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BFA - Rotary Partnership Program to be Introduced at Rotary International Convention

June 8th, 2017

This summer, Books for Africa will be at the Rotary International convention in Atlanta June 10 - 14 to host an information booth and provide tours of our BFA warehouse on Tuesday the 13th - tours will include food and beverages at a "Taste of Africa" reception. An exciting new BFA/Rotary partnership program will be introduced at the convention.

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Africa's economic potential is waiting to be tapped

Carlos Dos Santos & Jeffrey Sturchio

Star Tribune

June 4th, 2017

Business and government leaders understand that business investment alone will not have a significant impact on Africa's success. It will take a combination of the work of NGOs such as St. Paul-based Books For Africa and US AID support for developing countries, whose funding faces possible severe cuts. Since 1988 BFA has shipped 39 million school and law books to 49 African countries. Books are critical to the education of Africa's students and future workforce.

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Open University of Tanzania Celebrates Donation of Textbooks and Law Library

May 26th, 2017

In May 2017, The Open University of Tanzania, in collaboration with Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) Trust, received a container of BFA books, including a brand new Law & Human Rights Library delivered by the Books For Africa Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.

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Words Change Worlds Fundraising Luncheon Headlines Great Day of Events

May 23rd, 2017

On May 18, 2017, Books For Africa held its annual Words Change Worlds fundraising luncheon in St. Paul, Minnesota. This year's keynote speaker was His Excellency Ambassador Carlos Dos Santos, Mozambique’s Ambassador to the United States. We were also pleased to welcome His Excellency Maowia Khalid, Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the U.S., and Jeffrey Sturchio, president of the Corporate Council on Africa, as featured speakers.

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On Law Day, Minnesotans pledge support for rule of law in Africa

May 5th, 2017

Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm in Minneapolis recently hosted an event benefiting Books For Africa's Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative. The event featured remarks from John Bessler, who discussed the book he recently edited –Justice Stephen Breyer’s Against the Death Penalty. Proceeds of the book, which he later signed for participants, will be donated to Books for Africa’s Law and Democracy Initiative.

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Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Celebration in Cape Town, South Africa

March 30th, 2017

Books for Africa is planning a trip to Cape Town in January of 2018 to celebrate 30 years of working to end the book famine in Africa. Included will be a climb of Table Mountain, tours of Cape Town and visits to recipient BFA schools!

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