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  • Meet Easter Family, a group of passionate young African Gospel performers

    Meet Easter Family, a group of passionate young African Gospel performers

    Easter is around the corner and a group of young people in Melbourne West is determined to celebrate this important Christian festival with a bang. Easter Family is the name of the group, which is made up of mostly young African Christians who are passionate about their faith and are putting together an event called Easter Celebration to shout out their joy in remembering the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The event is scheduled to take place on 21 April 2017 at […]

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  • The African Diaspora around the world and in Australia can do more for the development of Africa than just remittances.

    The African Diaspora around the world and in Australia can do more for the development of Africa than just remittances.

    Matthew Neuhaus is the Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch, of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and former ambassador to Zimbabwe and the DRC. Mr Neuhaus addressed a group of Africans who attended the launch of the Australia Zimbabwe Business Council (AZBC) on Friday 29th July 2016. Mr Neuhaus was interviewed by AMA’s Clyde Sharady and spoke about the role of the African Diaspora in contributing to Africa’s development, as well as  the relationship between Australia and Africa, amongst other things. […]

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  • 2016 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS :nominations now open

    2016 AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA AWARDS :nominations now open

    The nominations are now open for AMA AWARDS 2016. This year we have combined the two awards program that we have been running since 2013, namely the Victorian African Community Awards and the National African-Australian Person of the Year Awards. We have put these two programs together and rebranded the program which is now called AFROSHINE AUSTRALIA awards. The program is open to all Africans from around Australia and their friends and supporters. Please take 5 minutes to nominate any […]

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  • Renowned lawyer calls on  African-Australians to wave the African flag in Australia

    Renowned lawyer calls on African-Australians to wave the African flag in Australia

    Jimmy Morcos is an Australian lawyer and a Partner of Sabelberg Morcos Lawyers since 2009. This renowned Melbourne-based lawyer has acted on behalf of many members of multicultural communities based in Australia in complex legal and immigration matters. Through his work, Mr. Morcos has also travelled all around the world to represent multinational companies. He has also worked on Australian Government task forces in Christmas Island.       Mr. Morcos currently represents a wide range of international companies, including […]

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  • Victoria Police top cop speaks to AMA about African communities.

    Victoria Police top cop speaks to AMA about African communities.

        The newly appointed Victoria’s top cop, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, recently  granted an interview to AMA at his Flinders Street Office in Melbourne CBD. Mr Ashton, who has been on the job for only six months responded to over a dozen questions from AMA’s Clyde Sharady and discussed  several issues affecting Victoria Police’s work in the community broadly, as well as its work and engagement with Victoria’s African community in particular. Social cohesion Chief Commission Ashton says that he has […]

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  • African entrepreneurs help fight youth unemployment in Australia

    African entrepreneurs help fight youth unemployment in Australia

    Entrepreneurship is on the rise within African-Australian communities. Traditionally, African migrants business ventures have been limited to small restaurants, grocery shops, beauty salons and import and export businesses. However, over recent years there appears to be a marked increase in number and type of businesses that Africans are involved in. In Melbourne and many other capital cities of Australia the story is the same, Africans are opening new businesses in different industry including childcare, healthcare , travel agencies, as well […]

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  • Family Day Care business bonanza changing African-Australian families

    Family Day Care business bonanza changing African-Australian families

    There are a lot of positive changes that are happening within African-communities, but none seems as powerful as the business opportunities available through the Family Day Care (FDC) scheme. Over the last couple of years, the number of FDC businesses owned and run by Africans has simply skyrocketed.  You only have to visit places such as Footscray where there is a concentration of African businesses to see this change. At the Footscray business Mall, we counted over fifteen FDC offices […]

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