Sub-saharan Africa Strategic Talk

The Ombuds commission (OC) and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for members! Apply or share this opportunity with your community.

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Dear African Wikimedians, Have people heard about the RfC? What is going to happen if the vote succeeds? Will fundraising ads be blocked from English Wikipedia? How much do we make from English Wikipedia banner fundraising? And should the fundraising take a hit, won’t it affect projects on our continent?

[Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) - Wikipedia](https://RfC discussion on a ban on English Wikipedia Fundraising banner)

Back story of why


3 posts were split to a new topic: How to identify the language codes in posts

@Tochiprecious @Em-mustapha @Mwintirew @Shahadusadik @Owula_kpakpo @Ruby_D-Brown @CaliBen @Ceslause @Jemima2019 What sound makes you think “knowledge”? If you haven’t yet voted for your favourite sound, you can do so here!

I must commend all of the participants and finalists for their efforts and creativity. Listening to the sounds was a pleasant experience!


I applaud participants and finalists for their efforts. This is pure creativity!. Congratulations to all of them.


Nice sounds by all standards. Congrats to them all

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@CaliBen @Olugold @Jemima2019 @Valentine_Badu @Mwintirew @CaliBen @Oby_Ezeilo @Mndetatsin @Akwugo As a grantee, have your challenges been reflected in the report? What did you find interesting, missing or eye-opening in the regional session report?
You can share your thoughts and questions here.Regional reflections on grantees' work - what are your thoughts?

@Zuz_WMF , I applaud your initiation of the topic above. I hope this forum will serve exactly the purpose that you lay out above, namely, to promote creative collaboration across our entire community, as well as on a regional basis, whereever it would be beneficial to do so.

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the thread below is highly relevant. please be sure to visit this thread.

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Are you or anyone from your community attending this event? @Jemima2019 @Ruby_D-Brown @DaSupremo @Em-mustapha @Edward_ambele @Micheal_Kaluba @Justine_Msechu @Tochiprecious @Olugold @Akwugo @Naa2Darkoa


@Zuz_WMF Yes. last year, some of my team members and I together with some members from our Community (Wikimedians of Twi Language Community) were on the call, we are ready to join the call again this year.


Hello @Jemima2019 @DaSupremo @Mwintirew @CaliBen @VALENTIN_NVJ @Olugold @Oby_Ezeilo @Akwugo @Mndetatsin @Em-mustapha,

The voting period for the revised Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines is now open! Voting will be open for two weeks and close at 23.59 UTC on January 31, 2023. Please visit the voter information page on Meta-wiki for voter eligibility information and details on how to vote.

For more details on the Enforcement Guidelines and the voting process, see our previous message.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,


Hello Zuz,
I hope you are well.

We have already informed our community about this and I personally have already voted.



Hi Valentin, I am well thank you and you?

It’s great to hear that you voted. We look forward to seeing more of your community members vote.

Hello @Zuz_WMF, thanks for de reminder. Rydi I cast my vote. I go flow my community members make dem vote too.

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@Zuz_WMF I believe you are fine

Yes I have voted already, I will inform my community members to vote as well

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Hi @CaliBen @DaSupremo @Jemima2019 @Em-mustapha @RebeccaRwanda @Shahadusadik @Olugold @Justine_Msechu @Micheal_Kaluba @Edward_ambele ,

Voting on the ratification of the UCoC enforcement guidelines is still ongoing. Votes will be accepted until 23:59 on January 31, 2023 (UTC) Here are some interesting statistics of language communities in SSA:

  • Out of 38 eligible voters in Hausa Wikipedia, only 4 people have voted

  • Out of 25 eligible voters in Swahili Wikipedia, only 1 person has voted

  • Out of 10 eligible voters in Dagbani Wikipedia, none has voted yet.

  • Out of 9 eligible voters in Igbo Wikipedia, only 4 people have voted

  • Out of 7 eligible voters in Yoruba Wikipedia, none have noted yet.

Congratulations to the Igbo Wikimedians Community, which has had a good turnout of voters so far. If you haven’t voted yet, please do so here.

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The voting result of Universal Code of Conduct revised Enforcement Guidelines are as below:

  • 3097 voters from 146 Wikimedia communities voted
  • 76% in support of the Enforcement Guidelines, and 24% in opposition.

Statistics for the vote are available here . The results and comments collected during this vote will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for their review. The current expectation is that the Board of Trustees review process will complete in March 2023.


The Movement Charter Drafting Committee announced Call for Advisors inviting individuals interested in supporting the work of the Drafting Groups and Sub-committees to become advisors. Further details can be found in this post.

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