• African-Australian leaders concerned about negative media representations

    African-Australian leaders concerned about negative media representations

      African-Australians communities in Victoria remain seriously concerned about unfair, unbalanced and unjustified negative reporting about their communities in many mainstream Australian media outlets. Several Africans from the African communities’ leaders’ forum (AACLF) met Professor David Weisbrot, the Chair of Australian Press Council (APC), in Melbourne on 30 November 2016 to discuss ways to combat the misrepresentations of their communities in the media. Professor Weisbrot listened to the concerns expressed by various attendees to the meeting. He informed the group about […]

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  • Senegalese Professor  seeks leadership of African Union commission

    Senegalese Professor seeks leadership of African Union commission

    By Godfrey Olukya – 30 November 2016   Aspiring to become the next chairperson of African Union Commission, 69 year old Professor Abdoulaye Bathily from Senegal has started meeting various heads of African states seeking for their support.     The African presidents are set to elect the next head of commission in January next year to replace the incumbent Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma whose term has expired. The other contenders include Botswana’s Penelope Venson, Chad’s Moussa Faki Mhamat, Equatorial Guinea’s Agapito Mba Mokuy […]

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  • Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    By Godfrey Olukya – 28-11-2016 Two women have come boldly out in Somalia and declared that they are going to stand for presidency in the forthcoming presidential elections. The two courageous women are 44-year-old Fadumo Dayib and 42-year-old Anab Dahir. ”Although they have already got several threats from Muslim radical groups like Al-Shabab, they have insisted that they will stand in the elections for presidency.” said Somali elder Hassan Karim.     Fadumo Dayib, mother of  four who has a Finland […]

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  • Breaking News from “New Change”

    Breaking News from “New Change”

    The New Change Young African Women’s Group is showcasing ‘Breaking News’, a short film on media misrepresentations of the South Sudanese community in Australia. The film is part spoken word, part music video and it will be launched in Melbourne on Thursday  17th November 2016  in Sunshine.     New Change crew in Melbourne (Photo: New Change) New Change is an initiative driven by young South Sudanese women in  Melbourne’s western suburbs, who aim to empower, motivate and educate young women to achieve self-confidence and […]

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  • A very special and colourful community dinner

    A very special and colourful community dinner

    Africa Media Australia (AMA) and The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held a Jewish – African ‘Jeffersonian’ Dinner in partnership  African Professionals of Australia at the Adele Southwick Centre at St Kilda Hebrew Congregation on Sunday night. The dinner provided a great opportunity for members African and Jewish communities to connect and share ideas ideas and discuss topics of mutual importance. JCCV President Jennifer Huppert and the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott opened the event in front of over 65 guests, […]

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  • AMA’s Afroshine Australia Awards highlight positive achievements in the community

    AMA’s Afroshine Australia Awards highlight positive achievements in the community

    AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2016 took place on 29th October 2016 to honour the outstanding achievements of African Australians and their friends and supporters in a special ceremony held at Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, Melbourne. Afroshine Australia Awards is an award program run by Africa Media Australia. The annual awards is in its 4th year and has combine two awards previously known as Victorian African Community Awards (VACA) and the National African Australian Person of the Year, both run by AMA. […]

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  • African-Australian leaders concerned about negative media representations
  • Senegalese Professor  seeks leadership of African Union commission
  • Two bold women want to lead Somalia
  • Breaking News from “New Change”
  • A very special and colourful community dinner
  • AMA’s Afroshine Australia Awards highlight positive achievements in the community
 

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  • Tanzanian-Australians majestically celebrate their day

    Tanzanian-Australians majestically celebrate their day

    By Godfrey Olukya – 9 December 2016  A colorful celebration marking Tanzania day took place on Sunday 3 December 2016 in Prahran, in  Melbourne with Tanzanians and their invited visitors enjoying themselves to the fill. Several dozens of excited Tanzanian-Australians, including men, women and children, many dressed in African attire danced to good music, ate sumptuous food and drunk all tribes of drinks, taking numerous snaps as they cerebrated their independence day. The Grattan Gardens community centre hall was full of colour, […]

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  • African-Australian leaders concerned about negative media representations

    African-Australian leaders concerned about negative media representations

      African-Australians communities in Victoria remain seriously concerned about unfair, unbalanced and unjustified negative reporting about their communities in many mainstream Australian media outlets. Several Africans from the African communities’ leaders’ forum (AACLF) met Professor David Weisbrot, the Chair of Australian Press Council (APC), in Melbourne on 30 November 2016 to discuss ways to combat the misrepresentations of their communities in the media. Professor Weisbrot listened to the concerns expressed by various attendees to the meeting. He informed the group about […]

