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!