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  • African communities congratulate Daniel Andrews on his re-election

    African communities congratulate Daniel Andrews on his re-election

    African Australian Communities Leadership Forum (AACLF) Inc. welcomes the re-election of the labour government in Victoria last weekend. We congratulate Premier Daniel Andrews and his team for the win.   As a representative body of various African Australian communities in Victoria, AACLF looks forward to working with the re-elected labour government over the next four years. We also stand ready to work constructively with all parties and stakeholders to strengthen African Australian communities and contribute to making Victoria a more prosperous and harmonious […]

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  • Vote for Pick My Project to support community Harmony.

    Vote for Pick My Project to support community Harmony.

    Dear Friend.  We need your help! We are initiating a great project to promote community harmony in the city Wyndham (Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Tarneit, Truganina and Wyndham vale) Your vote could help us receive much needed funding.  Voting closes this Sunday, 16th September. Your vote can help us.    Please follow these steps for Voting  –  Go to https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/and click on ‘register’ (top right corner). You can register with Facebook, Google or Email. Complete your profile (Username, First Name, Last […]

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  • Of African Appearance……

    Of African Appearance……

      In the midst of the debate over the racial labelling of African and Sudanese gangs in the media, The Australian on the 30 July printed an article on a group of men who gatecrashed a party in suburban Melbourne. That this event should make the news is hardly noteworthy. Crime sells, as does violence, and there is a public interest to it. Unfortunately, what is also increasingly unsurprising is the selective and racial language used in the article. The gatecrashers, […]

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  • Media training for young African-Australians offered by The Age

    Media training for young African-Australians offered by The Age

    The Age is offering an opportunity to young African -Australians interested in the media industry  to gain understanding and knowledge about how the media works in Australia. Any interested young person can send their expression of interest to gabriela@yay.org.au  or call 0425225 020  

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  • African-Australian youth more likely to go to university than non-migrant youths

    African-Australian youth more likely to go to university than non-migrant youths

    Counter to recent rhetoric about Australia being “swamped” by non-English speaking migrants “who refuse to assimilate”, new research shows young people from African and Arabic migrant families are more likely to go to university than non-migrants. The analysis by Andrew Norton of the Grattan Institute looks at rates of university participation among 18-20 year olds, grouped by the language they speak at home. Compared to Australians who speak English at home, the rate of university participation is significantly higher for […]

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  • Victorian government provides more support to South Sudanese communities

    Victorian government provides more support to South Sudanese communities

      The Victorian government  is paying more attention on youth issues within South Sudanese communities in Melbourne. The  government has provided a $5.5 million funding package, which was announced on 30 July 2018 to establish three new Community Support groups that will focus on helping  South Sudanese youths to be their best.   The government is hoping to be able to get more community engagement, resilience and more meaningful assistance provided to young people to link them to appropriate services. […]

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  • The NAB’s African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 is here

    The NAB’s African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 is here

    The African-Australian Inclusion Program 2018 (AAIP) round 2 is here. Book your spot to attend an information session on 3rd August in Melbourne and Sydney.   For Melbourne session book here: https://bit.ly/2JZguDn. For Sydney booking click the following link: https://bit.ly/2NO5yL8. AAIP offers six months paid employment opportunity to qualified African professionals to work with the National Bank (NAB). The program is run by Jesuit Social Services (JSS).   

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  • Police charge teenager following CBD murder last weekend

    Police charge teenager following CBD murder last weekend

    Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 17-year-old male following the death of Laa Chol in the CBD last Saturday. Police were called to an address on A’Beckett Street following reports of a woman suffering serious injuries about 5.15 AM on 21 July.   Laa Chol, killed last Saturday morning in Melbourne    Paramedics attended, however the 19-year-old died at the scene. Police arrested a 17-year-old male from Sunshine North earlier this afternoon and he has since been charged with one […]

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  • AMA awards 2015

    AMA awards 2015

    The nominations for Africa Media Australia Awards 2015 are officially closed. This year it’s a double awards program including VACA (Victoria African Community Awards) and the National African-Australian Persons Of The Year (NAPOTY) awards to cover exceptional achievements of Afro-Australians from all states and territories, who are making a significant contribution to the wider Australian society.  The Current list of Victorian nominees includes: 1. Temi Ajayi (Business success) 2. Zione Walker (Charity) 3. Doris Imalenowa (Professional success) 4. Fred Alale […]

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  • Dr Kongolo Kalumba speaks about his professional journey in Australia

    Dr Kongolo Kalumba speaks about his professional journey in Australia

    Dr Kongolo Kalumba is a medical consultant (Paediatrician) who has been in Australia for just over 10 years. In this interview with AMA he shares his story and his professional journey into Australia, from the early days when he spent approximately two weeks working in hospital wards without being able to understand most of what his Australian colleagues were saying, to his latest achievement as one of the very few African medical consultants in Australia. 

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  • Faces of African-Australians

    Faces of African-Australians

    AMA’s new video intro shows more African faces from across the country. 

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  • The Kontiki fashion show in Sunshine, Melbourne

    The Kontiki fashion show in Sunshine, Melbourne

    The  Kontiki Cultural Women Empowerment Group is a voluntary sewing  group that seeks to empower women and build their capacity by providing them with opportunities to learn sewing and display african attire. The Melbourne-based group prides itself on showcasing traditional African textiles as means to demonstrate the African culture and help african girls and women to build confidence. The project is led by Mrs Francess Sesay a talented woman from Sierra Leone who now calls Australia home. 

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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 […]

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  • 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.  

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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