• 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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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  • Youth leadership in the Liberian community in Victoria
  • VACA widely embraced in the Community
  • AMA’s community Media ambassadors training program successfully completed
  • African-Australian communities celebrate educational success at the Victorian parliament
  • Nominations are now open for VACA 2014
  • African-Australian youth and leaders  invited to the World peace conference in Korea
 

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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. 

    Continue reading »

  • 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

    Continue reading »

  • 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. 

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 Justus Mogae speaks to AMA

    Former Botswanese president Justus 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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  • The Malawian community in Melbourne celebrates 50 years of their country’s independence

    The Malawian community in Melbourne celebrates 50 years of their country’s independence

    The Malawian community in Melbourne recently celebrated their country’s 50th independence anniversary. The event took place at Federation Square and brought together several Malawians and friends of Malawi. AMA’s cameras where there to capture this exceptional event organised by Trent Smyth, the Consul  of Malawi in Melbourne. Malawi, formerly known as Nyasaland became independent from Britain on 6 July 2014 and two years later it became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. The country’s first prime minister was Dr Hastings K. Banda […]

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  • Nelson Mandela International Day celebration in Melbourne

    Nelson Mandela International Day celebration in Melbourne

    Africa Media Australia (AMA), African Think Tank (ATT) and partners are organising a dinner on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day. This celebration takes place globally, it  was instituted by the united nations since 2010 to honour and celebrate the life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela and to make a global call to action for people to recognise their individual power and take responsibility to make positive change in their communities. In Melbourne the event will take place as a dinner  the iconic […]

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  • The Truth About Migrant Journeys….

    The Truth About Migrant Journeys….

    Imagine leaving absolutely everything behind, your family, Job, the comfort of a home and familiar surroundings and even your national identity. There are millions of people who have been in this situation and the number continues to grow. According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, the forecast for the number of Migrants that will enter into Australia by the end of June 30th 2014 will be approximately 505,000. This raises the question of why many are leaving their places of […]

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  • Africans celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first arrival of African refugees in Australia

    Africans celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first arrival of African refugees in Australia

    Africans celebrate the 30th anniversary of the arrival of African refugees (en masse) in Australia. 

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  • Deregulation of university fees: hear the students’ views

    Deregulation of university fees: hear the students’ views

    Leon Kalumba and John Cleland are two universtity students who came to AMA to discuss some of the impacts of the federal government’s budget proposal to deregulate universitiy fees. Watch the video for more information.

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  • A personal perspective on the repeal of the racial discrimination act

    A personal perspective on the repeal of the racial discrimination act

       Societies’ Killer… Silence     Just recently I caught up with a few friends over for dinner.  As usual we debriefed with each other about the ‘highs and woes’ in our lives. Which did encompass us chatting about our studies, work, and of course relationships. There is nothing at all interesting about to fair but what was interesting was when our chats progressed into a very heated and controversial discussion about the 2013 Coalition Pre- election commitment to repeal […]

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