• Uber pain forces the Victorian Government to reform the taxi industry

    Uber pain forces the Victorian Government to reform the taxi industry

    In what many see as the consequences of the success of Uber in the commercial passenger industry, the Victorian government has announced its intention to establish a single commercial passenger industry to create more jobs and provide greater transport choices for the public and better security for drivers.     Daniels Andrews has unveiled today a set of new measures that are expected to transform the industry. The Premier wants to replace current licencing regime by a single registration system […]

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  • Neymar helps Brazil correct a historical wrong against Germany

    Neymar helps Brazil correct a historical wrong against Germany

    So I watched the match between Brazil and Germany…well, not exactly…more like ran from the kitchen to shouts from the two male species in the living room to catch a glimpse of the Olympic men’s football match as the final penalty kick was about to be taken. As the man chosen to take this final decider prepared to kick the ball, a man, a young boy and a middle-aged woman thousands of miles away in a continent down under, players […]

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  • Community connections : Jewish and African communities getting closer

    Community connections : Jewish and African communities getting closer

    David Marlow is Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), which is the peak body representing Victorian Jewry. The JCCV organised  the Inaugural JCCV Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner that brought together African and Jewish community members in an effort to build bridges between these two communities. In this interview with AMA’s Clyde S. Sharady, David speaks about his organisation, the motivation behind the dinner, media representations of migrant and ethnic communities, possible collaboration between the two […]

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  • Family day care war between Melbourne and Canberra: the communities set to lose.

    Family day care war between Melbourne and Canberra: the communities set to lose.

    The Victorian government has decided to go to war against the Turnbull government over the family day care rort. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos is reported to have  called on the Turnbull Government to cease funding new Family Day care services in areas already saturated with services, and undertake a review of the sector.   African women providing Family Day care services in the community  The arrest last week of two men in Sydney on charges relating to […]

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  • South Sudan’s historic appearance at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    South Sudan’s historic appearance at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    As over 200 countries converge on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics Games, there is one country that has never been there before and that country is the Republic of South Sudan. The historic appearance of South Sudan in the world’s most populous and biggest sporting event came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) accepted the new country as its 206th member nation in August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. Many South Sudanese around the world who were fortunate to […]

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  • Meet the Djiboutian diaspora in Melbourne

    Meet the Djiboutian diaspora in Melbourne

    The Djiboutian diaspora in Melbourne organised its first ever independence day festival on 08 July 2016. The event took place at a quiet inner city suburb of Thornbury, in Melbourne North. Over two hundred people attended the event, including many friends of Djibouti. The successful event was organised by Mouktar Mohamed Robleh, a Djiboutian who arrived in Melbourne just over two years ago and who is keen to raise the flag for his country, the republic of Djibouti.    Cultural dance […]

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  • Uber pain forces the Victorian Government to reform the taxi industry
  • Neymar helps Brazil correct a historical wrong against Germany
  • Community connections : Jewish and African communities getting closer
  • Family day care war between Melbourne and Canberra: the communities set to lose.
  • South Sudan’s historic appearance at Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Meet the Djiboutian diaspora in Melbourne
 

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  • Uber pain forces the Victorian Government to reform the taxi industry

    Uber pain forces the Victorian Government to reform the taxi industry

    In what many see as the consequences of the success of Uber in the commercial passenger industry, the Victorian government has announced its intention to establish a single commercial passenger industry to create more jobs and provide greater transport choices for the public and better security for drivers.     Daniels Andrews has unveiled today a set of new measures that are expected to transform the industry. The Premier wants to replace current licencing regime by a single registration system […]

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  • Neymar helps Brazil correct a historical wrong against Germany

    Neymar helps Brazil correct a historical wrong against Germany

    So I watched the match between Brazil and Germany…well, not exactly…more like ran from the kitchen to shouts from the two male species in the living room to catch a glimpse of the Olympic men’s football match as the final penalty kick was about to be taken. As the man chosen to take this final decider prepared to kick the ball, a man, a young boy and a middle-aged woman thousands of miles away in a continent down under, players […]

    Continue reading »

  • Community connections : Jewish and African communities getting closer

    Community connections : Jewish and African communities getting closer

    David Marlow is Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), which is the peak body representing Victorian Jewry. The JCCV organised  the Inaugural JCCV Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner that brought together African and Jewish community members in an effort to build bridges between these two communities. In this interview with AMA’s Clyde S. Sharady, David speaks about his organisation, the motivation behind the dinner, media representations of migrant and ethnic communities, possible collaboration between the two […]

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  • Family day care war between Melbourne and Canberra: the communities set to lose.

