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October 18, 2016

The African Heritage Foundation introduces you to another one of its very talented members. Here to share with you her businesses, her dreams, her aspirations and a little bit of herself in an interview with the AHF is Ms Ria Riley. We of the AHF hope that this feature proves beneficial to Ria and we ask you to look her up and give her some your business.


Curbing Racial Prejudice Is Child’s Play

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December 18, 2015

Many people ask me all the time, why is it important for us to know more about Africa? How does it affect my life now? Can it put bread on my table or help pay my bills? I am always amused when these statements are being made and I am then challenged to give a suitable answer. Why challenged you may ask? I say challenged due to the numerous answers…


The Amazing Delivery Woman

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December 1, 2015

By Joan Thatiah Imagine being in the middle of an important and urgent task at the office, with the bank set to close in less than an hour, yet you need to deposit some money in your account for a standing order or be slapped with hefty penalties. Or you need meat from that butchery downtown but you are stuck in traffic on the other side of town. Or maybe…


Ethiopia: Baby Blankets getting set for international market.

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October 29, 2015

By Mikiyas Tesfaye What started as the quest of a caring and self-proclaimed, over-protective first-time mother to find the perfect blanket for her child is now making headlines as the next potential international breakout brand from Ethiopia. Amelsa Yazew, 34, had a bit of a fetish for baby blankets when she was pregnant with her first child, Caleb. She said she bought excessive amounts of mass-produced baby blankets for her…


Nigeria: India-Africa Summit Opens in New Delhi

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October 27, 2015

New Delhi — Expanding trade ties, particularly in the energy sector, topped the agenda as Indian and African leaders kicked off their largest-ever summit in New Delhi on Monday. Fifty-four countries, including more than 40 African heads of state, were gathered for the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, aimed at boosting political, economic and trade ties. Bilateral trade between India and Africa amounts to around 70 billion dollars a year, a…


Uganda: How a School Dropout Built a Multi-Million Enterprise

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October 27, 2015

By Gillian Nantume Irene Nalubwama beams off an infectious smile as we exchange pleasantries after meeting for a scheduled interview. Hers is a story that completes a tale of enthusiasm built from a humble background to become one of Kampala’s most respected skin care products producers. She has had a line that runs deep into the skin care business, producing natural skin crèmes, herbal soap, beauty soap and body whitening…


Women Daring To Lead Africa

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July 11, 2015

The past two years have seen a sharp increase in women’s empowerment initiatives around the world. Global Icons in entertainment, the arts and business such as Chimamanda Adichie, Beyoncé and Sheryl Sandberg have helped push the cause into mainstream media and consciousness. Some may regard it as a trend or a fad but only time will tell. The truth remains that these initiatives are needed. There is still immense gender…


A Taste Of Nigeria ….

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March 12, 2015

The African Heritage Foundation offers you the opportunity to take your taste buds on a journey to Nigeria. Sample one or two of these products and connect with some of our culture as far as cuisine is concerned. We offer you these products at the lowest prices to be found.


Africa: Thinking Like a CEO – Why a 19-Year-Old Is Winning the Clean Energy Game in Kenya

February 6, 2015

By Kate Douglas Tom Osborn has a humble manner about him, which is surprising since, at the age of 19, he has already been recognised as one of world’s top young entrepreneurs. He is the founder of GreenChar in Kenya, a clean energy start-up that produces charcoal briquettes for cooking purposes that are both healthier to use and last longer. His coals are produced from recycled agricultural waste such as…


Ethiopia: Mimi Alemayehou – the Woman On Top of a Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Company

December 21, 2014

Interview with Mimi Alemayehou by Addis Standard …. Addis Abba Mimi Alemayehou is an Executive Advisor and Chair of Blackstone Africa Infrastructure LP, a premier global investment and advisory firm. She is also a Managing Director at Black Rhino Group, a Blackstone portfolio company. Prior to joining Blackstone and Black Rhino, Mimi was appointed by President Barak Obama to be the Executive Vice President of The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC),…