Principal Library Officer Ernest Nyari vividly remembers the scramble that would ensue every morning when he opened the doors of the library at University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Students got stuck at the doorway as they rushed in. The library didn’t have enough space or books to serve the growing student population. At a cost of $41.28 million, China’s Aid program helped Tanzania build a new library at the university in 2018. The largest university library in Africa, the facility is staffed by 147 librarians and features high-speed internet and improved digital resources.
China Daily (Beijing), July 10