everydayafrica I was following the two women on the right to go pick sheanut fruits, which they will process into shea butter. The 2km walk took longer than usual because I didn't factor in the fact that they will stop to exchange greetings with everybody they met on the way. The greetings were not just "hi" "hi" or "goodmorning, goodmorning ". When our people greet, they ask about you, your spouse, your children, your business, your health, and everything they can remember, and they actually wait to listen to every answer you give.
#Africa #Burkinafaso #onassignment #ragussi August 2014.
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy
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everydayafrica I really don't know who came up with the name but "Obroni wewu" actually means "Dead white man's stuff". Second hand clothing and stuff are called Obroni wewu in Ghana. The upper middle class and rich are normally too shy to come to the Kantamanto market to shop so they either send someone else with a shopping list or they get the sellers to package and deliver the goods in their homes or offices. A more friendly name for the shops where you get used clothing is "bend down boutique". #kantamanto #usedclothesmarket #ghana #marketscene
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014).
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  •   swedenmary In Senegal we say Fëgg jaay, it means shake and sell! @kmasson03 @phaaco 1d
  •   kate7609 @andrewcurling reminded me of Heather! First time I heard 'Bend Down Boutique' x 24h
  •   luojessica Actually in Mali it's yugu yugu in Bambara 24h
  •   sagar_sen Here in India we have similar markets where hawkers sell everything like coats, jackets, shirts, trousers etc. Mostly frequented by people from neighbouring locality who come to city for work. 22h
  •   dunianiduara 'kufa ulaya' it used to be called in swahili 22h
  •   acenugo Its called "Bend down select" or "Okirika" in Nigeria (Hope I spelt that right!) 22h
  •   andrewcurling @kate7609 too true, treasures galore 21h
  •   abkaraye It is called gwanjo in hausa in Nigeria, meaning second hand 16h

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everydayafrica This week for #followfriday #ff we want to share an image by @elshamyme, who is covering the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. His caption: "August 26, 2014. Kenema, Sierra Leone. Baibai-Kamara (L), 40, poses for a picture with Rigiatu-Kamara (R), 38, an Ebola surviver who spoke about the hard conditions she and her family have been facing since being dispatched from the Ebola unit in Kenema Govermental Hopsital on the 21st of July, 2014. Despite being dispatched, she has been facing isolation by the community because she was infected by the deadly virus." #documentary #ebola #sierraleone #kenema #portrait. Thanks, @elshamyme. Check out our friends @everydayasia @everydaybronx @everydayeasterneurope @everydayiran @everydayjamaica @everydaylatinamerica @everydaymiddleeast @everydaysrilanka @everydayusa 3d
  •   dinahdinha Kamara force Mandinka force 2d
  •   stellastarcke @alandaharris .. The caption states that the man and the woman in the picture have survived Ebola. They have recovered. The point is ignorance, fear and prejudice. "Been cured" is not the issue. 2d
  •   gigis_couture So....@stellastarcke, finish your sentence.... If you are saying been cured is not the issue, what is the issue? When you state your opinion, it's a good practice to say something positive, meaning you just left at "not the issue" and that's definitely not helping. Give your thoughts about helping maybe, not critique only! 2d
  •   rupertday If you are interested in more photos of Sierra Leone and particularly Kenema I've lived here for 3 years and have a lot of photos on my profile. 2d
  •   jbradley931 True dignity 2d
  •   pholarapopo I get it when people say ignorance towards the disease so I also did not know there is a cure for ebola. it shows how little people know about the disease so I am going to do my research and stop the ignorance. 15h
  •   pholarapopo so I just googled ebola there is no known successful vaccine yet for the disease so no cure just prevention and care hopefully there will be a cure one day. 13h

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everydayafrica If you need a wife
Go to Posomtenga
Where the women
Tease strength and beauty
Out of weak strands of cotton.
Where the women
Make love to their
Looms till they
Litter the village
With all kinds of colours.
If you need a horse
Go somewhere else. *Sharing a portrait from my assignment, The women weavers of Posomtenga for Photo Philanthropy.

