Call for applications : Intern at Wiki In Africa

8th January 2021

The organisation We believe that all peoples should see themselves and their experiences reflected online in order to be part of and make sense of the world. We believe in the transformative power of decolonised knowledge, information and education in all its forms. Wiki In Africa is a South African-based NGO that runs knowledge contribution … Read More

Education : School Teaching Resources introducing Authors’ Rights published by Wiki in Africa

30th December 2020

In the final weeks of 2020, Wiki in Africa published a French Wikibook Ressources pédagogiques relatives au droit d’auteur. The Wikibook contains teaching materials and assignment models to support teachers in the introduction to authors’ rights, Creative Commons licenses, and licensing attribution. The target audience is aimed at students (10-15-years-old) in French-speaking Africa. The project … Read More

Wiki Loves Women’s #SheSaid Campaign Gives Notable Women a Voice on Wikiquote

20th October 2020

On the 20th October, at the Gender Gap panel for the Creative Commons Virtual Global Summit, the SheSaid campaign was launched. The SheSaid drive is aimed at improving the visibility of women across Wikimedia projects by creating new or improving already existing Wikiquote entries that are related to them. Why the SheSaid campaign? One reason … Read More

Wiki Loves Africa 2020’s Winners : Africa on the Move!

29th July 2020

The International Prize Winners of the Wiki Loves Africa 2020 contest have been announced. The Winners can be viewed in the gallery below. An international jury of photographers from across Africa and Wikimedia specialists from around the world deliberated on the 16,982 images. The quality of images was a key criteria in the selection, as … Read More

Wiki Loves Women: Making Notable Women Visible

3rd April 2020

Throughout March 2020, Wiki Loves Women celebrated Africa’s women leaders with the Tell Us About Her drive on the ISA tool. The drive improved the visibility of political leaders, activists, and feminists across Africa on Wikimedia projects by asking players to add relevant information to images that represent or include Africa’s female leaders. Over the … Read More