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everydayafrica A young girl sleeps next to an empty ballot box while voters identities are verified at a polling station in Kaduna, Nigeria on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #nigeria #kaduna #nigeriaelects2015 #sleep #dream #ballots #patience #voting #democracy 6h

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everydayafrica What does a society do with its rejects?
In northern Ghana, she gets accused of witchcraft and beaten to death or if she's lucky, she runs away and seeks refuge in a witch camp.

After speaking to many of these women, mostly old women whose families' can't milk anymore and are therefore considered a liability, I learnt their destinies are determined by a chicken's final posture after it's been slaughtered by a powerful jujuman.
The absurdity prevails because nobody gets prosecuted for assaulting these poor women. The government's efforts are currently towards closing down the sanctuaries and not finding justice for the victims.

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015).
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everydayafrica A man helps tie a canoe to a ferry enroute the shores of Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda. March 2015.
Photo by @edward_echwalu Edward Echwalu #EdwardEchwalu

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everydayafrica Nigeria Election 2015 - Nasiru Suleiman shows his voting card. He is a 46yrs old taxi driver in Kano. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #Nigeriadecides#kano#Nigeria#photojournalism#documentaryphotography#tomsaater#everydayafrica 2d

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everydayafrica Elderly women line up to perform a traditional Karamojong dance in Moroto district,north eastern Uganda.

Photo by @edward_echwalu Edward Echwalu #EdwardEchwalu
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everydayafrica Young boys around Bo-kaap meet up every evening for a game of one-touch football:

Photo by Sam Vox @sam.vox:

#samvox #capetown #southafrica #bokaap #football #travel #mytravelgram #photooftheday #tablemountain #landscapes #beautiful #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica SAND MINING: Boys scoop sand from under the shallow banks of River Nile in Kayunga district- 46miles northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital.

Photo by @edward_echwalu Edward Echwalu #EdwardEchwalu
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everydayafrica A security guard patrols the hallway of Speke Resort Munyonyo hotel in Kampala, Uganda's Capital on March 27, 2015. Photo by @edward_echwalu Edward Echwalu #EdwardEchwalu #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #Kampala #Uganda 4d

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everydayafrica Morning light, pigeons and shadows in Bo-Kaap.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #capetown #bokaap #southafrica #throwback #tbt
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everydayafrica Two weeks ago a protest was staged where someone threw poo onto the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town(UCT) campus. Many dismissed it as a cheap stunt. Others dismissed it as undignified.
But now just a little later, students, demanding the removal of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the campus, have occupied one of its buildings and are holding nightly teach-ins engaging on topics far beyond the removal of the statue.

They are demanding the de-colonisation of the UCT.
Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #rhodesmustfall #transformuct #bremnerbuilding #uct #capetown #southafrica
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  •   lexisbegg Well they'd better be prepared to move on to the de-colonisation of CT then. UCT mirrors the town its located in. Move the statue if they must but don't destroy it - that reeks of acts perpetrated by IS. I'd rather see the money this will cost put towards helping disadvantaged students access the hallowed halls of UCT. 4d
  •   thesestreetsza @lexisbegg Their demands and manifesto is a great deal more sophisticated than merely the destruction of a statue. They want it moved and have asked for a date. Perhaps it should be put in a museum of colonialism, I wouldn't mind if it was destroyed though. UWC is a much more inclusive institution than UCT, so what can UCT do to change its position? The students have identified areas where change should occur and these are in their manifesto. Contributing more money for black admissions only, won't solve the problem of black alienation at the university. But transforming the university according to the student's demands includes helping more black students to gain admission. 4d
  •   lexisbegg @thesestreetsza Point taken - I didn't mean to dismiss their underlying aim as being superficial. Striving and agitating for a more inclusive SA must never stop. And, yes it needs to be l'legislated' within institutions. Interesting point about UWC - but then its history is different isn't it? It'll be interesting to see how this pans out. Also raises questions around the erecting of statues: maybe it's time to move on from this art form or instead of yet another Madiba we could look at something that represents the youth who fought for change. 4d
  •   thesestreetsza @lexisbegg UWC does have different history yes, but that is also surely proof that a more inclusive university space *within* Cape Town is possible. I agree with you on the topic of statues yes, though as far as i know they aren't asking for the statue to be replaced either. Have a look at this video, skip through it, to get a feel for what the experience of students at UCT is... Their experience etc, and thank you for engaging! - University Assembly: The Rhodes Statue and Transformation: https://youtu.be/eWVJnBVnyPc 4d

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everydayafrica Home interior in #Nairobi, #Kenya. February 2015. Photo by Peter DiCampo @pdicampo #pdicampo #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #latergram 5d

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everydayafrica Partial harvesting of fish using drag net at a local fish farm in a community outside of Ibadan. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #everydayafrica#documentaryphotography#Ibadan#nigeria#tomsaater 5d

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everydayafrica ABUJA, Nigeria | Young women, displaced from their homes in northern #Nigeria by the ongoing conflict with #BokoHaram, find refuge in an abandoned building in #Durumi. Photo by @nicholesobecki #styleinallconditions #displaced #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #nicholesobecki 6d

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everydayafrica The Photograph is a lot like wine. It grows richer with time. I have watched the most bland of pictures metamorphose into something iconic because we find ourselves memorialising yesterday's trivial moments.
In times past, the camera was summoned only when something considered important was happening. Today, we make photos of just about anything anytime and as casually as we make them, we discard them, and only discover their beauty over time, as the pages of our lives are turned and new paragraphs introduce new experiences.

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). #africashowboy #ghana
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