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Music brings together Minnesota Orchestra musicians, South African students

Euan Kerr

MPR News

August 14th, 2018

It may have been Saturday morning, but hundreds of students, teachers and parents crammed into the Eurocon Primary School in Elsies River — just outside Cape Town, South Africa — to welcome members of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orchestra's two-week tour is taking the musicians to a total of five cities before its done. On Friday night, the players performed to a packed house at Cape Town City Hall. Yet they played just as seriously Saturday for the grade-schoolers and their families in the hard-worn but carefully tended concrete building miles from the bright lights.

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Mozambique Container Stocks 14 Schools, Delivers Law Library to Office of Attorney General

July 19th, 2018

BFA recently delivered a container of 18,000 university-level and specialty books to Mozambique in honor of H.E. Carlos Dos Santos, keynote speaker at BFA's Words Change Worlds luncheon, and honorary chair of the 2018 BFA Summit Society! The container was generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters, who also donated a full law and human rights library to the Mozambiqe Office of the Attorney General that was included in the shipment.

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Celebration Marks BFA Projects Reaching Every African Country, 41 Million Books Shipped Since 1988

June 25th, 2018

On June 9th, 2018, BFA held a ceremony in Atlanta to celebrate the departure of a shipping container to Central African Republic. This historic container marked the achievement of BFA's long-standing goal of reaching all 54 countries on the African continent!

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Ambassador Sawerengera of Malawi Headlines 2018 Fundraising Luncheon

June 5th, 2018

Books For Africa’s annual fundraising luncheon, "Education: Rooted in Reading," was highlighted by a keynote speech from His Excellency Edward Yakobe Sawerengera, Ambassador of Malawi to the United States! The room was packed with over 300 BFA supporters and VIPs, including representatives from Presenting Sponsor Thomson Reuters, Platinum Sponsor Medtronic, as well as state and local government officials and judiciary members.

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Kofi Annan Delivers Keynote Speech at Books For Africa Reception

May 29th, 2018

Books For Africa was thrilled to host a reception honoring former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on May 7th, 2018. Over 100 key supporters gathered at the University Club of St. Paul for the reception, which was held in recognition of the 30th anniversary of Books For Africa and the 10th anniversary of our law book program, the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.

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U.S. Army Partnership Delivers Books to Garoua, Cameroon

April 20th, 2018

On April 19, 2018, U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team(CAT) 4032 delivered 27 boxes of donated books to the Garoua Regional Linguistic Center (Centre Linguistique Regional de Garoua) in Garoua, Cameroon in partnership with Books For Africa.

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