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FAR for Paul Kruger

I have nominated Paul Kruger for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Z1720 (talk) 02:37, 21 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to episode 18 of WikiAfrica Hour, titled How user groups are run

Dear all,

I wish to invite you to the episode 18 of WikiAfrica Hour, titled How user groups are run.

This episode is focused of shining light on what is takes to run a user group, how defunct communities are revived, how communities obtain recognition at Affiliations Committee, and lots more!

Guests include:

  1. Tochiprecious - Co-founder, Igbo Wikimedians User Group
  2. Candy Khohliwe - Program Coordinator, Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana
  3. Manavpreet Kaur - Staff liaison, Affiliations Committee
  4. Dumisani Ndubane Former Staff liaison, Affiliations Committee
  • Date:25th November 2022
  • Time: 4pm UTC
  • Details:

Ceslause (talk) 20:23, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

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Please note that Medjed, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Sources need: Lucy Kayiwa

I have created a draft for Lucy Kayiwa but it needs more sources for notability. I'm hoping that someone with better access to sources emanating from Africa could fill in what this needs. Thanks, 19:56, 3 December 2022 (UTC) Lamona (talk) 19:56, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to episode 19 of WikiAfrica Hour, titled Free, Open & Cool!

Dear all,

I'm glad to invite you to the episode 19 of WikiAfrica Hour, titled Free, Open & Cool!.

This episode is focused on learning the criteria that a tool must meet before being adopted in the movement. We'll also learn more about what makes a tool cool, as the second part of the episode will feature a watch party of the 2022 Wikimedia Coolest Tool Award.

Guest is:

  1. Egbe Eugene Agbor - Volunteer Wikimedia Developer
  • Date:16th December 2022
  • Time: 4:30 pm UTC
  • Details:

Ceslause (talk) 20:58, 15 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The section on post-1950 history, including decolonisation, is extremely thin. Very little on apartheid. No mention of the Suez crisis. Since it's such an important article I expect people will want to boost it up a bit. The historiography section at the end is also problematic. Thanks. Itsmejudith (talk) 19:03, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed split for South Africa article

Good tidings to you all. I proposed a split for the South Africa article to be split into one for the Apartheid era and the modern era on Talk:South_Africa#Splitting_this_article_into_South_Africa_and_Republic_of_South_Africa_, I of course need this project's opinion. Thank you.

HadesTTW (he/him • talk) 17:11, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Featured article review for Nafanan language

I have nominated Nafanan language for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 17:23, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Songhai people has multiple issues


I noticed that the article about the Songhai people has more issues than I could possibly explain. I think it may benefit from a full rewrite, but I am by no means an expert in any of the relevant areas of study so I thought it'd be better to leave a message at WikiProject Ethnic groups and WikiProject Africa to bring it to the attention of people more qualified to help.

Thank you,

 Vanilla  Wizard 💙 03:58, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC: Name of the small country nestled within Senegal

Based on usage in independent, reliable sources, how should this country be named in Wikipedia articles?

  1. Gambia (no definite article)
  2. the Gambia (lowercase the)
  3. The Gambia (capital The)
  4. Either A or B
  5. Either A or C
  6. Either B or C
  7. No preference

Current usage on Wikipedia varies by article, and sometimes even within the same article: for example, Gambia–Senegal border and Gambia–Spain relations use only A, the main article and most page titles use B exclusively, and Politics of the Gambia and The Gambia at the 2016 Summer Olympics use only C; Yahya Jammeh inconsistently mixes B and C. Two RfC's at Talk:The Gambia failed to reach consensus. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 05:35, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arbitrary break

