Afro Deli owner ships over 100,000 books to Somalia, Djibouti

Nina Raemont

St. Paul Pioneer Press

February 17th, 2022

Abdirahman Kahin has no trouble sleeping. You’d think the owner of Afro Deli would, considering how much he fits into his schedule. Aside from managing three — make that four in the spring — Afro Deli locations across the Twin Cities, Kahin recently sponsored the shipment of more than 110,000 books to Somalia and Djibouti through the St. Paul-based nonprofit Books for Africa.


Eden Prairie School Helps Collect French Language Books to be Sent to Mali

Sun Sailor

February 16th, 2022

Local students, the Alliance Française and Books For Africa have joined to collect and send French-language books to students in French-speaking Mali in West Africa.


Rogers Park Mom Helps Kids Amplify Their Diverse Voices with Her New Books

Lori Orlinsky

Chicago Parent

February 11th, 2022

As a child growing up in rural Africa, Nonku Adumetey did not have access to books. When she became a mom and found herself living in Rogers Park, Adumetey was disappointed to find that while access to books was no longer a problem, she was unable to find books that represented diverse characters like her own toddler-aged kids.


Donated French-language books from local sources headed for West Africa

Pamela Thompson

Northfield News

February 9th, 2022

For Northfield’s Charlie Cogan and Cerif Keita, donating French-language books to students in West Africa is all about building amities — friendships.


How Montclair Students Birthed a Global Network to Help Schools in Tanzania

Erin Roll

Montclair Local

February 7th, 2022

Two years ago, Amir Doctry and his students in the Global Citizens class at Renaissance at Rand Middle School began a unique project.Known as G.L.E.A.N., the Global Learning Exchange of All Nations, the project is a partnership of schools and students representing nine countries who work together to provide help to schools in Tanzania and get to know each other in the process. 


Rwampara school gets 3,000 textbooks after reopening


January 27th, 2022

In an effort to improve the learning environment for pupils at Rwemiyenje Primary School in Rwampara district, the good Samaritans of Butakara Foundation in partnership with Africa Strong from the USA have donated 3000 textbooks and constructed buildings worth $30,000.