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Everyday Africa  Photographers living and working in Africa, finding the extreme not nearly as prevalent as the familiar, the everyday.


For #followfriday we're featuring images taken by our followers and hash-tagged #everydayafrica . Here, images by Obidinma Nnebe @obi_d "FAMILY INTRODUCTION: Do you remember Habsa? Well, I finally met her family. While exploring, I saw her sitting in front of her compound playing with her siblings. I called her name and she smiled at me. I asked if she remembered me and she replied, "why I no go remember you? That was when I knew I had found bae. Habsa took the liberty of introducing me to her family. Her siblings are Mohammed, DanDan, Yakura, Kaltoun.
These people were very welcoming." Selected by @everydayafrica contributor Mahmoud Khattab @somewhereincairo -

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Some of the many cameras you can still see at the studio of master photographer Malick Sidibé, who left us last year on April 14th. The studio is now run by his son Kareem who carries on his father's legacy of taking portraits of the residents of Bamako. I feel privileged to have met the great man back in 2012 who welcomed me at his home when I just turned up to say hi. Photo by @guillaumebonn #bamako #mali #malicksidibe #studio #photographer #masterofphotography #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler

Senegalese traditional wrestlers training. #Dakar #Senegal

On assignment for @novartisfoundation #urbanhealth
Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkacquah.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2017).

A foggy morning in Cape Town a few weeks ago.

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere #bnw #fog #mist #capetown #seapoint #southafrica

Senegalese soldiers part of the MINUSMA operation in Mali, securing a road in the town of Gao. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali is a United Nations peacekeeping mission which was established on 25 April 2013 by the UN Security Council Resolution 2100 to stabilise the country after the Tuareg rebellion (2012). It was officially deployed on 1 July of that year. Photo by @guillaumebonn #gao #mali #peacekeepers #bluehelmets #insecurity #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler

Until last week, I had no idea that Kaneshie used to have diamond mines. I only discovered that reading Maya Angelou's account of when she lived in Ghana in the early 1960s.
There's only so much that can be passed on through oral literature. No culture leaves the proper telling of their history to others.

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkacquah.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2017). #kaneshiemarket #kaneshiebusstop #accra #ghana

A couple dance on the beach of Kokrobite. Curled from my series "Ghana - Life is a beach" It is now up on my website: www.nkacquah.com

Photo and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkacquah.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2017). #kokrobite #accra #ghana #dance

Getting ready for another patrol part of creating more security in Gao and looking at the city map of and decide where to go. Photo by @guillaumebonn #gao #mali #dispatchesfromatraveler #peace #insecurity #peacekeepers #unitednations

The Westhills Mall in Accra is struggling to fill up their shops due to the decline in the economy but instead of sitting and whining, they're doing something ingenious.

They're allowing creative use of these empty spaces for sports and other installations.

Kudos to them.

Video and Words by Nana Kofi Acquah (www.nkacquah.com) @africashowboy (Copyright: 2017).

Kids collect water and grown-ups chat while the sun sets on one of the warmest days we've had all year.

Photograph by Barry Christianson @thesestreetsza #thesestreetsza #everydayeverywhere #everydayafrica #therealcityofcapetown #sunset #seapoint #capetown #southafrica #ocean #sea

The town of Gao has been badly hit back in January and of course people are nervous, so we went to check out one of those security patrols around the town. Photo by @guillaumebonn #gao #mali #patrols #security #guillaumebonn #dispatchesfromatraveler

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