sarraounia:

Happy independence day Niger!! This day also marks our “tree day”; everyone is urged to plant a tree to fight desertification.

Basic info: French and Hausa are the official languages & our main ethnic groups are (in order): Hausa, Songhay, Djerma, Tuareg, Bororo (also known as Wodaabe/Fulani), Toubou, Kanouri…

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iseo58:

Cameroon

iseo58:

Cameroon

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badbilliejean:

stylenroll:

ELLEN OM’s Rural Chic SEE MORE ON FB

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salamcinema:

Touki Bouki (1973), Djibril Diop Mambéty

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So important.

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Me myself and I #bighead #niangale #team221 #senegal #weur

Me myself and I #bighead #niangale #team221 #senegal #weur

dynamicafrica:

Xhosa Names & Meanings: The “ABC’s of Xhosa Names” by Thandiwe Tshabalala.

South African Illustrator and incredibly talented young creative Thandiwe Tshabalala recently sent me these awesome gifs highlighting and celebrating beautiful names in her mother tongue of Xhosa.

Here’s what she had to say about her series:

"Way back, when apartheid was taking place in South Africa, parents used to give their kids English names so that white people wouldn’t have to struggle pronouncing African names. Most people born during the times of apartheid were given names like: Knowledge, Margaret, Mavis (which has negative connotations), Innocentia, Innocent, Jeffrey, Gloria…eek..Let me just stop there. However, when black folks got their ‘freedom’ back, they went back to naming their children African/South African names."

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