The WikiAfrica Incubator is an online portal on Wikipedia that nurtures new articles about Africa. Articles passing through the WikiAfrica Incubator are likely to stay on Wikipedia. This is because only those articles that follow the recommended writing guidelines of Wikipedia and have balanced, well-cited content, are able to progress from the WikiAfrica Incubator.
Over the next few weeks, many of the 165 articles created by various newbies will make their way into Wikipedia namespace from the WikiAfrica Incubator. Rexford Nkansah, the new Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Africa Centre is helping to generate more content for the stub articles and migrate those articles that pass English Wikipedia’s writing recommendations.
In the month of January, these articles and more were moved to the main space:
- Community Arts Program – started by Khemzacek
- Mary Alexander Cook – started by SmartRebeccaJoy
- Mathare Football for Hope Centre – started by KaitlinMB
- Frank Marshall (photographer) – started by Jon Astra
- Andrew Esiebo – started by Islahaddow
- Svea Josephy – started by Islahaddow
- Cecil John Rhodes Statue – started by Mickywiki2
- Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum – started by Waitabout
- Pantsula (dance) – started by Cedelia13
- Bartolomeu Dias Museum – started by Mrubata
- Eric Miller (Photographer) – started by KColins1127
- The Old Harbour Museum – started by Elizabeth du toit
- Pascale Marthine Tayou – started by Mickywiki2
- Blackitude Museum
- Jacobus Johannes Sieberhagen – started by Mergzmurphy
- International Council of African Museums started by RHaworth
- Hassoum Ceesay started by Awinda
- Huguenot Memorial Museum started by SmartRebeccaJoy
- Araminta de Clermont – started by Mergzmurphy
- Jazzart Dance Theatre – started by Mergzmurphy
We would appreciate the support of anyone who is interested in helping to improve the articles on the WikiAfrica Incubator. More migrations are being made, and appear in italicised font on the WikiAfrica Incubator page.
The WikiAfrica team also encourages everyone to start new articles that you think should be added to Wikipedia, but are not currently available. The WikiAfrica Incubator provides a “soft landing” – a mentored learning space for all those people wanting to contribute to Wikipedia but need help to get started.
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