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Books For Africa Receives New Shipment of 10 Law & Democracy Libraries from Partner Thomson Reuters

September 27th, 2022

On the occasion of its Georgia warehouse party, Books For Africa received a set of 10 Law & Democracy Libraries from its partner, Thomson Reuters. Executive Director Pat Plonski and Board President Mike Essien were on site to observe the delivery.

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Initiative Stocks African Law Libraries

Laura Brown

Minnesota Lawyer

April 25th, 2022

The Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative began as a result of the chance meeting of two neighbors, who just happened to be lawyers, at a neighborhood potluck back in 2008. Lane Ayres is a retired assistant Hennepin County attorney. Tom Pfeifer is an executive at Thomson Reuters.

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Gambian Ministry of Justice Receives Thomson Reuters Law Library

April 1st, 2021

In March of 2021 the Gambian Ministry of Justice sent photos and information about the Thomson Reuters reference law library we had sent them. We at Books For Africa were excited to receive this information as it completes a story started 15 months before.

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Remembering Vivian Mason with a Law Library for Ghana

August 5th, 2020

Books For Africa lost a dear friend on June 18th when Vivian Mason passed away. Vivian helped create the law book program for BFA, which was launched in 2008. BFA is planning to ship a law library to Ghana later this year in Vivian's memory.

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Books For Africa Can Help Spread the Rule of Law There

Walter F. Mondale & Sharon Sayles Belton

Star Tribune

February 10th, 2020

At a time when authoritarianism is growing around the world and basic liberties and freedom of the press are under attack, it is important to continue to develop and strengthen the rule of law. A cornerstone of the rule of law is education, from grammar schools through law school. As our dear friend, the late Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, often said: “For hundreds of millions of individuals, literacy is the bridge from misery to hope.”

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BFA and Thomson Reuters Celebrate 100th Law Library Shipped to Africa

December 11th, 2019

Books For Africa and Thomson Reuters recently celebrated the shipment of their 100th law library to the African continent at an event with distinguished guests from both organizations, and congratulatory letters from former Vice President Walter Mondale and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

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