• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A former lost boy who found diplomacy in the US. Can this happen in Australia?

    A former lost boy who found diplomacy in the US. Can this happen in Australia?

    Gai Nyok, one of 25,000 Sudanese orphaned by civil war—better known as the “lost boys”— has been sworn in as foreign service officer for the US Department of State. Gai Nyok at the US State Department (photo: Engagestate) Gai, now 29, fled his village of Abang in what is now South Sudan at the age of 5 and trekked over 1,500 kilometers (almost 1,000 miles) to a refugee camp in Ethiopia. In 2001, he was granted asylum to the United […]

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  • 2016 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS :nominations now open
  • iKON tracker: A young African entrepreneur turns a crisis into a business opportunity
  • African communities : how do we help our young people involved in criminal activities?
  • Hussein ZamZame receives recognition for promoting peace in the community
  • Experts urge Australian mainstream media to hire more migrants
  • A former lost boy who found diplomacy in the US. Can this happen in Australia?
 

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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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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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  • A former lost boy who found diplomacy in the US. Can this happen in Australia?

    A former lost boy who found diplomacy in the US. Can this happen in Australia?

    Gai Nyok, one of 25,000 Sudanese orphaned by civil war—better known as the “lost boys”— has been sworn in as foreign service officer for the US Department of State. Gai Nyok at the US State Department (photo: Engagestate) Gai, now 29, fled his village of Abang in what is now South Sudan at the age of 5 and trekked over 1,500 kilometers (almost 1,000 miles) to a refugee camp in Ethiopia. In 2001, he was granted asylum to the United […]

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  • Victoria police goes high-tech to fight family violence, public disorder and terrorist threats

    Victoria police goes high-tech to fight family violence, public disorder and terrorist threats

    The Victorian Government is keeping the police force at the cutting edge of crime fighting, with new technology to give officers better access to information on family violence, public disorder and terrorist threats. It has funded the establishment of a new Intelligence Management and Analytics solution, which will include a state of the art system to ensure police has efficient access to data and intelligence to give police members information they need, when they need it.     The new […]

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  • African Australian Person of the week:  Rashidi Sumaili

    African Australian Person of the week: Rashidi Sumaili

      Rashidi Sumaili is a dynamic and inspirational African-Australian leader who has been working hard to make a difference in his local community and advocate for new and emerging  communities in general and African migrants and refugees in particular. Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rashidi arrived in Australia in 2005 and settled in Shepparton Victoria, as part of the Regional Resettlement Program initiated by the federal government to settle refugees in regional areas across Australia.    Rashidi […]

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  • This African-Australian singer is the first to bring Gospel music to Melbourne’s iconic Crown Casino

    This African-Australian singer is the first to bring Gospel music to Melbourne’s iconic Crown Casino

      Billie Olela is a Melbourne-based Gospel singer with a lot of talents and a deep passion for the Gospel. After spending many years developing her singing talent as a lead singer at a local church, Billie has recently decided to embark on a solo career and is launching her first Album on 5 August 2016 at The Palms, a spectacular venue inside the iconic Crown Casino. Billie says that she is very excited about the opportunity to bring Gospel music […]

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  • African-Australian Person of the week: Ibrahim Kebe

    African-Australian Person of the week: Ibrahim Kebe

    Ibrahim Kebe is a young Sierra-Leonean Australian who arrived in Australian in 2006 and settled in Perth, WA. He is currently undertaking a double degree course in Politics and international relation and counter-terrorism, at Murdoch University. Ibrahim Kebe (photo source: facebook) Knowing first hand the difficulties of settling in a new country, Ibrahim is passionate about helping other people in the community and has been dedicating his time to help welcome new migrants in Australia and guide them through as […]

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  • AFL’s Africa Day celebration brings six African-born AFL players together in Melbourne

    AFL’s Africa Day celebration brings six African-born AFL players together in Melbourne

      Six African-born AFL players from different clubs around the country come together to meet with the community at AFL headquarters in Docklands, as part of the AFL’s Africa Day celebration on Tuesday, May 24th , 2016 .   South Sudanese-born AFL players at the AFL’s Africa Day celebration (Photo: AFL) Majak Daw (North Melbourne), Ruben Willians (Brisbane Lions), Aliir Aliir (Sydney Swans), Gach Nyon (Essendon Bombers), Mabior Chol (Richmond Tigers) and Jason Johannison (Western Bulldogs), all came together to share […]

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  • Have you been conned by rogue training providers? The Victorian government is taking action.

    Have you been conned by rogue training providers? The Victorian government is taking action.

      The Victorian government is upping the pressure on rogue training providers with a new investigations unit in the Department of Education and Training to put them under the microscope. The crack squad, headed by a former Victorian Ombudsman Principal Investigator, will conduct targeted and more detailed investigations into unscrupulous training providers to restore student and industry confidence to the sector.   African-Australian training graduate (Photo abc.net.au) Many communities have often been targeted by unscrupulous training providers who are more […]

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  • African-Australian youths hungry for positive change in their lives

    African-Australian youths hungry for positive change in their lives

      There is a lot of hunger for change and successful living in African-Australian communities. At a recent youth conference organised by Incubate Foundation in Melbourne, approximately one hundred young African-Australians responded to an invitation to explore ways to achieve personal and career success, within an increasingly challenging, fast-moving and market-driven Australian environment.     A group of attendees at the conference (photo: Incubate foundation)   The “Accelerating Potential Youth Conference” was booked out several days before the date of […]

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  • Media, Migration and social inclusion conference to address persistent injustice towards Australia’s migrant communities

    Media, Migration and social inclusion conference to address persistent injustice towards Australia’s migrant communities

    Victoria’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott, will formally open a two-day conference in Melbourne this month that organisers are describing as a milestone in relations between new migrant communities and the mainstream population. Mr Scott will deliver the opening address of the inaugural National Conference on Media, Migration and Integration, an event co-hosted by Africa Media Australia, the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council and the University of Adelaide, at Rydges on Swanston, Carlton, on May 31st and June […]

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  • Jewish and African leaders come together in Melbourne

    Jewish and African leaders come together in Melbourne

    The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the first Jewish – African Communities Friendship Dinner  on Sunday, May 8th. Nearly 100 community leaders attended the night, including many young leaders from the Victorian Jewish and African communities. Ms Jennifer Huppert, JCCV President opened  and stated, “This is an important initiative to break down stereotypes, improve understanding across our communities, create opportunities for cooperation and develop friendships.”   Group photo at the Jewish African communities friendship dinner   Victoria’s Minister […]

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