Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica The heart of Stone Town mostly consists of a maze, narrow alleys sided by houses, shops, markets and mosques. It's very easy to get lost if you are new to the place. But If you are up for an adventure and eager to learn about different cultures, you should always keep in mind that a foreign country is not designed to make you feel comfortable. It is designed to make it's own people comfortable. You shouldn't feel at home when you are abroad.
Photo By Sam Vox @sam.vox :

#samvox #zanzibar #travel #streets #culture #tanzania #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica KIMANA, Kenya | A young boy hangs from the exposed ribs of a long defunct truck at his father's repair shop. Photo by @nicholesobecki #kenya #photojournalism #autorepair #toysforboys #nicholesobecki #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere 20h

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Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica Kenya sends a strong message to the world zero tolerance for ivory traffickers. Photo by @guillaumebonn #nairobi #kenya #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler #paulakahumbu 1d

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everydayafrica A volunteer from the Red Cross of the Congo which helps to install the ICRC equipment in Kashebere

Photo by Ley Uwera @leyuwera1:
#leyuwera #walikale #africa #drcongo
#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- In the community of Bole a Muslim woman is fashionably dressed as she walks past a sheep market. Ethiopia is a country diverse in many religions mainly Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Protestants and Catholics. The beauty is for your own eyes to see. You must visit. I love this place! Photo by Russell Frederick @rfrederickphoto #africa #iloveafrica #ethiopia #addisababa #culture #pride #dignity #journalism #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #peace #islam #pride #community #home #americatoafrica #history #photography #instagram #humanity #fashion #style #muslim #respect #storytelling 2d

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everydayafrica A boy standing outside his house next to a Massai painting in the streets of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Over the past few months I've really learnt to appreciate art. Growing up in Africa, mainly in Tanzania, African art isn't something new to me. I see it almost everywhere in the streets, from paintings to sculptures. It's a shame that I never paid any close attention to it. I love the details, colours and the strong African culture behind these paintings. There are different techniques used by african painters, and it's a great way to learn more about such paintings.

With all that being said, I once tried to draw and paint a tree, and I failed miserably!! As for now, I'll just enjoy it from a distance.
Photo by Sam Vox @sam.vox :

#samvox #art #africanart #paintings #culture #colourful #streetart #stonetown #zanzibar #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica This is what normally happens during the rainy season.
Roads become impassable after flooding in the Masisi district.
An ICRC Jeep got bogged down.

Photo by Ley Uwera @leyuwera1: #leyuwera
#masisi #africa #dailylife #drcongo
#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica Photomural studio in Gigiri area, someone having his picture taken with flash bulbs popping giving it that white wash feeling. Photo by @guillaumebonn #nairobi #kenya #photostudio #photography #portrait #guillaumebonn #everydayeverywhere #dispatchesfromatraveler #everydayafrica 3d

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everydayafrica In South Africa, the 16th of December is Reconciliation day.

The Sea Point promenade was buzzing with people from all over the city, particularly all over the Cape Flats.

On warm summer days people who once had a much more familiar connection to Sea Point come back and re-kindle what they lost during the forced removals of Apartheid. They bring their children and their grand children.

For a few hours the promenade becomes the biggest representative park in Cape Town.

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza

#seapoint #capetown #southafrica

#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica You know you've landed in "Kilombero" (a small town in Tanzania) when all you can smell is the sugar being processed at the mills. It's either that or during harvest period it's the smell of cane burning in the fields. Kilombero has one of the largest cane plantations in Tanzania, with 2 active mills, producing both white and brown sugar.
Photo by Sam Vox @sam.vox :

#samvox #sugarcane #farms #sugarmill #kilombero #tanzania #landscapes #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica This three months baby giraffe was saved by the Sheldrick wildlife trust after it was spotted on its own and lost in a critical condition, everyone then tried to find the mother but no luck there, so they decided to air lift it to the Nairobi Elephant orphanage where its now doing much better despite still being under shock of what just happened. Photo by @guillaumebonn #nairobi #kenya #elephantorphanage #sheldrickwildlifetrust #happy #survival #lucky #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 4d

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everydayafrica PK reads an English book at the dining table.
When I was a child, you were forced to wear a sign on your chest that said: "I won't speak vernacular in school " if you were caught speaking a local language apart from English or French in school.

