May 28, 2022

Africa: Somalia to Rebuild National Library

Note: infoDOCKET shared a report about plans to rebuild Somalia’s National Library in a post on July 19, 2013. See: “Somalia’s National Library Rises Amid the Ruins”

From the BBC:

A project has been launched in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, to rebuild the country’s national library.

Dozens of displaced families had been sheltering inside the building which has been badly damaged by decades of conflict.


Work on the new complex is expected to be finished in six months’ time at a cost of $1m (£600,000).


Already 20,000 books have been donated from the United States and around 60,000 are expected to come from Arab nations.

Read the Complete Article, View Drawing of What New Building Should Look Like

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