    Family day care war between Melbourne and Canberra: the communities set to lose.

    The Victorian government has decided to go to war against the Turnbull government over the family day care rort. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos is reported to have  called on the Turnbull Government to cease funding new Family Day care services in areas already saturated with services, and undertake a review of the sector.   African women providing Family Day care services in the community  The arrest last week of two men in Sydney on charges relating to […]

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  • South Sudan’s historic appearance at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    South Sudan’s historic appearance at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    As over 200 countries converge on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics Games, there is one country that has never been there before and that country is the Republic of South Sudan. The historic appearance of South Sudan in the world’s most populous and biggest sporting event came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) accepted the new country as its 206th member nation in August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. Many South Sudanese around the world who were fortunate to […]

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  • Census 2016: your participation benefits African communities

    Census 2016: your participation benefits African communities

         Australian census takes place every five years. The evening of Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 is Census Night. Census figures are well respected official figures. It is important that the 2016 Census gives a complete account of the population of people of African background, a growing community in Australia. Australian politicians and service providers rely on Census figures and would usually ask how many of people of your ethnic background live in a suburb, local council, constituency or state. […]

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  • Meet the Djiboutian diaspora in Melbourne

    Meet the Djiboutian diaspora in Melbourne

    The Djiboutian diaspora in Melbourne organised its first ever independence day festival on 08 July 2016. The event took place at a quiet inner city suburb of Thornbury, in Melbourne North. Over two hundred people attended the event, including many friends of Djibouti. The successful event was organised by Mouktar Mohamed Robleh, a Djiboutian who arrived in Melbourne just over two years ago and who is keen to raise the flag for his country, the republic of Djibouti.    Cultural dance […]

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  • The African Diaspora around the world and in Australia can do more for the development of Africa than just remittances.

    The African Diaspora around the world and in Australia can do more for the development of Africa than just remittances.

    Matthew Neuhaus is the Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch, of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and former ambassador to Zimbabwe and the DRC. Mr Neuhaus addressed a group of Africans who attended the launch of the Australia Zimbabwe Business Council (AZBC) on Friday 29th July 2016. Mr Neuhaus was interviewed by AMA’s Clyde Sharady and spoke about the role of the African Diaspora in contributing to Africa’s development, as well as  the relationship between Australia and Africa, amongst other things. […]

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  • From now on I won’t be trusting any Muslims or Christians, here is why !

    From now on I won’t be trusting any Muslims or Christians, here is why !

    A conservative right winger called me a silly liberal hippy for trusting Muslims and not giving in to the medias brainwashing. He says you can’t be sure which ones are safe and which ones are dangerous. Maybe he was right. I’ll give this a try. From now on I won’t be trusting ANY Muslims. “Islamic” terrorists are blowing things up and killing innocent people everyday, so as far as I’m concerned, all of you are a threat to me. But […]

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  • Nigerian Migrant Couple pioneered first professional migrant magazine in Australia

    Nigerian Migrant Couple pioneered first professional migrant magazine in Australia

    Tommy Adebayo’s story begins like that of so many migrants in Australia. In this case, Tommy and his wife Bola were born in Oyo State, Nigeria. They both lived and practiced their profession in Nigeria before migrating to Australia to seek a better life. Like many migrants, Tommy had many questions during his adjustment period. However, finding the answers was not always easy, Tommy laughs wryly as he remember, “I had to go to 20 different places sometimes just to […]

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  • QUEST4BEST

    QUEST4BEST

    1.– Nominate any African-Australian restaurant that you believe to be the best. Send your nominations through AMA facebook page.  Click here and once you are on AMA facebook page, Like it first (if you have not yet done so) and then send a message with the name of the restaurant and their facebook page (if they have one), along with any other information you may have. 2.– Anyone can nominate a restaurant they like and everyone who sends a nomination […]

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  • 2016 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS :nominations now open

    2016 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS :nominations now open

    The nominations are now open for AMA AWARDS 2016. This year we have combined the two awards program that we have been running since 2013, namely the Victorian African Community Awards and the National African-Australian Person of the Year Awards. We have put these two programs together and rebranded the program which is now called AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA awards. The program is open to all Africans from around Australia and their friends and supporters. Please take 5 minutes to nominate any […]

