Books For Africa and Thomson Reuters sign $1.2 million agreement

Books For Africa, the largest shipper of donated text books to Africa and Thomson Reuters - Legal, the legal publishing behemoth, on Monday signed a $1.2 million agreement aimed at supporting governing institutions and the rule of law in Africa's emerging democracies.

The agreement signed at Thomson Reuters' headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota, is directed at Books For Africa's Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative and will include the provision of $1.2 million worth of legal education books and materials to law schools in Africa's developing democracies. Thomson Reuters funds to offset the shipping costs of the legal texts and will continue to provide advertising, logistical and printing support to Books For Africa and the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.