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.


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.”


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.


Thomson Reuters Law Libraries Sent to Namibia Supreme and High Courts

October 2nd, 2019

A collaboration between the Federal Judiciary Center, Thomson Reuters and the Books For Africa Law and Democracy Initiative resulted in the 2019 shipment of a 40ft sea container to the Namibia Ministry of Education, with more than 35,000 books to support human rights and the rule of law in the country. 


Sierra Leone Bar Association Celebrates Partnership, Law Books

Steve Pfeiffer

August 30th, 2019

On February 20, 2019, I was invited by members of the Bar Association of Sierra Leone for a formal ceremony to show gratitude to Thomson Reuters and Books For Africa, and to acknowledge receipt of the shipment of books that were sent to Freetown by Books For Africa for their law library. The full collection of new latest edition law books was provided by Thomson Reuters.


Helping Kenyan prosecutors fight criminals in court

Tad Simons

Thomson Reuters blog

January 9th, 2019

Around the world, Thomson Reuters engages in efforts to strengthen the rule of law and help democratic values flourish, even in places where progress in these areas can be dishearteningly slow.  For the past ten years, Thomson Reuters has been helping Africa’s emerging democracies build the foundation for a civil society through its work with the non-profit groups Lawyers Without Borders and Books For Africa.