• Melbournians celebrate Mandela this Saturday 18 July 2015

    Melbournians celebrate Mandela this Saturday 18 July 2015

    The Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee of Australia, invite members of the public to join in celebrating Nelson Mandela Day on Saturday July 18th, 2015 at Federation Square, Melbourne from 12:00-2:00pm followed by an Interfaith Church Service at St Paul’s Cathedral (opposite Federation Square) from 2:15-3:30 pm. The UN General Assembly launched the Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s Birthday in 2009. The Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global […]

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  • Kontiki Women group showcase african attire in Melbourne

    The Kontiki Women Empowerment group is run by Mrs Sessay, an African migrant from Sierra Leone who is committed to showcase the beauty and colours of the African culture at the same time as helps empower African Women and girls to build confidence in their identity. This video shows the Kontiki fashion show in Watergardens Shopping Centre in Melbourne West.

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  • Cares of Africa

    Bright Chinganya is the chairperson of Carers of Africa (COA), a not for profit organisation that seeks to make a difference for African communities in Australia and in the African continent. COA runs an opportunity shop in the Dandenong area to help support its activities in Africa.  Bright spoke with AMA’s Clyde S. Sharady.

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  • Eddie Michallef talks about how ECCV assist ethnic communities in Victoria

    Eddie Michaleff is the chairperson of the Ethnic Community Council of Victoria, a peak body that has advocating for ethnic communities in Victoria for several decades.  In this half hour interview, Eddie talks about of the role of the ECCV, its brief history and the work that it does with ethnic communities in general, as well as african communities.

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  • VicSeg helping African kids struggling with school

    VicSeg New Futures runs a program in  Western areas of Melbourne designed to help South Sudanese kids to graduate from high school. Abraham Jongoor talks to AMA about the program and its benefits to the community.

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  • African Youth Mentorship and Development Program

    Kumbi Mukaro talks about the African Youth Mentorship and Development Program, an initiative of Africa Media Australia with the partnership of African Professionals of Australia.

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  • Melbournians celebrate Mandela this Saturday 18 July 2015
  • Kontiki Women group showcase african attire in Melbourne
  • Cares of  Africa
  • Eddie Michallef talks about how ECCV assist ethnic communities in Victoria
  • VicSeg helping African kids struggling with school
  • African Youth Mentorship and Development Program
 

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  • Melbournians celebrate Mandela this Saturday 18 July 2015

    Melbournians celebrate Mandela this Saturday 18 July 2015

    The Nelson Mandela Day Commemorative Committee of Australia, invite members of the public to join in celebrating Nelson Mandela Day on Saturday July 18th, 2015 at Federation Square, Melbourne from 12:00-2:00pm followed by an Interfaith Church Service at St Paul’s Cathedral (opposite Federation Square) from 2:15-3:30 pm. The UN General Assembly launched the Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s Birthday in 2009. The Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global […]

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  • Kontiki Women group showcase african attire in Melbourne

    Kontiki Women group showcase african attire in Melbourne

    The Kontiki Women Empowerment group is run by Mrs Sessay, an African migrant from Sierra Leone who is committed to showcase the beauty and colours of the African culture at the same time as helps empower African Women and girls to build confidence in their identity. This video shows the Kontiki fashion show in Watergardens Shopping Centre in Melbourne West.

    Continue reading »

  • Cares of  Africa

    Cares of Africa

    Bright Chinganya is the chairperson of Carers of Africa (COA), a not for profit organisation that seeks to make a difference for African communities in Australia and in the African continent. COA runs an opportunity shop in the Dandenong area to help support its activities in Africa.  Bright spoke with AMA’s Clyde S. Sharady.

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  • Eddie Michallef talks about how ECCV assist ethnic communities in Victoria

    Eddie Michallef talks about how ECCV assist ethnic communities in Victoria

    Eddie Michaleff is the chairperson of the Ethnic Community Council of Victoria, a peak body that has advocating for ethnic communities in Victoria for several decades.  In this half hour interview, Eddie talks about of the role of the ECCV, its brief history and the work that it does with ethnic communities in general, as well as african communities.

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  • VicSeg helping African kids struggling with school

    VicSeg helping African kids struggling with school

    VicSeg New Futures runs a program in  Western areas of Melbourne designed to help South Sudanese kids to graduate from high school. Abraham Jongoor talks to AMA about the program and its benefits to the community.

    Continue reading »

  • African Youth Mentorship and Development Program

    African Youth Mentorship and Development Program

    Kumbi Mukaro talks about the African Youth Mentorship and Development Program, an initiative of Africa Media Australia with the partnership of African Professionals of Australia.