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  • Senegalese Professor  seeks leadership of African Union commission

    Senegalese Professor seeks leadership of African Union commission

    By Godfrey Olukya – 30 November 2016   Aspiring to become the next chairperson of African Union Commission, 69 year old Professor Abdoulaye Bathily from Senegal has started meeting various heads of African states seeking for their support.     The African presidents are set to elect the next head of commission in January next year to replace the incumbent Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma whose term has expired. The other contenders include Botswana’s Penelope Venson, Chad’s Moussa Faki Mhamat, Equatorial Guinea’s Agapito Mba Mokuy […]

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  • Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    Two bold women want to lead Somalia

    By Godfrey Olukya – 28-11-2016 Two women have come boldly out in Somalia and declared that they are going to stand for presidency in the forthcoming presidential elections. The two courageous women are 44-year-old Fadumo Dayib and 42-year-old Anab Dahir. ”Although they have already got several threats from Muslim radical groups like Al-Shabab, they have insisted that they will stand in the elections for presidency.” said Somali elder Hassan Karim.     Fadumo Dayib, mother of  four who has a Finland […]

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  • Museveni criticises the West and says there is a lesson to learn from Trump’s victory.

    Museveni criticises the West and says there is a lesson to learn from Trump’s victory.

    By Godfrey Olukya, 24 Nov 2016                                                                                                                                                       […]

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  • Pygmies in DRC go on rampage

    Pygmies in DRC go on rampage

     Godrey Olukya-  21 November 2016  The Pygmies in Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) killed three people and wounded 10 others in Muswaki village on Sunday 20 November 2016 in eastern DRC province of Tanganyika, 70 km west of Kalemie city.  There are reports that Pygmies in the area have  also attacked bypassing trains and burned down over 20 houses.      According to local police officer Benon Ngungo, the attacks by pygmies have caused the displacement of hundreds of people […]

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  • Deng Adut at Parliament House

    Deng Adut at Parliament House

    Dent Adut, the NSW Australian of the Year is expected to speak as the guest of honour at a community event put together by Generosity Abroad and Alex Greenwich, MP, independent member for Sydney. The event will be held at the NSW Parliament house on Wednesday 30th November 2016.  Through the event the organisers aim to raise awareness on how small charities are affecting real change at grassroots levels. Genevieve Radnan, CEO and Founder of the Australian charity, Gennarosity Abroad, […]

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  • Breaking News from “New Change”

    Breaking News from “New Change”

    The New Change Young African Women’s Group is showcasing ‘Breaking News’, a short film on media misrepresentations of the South Sudanese community in Australia. The film is part spoken word, part music video and it will be launched in Melbourne on Thursday  17th November 2016  in Sunshine.     New Change crew in Melbourne (Photo: New Change) New Change is an initiative driven by young South Sudanese women in  Melbourne’s western suburbs, who aim to empower, motivate and educate young women to achieve self-confidence and […]

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  • A very special and colourful community dinner

    A very special and colourful community dinner

    Africa Media Australia (AMA) and The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held a Jewish – African ‘Jeffersonian’ Dinner in partnership  African Professionals of Australia at the Adele Southwick Centre at St Kilda Hebrew Congregation on Sunday night. The dinner provided a great opportunity for members African and Jewish communities to connect and share ideas ideas and discuss topics of mutual importance. JCCV President Jennifer Huppert and the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott opened the event in front of over 65 guests, […]

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  • Passi Jo is no more but his music lives on

    Passi Jo is no more but his music lives on

      Congolese singer Passi Jo has lost his battle with cancer and passed away Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at Melbourne‘s St Vincent Hospital. Passi Jo was an accomplished musician and entertainer who arrived in Melbourne in 1990 after spending many years in Paris where he played with different African musicians, toured Europe, North and South America and many other countries.   Born in Kinshasa to Congo Brazzaville/Angolan parents, he started music when he was still very young and was able […]

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  • AMA’s Afroshine Australia Awards highlight positive achievements in the community

    AMA’s Afroshine Australia Awards highlight positive achievements in the community

    AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2016 took place on 29th October 2016 to honour the outstanding achievements of African Australians and their friends and supporters in a special ceremony held at Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, Melbourne. Afroshine Australia Awards is an award program run by Africa Media Australia. The annual awards is in its 4th year and has combine two awards previously known as Victorian African Community Awards (VACA) and the National African Australian Person of the Year, both run by AMA. […]

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  • Jennifer Huppert appointed as new member of VEOHRC

    Jennifer Huppert appointed as new member of VEOHRC

      Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Jennifer Huppert as a member of the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC). Ms Huppert was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1986, and boasts experience in leasing, property development, and acquisitions and dispositions.   Jennifer Huppert, new member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Right Commission.   “Jennifer Huppert has a wealth of experience in property law […]

