A report has been made about this on Facebook in relation to the Wiki Loves Africa contest. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1948226822099948/permalink/2011289432460353/.
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URGENT: Hello Everyone! We are aware there is a problem with uploading to Commons. We have told the facebook page that we will accept entries for another 24 hours. .. but we have connectivity issues ourselves and would be grateful if someone could figure out what is wrong on Commons and ask to get it fixed!! And please can someone put a notice on the upload page on Commons (on each of the language versions) to notify uploaders that we are aware of the problem and they have an additional 24 hours to upload their images.
Can this be looked at? Thanks