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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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Container Departs for Kofi Annan Institue for Conflict Transformation in LIberia

August 24th, 2017

Leaving the Books For Africa warehouse in Atlanta last week was a 40-foot sea container holding 22,000 books departing for the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation Project in Monrovia, Liberia.  In addition to large quantities of books on general topics, a law/human rights library was provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters and the BFA Law & Democracy Initiative.

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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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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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Sweet And Maxwell Donate Textbooks To Books For Africa Charity

November 16th, 2014

Legal Current details a recent textbook donation from Sweet & Maxwell, as well as Thomson Reuters' long-standing support of the Law & Democracy Initiative.

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