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  • South Africa’s Netball team comes to  Melbourne with high hopes

    South Africa’s Netball team comes to Melbourne with high hopes

    South Africa will be looking to top their best-ever performance at an international Fast5 tournament, when the Proteas arrive in Melbourne for the 2016 Fast5 Netball World Series on October 29 and 30. The Spar Proteas finished third in the 2012 tournament in Auckland, but have managed just fourth and fifth in the two most recent World Series competitions in 2013 and 2014 respectively.   But South African Fast5 coach Elsje Jordaan said her team is excited to make their mark […]

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  • Afro Hub to host regular African-Australian poetry and spoken word events

    Afro Hub to host regular African-Australian poetry and spoken word events

    Afro Hub is a new centre that seeks to help creative African Australians showcase their talents through poetry and spoken word events. The  privately owned Carlton North venue plans to present a poetry slam every month, featuring a performance from a talented African Australian poet and storyteller. The first Poetry Slam is set to be hosted by Abe Nouk on Thursday 27th October 2016. Mr Nouk is an acclaimed  Melbourne-based Sudanese-born spoken-word poet, hip-hop fanatic and author whose talents helped him […]

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  • An Indian migrant worker gets justice from fairwork ombudsman

    An Indian migrant worker gets justice from fairwork ombudsman

    The operators of a general medical practice south of Brisbane have been penalised more than $51,000 for subjecting an Indian-trained doctor to “appalling” treatment after he complained to the Fair Work Ombudsman. Windaroo Medical Surgery Pty Ltd, located at Loganholme Shopping Village, has been penalised $39,600 in the Federal Circuit Court for threatening the doctor to try to coerce him into withdrawing the complaint – and then cutting off his pay when he refused.     In addition, company director […]

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  • Victorian African communities to get more funding and employment support

    Victorian African communities to get more funding and employment support

    The Victorian government is taking steps to help ensure members of Victoria’s African community have the employment opportunities they deserve. Minister Scott Robyn announced today a $6 million fund to help multicultural jobseekers find meaningful work, as part of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN).   Minister Robin Scott (Centre) meeting with African leaders in Melbourne The funding will also target support for young people from African, Afghan, and Lebanese communities and other multicultural youth aged 15-25 years. The funding was announced as Premier Daniel […]

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  • Immigration scam targets migrants

    Immigration scam targets migrants

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning migrants to watch out for scammers pretending to be from the ‘Department of Immigration’, threatening deportation and demanding money.       The ACCC has received 300 reports about this scam since March, with more than $150,000 reported lost. “The scammers target migrants and temporary visa holders, claiming there are problems with their immigration paperwork or visa status and they need to pay a fee to correct the problem and avoid deportation. These […]

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  • A peace conference unlike others.

    A peace conference unlike others.

    On September 19th, the “Conference for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War” was held by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in Seoul, South Korea. Approximately 1,000 guests from 130 countries, consisting of not only State leaders, such as former presidents and prime ministers as well as current ministers, but also experts in the field of international law, UN officials, religious leaders and international press members, took part in the conference.     […]

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  • Unmasked African Festival in Adelaide

    Unmasked African Festival in Adelaide

    September 17, 2016 It was a beautiful Saturday morning for the celebration of African culture in the city of Adelaide. The venue was the famous Victoria Square in the centre of the Adelaide CBD and the event was the Unmasked African festival, a brainchild of the African communities’ council of South Australia.   African communities parade at the Unmasked African Festival in Adelaide Different African communities were represented in the crowd, as well as through the various presentations, including in […]

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  • A look at life as a migrant in Australia

    A look at life as a migrant in Australia

    September 5, 2016 There are tears in my eyes as I walk down the beautifully tarred and manicured streets of Adelaide, a large metropolitan city with many suburbs that remind me of the tranquil presence of a village. My eyes are teary because of the strong winds blowing. I am kind of feeling fluish, but not sure if it is a simple seasonal flu or malaria? Coming from Africa, I know that the ingenious microorganism that causes Malaria can hibernate […]

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  • The Fitrah Essay Writing 2016 Competition

    The Fitrah Essay Writing 2016 Competition

    The Fitrah Essay Writing 2016 Competition is for African- Australian youths in Victoria. The competition is part of Fitrah’s youth motivational and personal development programme for Africans and young Australians of African heritage. The competition promises great prices, awards, networking and mentoring opportunities with peers and successful personalities in the community. The competition is for Grade 6 & Years 7 -12. It runs from the 23rd August – 23rd September 2016 . Winners will be notified and presented at a […]

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