• 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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  • 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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  • 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 that recently completed their university degrees or high school diploma. 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 the graduate. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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. YOU ARE INVITED. Book this night in your diary. VACA seeks to highlight the contributions of African-Australians in the state of Victoria. They also seek to showcase positive achievements within African-Australian communities and provide role models for the youth. This year the focus on professional excellence as many more […]

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  • Grace Barbé brings Afro sounds to Casula (Sydney)
  • Former Botswanese president Justus Mogae speaks to AMA
  • African-Australian communities celebrate educational success at the Victorian parliament
  • AMA’s community Media ambassadors training program successfully completed
  • I am a peace soldier
  • Nominations are now open for VACA 2014
 

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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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  • 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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  • 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 that recently completed their university degrees or high school diploma. 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 the graduate. 

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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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  • 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.

    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. YOU ARE INVITED. Book this night in your diary. VACA seeks to highlight the contributions of African-Australians in the state of Victoria. They also seek to showcase positive achievements within African-Australian communities and provide role models for the youth. This year the focus on professional excellence as many more […]

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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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  • 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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  • Boko Haram will not succeed

    Boko Haram will not succeed

    Dr David Doward is a former Associate Professor and Director of the African Research Institute. This retired academic has extensive expertise on on Sub-Saharan Africa. AMA caught up with him recently at the Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs  (AIIA) where he made a presentation on “The Rising Threat from Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Militant Islamist Group”.  Dr Dorward thinks that whilst Boko Haram is quite serious in its own determination to set up an islamic state in Northern Nigeria, it will not succeed. He explains […]

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  • South Sudanese Talent Show comes to Melbourne

    South Sudanese Talent Show comes to Melbourne

    Atina Duot is a young girl full of vision and passion to help her people showcase their talents and add something into the multicultural pot of the Australian society. She initiated the South Sudanese Talent in Australlia a few years ago in Adelaide and now she is bringing the show to Melbourne.  AMA’s Agum Madit interviewed her at AMA’s studio in Foostscray, Melbourne.

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  • Africa has a lot to offer to Australia, says Dr Berhan Ahmed

    Africa has a lot to offer to Australia, says Dr Berhan Ahmed

    Dr Berhan Ahmed is the chairperson of African Think Tank, a peak body that has a long histroy in advocating for African Australian communities, especially in Victoria. In this interview with AMA’s Clyde Sharady, Dr Berhan speaks on Australia’s engagement with Africa. He highlights some historical perspectives and makes some recommendations on the steps that both the government and the African Diaspora communities in Australia should take to  help improve the  way Australia engages with Africa.  

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  • Nibany and Agum on AMA Dinka Service

    Nibany and Agum on AMA Dinka Service

    Nibany and Agum on AMA (Video in Dinka and english mixed).

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  • Samuel Sakama presents the Liberian Community in Victoria on AMA

    Samuel Sakama presents the Liberian Community in Victoria on AMA

    In this interview with AMA’s Clyde S. Sharady, Sam Sakama speaks of his own journey into Australia and discusses some of the issues and challenges that the Liberian community is facing both in  Victoria, as well as the rest of the country. 

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  • Afro-Australian students show leadership

    Afro-Australian students show leadership

    In this video, Monica Forson presents the Afro-Australian Student organisation during an interview with AMA’s C.S Sharady

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