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African Union Announces Books For Africa Partnership

October 1st, 2018

Books For Africa is excited to announce an ongoing partnership with the African Union that will deliver tens of thousands of books to the AU Library in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! The agreement, announced Friday, September 28th at the Books For Africa 30th Anniversary Gala, will deliver an initial shipment of 22,000 books on mathematics, science, law, health and other subjects, to coincide with the next AU Summit in Addis Ababa in January 2019!

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African ambassadors will meet with Minnesota commercial officials

Neal St. Anthony

Star Tribune

September 25th, 2018

African diplomats will talk business Friday with Minnesota business-and-trade officials at a private luncheon at the University Club of Saint Paul in connection with the 30th anniversary of St. Paul-based Books For Africa. That evening at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, Arikana Chihombori-Quao, ambassador of the Embassy of the African Union, will address the anniversary gala to celebrate past accomplishments and encourage deeper cultural-and-commercial ties.

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Books For Africa Remembers Kofi Annan

August 20th, 2018

The Books For Africa family joins the world in mourning the unexpected and untimely passing of former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on August 18th, 2018. BFA has been fortunate to benefit from a long and supportive relationship with Kofi Annan. He first heard of our work almost 20 years ago, and has been Co-Chair of BFA's Law & Democracy Initiative since its founding in 2008..

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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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BFA Earns Seventh Consecutive Perfect Rating From Charity Navigator

July 24th, 2018

Books For Africa has received Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for the seventh consecutive year, the highest possible rating. Charity Navigator is the country’s premiere charity evaluator and rates charities on sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. BFA is also proud to be listed as one of the 10 best humanitarian relief organizations based on our 4-star rating and the impact or our programs!

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