Boko Haram Has Forced 1.4 Million West African Children From Their Homes

children displayed as a result of Boko Haram
September 19, 2015

The bombing attacks often happen in the morning or late at night. An explosion tears through a village in northern Nigeria while residents are in bed. Panic spreads, sending families fleeing to nearby towns, displacement camps, and at times, into neighboring countries. In the last five months alone, attacks like this carried out by the militant group Boko Haram have forced thousands from their homes, including 500,000 children mostly from northern Nigeria, but Chad,…


People of Africa: Yoruba

Kwara State drummers
September 2, 2015

The Yoruba (Yorùbá in Yoruba orthography) are one of the largest ethno-linguistic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Yoruba constitute about 21 percent of the population of modern day Nigeria, and they are commonly the majority population in their communities. Many of the Yoruba in West Africa live in the states of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo, making these political areas decidedly in the control of the numerically superior Yoruba….


Countries of Africa

August 20, 2015

    List of countries in Africa Surrounded by water from all directions, Africa is a continent with clearly determined and absolutely accurate borders. In the north it is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, in the northeast, is separated from Asia by the Suez Canal and farther by the Red Sea. From the east and southeast it is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, from the west by the…


Women Daring To Lead Africa

Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei
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 ….

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.


Nigeria: Country’s Sole Female Presidential Candidate

February 10, 2015

Oluremi Sonaiya wishes to be the next president of Nigeria. She wants to rule the country differently, put a stop to corruption and empty politicians’ promises. But competing in the race is prohibitively expensive. The words “The Promise” are written in large letters over the tiny restaurant in Lagos Airport. Oluremi Sonaiya is seated on a plastic chair and opposite her are two young campaign assistants busily typing away on…


Nigerian Scientist’s Conversion of Urine Into Flammable Gases Gets Patent

November 14, 2014

By Chukwuma Muanya A Nigerian scientist has obtained a patent for his pioneer work in converting urine into flammable gases. The breakthrough of Ejikeme Patrick Nwosu, 31-year-old, has raised the hope of the world in using urine to solve its energy crisis. Nwosu got Patent No NG/P/20/2013/699 for developing a process for conversion of urine into hydrogen-ammonia rich flammable gases and fire resistant materials.