It's all eyes on African music extravanza at...08/24/15
Melbourne is set for a great celebration of African music, from ancient songs to contemporary fusion at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday, 30 August. Over 350 voices will fill Hamer Hall with songs, stories, ...()
Ethiopian-born youngster brings great hope to Australia's...
An Ethiopian refugee is tipped to become Australia's fastest under sixteen-year-old cross country runner. Once a cow herder, Chekole Getenet now already holds several distance running titles. This weekend (Aug 29) at the national titles ...()
Thailand blast kills more than 20 people
Police in Thailand say the death toll from a bomb blast in the capital Bangkok has risen to 21 with 123 wounded. They say the blast went off near the Erawan Shrine, in Bangkok's commercial hub, and scattered body parts and debris acro...()
Kenya is primed for investment in infrastructure, tourism:...
The Netball World Cup that ended in Sydney on the weekend drew thousands of overseas visitors. A few African nations were represented at the tournament. But there was also a high-profile group that came in from Kenya to cheer the African sports...()
African performers to hit Melbourne satge in 'One Africa'...
It's billed as a celebration of African music, from ancient songs to contemporary fusion at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne, on Sunday 30 August. Over 350 voices will fill Hamer Hall with songs, stories, music ...()
AFL launches multicultural showpiece
One of Australian Football League's fiercest and most traditional rivalries, Carlton versus Collingwood, has hosted the code's inaugural festival celebrating multiculturalism and diversity. As loyal fans descended on the Melbourne Cricket Gro...()
Australian of the Year urges halt to domestic violence
From the playground to the partyroom, Rosie Batty says domestic violence should be addressed across the board if Australia is to enact generational change. The Australian of the Year has given evidence at Victoria's Royal Commission and is adv...()
Emergency declared in US city on anniversary of police...
Authorities in the United States have declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, trying to prevent further violence after the first anniversary of a police shooting. The violence came after otherwise peaceful protests marking the anni...()
Thousands continue to die during perilous journey on...
The flood of migrants from North Africa to Europe is continuing with its attendant disasters and horror stories. Thousands of would-be migrants die tragically on the Mediterranean Sea during their bid for freedom from war and poverty in Africa...()
Nigeria to overtake US as world's third most populous...
The United Nations has predicted that Nigeria will surpass the United States as the world's third most populous country. India will also overtake China as the world's most populous country in less than a decade. ()
Western Australia school teaches two African languages
It's been said that culture and language are intertwined. So it's a fear of many migrants in Australia that their children will lose both in their new home. Language schools have sprung up around the country to address the issue, but Wes...()
Nkandu Beltz 3
Zambia-born Nkandu Beltz is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their goals. She presents her unique and effective method of boosting the morale of young people around Australia to the extent that she's a sought-after speaker and st...()
No place for discrimination in Victoria: Human Rights...
A one-day African Leadership Forum has been held in Melbourne. John Searle, Chairman of Victoria's Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, was the principal speaker. Shortly after the forum ended, he had a short interview with SB...()
Tax help - get all the deductions you're entitled to
Have you ever thought about how much you could be saving just by taking your lunch to work? Statisticians at McCrindle Research have found that while we're meant to be working to create wealth, we're often eating into that wealth at work.()
Chad's former leader Hissene Habre faces court in Senagal
Chad's former President Hissene Habre has been removed from the courtroom at his trial for crimes against humanity. He shouted that the process was "a farce", as he was waiting for proceedings to begin. Mr Habre was taken out of the cou...()
NBA star Luol Deng jets into Melbourne for South Sudanese...
On break from the NBA in the United States, Miami Heat's Luol Deng is still putting on clinics, but this week his audience are the kids of the South Sudanese community in Melbourne. His visit comes ahead of the South Sudanese Australian Nationa...()
Women's rights advocate discusses how the campaign to...
Many of our listeners and visitors to our social media sites will no doubt know who Sydney woman Juliana Nkrumah is. She's a prominent advocate of the rights of women, especially of migrant and refugee women and children. Shes one of th...()
Soccer game ushers in 4th anniversary of South Sudan's...
South Sudan will be marking four years of independence on July 9. Members of the South Sudanese community - now living in Sydney - have begun celebrations. And a friendly football match has been held showcasing some of the city's finest ...()
Australian company sees Africa's economic takeoff
Africa Rising Australia is a private consultancy that focuses on promoting and facilitating trade, business and investment between Australia and Africa. The company says it works with African and Australian government entities, corporations, ...()
Work experience for African migrants yielding results
A work experience program for African migrants and new arrivals is producing results for African communities across Australia. The African Australian Inclusion Program claims a success rate of over 80 per cent in helping participants find full-...()
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