This is Africa
Here are some signs that you won't find
anywhere else in the world except in Africa.
In a restaurant in Zambia: "Open seven days a
week and weekends."
On the grounds of a private school in South
Africa: "No trespassing without permission."
On a window of a Nigerian shop: "Why go
elsewhere to be cheated when you can come
On a poster in Ghana: "Are you an adult who
cannot read? If so, we can help."
In a hotel in Mozambique: "Visitors are expected
to complain at the office between the hours of
9.00 am and 11.00am daily."
On a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
"Take note: When this sign is submerged, the
river is impassable."
In a Zimbabwean restaurant: "Customers who
find our waitresses rude ought to see the
A sign seen on a hand dryer in a Lesotho public
toilet: "Risk of electric shock - Do not activate with
In a Botswana jewellery shop: "Ears pierced while
On one of the buildings of a Sierra Leonne
hospital: "Mental Health Prevention Centre."
In a maternity ward of a clinic in Tanzania: "No
In a cemetery in Uganda: "Persons are prohibited
from picking flowers from any but their own
In a Malawi hotel: "It is forbidden to steal towels,
please. If you are not a person to do such a
thing, please don't read this notice."
A sign posted in an Algerian tourist camping
park: "It is strictly forbidden on our camping site
that people of different sex, for instance a man
and woman, live together in one tent unless they
are married to each other for that purpose."
In a Namibian nightclub: "Ladies are not allowed
to have children in the bar."
In a photo studio in Chitungwiza (Zimbabwe):
"Photos taken while you wait"