Today, I struggle to read well in my mother tongue. If you gave me a copy of the same book in Fante and English, I will finish the English book in a couple of days. It will take months to finish the Fante book; especially if I want to fully comprehend.

I speak fluent Fante but struggle to read and write. My kids can't speak at all and Gloria and I are constantly discussing ways to get them to speak. It's been a frustrating road we're on.

The death of a language means the death of a people; their wisdom, their traditions and values. The death of a language is a cultural genocide.

The European invasion of Africa deliberately decided to kill those they couldn't ship out as slaves, until no real indigenous people are left. I might look a lot like my African ancestors on the outside but on the inside, I have been wired to think like a white man. Most educated Africans ridicule uncolonised Africans. We laugh at their poor English and French and Portuguese and Spanish. To be truly African is an effort I have to make. For my children, it will be an even bigger struggle. Colonialism stole more than it gave.

Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #africashowboy #ghana #kokrobite
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everydayafrica landed in Jomo Kenyatta international airport and being welcomed by a Masai! Photo by @guillaumebonn #nairobi #kenya #airport #masai #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 5d

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Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica During my visit to Walikale for a report to Lubonga hospital, a woman has given birth
Photo by Ley Uwera
@leyuwera1 #leyuwera
#walikale #lubonga #africa #beautiful #drcongo
#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica Two common scenes in Sea Point. A woman reads her book while a bridal party gets photographed on the beach at sunset.

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetza
#everyafrica #everydayeverywhere #seapoint #capetown #southafrica
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Normal Everyday Africa
everydayafrica When the road is cut off, farmers use a makeshift log bridge to cross over

Photo by Ley Uwera
@leyuwera1 #leyuwera
#masisi #northkivu #drcongo
#everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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everydayafrica Welcome to craft shop // Based in the outskirts of cape town, the women of the township find ways to fight poverty and also provide work for children that don't go to school. They came up with an imaginative idea to create small hand made gifts such as necklaces, bracelets and keychains, using beads, long dried grass and even bottle caps.

This shop is located just by the entrance of the township, and a great way for all the tourist on the tour bus to get an opportunity to see and experience the lives of the people living there.
They use their income to better their lives as they wish, such as food, clothing and education for the children.
Photo by Sam Vox @sam.vox :

#samvox #capetown #townships #craftshop #southafrica #poverty #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere
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  •   sam.vox @krittlej I think you are taking it the wrong way. Small businesses like this shop wouldn't get any sort of income if it wasn't for the tourists who stop by. On this day we were dropped off and a local lady who lives in the township gave us a tour, she took us to see a kindergarten and we met a lot of locals who were helping the people in the township in terms of education and self employment. It made sense to me because they need every bit of donations they can get to make their life's better. 6d
  •   krittlej I think it's more of finding a way to make money off of being exploited by people who want to "see" what it's like to be poor and then return home with a sweet keychain. I don't fault them, it's a solution they've found. However, I think tours to poor areas are disgusting, and put the less fortunate on display so others can feel good about themselves. But, Kudos to those in the township for making money. 6d
  •   krittlej However I'm sure it was an amazing experience. Still think the concept of herding better off people in buses to see poor folk is disgusting. 6d
  •   mmim83 Well done!! 6d
  •   mmim83 Good idea, tourism is helping the area. But we know that it has as well its bad aspects 6d
  •   rbruce63 Colorful! 6d
  •   karenthe1a Wonderful photo catch of life. The framing and precision is well done. 6d

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everydayafrica Feeling like Fellini might be joining for coffee at the old 1950's "Juventus" Italian club of Addis Ababa. Photo by @guillaumebonn #addisababa #ethiopia #italianclub #vintage #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler 6d

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