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WIKIPEDIA, the free online encyclopedia edited by its readers, has embarked on a project to increase content emanating from Africa.Wikipedia is the sixth-most popular website and generates 15% of all internet traffic.Data show that more than 80% of entries and edits originate in Europe and North America. Countries such as the US, Germany, the UK and France have an average of more than a million edits every quarter, and Africa manages only a few thousand.A project called WikiAfrica is set to change that. It will try to Africanise Wikipedia by generating and expanding 30,000 articles over the next two years. Wikipedia project manager Isla Haddow-Flood says this will be done by activating communities and individuals to contribute their stories and knowledge to Wikipedia."The majority of entries on Wiki — even about Africa — have been written by people in Europe and America. They write their entries based on their knowledge and the media that they consume. Most foreign media on Africa t...

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