The AP, which we usually default to for unclear MOS, refers to it as "Gambia" [1]. WP:THE briefly touches on it, putting it in the same category as articles like The Hague and The Bahamas (for the latter, this seems to be a similar inconsistency). Curbon7 (talk) 06:12, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Curbon7, The AP also uses "President Hassan" instead of "President Samia" for Tanzania's president. I would not consider AP a reliable source on African proper nouns. Bigger issue for wikipedia is that anyone can edit, which is not an issue for the AP. By using anything other the common name everyone uses, you are making an eternity of headaches for future editors to maintain.
@LaundryPizza03, I am most familiar with C (The Gambia), but everyone I know from Senegal uses B (the Gambia). For example they always say, " ... for Senegalese, and the Gambians ... ". So I do not have a good answer, sorry. BevoLJ (talk) 07:15, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In this RfC, you ask "how should this country be named in Wikipedia articles", which I assume refers to both article titles and article text. Using articles such as The Gambia at the 2016 Summer Olympics for examples is confusing, however, for determining capitalization of titles and text because The would always be capitalized at the beginning of that title even if not in the article text. Maybe a minor point, but...  AjaxSmack  01:51, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • C: The country's constitution & the UN both use this form. Also, I think this is the wrong forum for this question: 'The Gambia' is already recognised as a common form in WP:THE, which is a Wikipedia guideline. Pathawi (talk) 09:13, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • B (the Gambia). Per MOS:THECAPS, we don't capitalize "The" in names unless the overwhelming majority of sources do. I don't put particular value over the UN or the country's preference here. Popcornfud (talk) 11:24, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • C or F, per Pathawi. Above all though, this is not the right place for this discussion which should be at Talk:The Gambia. I note there is a longstanding local consensus there. —Brigade Piron (talk) 17:05, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Furthermore, an admin on 28 December of this year closed a discussion on that page, directing any further discussion to the guideline WP:THE. This RfC should probably be closed. Pathawi (talk) 17:21, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Close The close at Talk:The Gambia#Requested move 20 December 2022 noted that Further discussion may need to take place at WT:THE, being the guideline behind "The". Alternatively, WT:AT, since WP:AT is the overarching policy. Cinderella157 (talk) 09:53, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • C - The Gambia is clearly the proper name (in line with the section in the naming convention WP:THE, regardless of it already being listed there) based on their domestic policy, various key international organisations, and other nations' governments, and I also understand it to be the WP:COMMONNAME. These together meet the second point outlined in WP:THE/the first point mentioned in the policy WP:DEFINITE. Regarding it being the common name - while other forms are sometimes used in reliable sources, these can easily be attributed to misguided attempts by these sources to follow their own style guides or to lack of awareness, and this still doesn't override it being the proper name. --Xurizuri (talk) 06:23, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If these reliable sources use the lowercase, we can't simply disregard these as misguided or wrong. The entire point of the common-use policy is that we follow common use rather than making the judgement ourselves, which is what you're doing by dismissing those sources. Popcornfud (talk) 06:29, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • B. Not commonly capitalised in running text per WP:THE. The "official name" is completely irrelevant per WP:OFFICIAL. -- Necrothesp (talk) 12:00, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • D per WP:COMMONNAME and MOS:THECAPS. To be specific, "the Gambia" (lowercase the) should be the noun form, but "Gambia" should be the attributive noun. Thus, Politics of the Gambia, but China–Gambia relations. (Exceptions should be made for e.g. Miss Gambia, Trans-Gambia Highway &c.) —  AjaxSmack  01:51, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I lean towards C, based on this source[2] by a historian who specializes in this country. The book's preface says that the official name of the nation that exists straddling the lower portion of western Africa's Gambia River is The Republic of The Gambia. For this reason, it is properly referred to as The Gambia, with both words capitalized.Mx. Granger (talk · contribs) 02:56, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Either A or B, not a huge fan of capital The for this country of all countries, and useage seems to be mixed.--Ortizesp (talk) 00:34, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • BC: We should make a decision based on Wikipedia's Manual of Style, which says "only words and phrases that are consistently capitalized in a substantial majority of independent, reliable sources are capitalized in Wikipedia". It is a question of whether the is "consistently capitalized in a substantial majority of independent, reliable sources". Last time I looked it was not a majority, let alone a substantial majority. If I can find the time (probably the beginning of next week), I'll do a new search of Google Books, Google Scholar and some other sources. If anyone else has time before me, please go ahead. If I find something different when I check this time, I will change my response. SchreiberBike | ⌨  23:16, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I struck my previous choice and changed to C. I was wrong above, or things have changed since last time I looked. Common use definitely supports The Gambia. Based on the survey I did and posted below, that form is used "in a substantial majority of independent, reliable sources". I still don't like the way it looks in a sentence, but we are used to it for The Hague and we can get used to it for The Gambia.
