everydayafrica The Milo River crossing outside of Kerouane, in southeastern Guinea. Passage costs 30.000 Guinean francs (4 USD) for a car, which drives into the small floating structure in left of photo. Men then use pulleys to move the structure across the river. Moto drivers and their passengers pay 5.000 (.70 USD) Guinean francs to cross. photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #guinea #transportation #bridge #river #ricci_s #iphone6 20h

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everydayafrica To the thousands of African migrants
Who have died running from war
May your souls rest in peace.

To the countless African dreamers
Who had sought to outrun hunger
May your souls rest in peace.

To you, dead brothers and sisters
Who drowned trying to reach Europe
Rest in perfect peace.

Rivers of your blood flow
From the armpits of the coast
Through the dunes of the Sahel
And splash the nostrils of The West.

What tree sheds these
Many leaves in Harmattan?
Why have so many royal children died
Trying to reach those dump hills?

Africa look! Look at your kings!
They stand aloof like fools
They rub their dirty hands
On their bloated stomachs
And belch on the sweat
And blood of our people.

Africa! Rise again!
May your next pyramids
Touch the highest heavens.

Africa, may your shame end
And may your new day dawn.

Photo and Poem by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). Model: Laurie Frempong
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everydayafrica Senegalese military on a midday run in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #everydayeverywhere #fitness #military 2d

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everydayafrica Its winter in Cape Town. When its cold we hibernate, but this older couple made it out.

I've started to find older people more and more interesting. Older couples even more so.
Being young we often put time limits on things, achievements, adventures... But life doesn't work like that.
Yes it's true that time waits for no man, but it's also true that it doesn't stop when a certain age is reached.

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #sanjulian #waterkant #capetown #southafrica
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everydayafrica Everything in Hell Ville feels and looks like a movie set. The town on the island of Nosy Be was founded in 1841 and it feels as if the town is somehow frozen in the 1970's. photo by @guillaumebonn #madagascar #nosybe #guillaumebonn #indianocean #island #latergram #dispatchesfromatraveler 3d

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everydayafrica A boy runs under a mango tree as a storm brews in the background in Kounkan, Guinea. Schools and other daily life routines such as football games have restarted here after being halted due to Ebola, but some families who were hit hard by the virus are struggling to make enough to support family members they have taken in because of Ebola. One couple here had taken in five nieces and nephews, after the wife lost both her brothers, their wives, and three of the brothers' children to Ebola. One farmer passed away, leaving his three wives and 15 children struggling to earn enough for food and shelter. An 84 year old woman was looking after 4 grandchildren after their father (her only son), and his wife died. The families were supporting their loved ones, but it often meant some of the children were no longer in school. Photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayafrica #guinea #everydayeverywhere #ebola #survivors #children #fujixt1 #ricci_s 4d

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everydayafrica Fatou Camara sweeps outside her home in Famorodou, Guinea. The mountains and area in this region of southeastern Guinea contain diamonds and iron ore deposits. Photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #guinea #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #mining #diamonds #iron #ricci_s 5d

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everydayafrica My red scooter works its way into a fashion shoot on the streets of Kokrobite.
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015).
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everydayafrica Young boys playing the trumpets and trombones outside the post office in Cape Town :

Video by Sam Vox @sam.vox :

Guess the song :

#samvox #streetmusic #music #capetown #streets #video #southafrica #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #talent
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everydayafrica A woman polishes a machete. In many Kivu villages, this cutting tool is often used in agriculture or for housework. Unfortunately, some use it as a weapon

Photo by @leyuwera1 #leyuwera
#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #africa #woman #dailylife #Mungote #Northkivu #Drcongo
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  •   jaels_jewels I'm don't own any power tools. I keep a machete for yard work. It's a multipurpose tool that many people around the world can relate to. 7d

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everydayafrica Men pull in the morning's catch in Banjul, Gambia. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #banjul #gambia #beach #fishing #teamwork #everydayeverywhere 7d

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everydayafrica A woman cooks Banku for sale in Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana.

Cooking this much Banku is more work than you can imagine. If a Banku seller ever slaps you, you will think your face collided with a bullet train. Driving that piece of stick through that thick mass of dough will develop your biceps and triceps to Olympic standards.

#Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014).
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everydayafrica Friday, 5pm traffic on the N2, as people leave the city and head home for the weekend :

Photo by Sam Vox. @sam.vox :

#capetown #traffic #city #life #samvox #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #sunset #southafrica #goldenhour #photooftheday
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everydayafrica For #followfriday we're featuring images taken by our followers and hash-tagged #everydayafrica. Here, an image by @fredericnoy -- thanks fo sharing! Caption: "Putting down his cigarette in the ashtray, somewhere in Ntinda, Kampala, while watching Investigation and Discovery Channel." #Ntinda #Kampala #Uganda #tv #television #everydayeverywhere #ff

Check out our friends @everydaymombasa @everydayasia @everydaylatinamerica @everydaymiddleeast @everydayiran @everydayeasterneurope @everydaybronx @everydayeverywhere @everydayjamaica @everydayegypt @everydaysrilanka
@everydayusa @everydayincarceration @everydayblackamerica @everydayclimatechange @everydayvietnam @everydayphilippines
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everydayafrica Two boys wash motorbikes for 5000 Guinean francs (a little less than 1 USD) in Lola, in Guinea's Forestiere region. photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #guinea #motorcycles #workinghard #ricci_s 1w

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everydayafrica About 200 preschool kids from Kraaifontein(an area on the outskirts of Cape Town) visited Sea Point today. Crazy energy, short attention spans, urgent conversations and big smiles all round.

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #seapoint #capetown #southafrica #kids #playground #shootingcapetown
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everydayafrica Patrons of the dim sum bar, Beijing Opera.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #waterkant #capetown #southafrica #shootingcapetown
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