Group that seeks to reconnect African diaspora with their roots ships books to Ghana


The African Diaspora Development Institute’s (ADDI) mission is to reconnect people of African descent around the world with their roots in Africa

Jote Taddese accepts the Friend of the Community Award on behalf of Books for Africa on October 12, 2019, at Mshale’s African Awards Gala held at Target corporate headquarters in Minneapolis. Taddese, an Ethiopian immigrant, recently led an effort to ship 16,000 books from the organization to Ghana. Photo: Oladipupo Sule for Mshale

Taddese who sits on the African Diaspora Development Institute board which raised the funds for the shipment of the books said his life experience growing up in Ethiopia is what inspires him to support kids in Africa with books.

“As a person who was raised in Africa and educated in the diaspora, I am a living example of when we put a book in the hands of a child, we not only help fulfill the potential of the child but also change the impact on the lives of individuals and the global communities that child will touch,” Taddese said. […]

Ethiopia vows to table all agendas including a referendum in the national dialogue


According to its state minister, Ethiopia will ensure inclusivity of all agendas at stake, including controversial constitutional elements to be discussed in a planned national dialogue to put forth a lasting solution to the internal conflict.

On the sidelines of the Turkey-Africa Partnership summit, Redwan Hussien told Anadolu Agency that Ethiopia is moving forward to give broadened political space through a planned dialogue […]

25 Sites/Sources of Free Public Domain Books


Want to load your e-reader or tablet with free ebooks, legally? Check out this list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format.

Every year, new publications enter the public domain. It means their intellectual property rights have expired or are not applicable any longer.

The content of these works becomes available for public use. Anyone is free to use or reuse it […]

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