I'm happy to answer questions about the survey below. SchreiberBike | ⌨  02:09, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • D (either A or B) depending on sentence structure. Just referred to alone, it is "the Gambia"; in a combinatory construction like "a Gambia–Senegal trade deal" it is without "the" unless the sentence structure calls for it to be there ("along the Gambia–Senegal border", but not "along the Senegal–the Gambia border"). Option C is wrong because sources do not consistently capitalize "The", so Wikipedia should not either (see first paragraph of MOS:CAPS).  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  00:19, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SMcCandlish: "sources do not consistently capitalize 'The'" Did you see the #Survey of web sources I posted below? It surprised me, and it made me change my !vote. SchreiberBike | ⌨  03:28, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SchreiberBike: Yes, and no it doesn't change anything. A cherry-picked list favoring capitalization does nothing to overturn the Ngram results which show nearly neck-and-neck usage of "the" and "The" [3].  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  23:51, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SMcCandlish:, I'm in favor of following Wikipedia style and that generally means lower case when a lot of people want to capitalize. Going back to WP:BIRDCON, I've agreed with you the vast majority of the time. In the past I've argued for lower case the for The Gambia. The difference is that the list below is not cherry picked and when I saw new data, I changed my mind. The methodology is described in the first paragraph; the second paragraph invites other editors to double check my results. If the Google Ngram results were all we had, I'd find them convincing, but we have other data which indicates that in the top results from Google Scholar, Google Books, DuckDuckGo web search, Bing News, and sources in The Gambia, The is "consistently capitalized in a substantial majority of independent, reliable sources".  SchreiberBike | ⌨  03:15, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I would certainly not describe SchreiberBike's sample as "cherry picked" but there is always an inherent issue with small samples leading to sample bias. Cinderella157 (talk) 03:48, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Exactly. The N-grams don't lie. It's very likely that the online sources picked have been directly influenced by over-capitalization on Wikipedia itself.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  04:57, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It is a small sample (50 examples), but it reflects the top results provided by the search engines. The examples from Google Scholar, Google Books and Bing News would be based on whatever style is used for those journal articles, books and news sources. Wikipedia is mixed, but article titles use lower case the in all but two cases. The ngram results for "in (T)the Gambia" don't lie, the last 40 years show the capitalized form in the majority (but not a substatial majority) all but three years.
    I could expand the survey, but I doubt it would change any minds and it's time consuming.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  02:57, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SchreiberBike: Your statistics collection seems a bit questionable. Looking at your Bing News list, I see five articles that have "Gambia" in their headlines without being preceded by either "the" or "The". Those are all marked either as "no examples" or "the", but in my opinion the headlines of those are evidence for option A (i.e. no "T/the"). The Reuters via Yahoo News article is marked as "no examples", but it has no "the" or "The" in the headline, its first sentence is "Gambia charged eight soldiers with treason and conspiracy ...", and a later sentence says "Coup attempts are not uncommon in Gambia", which are clear evidence for option A. In my past experience I noticed that sports articles often seem to omit "the". Presumably, sources produced by the Gambian government and its affiliates should be somewhat discounted. —⁠ ⁠BarrelProof (talk) 20:57, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @BarrelProof: You are correct that option A is not considered in that survey. It only addresses options B and C, "the Gambia" vs. "The Gambia". I couldn't come up with a fair way of comparing all three options. As a separate observation, the country has a long history of asking everyone to use "the". When I looked a few years ago, Gambian government sources were inconsistent, but this time they universally used "The".
    All the results include the phrase "the gambia" in some form, but those marked no examples do not match the "General rules" in the first paragraph following #Survey of web sources. For your example above, the use of "the Gambia" is inside a quote, not in Reuters' voice. I'm happy to answer more questions. SchreiberBike | ⌨  22:53, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    So was that list resulting from a search for "Gambia" or a search for "the Gambia"? —⁠ ⁠BarrelProof (talk) 00:51, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It was searches for "the gambia" in quote marks from each of those search engines. SchreiberBike | ⌨  01:48, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    About "All the results include the phrase 'the gambia' in some form", when I look at the Reuters article, I found only "Gambia" by itself and phrases in which that word is part of a longer compound noun rather than the being the subject itself. —⁠ ⁠BarrelProof (talk) 01:26, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    In the Reuters article, "Gambia charges eight soldiers over foiled coup", on Yahoo! News, the third paragraph reads:

