A couple of years ago I started a series of articles under the headline “African Postman,” partly because of my personal interest in that great continent and partly because of comments made by Jamaican friends that they don’t hear much African news. At least, nothing that is not civil war, disease, poverty and famine. I am planning to restart it, despite the fact that today, Boko Haram has reportedly surrounded the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, and the Libyan city of Benghazi is reportedly torn with conflict. In Egypt, security forces cracked down on demonstrators on the fourth anniversary of the country’s short-lived “Arab Spring.”
That is today’s bad news, and no denying it. It’s bad. But I wanted to share with you a selection of photos of Africans going about their daily business, coming together in their communities, celebrating football, and more. Twitter is a rich source of “everyday” photos from Africans “tweeps” I follow. Please enjoy, and share.
Please look out for the return of my “African Postman,” and you can search for the name in the search box. You will find thirty articles I have posted in the past!
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Love the continent to live in and work. Thanks for this.
Thank you so much for your comment, Dennis. Glad to hear you had a good experience!
Stunning photos………i look forward to reading the return of your african postman postings. One can always find interesting and positive posts/stories about Africa on the web.
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Thank you very much, Dewy. Yes, it just takes a little digging around behind the news to find the good stories about Africa and its citizens! I will be back with the Postman in a few days…
Thanks for these photos. Excellent!
Dear Hyacinth: It is lovely to hear from you. I am glad you enjoyed the small selection… Please do keep in touch! Emma
Thanks for The African Link.Vibrant AFRICA .I love the digitals.Iam going to Google”What is the What?”but my heart is still in The Caribbean warts and all.The Surplus Educational Supplies Foundation SCO39331 http://www.grenadarelief.co.uk
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Yes, you definitely should check out “What is the What” – it is so inspiring. All the best David!