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  • African Australian Inclusion Program makes a difference in the community

    African Australian Inclusion Program makes a difference in the community

    Rebecca Kotow is from the National Australian Bank (NAB) and he spoke to AMA about the African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP),  a program that  gives corporate exposure and experience to qualified Africans for six months (paid) to boost their chances of obtaining employment. The program  is run in partnership between the NAB and Jesuit Social Services (JSS). Many African  have reported being overly satisfied with this program, which has helped to secure employment for over 80% of the participants, most of whom have been […]

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  • Language, culture and respect for the law: key ingredients for integration, says Jeff Mitshabu

    Language, culture and respect for the law: key ingredients for integration, says Jeff Mitshabu

    Jeff Mitshabu is an African -Australian who arrived in Australia over 25 years ago.  In this telephone interview with AMA’s Clyde Sharady, he shares his view about the ingredients for succesful integration and gives other tips to his fellow African-Australians struggling with many issues in their settlement and integration journey into Australia.   To find out more about Jeff, read his biography below: Born in the Democratic Republic of C.ongo (DRC) and migrated to Australia 25 years ago. Holder of a Masters degree in […]

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  • Dr Kongolo Kalumba speaks about his professional journey in Australia

    Dr Kongolo Kalumba speaks about his professional journey in Australia

    Dr Kongolo Kalumba is a medical consultant (Paediatrician) who has been in Australia for just over 10 years. In this interview with AMA he shares his story and his professional journey into Australia, from the early days when he spent approximately two weeks working in hospital wards without being able to understand most of what his Australian colleagues were saying, to his latest achievement as one of the very few African medical consultants in Australia. 

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  • Faces of African-Australians

    Faces of African-Australians

    AMA’s new video intro shows more African faces from across the country. 

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  • Voices and Faces of African Australians: Kumbi Mukaro talks about “Australia day” on AMA

    Voices and Faces of African Australians: Kumbi Mukaro talks about “Australia day” on AMA

    AMA is introducing a new segment that seeks to give a voice to African Australians from across the country, enabling them to share their views on any issue relating to the welfare and advancement of Africans in Australia. The new segment is called “Voices and Faces” and will comprise of a phone interview with a picture of the interviewee. AMA encourages all Africans from different backgrounds and with different skills to contribute to this new initiative. Expressions of interest can […]

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  • The Kontiki fashion show in Sunshine, Melbourne

    The Kontiki fashion show in Sunshine, Melbourne

    The  Kontiki Cultural Women Empowerment Group is a voluntary sewing  group that seeks to empower women and build their capacity by providing them with opportunities to learn sewing and display african attire. The Melbourne-based group prides itself on showcasing traditional African textiles as means to demonstrate the African culture and help african girls and women to build confidence. The project is led by Mrs Francess Sesay a talented woman from Sierra Leone who now calls Australia home. 

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  • VACA award recipients speak about their work to AMA

    VACA award recipients speak about their work to AMA

    The 2014 Victorian African Community Awards recipients talk about their awards and their work in the community.

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  • Melbournians show support for MSF field workers fighting Ebola in West Africa

    Melbournians show support for MSF field workers fighting Ebola in West Africa

    Over two hundred Melbournians recently came together to show their support to MSF field workers working in West AFrica to fight Ebola.  Watch the video for the rest of the story.

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  • Educating the community on Ebola

    Educating the community on Ebola

    Dr Gaulthier Tshibindi talks about a forum to sensitise the community on Ebola. The forum was  organised by the Australian Medical Aid for Africa, a not for profit organisation focusing on health issues within African communities, both in Australia and in the African continent.

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  • Ugandan independence party in Melbourne 2014

    Ugandan independence party in Melbourne 2014

    Watch the Ugandan 52nd independence day party in Melbourne, Australia. All live thanks to AMA. 

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  • Elections in Victoria: voting power needs to be used properly

    Elections in Victoria: voting power needs to be used properly

    Victorians are expected to cast the ballot on Saturday 29 November to elect a new parliament and a new government. This video provides some encouragement to the African-Australian community members to go and vote and do it the proper way so that their vote is counted.  Apologies for the sound that is the best in the video. 

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  • VACA NIGHT in video

    VACA NIGHT in video

    The Victorian African Community Awards night was a great event and this video presents some of the highlights. 

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  • Who is the African-Australian Person Of The Year?

    Who is the African-Australian Person Of The Year?

    Who will be the  African Australian Person Of The Year 2014? The answer to this question will be known on Saturday 7 February 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Melbourne during a spectacular awards night being put together by AMA.  After the successful delivery of the Victorian African Community Awards (VACA) night  2014 on 25 October 2014, AMA is now engaging the national African-Australian community to find out the answer to this question. The African-Australian Person Of The Year (AAPOTY) […]

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  • Associate Professor Andre Renzaho warns Africans on vitamin D deficiency

    Associate Professor Andre Renzaho warns Africans on vitamin D deficiency

    Associate Professor Andre Renzaho is a university lecturer and researcher who has published a lot of papers on health issues in migrants communities, especially African groups in Australia. In 2013 he won an award for academic excellence from the Victorian African Community Awards (VACA) program.  A.P Renzaho says that his research has shown that approximately 95% of Australians from African background suffer from Vitamin D deficiency and many of them also have diabetes. These are serious health issues that need […]

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  • VACA  2014: a successful event for African communities

    VACA 2014: a successful event for African communities

    The  2014 Victorian African Community Awards took place on Saturday 25 October 2014 at Richmond townhall.     Approximately two hundred people attended the event organised by Africa Media Australia and partners  to showcase the impressive social, cultural and economic achievements of Victoria’s vibrant African-Australian communities.   The memorable gala night celebrated the contributions of notable professionals and achievers in 15 categories, with the awards judged by a distinguished cross-community panel.  Some important figures of Victoria’s government agencies and the not for […]

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