    "The Gambia government this afternoon charged eight soldiers of the Gambia Armed Forces with two counts of Treason and Felony Conspiracy to Commit Treason," the statement said.

    The phrase "the gambia" was used in the article, so it turned up in the search results on Bing News. The only uses of the phrase "the gambia" were in a quote, rather than in Reuters' voice, so I marked it as no examples because I wanted to include edited text in the voice of news organizations rather than quotes from the Gambian government or others. (Even if those phrases had been in Reuters' voice, they wouldn't have counted because the first is at the beginning of a sentence, so it wouldn't have indicated how "the" should be capitalized, and the second was for the Gambia Armed Forces, not the country.)
    If you think that's a mistake in the General rules I used, that's a reasonable thing to discuss. If necessary, we could change one or more rules and reanalyze. Let me know what you think or I'm happy to discuss anything else. SchreiberBike | ⌨  02:10, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I guess I'm not necessarily asking for more searches. I'm just trying to clearly understand and make it clear to others what was done, and I suppose I'm trying to point out that "Gambia" is sometimes used by independent reliable sources without either "the" or "The", regardless of whether the Gambian government likes that or not. That choice was intentionally excluded in your search – you could have searched for "Gambia", but you didn't. Notice that in the phrases "The Gambia government" and "the Gambia Armed Forces", those are references to the government and the Armed Forces, not the country. In those phrases, "Gambia" could be substituted for "Gambian" and it would still mean the same thing, so the presence of "the" in those phrases does not indicate how that source refers to the country – both references to the country in that article say simply "Gambia" without "the" or "The". —⁠ ⁠BarrelProof (talk) 03:17, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • A. "Ukraine" used to be commonly "the Ukraine". Same for "the Sudan". It was a hangover from "the X territory", which modern residents of these countries object to as colonial. And for heaven's sake, mid-sentence "the", please, if you really must use the article. So I say "Gambia". Tony (talk) 03:55, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • A - assuming there's no other countries named Gambia. GoodDay (talk) 06:07, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • A, B, and C all have their place. Mid-sentence, we don't cap "The", so B often. There are probably times when including the article would be awkward (e.g. "Go to the the Gambia embassy." or "a the Gambia official"), so A where needed. Dicklyon (talk) 10:46, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • D (A or B) While the issue is specifically capitalisation within the article, WP:P&G related to the article title are nonetheless relevant, at least to the extent that WP:THE is being cited. MOS:THECAPS is quite clear that we would not cap the in prose except where this is the title of a work (where the name is italicised). The guidance is unequivocal, with examples of the Bahamas and the Hague. WP:DEFINITE at the policy, WP:AT states: Do not place definite or indefinite articles (the, a, and an) at the beginning of titles unless they are part of a proper name. It then refers to the guideline at WP:THE: the default rule is to exclude them unless certain specific conditions are met, usually where they are integral to the article subject's name. Further: article[s] should be included at the beginning of the title of a Wikipedia article only if at least one of the following conditions is met: 1. If a term with a definite article has a different meaning with respect to the same term without the article ... [or] 2. If the definite or indefinite article would be capitalized in running text ... While The Gambia is specifically mentioned therein, the question is whether it meets the criteria in order to be an exception.
Ngram searches can be contexturalised to indicate usage in prose (eliminating uses in headings that would use title case). While less common without the, it is nonetheless used without the to a significant extent. It does not satisfy the first condition.[4] When used with T|the it is only capitalised a little more than half the time. In the case of inconsistency between WP:P&G, we defer to the superior guidance. The in The Gambia is not consistently capitalised in sources. It does not meet the guidance at MOS:CAPS to be considered a term that would be capped in full. It does not meet the condition 2. The article title The Gambia is not supported by the evidence assessed against guidance. While we might commonly use the Gambia within the article, the should not be capitalised IAW evidence and prevailing WP:P&G.
The Gambia is not the official name but the WP:COMMONNAME. The official name is T|the Republic of T|the Gambia. It does not follow to capitalise the in the shortened name. However, the ngram evidence would also give reason not to capitalise either the in the official name.[5] Cinderella157 (talk) 04:37, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • C (2nd choice F). This seems to be an end-run around the various RMs that have found consensus to name the article "The Gambia". Honor the title used by the article by default, unless there are common name reasons that suggest something else (e.g. I can see certain circumstances where "Gambia" alone might be proper due to abbreviation or awkwardness, e.g. the "Gambia-XYZ relations" type article). SnowFire (talk) 20:27, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Survey of web sources

General rules: This is the usage within the search results in the order they were given. I looked at each source until I found 10 with a clear conclusion (5 on the last two). I only looked at usage in the middle of sentences. I excluded quotations, titles, and the names of organizations and programs. I excluded the phrases "Gambian", "Gambia River" and "Republic of The Gambia". I excluded Wikipedia and copies of Wikipedia. I excluded links that only went to abstracts or small portions of a document, but they are listed and marked no access (abstracts may use the style of the abstracting service). Some pages mix both styles and are marked mixed use. Some pages have no examples that meet these criteria and are marked no examples.

