everydayafrica DJIBOUTI, Djibouti | A worker hauls constructions materials for a #railway that will connect #Djibouti and #Ethiopia, reviving a line that has been defunct for decades. Photo by @nicholesobecki #economy #infrastructure #chinainafrica #turkeytoo #photojournalism #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki 7h

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everydayafrica DJIBOUTI, Djibouti | Streetlife in "the pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura," or Djibouti City. Photo by @nicholesobecki #djibouti #photojournalism #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki 20h

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everydayafrica For #followfriday we're featuring images taken by our followers and hash-tagged #everydayafrica. Here, an image by @aishaak49 -- thanks fo sharing! Caption: "Hunters shooting old guns in the air during the Eid durbar in Zaria, Nigeria. I was born in Zaria where the amazing Queen Amina lived and I also went to school there. Myth or reality, we look up to her." #history #zaria #nigeria #hunter #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 I spent 2 days at Imizamo Yethu Township here in Cape Town, I still remember the first time I was introduced to this place. I entered another world and got to know people that had an impact to my life completely. I knew I had to come back :

I got to know the homes, the lives and the dreams of the women I met. I discovered a beauty, a style, and a spirit I have never encountered before. Ever since my first visit, I've had this irrepressible urge to show beauty that I discovered there, to shine a light on the originality and style of the township women and their homes, to take the colors, textures and vibe and show them to the rest of the world :

I'm aware of the current struggles these women face on a daily basis, but I was there to learn how they can change something bad into good :

This is Thobeka, In her room, which she decorated and painted. This photo was taken right after she made dinner for me and her neighbor :

Photo by Sam Vox @sam.vox :

#samvox #voxstories #capetown #township #women #southafrica #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #travel #culture #photooftheday #beautiful
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everydayafrica A school boy in a community school in Suleja. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #documentaryphotography#nigeria#everydayafrica#tomsaater 3d

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everydayafrica An aerial view of Kisenyi slum, one of the biggest in Kampala. Kisenyi also hosts the biggest community of Somalis in Uganda. Famously referred to as "Little Mogadishu" by the East African newspaper, Kisenyi is home to as many as 18,000 Somalis, roughly 95 per cent of whom being refugees. From the surface, life here might seem to be one of despair-to some extent, yes but actually, the majority are living happy lives, operating huge businesses and minting fortunes. Nothing here compares to the lawless nature of some of their neighborhoods back home in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Photo by @edward_echwalu Edward Echwalu

#EdwardEchwalu #Everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #KisenyiSlum #Uganda #Kampala
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  •   deokuset Uganda this place is full of somali and prostitutes ever been there . 3d
  •   zakariadahir What's the link between Somalis and prositutes ?? @deokuset 3d
  •   cuudeeyhaji Deo @deokuset prostitutes and somali tell us what you know that we don't know never heard about that? !!!!!# respect for uganda who realy welcomed us. 3d
  •   deokuset He is what I know and ever seen my self .Its the place in Uganda that has great number of somali citizen .I happen to have friend s here @Zahara ,Abudul all stay here they invited me for a wedding in this place .I was shooting the video some thing I liked the room was fool of only girls and grands that in tradition its how its done .So when I moved around I also came to know that somalis also engage in small bussines of shops ,internet cafe etc .Another place found in kisenyi its called @mubamalaya meaning prostitutes its where Ugandan when use there bodies for business but the government is doing its best to end this but in places like kisenyi its hard these women believe the high number of busy people gives them market for the kind of @job they do .That is why the rate of HIV in. Gueto places like kisenyi is high. 3d
  •   deokuset @zakariadahir I have explained it well I hope same to @cuudeeyhaji . 3d
  •   kikyjosh Something positive about Kisenyi it has the best pilau in the whole of Kampala you can also get to test well fried camel meat 2d
  •   deokuset I eat pilau with abanana as source that was new to me .We eat five people on one big plate 2d

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everydayafrica Thirteen-year old Souleyman reads a sports newspaper and looks over football scores at a roadside boutique in Dakar, Senegal's Pointe E neighborhood. Souleyman said his favorite team is Barcelona, and he also likes reading about African politics. Photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #senegal #newspapers #football #ricci_s
#sports #barcelona
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everydayafrica Commuters on a bus just before last light. Cape Town's summer is gone for now.

