivo #madagascar #cars #vintagecars #island #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler #everydayeverywhere #latergram 10h

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everydayafrica For #followfriday we're featuring images taken by our followers and hash-tagged #everydayafrica. Here, an image by @elujoba -- thanks for sharing! Caption: "
A woman climbs gently on a bike. This is an art, as the tighter the skirt, the more difficult the climb. This woman appears to have perfected it. Ife, Nigeria." #bike #moto #moped #motorcycle #ife #ileife #nigeria #ff #everydayeverywhere

Check out our friends @everydayasia @everydaylatinamerica @everydaymiddleeast @everydayiran @everydayeasterneurope @everydaybronx @everydayeverywhere @everydayjamaica @everydayegypt @everydaysrilanka
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everydayafrica Some of my earliest memories about moving around the city, involve taking the bus with my grandmother.
I remember the Mowbray bus terminus and the amazing fish and chips, drenched in vinegar, that we bought at the corner shop whose white tiled walls were tattooed with faded images of different fish.
Then I also have vague memories of a strange triangular shaped building whose nose jutted out towards the street. In later life I would wonder what that building housed. In the end I assumed it was some kind of factory.

Today its a pub that looks out across the 70s styled buildings at Devil's Peak. You can sit in the tip of the nose, like the woman in the picture.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
#devilspeaktaproom #saltriver #capetown #southafrica
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  •   everydayaspire Please like this new account! 2d
  •   thesestreetsza @fraserparsons Cape Town:) 2d
  •   fraserparsons Thanks !! 2d
  •   lexisbegg I also have strong memories of Saturday morning trips into town, having tea and cake and many other things. I think that kids who never use public transport lose out. Thanks for the posts & representing! 2d
  •   richardbagz Love this microbrewery. Very nice beers that go down well on a hot afternoon in the Cape. 2d
  •   ranflygenring beautiful, well done @thesestreetsza 2d
  •   littlewhitedog1 As a child l lived in Newlands & would bus everywhere. Used to go into town & have cheeza's at Garlicks & treats at SA Dried Fruit. 2d
  •   dianemccarthy59 We had to dress up to go to town: looking your best for a visit to the dentist and then maybe a bit if window shopping in Garlicks or Stuttafords 2d

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everydayafrica MOMBASA, Kenya | The spice market of #Mombasa sprawls across several city blocks, traders hawking their figs, fruits and mounds of cinnamon, pepper and clove. Photo by @nicholesobecki #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki #kenya #photojournalism #trade 3d

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everydayafrica A beautiful sunset in a broken place. Where it all began, ground zero of the Ebola outbreak. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn in Meliandou, Guinea on Sunday, January 25, 2015. #guinea #guineaforestiere #meliandou #ebola #iphoneonly #nofilter #onassignment #janehahn 3d

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everydayafrica OL PEJETA, Kenya | Wildlife conservationists are scrambling to save the northern white rhino, which has been hunted and poached to the brink of extinction. Photo by @nicholesobecki #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki #northernwhiterhino #almostextinct #kenya #olpejeta 3d

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everydayafrica Aminatu is a 20 year old apprentice tailor in Nima community a suburb in Accra Ghana. She is learning to be a tailor so she can support herself in school and her family. Photo by @tomsaater Tom Saater #everydayafrica#ghana#accra#africa#womenempowerment#tomsaater 4d

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everydayafrica Window glass replaced with a piece of cardboard in a petit taxi in #Casablanca, #Morocco
Photo by Tina Remiz/ @tinaremiz #TinaRemiz
#petittaxi #EverydayAfrica #EverydayMiddleEast #EverydayEverywhere
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  •   soukigh my city love 4d
  •   lbcyclist Cafe Michigan! 4d
  •   amyamel The cardbord is not replacing the window glass.. it's a way to hide the sun rays and to keep the window open especially in the summer ^^ 4d
  •   tinaremiz @amyamel I spoke to the driver later (in my very limited French though, and he said the glass was missing. But your point makes sense - this, indeed, is looks like mainly a protection from the sun. 3d
  •   amyamel Haha great ! And welcome to Morocco :D 3d

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everydayafrica Edwin stopped at my table on the sidewalk and asked if he could sketch me. I told him I had no cash and he said he'd do it for free.

Photograph by Barry Christianson. @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza
#sidewalk #capetown #longstreet #southafrica #portraiture #portrait #makeportraits

#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
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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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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? 1w
  •   bhmrob My people have a saying: A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. 1w
  •   beautifulhealin #beautiful @4purppeople could be interesting to expand on 7d
  •   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. 7d
  •   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 😀 7d
  •   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. 6d
  •   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. 6d
  •   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. 6d

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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 1w

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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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