Feel free to double check. Search results may vary from person to person and from day to day. I've summarized the results in the form The:the at the beginning of each section and there is an overall summary at the bottom.

Google Scholar

("the gambia", 2023-01-06) 9:1

  1. A Political History of the Gambia, 1816–1994. (2006). "The".
  2. "Strengthening health management: experience of district teams in The Gambia". (1996). "The".
  3. "Economics and Politics in the Gambia". (1990). "The".
  4. "Women entrepreneurs in the Gambia: challenges and opportunities". (2006). no access.
  5. "Cancer in The Gambia: 1988–97". (2001). "The".
  6. "The Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Study". (1987). "The".
  7. "Tourism and employment in the Gambia". (1984). no access.
  8. "Farm Household Production Efficiency: Evidence from The Gambia". (2005). no access.
  9. "Therapeutic landscapes of the Jola, The Gambia, West Africa". (1998). "The".
  10. "Stroke Presentation and Outcome in Developing Countries". (2005). "The".
  11. "Segmentation by motivation for rural tourism activities in The Gambia". (2014). no access.
  12. "Peasant Women and Economic Transformation in The Gambia". (1992). no access.
  13. "A prospective survey of the outcome of pregnancy in a rural area of the Gambia". (1987). "the".
  14. "Mortality and morbidity from malaria among children in a rural area of The Gambia, West Africa". (1987). no access.
  15. "Seasonal variation of paediatric diseases in The Gambia, West Africa". (2016). no access.
  16. "Radio Promotion of Family Planning in The Gambia". (1994). "The".
  17. "Antenatal care in The Gambia: Missed opportunity for information, education and communication". (2008). "The".

Google Books

("the gambia", 2023-01-07) 6:4

  1. One Plastic Bag. (2015). "the".
  2. The Gambia. (1988). "The".
  3. A History of the Gambia. (1940). "the".
  4. The Rough Guide to The Gambia. (2003). "The".
  5. The Gambia: The Bradt Travel Guide. (2018). "The".
  6. The Gambia: The Untold Dictator Yahya Jammeh's Story. (2012). "the".
  7. The Gambia-Senegal Border: Issues in Regional Integration. (2019). "The".
  8. Birds of Senegal and The Gambia. (2012). "The". (The text can not be viewed but the image of the front cover shows "The Gambia" while "and" is lower case.)
  9. The Gambia Colony and Protectorate: An Official Handbook. (1906 reprinted 1967). "the".
  10. The Gambia and Its People: Ethnic Identities and Cultural Integration in Africa. (2010). "The".


("the gambia", 2023-01-08) 9:1

  1. "The Gambia" Britannica. (2022). "The".
  2. "Gambia, The" The World Factbook (US CIA). (2022). "The".
  3. "Gambia" US Department of State. (2022). "The".
  4. "Welcome to The Gambia" Gambia Tourism Board. (2023). mixed use.
  5. "The Gambia" Travel.State.Gov (US Department of State). (2022). "The".
  6. "The Gambia" Lonely Planet. (2023). "The".
  7. "The Gambia: Former minister released after alleged coup" Deutsche Welle. (2022). "the".
  8. "The Gambia details plan of alleged coup plotters" Africanews. (2022). "The".
  9. "The Gambia" NASA Earth Observatory. (2020). "The".
  10. Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (The Gambia). (2023). "The".
  11. "Alex Haley's Grandson, Son of Chief Gambian Technical Adviser for Book 'Roots' To Visit The Gambia" Black Enterprise. (2023). "The".

Bing News

("the gambia", 2023-01-08) 8:2

  1. "Alex Haley's Grandson, Son of Chief Gambian Technical Adviser for Book 'Roots' To Visit The Gambia" Black Enterprise. (2023). "The".
  2. "The Gambia". BBC. (2023). "The".
  3. "The Gambia sets up investigative panel to examine coup attempt" Africanews. (2022). no examples.
  4. "Gambia charges eight soldiers over foiled coup" Reuters via Yahoo! News. (2023). no examples.
  5. "President Touray visits some government officials as part of his mission to The Gambia" Modern Ghana. (2022). "The".
  6. "The Gambia details plan of alleged coup plotters" Africanews. (2022). "The".
  7. "Gambia Charges Two Civilians, Police Officer In Coup Bid" Barron's. (2023). no examples.
  8. "President Barrow receives 40,021 bags of rice from China" Devdiscourse. (2023). "The".
  9. "The Gambia to Host 17th Africa Security Watch Awards, Conference in November" ThisDayLive. (2022). "The".
  10. "Saidy Janko: From Old Trafford to The Gambia and Africa Cup of Nations" BBC Sport. (2021). "The".
  11. "Gambia Releases Opposition Figure After Coup Bid" Agence France Presse via Barron's. (2022). no examples.
  12. "Gambia Says Coup Bid Sought Hostages, Army Restructure" Agence France Presse via Barron's. (2022). "the".
  13. "Gambia Probes Coup Bid And Arrests More Soldiers" Agence France Presse via Barron's. (2022). no examples.
  14. "Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Children Being Treated for Clubfoot in the Gambia" Zawya. (2022). "the".
  15. "Uzbekistan links deaths of at least 18 children to India-made syrup" The Independent. (2022). "The". (full article available through 12ft)