Photigraph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza #greenpoint #capetown #southafrica #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #publictransport #commute
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everydayafrica Three lion cubs relax with their father after a meal. A fourth cub, the mother, and the half-eaten animal carcass are just out of view. A couple of minutes after this picture was taken, the father took off on another hunt. Photo taken on April 28 by @austin_merrill in the Phinda Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #southafrica #safari #phinda #lion 4d

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everydayafrica It's always nice to see most of Accra, Ghana with electricity. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #ghana #accra #noloadshedding #ecg #electricity #lifewithlights #everydayeverywhere #fromtheplane #iphone6 #travel 5d

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everydayafrica A ferry is loaded with supplies at the Bissau port. The ferry took supplies, including food and water, to Bubaque Island for the Festival de Bubaque, a three day music event that takes place every Easter weekend in the Guinea Bissau archipelago. photo by Ricci Shryock @ricci_s #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #bissau #guineabissau #music #ports #shipping #boats #latergram #ricci_s 5d

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everydayafrica Uganda, Jinja. Two young farmers listen to a radio on their way back from the farm.
The radio has been the single most effective medium for reaching communities, especially remote ones, across Africa. It offers fine opportunity for education and entertainment but its potential has never been fully tapped; especially in respect to education.
I'm heavily concerned with the type, quality and delivery of education available to Africa. I'm optimistic that the continent has a great future but if we don't address the educational needs, all the optimism is useless.

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). #QualityEducationMatters
@alueducation #LeadTheChange; #AfricaRising; #InspireAfrica, #ALU
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everydayafrica On the 27 April 1994 Southa Africa held its first ever democratic elections. Each year that event us commemorated as Freedom Day.
In this picture a woman looks at the photos of photographer, artist, trade union activist Omar Badsha, at the National Gallery.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #Capetown #southafrica #freedomday #omarbadsha
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everydayafrica "Chop and Frikkie." Currently in South Africa with @pdicampo for a story on the rhino-poaching crisis. There is fierce debate here over the best way forward, including whether or not to legalize the trade in rhino horn, which has become one of the most valuable commodities in the world, due largely to high demand in parts of Asia, where the horn is a status symbol and an ingredient in traditional medicine.
Here, in a private rhino orphanage on a ranch a couple of hours west of Johannesburg, Chop, a six-year-old adult sheep, lives with Frikkie, a two-month-old baby rhino. Antionette, a South African veterinary assistant, lends a hand. The sheep, she says, helps the baby rhino learn to live without its mother. Frikkie's mother wasn't poached -- the orphanage is home for babies that lost their mothers for any number of reasons, from poaching to disease to abandonment. #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #rhino #poaching #sheep #southafrica
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everydayafrica Hussein reigning in his water buffaloes while his sister Asmaa passes on her donkey in Tunis village, Fayoum. Photo by Christina Rizk @christinarizk

#everydayegypt #everydayafrica #everydaymiddleeast #everydayeverywhere #vscocam #fayoum #oasis #tunis #christinarizk #egypt
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  •   yeezytaughtuwell @marilena_dauria92 let animals be animals geez 6d
  •   stellawangu Guys, is any of you from Africa? Our animals are not pets. They arebour cars, our trucks, our tractors. Try telling my grandma about violence towards animals. 6d
  •   soogdier There is nothing wrong with being concerned for the wellbeing of animals. Jesus people. Empathy is a wonderful thing. You should respect and care for the animals who give you such service. You have total power over their lives, why be cruel? 6d
  •   james_jesson Hopefully those reigns will hold. 6d
  •   soogdier @stellawangu I am from Africa, this continent needs to learn how to be more kind. Your grandma can still use her animals as tractors, but everyone must remember that a cow or donkey feels pain, hunger, thirst, happiness and fear .... unlike machinery. 6d
  •   christinarizk I would like to point out that none of the animals in this picture were being mistreated. The water buffalos started running off and Hussain let go of the reigns and collected them at the end of the dirt path after they had calmed down. None of the animals were hurt, they are used to work the land and help the farmers. @marilena_dauria92 @soogdier @stellawangu 6d
  •   soogdier Thank you @christinarizk ! My response was more to everyone who was dismissive of concern for their welfare 6d
  •   cat__cote @pykillen most important 5d

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everydayafrica Waiting for dinner. KFC in Barberton, South Africa. Photo by Peter DiCampo @pdicampo #pdicampo #africa #everydayafrica #southafrica #kfc #everydayeverywhere #barberton 7d

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everydayafrica Morning mango hunters, Sandema, Ghana, April 2015. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #ghana #northeasternregion #mangos #iphone6 #sandema #village #trees #everydayeverywhere #threes 1w

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everydayafrica Sometimes when we contextualise ourselves in the grander scheme of things, our own problems can seem much less significant than we feel they are.
Sometimes world events, personal events force us to view ourselves in a wider context. Sometimes that context makes us more aware of the fragility of life and our worlds.

With Rhodes Must Fall, the world was shown to be fragile and the outcome was beautiful. With Garrisa, the xenophobic violence in South Africa and the immigrant drownings, the outcome was horrific.
The one thing we know us its fragility. So lets try to be as human as we can be in the worlds we inhabit while they still resemble stability. -- Notes from a conversation with @digitalafrican

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza #capetown #southafrica #humanity #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica A displaced woman with a sow she received thanks to the "Live For Work" program sponsored by WFP. Its aim is to make internally displaced persons less dependent on NGOs

Photo by @leyuwera1 #leyuwera #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #Masisi #drc #Drcongo
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