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  • New diagnostic test for the African Sleeping Sickness

    New diagnostic test for the African Sleeping Sickness

    A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year. Today, September 12th, the international non-profit organisation FIND and the diagnostics company Alere launched their second-generation rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for sleeping […]

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  • Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    Relaunching APA in Melbourne

    APA relaunch will take place in Melbourne on Friday 15 September 2017. APA  focuses on  helping African-Australian professionals accelerate their personal, career, and business development. APA also encourages professionals are  encourage professionals to give back to the community through mentorship and other charitable projects that add value in the lives of African-Australians, especially the youth.       All Africans with some level of training and qualification and those who run business and other not for profit organisations are encouraged […]

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  • Opportunity knocking for Afro-australians

    Opportunity knocking for Afro-australians

    The latest round of the NAB/Jesuit Social Services Africa Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) is now open for applications. The program offers African-Australian individuals with aspirations of working in business/commerce/banking sector an opportunity for a six months program of paid, supported working experience at National Bank. Applications need to have relevant qualifications in the industry.     The organisers of this highly commended program have reported that the lack of local work experience prevents qualified African-Australians from gaining employment and  the AAIP […]

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  • Family and parenting challenges within S. Sudanese communities

    Family and parenting challenges within S. Sudanese communities

    In this video, Dr Santino Deng discusses family and parenting issues within South Sudanese communities with AMA’s Clyde Sharady. 

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  • New laws in Victoria to protect children from institutional abuse

    New laws in Victoria to protect children from institutional abuse

    A suite of new laws and measures to protect Victorian children from abuse and hold organisations to account come into force today. In an Australian first, the Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2017 ensures that Victorian religious institutions, childcare facilities, government bodies and community organisations have a clear ‘duty of care’ to protect children under their watch. Under the new duty of care requirements, organisations that exercise care, supervision or authority over children and are capable of being sued, must […]

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  • NDIS rolls out in SA from tomorrow 1 July 2017

    NDIS rolls out in SA from tomorrow 1 July 2017

    Adults will start entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia from tomorrow 1 July 2017. The NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, introducing a new way of providing disability services that gives people with disability more choice about the support they receive. Children up to age 14 started entering the NDIS under a trial in South Australia in 2013, followed by young people aged 15 to 17 in January this year.   Between July 2017 and April […]

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  • Whooping cough alert in South Australia

    Whooping cough alert in South Australia

    South Australians are being urgently reminded to ensure they and their children are vaccinated against whooping cough as latest data show a 50 per cent increase in cases compared to the same time last year. To date, 860 South Australians have contracted the disease compared to 571 at the same time last year. More than 130 cases have been notified to SA Health in the last four weeks, with public health experts concerned that case numbers in 2017 will reach […]

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  • Victorians home owners will soon get cheaper Builders insurance

    Victorians home owners will soon get cheaper Builders insurance

    Homeowners and builders in Victoria will have access to cheaper Domestic Building Insurance (DBI) thanks to a new service model being introduced by the Victorian Government.  Robin Scott, Minister for Finance announced today that, from July 1, a new system managed by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority will see insurance premiums reduce by an average of 20 per cent. The model will also give customers access to up-to-date information, and enable them to purchase cover online. It slashes red tape and […]

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  • What is going on in African-Australian communities?

    What is going on in African-Australian communities?

    African Think Tank’s  (ATT)  chairperson Haileluel Gebreselassie discusses issues, challenges and opportunities related to African-Australian communities with AMA’s Clyde Sharady. Like AMA on Facebook.com/africamedia.australia for more regular updates

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  • Is China a danger for Africa’s biodiversity?

    Is China a danger for Africa’s biodiversity?

    Conservationists want China to abolishimportation of endangered animals After more than 700 kilograms of scales from the endangered pangolin, shipped from Ghana and the DRC reportedly bound for China  being seized by Malaysian authorities today at Kuala Lumpur International Airport,conservationists in Africa have appealed to China to stop importation of endangered animals and their pats. ” Endangered animals are killed and their parts are taken to mostlyChina.The rate at which the endangered animals are being killed  may lead to their extinction” said Ambrose Kigeyi,the secretary […]

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  • Channel Nine’s Inside Apex story demonstrate disgraceful journalism

    Channel Nine’s Inside Apex story demonstrate disgraceful journalism

    Channel Nine’s story on Apex gang was a demonstration of crappy, lazy and sensationally racist journalism focusing on drawing attention, increasing ratings and defaming ethnic (African) communities. This video explains why. Channel Nine's story on Apex gang was a demonstration of crappy, lazy and sensationally racist journalism focusing on drawing attention, increasing ratings and defaming ethnic (African) communities. This video explains why. PLEASE SHARE THE POST THRU YOUR NETWORKS. Like AMA on www.facebook.com/africamedia.australia for more updates. #Stopracisminthemedia Posted by AMA […]

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  • Ethiopians build a Pan African university as they commemorate the defeat of of Italians

    Ethiopians build a Pan African university as they commemorate the defeat of of Italians

