BFA Visits With African Diplomatic Corps and Key Partners in DC

June 7th, 2024

BFA leaders spent this week in Washington, DC, visiting with members of the African diplomatic corps and hosting a Summit Society reception at the Embassy of Rwanda. Check out photos from the event!


Donor's Legacy Spans BFA History

June 6th, 2024

In the heart of every philanthropist lies a desire to make a difference that outlasts their own lifetime. We recently sat down with Michael Henley, a dedicated member of Books For Africa's Legacy Society and former board member, to discuss the profound impact of planned giving and how it can shape the future of our organization.


‘When you see books it’s like seeing gold,’ Rwandan envoy says at Books for Africa fundraiser

Tom Gitaa


May 22nd, 2024

For children caught in the middle of the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed over 800,000 people, a book in their hands made a world of difference.  For the Rwandan ambassador to the United States, Mathilde Mukantabana, there were instances in her life during the genocide that the few books she could get hold of as she moved between countries as a refugee helped her see the light through the darkness. This was a reality for many, especially children, she said.


BFA Hosts Visit From Zambian Ambassador

May 22nd, 2024

Books For Africa was honored to host H.E. Ambassador Chibamba Kanyama from the Republic of Zambia to the US, for a meeting at our Minnesota warehouse and a reception at the University Club of St Paul.


Books For Africa Launches Online Merchandise Store

May 21st, 2024

Books For Africa is pleased to now have an online merchandise store where supporters can purchase BFA gear – a portion of each sale goes to support our programs!


Books For Africa Hosts Rwandan Ambassador at Annual Luncheon 2024: “A Book For Every Child”

May 16th, 2024

Books For Africa was delighted to host Rwandan Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana as its keynote speaker at the 2024 Annual Luncheon. Read Her Excellency’s remarks and see more photos in our latest success story!