everydayafrica From my series: "The Net Girls".
#Accra #Model #Kokrobite #Ghana #Africa
Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). Model @laurie_frempong
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everydayafrica Children who are looking for small fish in Lake Kivu

Photo by Ley Uwera @leyuwera1:
#leyuwera #photography #kids #Goma #DRCongo #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica Boniface Mwangi @bonifacemwangi and son Nate at PAWA254 @pawa254, a hub for creatives in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Peter DiCampo @pdicampo #pdicampo #nairobi #kenya #pawa254 #FightPovertyLikeAPoorMan #everydayeverywhere 2d

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everydayafrica A boy crosses the finish line during a training session at the VeloKhaya BMX track in Khayelitsha.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
#khayelitsha #Capetown #southafrica
#bmx #velo #bicycle
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everydayafrica A school girl jumps high playing a rope game called "Bladda" during break time at Awere Primary in Gulu district, northern Uganda. It's a game, mostly played by girls where two of them hold a rope around their waists and another jumps into the rope with one leg and out on two legs.
Interestingly, this school is located in Joseph Konys' village and the picture illutrates the transformation northern Uganda has undergone since the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency commenced. Peace has returned to the region and the population is slowly picking up the pieces both economically and socially.

Photo by @edward_echwalu
Edward Echwalu #EdwardEchwalu

#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #africa #Uganda #Gulu #igersuganda
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  •   keige_o_lyd Tip top...lol 2d
  •   njokingumi @coolondemand BLADDA!!! 2d
  •   watchandlift @wanjaisoutside oh my gash throw back. 2d
  •   onelovex4 2d
  •   cproboste What a wonderful photo, congrats 2d
  •   miseducation_of_86 In KwaZulu Natal we called it "masgalobha", back in the day 2d
  •   edward_echwalu @certifiedcuppycake Well, this always feels like a first time. To be honest, i wish i knew how to react to such kind words. But Thank you. I do this for a living, so the least i can do is to be better at it. 2d
  •   certifiedcuppycake Haha you're welcome @edward_echwalu it'd be really interesting to find out more about how you make your living entirely of documentary photography in this country. We need articles all over on people like you! Lol..it keeps the rest of us inspired, knowing that our dreams are indeed valid! Keep up the good work 1d

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everydayafrica 3 boys who ride with the VeloKhaya organisation watch a dance performance.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
#khayelitsha #velokhaya #Capetown #southafrica #music #cylist
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everydayafrica Mensah didn't go to school today. He is busy fishing on the beaches of Langma. When Gloria asked him why he wasn't at school, he said his father asked him to come and help him on the beach.
#Langma #ChildLabour #Beach #Ghana #Africa #everydayeverywhere

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkaphoto.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015).
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everydayafrica A trader waits to offload his goods at Ggaba landing site on Lake Victoria, the largest Lake in Africa- February 2015.
It is a popular docking site on the outskirts of Kampala, known primarily for fishing. The area however, has grown into a robust commercial centre where large and small quantities of goods are traded.
Ggaba also possesses one of Kampala's well known fresh food markets where a good number of people from all over Kampala converge to buy fresh food items such as spinnach, potatoes, fish, tomatoes, mangoes, Irish Potatoes among others.
Photo by @edward_echwalu Edward Echwalu #EdwardEchwalu
#Ggaba #Landingsite #Uganda #Kampala #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica This woman chops up spinach at Ma Micky's soup kitchen, where she has been volunteering for 8 years.

Years ago, a man who moved into Ma Micky's neighbourhood, came to her in a really bad state. He told her he felt like his intestines were being eaten from within. When she asked if he had eaten poison, he replied that he had taken his ARVs on an empty stomach because he had no food to eat.

She fixed him a small meal and gave him a cup of tea, and in a few minutes he felt better and was overwelmed with gratitude. That was when she decided to start her soup kitchen.

Today the kitchen feeds 80 people every morning and 150 every evening.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetza @thesestreetsza
#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
#khayelitsha #Capetown #southafrica
#soupkitchen
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everydayafrica THE VILLAGE PRINCESS|
She held on to her phone like a precious master key that can open the door to some place bigger, better and more befitting than her father's cocoa farm.

She knows it's quite easy for one of the daughters of a farmer's many wives to easily become one of the many wives of a farmer.
Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2015). #Ghana #Latergram #Onassignment #Cacao #Cocoa #Farm #africashowboy
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  •   juniorconglomerates I would like to meet a humble princess like that send her me info mankind 4d
  •   rogue_pyjamas What are her most likely options? Is she studying ? 4d
  •   idahoshorebird So good to know the future of chocolate is in capable hands. 4d
  •   desmondbaotteng yoo 4d
  •   unaisamso Beautiful everyday image 4d
  •   astrofish226 I'm getting tired of the many instances that the caption for these pictures is some sad story, yet the people are probably fine. One consideration that everyone seems to miss is overpopulation and maximum use of resources. 3d
  •   fati_dadz Yes too many sad stories behind what might probably be a happy one. To much sensation and dramatisation. Give us those pictures and we the viewers will tell our own stories ;) 3d
  •   fati_dadz @astrofish226 thought so too! 3d

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everydayafrica Two muslim women wearing black veils walking down the street in Goma

Photo by Ley Uwera @leyuwera1:
#leyuwera #streetphotography #Goma #DRCongo #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica Meet Paul. Paul is an artist from Malawi and has been working in Cape Town for 12 years. He sells his art on long street market. Paul comes from a family of artists, both his parents are painters, and some of the work he sells belong to his mother and father. Paul asked me why I wanted his photo and story and I told him it was for @everydayafrica:

I asked Paul if he had anything to say to the people of @everydayafrica, and this is what Paul said:

First of all I want to say thank you for talking to me, you are the first person today to say hello, I miss having conversations with people, things have changed theses days, all these tourists come here and take photos and leave, I don't have a problem with that but a simple "hello" or "how are you" is not that difficult. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for all the support they have given me, this is how I make a living. I just miss the small interactions and conversations with people, we are all human:

Photo by Sam Vox @sam.vox:

#samvox #voxstories #art #stories #postthepeople #people #capetown #southafrica #photooftheday #travel #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica I was drinking beer on long street when i started to hear a marching band playing very distinctive 'goema' rhythms.
I stood up and made this photo. This is not an everyday occurence, but i do wish it was.

Photograph by Barry Christianson #thesestreetsza @thesestreetsza
#everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica
#shootingcapetown #southafrica #capetown #music #goema #brass
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Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica Meet Salim Tofi. He is a mechanic by trade. He built this ice cream truck 30 years ago and he has been selling ice cream ever since. He says he loves his truck but it's slowly falling apart, and the only thing he likes about it is his Italian-made ice cream machine. Salim drives around Bo-Kaap every evening, he is well know around the neighborhood. I told him I was new to the area and he was nice enough to give me some history about the place. In exchange for his time and this photo I asked if I could pay double the price for the ice cream, but he refused. Such kind-hearted person:

Photo by Sam Vox @sam.vox:

#samvox #capetown #local #stories #photooftheday #icecream #travel #people #everydayafrica #southafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica Little boys playing pool in the street in Birere, Goma

Photo by Ley Uwera @leyuwera1:
#leyuwera #streetphotography #kids #Goma #Northkivu #DRCongo #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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