Google Search for Gambian top-level domain

("the gambia" excluding, 2023-01-08) 5:0

  1. Gambia Tourism Board. (2023). mixed use.
  2. The Point. (2023). no examples.
  3. The Standard. (2023). "The".
  4. The University of The Gambia. no examples.
  5. "Gambia" UNHCR. mixed use.
  6. MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. (2020). "The".
  7. "The Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia". (1997). "The".
  8. Central Bank of The Gambia. (2023). "The".
  9. "Evolution of Currency in The Gambia" Central Bank of The Gambia. (2023). "The".

Google Search for Gambian government top-level domain

("the gambia", 2023-01-09) 5:0

  1. Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). "The".
  2. Ministry of Health, The Gambia. no examples.
  3. "Latest News" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). "The".
  4. "Cabinet" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). no examples.
  5. "Office of The President: H.E. Adama Barrow" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). no examples.
  6. "Welcome to Meccnar" Ministry of Environment, Climate Change & Natural Resources Republic of the Gambia. (2021). mixed use.
  7. "Contact" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). no examples.
  8. Judiciary of The Republic of The Gambia. (2020). mixed use.
  9. THREE BROWSERS MARKED THE Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs AS NOT SECURE.
  10. "Constitution of The Gambia" Judiciary of The Republic of The Gambia. (1997). "The". (downloaded document)
  11. "Videos" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). no examples.
  12. "Welcome to MOTC" The Ministry of Tourism & Culture Republic of The Gambia. no examples.
  13. "Speeches and Statements" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). no examples.
  14. "Welcome to MECCNAR" Ministry of Environment, Climate Change & Natural Resources Republic of The Gambia. (2022). "The".
  15. "Office of the First Lady" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). no examples.
  16. "The Gambia Assumes ECOWAS Commission Presidency" Office of the President: Republic of The Gambia. (2022). "The".


Out of a total of 50, 42:8 or 84% capitalized The. There were also five which used both. If they are counted as both, there were 60, 47:13 or 78% capitalized The. These are not the results I expected and I plan to change my !vote above. SchreiberBike | ⌨  01:58, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion review for Category:Recipients of the National Order of the Lion, Category:Recipients of Order of the Star of Ethiopia, etc

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Category:Recipients of the National Order of the Lion and other similar Ethiopian order of merits. You might want to participate in the deletion review. FuzzyMagma (talk) 07:09, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

International reactions to Algeria-South Africa and Algeria-South Sudan relations

I am pointing out this open discussion in case anyone is interested. (talk) 13:29, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please see this discussion regarding the correct demonym for the country of Burkina Faso. Thanks, Nehme1499 11:12, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to episode 20 of WikiAfrica Hour, titled Open gatherings: One movement

Dear all,

I am delighted to invite you to episode 20 of WikiAfrica Hour titled, Open gatherings: One movement.

The episode is dedicated to understanding the new dynamics around conferences within the Wikimedia movement and experiences by former Core Organizing Team members of some conferences.

Guests include:

  1. Ndahiro Derrick - Planning and Organising lead, WikiIndaba 2022
  2. Euphemia Uwandu - Lead organiser, Wikimedia Youth Conference 2023 by The WikiVibrance Project
  3. Butch Bustria - Event lead + Chair of Program subcommittee, 2023 Wikimania
  4. Gnangarra Lake - Chair, 2023 Wikimania Scholarship sub-committee
  5. Vanj Padilla - Co-lead, 2023 Wikimania Documentation & Event Communication Subcommittee
  6. Emmanuelle KAKOU - Member, 2023 WikiConvention francophone Core Organizing Team
  • Date: 27th January 2023
  • Time:4pm UTC
  • Details:

Ceslause (talk) 19:18, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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