    Hundreds gathered in Ethiopia’s Northern town of Adwa, to commemorate the defeat of the Italian troupes by Ethiopian forces in 1986 and the establishment of a Pan African University in Africa at the historic town in a ceremony. African leaders and several delegates, who had just attended the 6th Tana High Level Forum on Security in Africa, flew to Adwa to cement African Unity with the establishment of the Pan African University in Africa. Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and his host Ethiopia Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn laid […]

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  • More drug testing on Victorian roads: offenders are on notice

    More drug testing on Victorian roads: offenders are on notice

    Drug drivers have been put on notice in a new Transport Accident Commission (TAC) campaign to reduce drug- related deaths on Victorian roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Transport Accident Commission Chief Executive Officer Joe Calafiore today unveiled the new campaign, highlighting ramped up drug testing throughout the state. “Drug driving is a major killer on Victorian roads and those who think it’s a risk worth taking need to understand they will be caught. Any highway […]

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  • Ms Gichuhi wins a second victory and is now officially confirmed as Senator

    Ms Gichuhi wins a second victory and is now officially confirmed as Senator

    Senetor-elect Lucy Gichuhi has registered another victory after the High Court rejected Labor’s push to challenge her eligibility based on concerns about her citizenship. The High Court of Australia ruled this morning that Ms Gichuhi is free to replace Mr Bod Day as South Australian Senator in the Federal Parliament. Labor’s acting shadow attorney-general Katy Gallagher had argued that there were legitimate questions about her eligibility that needed to be answered. But today the full bench of the High Court […]

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  • National action calling for justice for refugees this Sunday 9 April 2017

    National action calling for justice for refugees this Sunday 9 April 2017

    Ten thousands of people will take to the streets across the country for Palm Sunday actions calling for immediate action on Australia’s shameful treatment of people seeking our protection. “The US refugee deal is limited and uncertain”, said refugee advocate, Pamela Curr. “While the US deal may provide protection for some, there are grave concerns that many asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island may be forced to return to dangerous situations.  They need fair assessment of their claims, and […]

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  • A gap year program may help troubled South Sudanese Youth in Australia

    A gap year program may help troubled South Sudanese Youth in Australia

    The South Sudanese community recently made a submission to the Standing Committee on Migration Public Hearing for the inquiry into Migration settlement Outcomes.  As part of this submission, the chair of the South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria Inc., Kot Monoah provided further written submission that provides a glimpse on what his community is thinking in relation to some of the issues that affect the South Sudanese youth.  South Sudanese Community leaders making making their submission to the Standing Committee In […]

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  • Victoria’s top cop speaks about the complex issue of youth offending

    Victoria’s top cop speaks about the complex issue of youth offending

    Every so often our community is confronted with a worrying and complex problem which touches everyday lives, dominates headlines and divides opinion on possible solutions. Family violence and the scourge of the drug ‘ice’ are two recent examples which captured the public’s attention. While these issues initially present as matters of law enforcement, you need only to scratch the surface to find deeper origins and causes well before police have become involved. Young people committing serious and violent crime has […]

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  • More Jobs for young people in SA

    More Jobs for young people in SA

    Thousands of jobs are expected to be created for younger South Australians, as part of an overhaul aimed at improving flexibility in the public service. Flexibility for the Future is an initiative of the South Australian government designed to give existing public sector workers the opportunity to voluntarily switch to part-time employment. It encourages the reduction in Full Time Employment (FTE), as a means to create opportunities for more employment in the public sector and the government wants to give these […]

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  • 100 abducted children in the DRC have been rescued by the army.

    100 abducted children in the DRC have been rescued by the army.

    Over 100 children who had been abducted by Kamwena Nsapu militiamen in central Democratic republic of Congo have been rescued by the army. According to a statement by UN mission in DRC (MONUSCO) the 100 children who have been freed were being kept as prisoners by the militiamen. The children were reportedly freed by the army as it clashed with the Kamwena Nsapu militia between in the last 2 months.They are aged between 4 and 16yrs. MONUSCO representative Charles Antoine Bambara said at a press conference […]

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  • More compensation for Victorian households with solar panels on their rooftops

    More compensation for Victorian households with solar panels on their rooftops

    Victorian solar households will receive more money for the power they provide to the grid thanks to ground-breaking changes announced  by the Victorian government last week.  Solar households are set to receive a minimum feed-in tariff rate of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the current five cents for selling excess electricity back into the grid.   Happy African home owner and solar energy user   Around 130,000 solar households will benefit from the changes. Solar customers on the current minimum feed-in […]

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  • Union leader says Migrant workers to be the hardest hit by new laws

    Union leader says Migrant workers to be the hardest hit by new laws

    The  recent Fair Work Commission decision to allow Sunday penalty rates paid in retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy industries to be reduced from the existing levels, continues to attract comments from politicians, union leaders, industry leaders and other stakeholders. The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) says that migrant workers will be hardest hit by new laws introduced by the Turnbull Government. National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that while the Turnbull Government is attacking all workers, those from non- English […]

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