My subject is wrapped in one of their designs. Aug 2014.
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah #Burkinafaso #Weavers #AFEPO #
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everydayafrica Out for a walk on Yoff Beach in Dakar, Senegal. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #dakar #senegal #beach #yoff #horses #gendarmerie 5d

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everydayafrica My lover and I went for a walk.
We went high up to heaven,
Kissed the feet of The Creator And walked back to earth-
To our 3 noisy children, dogs and bills. #morningwalk #kokrobite #accra #ghana Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah@africashowboy
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everydayafrica Cape Town, South Africa | August 24, 2014: A young boy runs to his grandfather as a large wave breaks against the sea wall of the promenade in Sea Point. Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker #capetown #charlieshoemaker #southafrica 6d

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everydayafrica A walk in #Tangiers in the old medina. Photo by @hebayamin participant of the @invisibleborders roadtrip project from Lagos to Sarajevo with 9 African artists. 6d

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everydayafrica Port of Tangiers, a significant site for the topic of immigration where Spain is visible on the horizon. Photo by @hebayamin participant on the @invisibleborders roadtrip from lagos to Sarajevo. 7d

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everydayafrica Young men perform stunts with their bicycles at the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra on 23 August 2014.
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy
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everydayafrica Ibrahim Mahama is one of Ghana and Africa's most promising artists. Here he stands infront of his current installation at the Chale Wrote
street art festival in Accra. #Jamestown #Ghana #Accra #Africa #Artist 23rd August 2014
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy
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everydayafrica A man walks past a canoe, looking for a quiet place where he could talk on his phone. The mobile phone has gradually become one of the most common electronic items, even in the most remote parts of Africa. It's easier to Finder a phone than a cup of clean drinking water. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #ghana #kokrobite #beach 1w
  •   stevieglick So true. 1w
  •   smellgoodspa @jae_rasta read the last sentence in the caption. Thought of your thought-provoking photos. 1w
  •   evansrebello Well captured. it's weird how in India as well, most people have mobile phones than access to toilets! 1w
  •   jae_rasta Givethx! 1w
  •   verostavanger Sad, in Mexico as well. :-( 1w
  •   lexisbegg Nothing sad about access to mobiles - think of all the small businesses that rely on it, all the families that can keep in touch with each other & access to information that's made possible. What's sad is that people still don't have adequate toilet systems, access to water etc. 1w

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everydayafrica Street scene at Le Petit Socco in Tangier's Medina district. @invisibleborders project participant @dawitlpetros #tangierfragments #ib2014 #lagossarajevo #roadtrip 1w

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everydayafrica Chromatic brilliance of a shoe stand at Le Petit Socco in Tangier's Medina district. @invisibleborders project participant @dawitlpetros #tangierfragments #ib2014 #lagossarajevo #roadtrip 1w

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everydayafrica Red doors and rooftops in #Tangiers. Photo by @invisibleborders participant @hebayamin #ib2014 #lagossarajevo #roadtrip 2w

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everydayafrica A man sweeps the leaves that had fallen overnight. This was the first thing I’d see every morning when leaving my room. The music from the church in the garden going strong from 6AM and the sun breaking through the thick morning fog. Day after day, just incredible morning atmosphere. A great way to start the day in village Kalomba, Kasai Occidental, Democratic Republic of Congo. August 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #kasai #asenbrennerova 2w

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everydayafrica Everyday Africa featured in Newsweek Japan, August 2014 (2 of 2). Photos by Lindsay Mackenzie @lindsay_mackenzie, Glenna Gordon @glennagordon, Allison Shelley @allisonshelley, Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker, Austin Merrill @austin_merrill, Idil Ibrahim @i_am_idil, Jane Hahn @janehahn, Holly Pickett @hollypickettpix 2w

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everydayafrica Everyday Africa featured in Newsweek Japan, August 2014 (1 of 2). Photos by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova 2w

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everydayafrica Theirs always room for one more. Follow @breezeyoko in his adventures with the @invisibleborders team traveling from Lagos to Sarajevo by road 2w

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everydayafrica A canoe arrives to ferry passengers across the White Volta river in northern Ghana. June 2014. Photo by Peter DiCampo @pdicampo #latergram #ghana #volta #whitevolta #travel #pdicampo 2w

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