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  • The Herald Sun takes a special interest in African youths

    The Herald Sun takes a special interest in African youths

    The Herald Sun published an article on Wednesday 20 July 2016 with a big bold title: SAFER IN AFRICA. The article talked about the desperation of some African parents who are sending their teens back to Africa to escape Melbourne’s youth culture that is dominated by violence. The article is interesting in many ways, but not for the right reasons. After all, the Herald Sun has an established reputation on picking on migrants in general and African and Islamic communities […]

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  • Internet privacy and security:  learn to protect yourself

    Internet privacy and security: learn to protect yourself

    The world wide web was preliminary designed to connect people electronically from different parts of the world. However, over the last decade or so, serious concerns have been raised about the safety of the internet. No doubt, the internet is one of the best resources available to us today, whether we are talking about performing our day-to-day duties or simply bonding with our families and/or friends. However, the internet has now become extremely dangerous and many industries have been created through […]

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  • iKON tracker: A young African entrepreneur turns a crisis into a business opportunity

    iKON tracker: A young African entrepreneur turns a crisis into a business opportunity

        Adedayo Charis, an engineering student and entrepreneur from Nigeria, currently residing in Australia, is set to launch his tracking device startup iKON Tracker. iKON Tracker is a tech device that can be attached to any non-tech item to give people a means to track their belongings. While this application is very much a way to help people find lost items, it also can be applied to people as a way for parents to keep track of their children. Charis […]

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  • African communities : how do we help our young people involved in criminal activities?

    African communities : how do we help our young people involved in criminal activities?

    Criminal activities by a section of African-Australian youths in Melbourne is becoming a serious problem.  We must have the courage to acknowledge this issue and find ways deal with it. Many of our young people are increasingly choosing a life style centred on crime and anti-social behaviours. Although their number is still a tiny minority, but it is on the increase. Young Africans, many from a South-Sudanese background have been reportedly involved many criminal behaviours  over recent months and the number of such incidents keeps […]

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  • Open letter for All african in the Diaspora

    Open letter for All african in the Diaspora

    An Open Letter To All Africans In Diaspora!!!                                                                                        “Never give up! Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine” Jack Ma. This quote simply reminds us how important it is […]

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  • “I Just Didn’t Love Myself”

    “I Just Didn’t Love Myself”

    At 27 years old Nehanda Nyanda was 20 kilos overweight, depressed and wishing she could turn her skin white. Stephanie Mee spoke to her about how she turned the corner. Photo: Joshua A. Madison. “The reality for me is that the most beautiful people are the ones that have the greatest self-worth and confidence. They have an inner light that shines, and they brighten up places when they go there. And in the real world, those are the people that […]

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  • Hussein ZamZame receives recognition for promoting peace in the community

    Hussein ZamZame receives recognition for promoting peace in the community

    Hussein Zamzame,  a journalist and community activist, is the first Eritrean to be recognised as an ambassador for peace by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Australia. The award was presented to him on  18 June 2016 by John Bellavance, vice president of  UP international, together with Ambassador for peace at Monash university, Dr Rick McInerheney. Three other people were awarded on the occasion, including Kamil Ebrahim,  Mr Hussen Mahamed and  Titi.   Hussein ZamZame receiving his award on 18 June 2016   […]

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  • Experts urge Australian mainstream media to hire more migrants

    Experts urge Australian mainstream media to hire more migrants

    Australian media organisations have been urged to recruit more journalists from new and emerging migrant communities in an effort to combat “thinly-veiled racism and misrepresentation” in the mainstream media. The recommendation was among a wide-ranging series of actions proposed at the inaugural National Conference on Media, Migration and Integration (NMMI),  recently organised  by Africa Media Australia, in collaboration with the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) in Melbourne, Victoria.   Minister Robin Scott speaking at the inaugural NMMI Conference 2016 […]

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  • How do African-Australian communities vote in Australia?

    How do African-Australian communities vote in Australia?

    Australians are invited to vote on Saturday 2 July 2016, to elect their federal members of parliament. The power to vote is an important aspect of citizenry as it gives every individual in the society the ability to decide on the destiny of the nation through the choice of the leaders and decide what party or parties will run the country for the next four years.   voting is making one’s voice heard in the political process New Australians, such […]

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