• 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

    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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  • 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 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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  • Abdul Safi recognises AMA’s community work through the VACA event

    Abdul Safi, the manager of Newforce recruitment, one of the most successful African Australian businesses recognises the work that AMA does in the community and speaks of his support to the Victorian African Community Awards 2014.  

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  • Ugandan independence party in Melbourne 2014
  • Elections in Victoria: voting power needs to be used properly
  • Who is the African-Australian Person Of The Year?
  • Associate Professor Andre Renzaho warns Africans on vitamin D deficiency
  • VACA  2014: a successful event for African communities
  • Abdul Safi recognises AMA’s community work through the VACA event
 

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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. 

    Continue reading »

  • 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. 

    Continue reading »

  • 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) […]

    Continue reading »

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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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Abdul Safi recognises AMA’s community work through the VACA event

    Abdul Safi recognises AMA’s community work through the VACA event

    Abdul Safi, the manager of Newforce recruitment, one of the most successful African Australian businesses recognises the work that AMA does in the community and speaks of his support to the Victorian African Community Awards 2014.  

    Continue reading »

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  • Youth leadership in the Liberian community in Victoria

    Youth leadership in the Liberian community in Victoria

    Siliah Siryon is a youth leader in the Liberian community in Victoria and he talks to AMA about his own personal journey  and the challenges faced by his community in Australia. 

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  • VACA widely embraced in the Community

    VACA widely embraced in the Community

    The Victorian African Community Awards is picking up speed within communities as more people embrace it and see the value behind the event and the related program.  Watch the video for the rest

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  • AMA’s community Media ambassadors training program successfully completed

    AMA’s community Media ambassadors training program successfully completed

    AMA has recently completed an eight weeks media training course to help African-Australian groups and individuals with interest in the media to improve their skills in public and organisational communication, as well as learn how to better network with journalists in mainstream media. Over twenty candidates registered for the training and 15 participants graduated. Several graduates spoke to AMA about their satisfaction with what they have learned from the training. This training was funded by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and […]

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  • African-Australian communities celebrate educational success at the Victorian parliament

    African-Australian communities celebrate educational success at the Victorian parliament

    The Somali, Eritrean and Zimbabwean communities in Victoria organised a graduation ceremony for members of their communities who recently completed their university degrees or graduated from high school. The event took place inside the Queen’s hall at the Victorian Parliament in Melbourne’s CBD. Over 50 graduates were congratulated for their achievement and several community leaders attended to support them. 

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  • Nominations are now open for VACA 2014

    Nominations are now open for VACA 2014

      Nominations are now open for the Victorian African Community Awards (VACA)  2014 ( from 1 August 2014 to 1 October 2014). The awards night will take place on Saturday 25 October 2014. VACA seeks to highlight the varioius contributions of African-Australians in the state of Victoria. The awards also seek to showcase positive achievements within African-Australian communities and provide role models for the youth. This year the focus is on professional excellence, as many more Africans are holding professional jobs and making a significant […]

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  • African-Australian youth and leaders  invited to the World peace conference in Korea

    African-Australian youth and leaders invited to the World peace conference in Korea

    John Hwang is the regional director of Havenly Culture world peace and restoration of light and he visited AMA to talk about the upcoming World peace conference in Korea from 17th -19th September 2014. John and his organisation have been engaging with many communities, including African-Australian communities to help facilitate the participation of the communities to the conference.

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  • A new space for young people opens in Footscray

    A new space for young people opens in Footscray

    Daniel Haile Michael presents “Our Place”, a new project from KIDS OFF THE KERB that seeks to  provide young people in the Footscray area and Melbourne’s Western Suburbs in general with a space where  they can hang out and feel welcome, as well as receive counselling and assistance for youth related issues such as drugs, alcohol and unemployment

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  • The Sierra Leonean community in Melbourne united to fight Ebola in West AFrica

    The Sierra Leonean community in Melbourne united to fight Ebola in West AFrica

    The Sierra Leonean Community in Melbourne has convened to discussed ways to provide assitance to the Sierra Leonean government to fight the Ebola virus in the West African nation and its surroundings. A meeting was organised on Sunday 3 August 2014 at the Multicultural Hub in Melbourne’s downtown and brought together close to a hundred people from different areas of Melbourne and the country. Alhaji Sankoh, the president of the Community, as well as many other promiment community members  spoke to AMA […]

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  • Rhobi presents the Victorian African Community Awards 2014 in Kiswahili

    Rhobi presents the Victorian African Community Awards 2014 in Kiswahili

    This video is in Kiswahili.

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  • Grace Barbé brings Afro sounds to Casula (Sydney)

    Grace Barbé brings Afro sounds to Casula (Sydney)

    On her Australian national tour, music star Grace Barbé, is coming to Casula Powerhouse to light up the stage with her funky and soulful rhythms. Originally from the Seychelles and now residing in Perth, Barbé is the real deal, an exotic world music star with the talent, looks and voice to match. Having already performed at Australia’s leading music festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest, WOMADelaide and Woodford plus internationally at SAKIFO and IOMMA (La Reunion), Reggae Donnsa (Mauritius) and Carnivale […]

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  • AMA Arabic: Hussen Zam Zame explains  VACA 2014

    AMA Arabic: Hussen Zam Zame explains VACA 2014

    Hussen Zam Zame presents the Victorian African Community Award (VACA) night in Arabic, followed by Clyde S.Sharady who provides an update on VACA in english.

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  • Former Botswanese president Festus Mogae speaks to AMA

    Former Botswanese president Festus Mogae speaks to AMA

    Mr Justus Mogae, former president of the Republic of Botswana, recently visited Melbourne to attend the AIDS conference in JUne 2014. Before the conference Mr Mogage attended a reception organised by members of the Botswanese community to welcome him in Melbourne. In this interview with AMA, Mr Mogae speaks about  his role in combating AIDS in his country and globally, as well as the role of the African diaspora in helping Africa.

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  • I am a peace soldier

    I am a peace soldier

    I am a peace soldier is a global campaign initiated in Melbourne to encourage people to “fight” for peace, not with guns and bullets but with words and love. Watch the video for the rest.

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  • ArtWest’s launch at Footscray arts centre

    ArtWest’s launch at Footscray arts centre

    The Victorian Arts minister, Heddie Victoria recently launched ArtsWest, a new “alliance of arts organisations who together reflect the exciting, vibrant and ever expanding arts and culture thriving in Melbourne’s west”. AMA attended the launch and interviewed the minister.

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  • Africa Day’s Women forum  in Melbourne  (2014)

    Africa Day’s Women forum in Melbourne (2014)

    Africa Day’s Women forum took place at Monash university in Melbourne last May and discussed issues pertaining to women and families in the context of African-Australian communities.

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