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News, interviews, sport, talk back and music are key elements of the African Hour. Radio quizzes and competitions are popular regular features. The African Hour is broadcast in English.

News, interviews, sport, talk back and music are key elements of the African Hour. Radio quizzes and competitions are popular regular features. The African Hour is broadcast in English.
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Sydney, NSW

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News, interviews, sport, talk back and music are key elements of the African Hour. Radio quizzes and competitions are popular regular features. The African Hour is broadcast in English.

Language:

Multilingual

Contact:

SBS Radio Sydney Locked Bag 028 Crows Nest NSW 1585 Australia (02) 9430 2828


Episodes

This violence against women must stop, it's almost White Ribbon Day

10/17/2017
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Saturday, 25 November 2017 is White Ribbon Day - a day dedicated to putting a greater focus on women and the violence they suffer at the hands of men. White Ribbon Australia executive manager Peterson Opio discusses issues with Martin Kwakwa.

Duration: 00:13:21


Foreign students to face tougher English language test

10/17/2017
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International students have been put on alert, with the government to roll out tougher English tests. From next year, students will need to formally pass an English course before they can enter tertiary education.

Duration: 00:03:20


Wayward South Sudanese youths in Vic finding direction

10/17/2017
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Police appear to have gained the upper hand on the Apex Gang, founded in Melbourne's South Sudanese community, but the community's issue with youth crime is not gone. One academic says what he calls "information" has been overlooked as a method of breaking the cycle and providing effective settlement policy.

Duration: 00:04:06


Aussie charity aims to put 1 million girls in Africa in school

10/3/2017
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Melbourne-based charity One Girl says it is aiming at putting one million girls in Africa in school by 2020.

Duration: 00:11:53


Safe sex is sexy, empowerment queen reveals all

9/26/2017
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Author, mentor and motivational speaker Katinda Ndola is back on AfricaN Hour this week. Last week, she discussed with Martin Kwakwa aspects of her mentoring programs specifically for the African community in Australia. This week, the topic for discussion is safe sex.

Duration: 00:09:39


Empowerment queen challenges African women to get up and go for it

9/18/2017
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Katinda Ndola is an author, a mentor and a motivational speaker. Some people call her the empowerment queen. Shes CEO of the organisation African Personal Success Mentoring Society. Katinda lives in Melbourne, but at heart shes still African - from Kenya. She was guest of African Hour, discussing with Martin Kwakwa some of her mentoring programs specifically for the African community in Australia, especially young women. ()

Duration: 00:12:37


Proposed citizenship test leaves residents in limbo

9/18/2017
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The Federal Government's proposed crackdown on citizenship laws may still be in question, but, in the meantime, so is the future of Australia's permanent residents. From plans for a tougher language test to longer waiting times before they can apply for citizenship, many permanent residents say they are left in a state of uncertainty. Omar Dabbagh has more. ()

Duration: 00:04:00


Ex-Ethiopian refugee pins next hope on Commonwealth Games

9/18/2017
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At just 17 years old, Bendere Oboya is already Australia's third-fastest woman over 400 metres. And after winning two gold medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games earlier this year, the former Ethiopian refugee is now targeting higher honours. Adrian Arciuli reports. ()

Duration: 00:03:33


New data confirms scant leadership diversity in Australian workplaces

9/11/2017
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New data reveals women from migrant backgrounds in Australia are disadvantaged when it comes to progressing to positions of leadership in the workplace. The report, commissioned by the Diversity Council Australia, details how the combination of gender and cultural background presents barriers. The findings have led to calls for organisations to re-evaluate how they determine a good leader. Abbie O'Brien reports. ()

Duration: 00:03:43


Data on racial profiling needed: report

9/11/2017
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A new report has found Australian police forces must introduce data collection concerning what's known as "racial profiling", or risk further alienating ethnic communities. In Victoria, police claim they have "zero tolerance" for racial profiling, but have no method of accurately measuring whether the practice still takes place. Luke Waters reports. ()

Duration: 00:02:11


Thousands sample multicultural feast in Sydney

9/11/2017
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Tens of thousands of food enthusiasts have sampled the treats of some of Australia's most innovative chefs and culinary manufacturers in Sydney. The Fine Food Expo is Australia's biggest food-industry show, and it offers an insight into some, perhaps, weird and wonderful things coming to the table. Camille Bianchi has the story. ()

Duration: 00:02:25


Thousands expected at Sounds of Afro Beat Festival in Sydney

9/5/2017
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Australias African community can rightly boast of a few social events in, I believe, every state and territory. But theres one such event that has almost gone unnoticed - at least on this program - even though its been around for about five years. Sounds of Afro Beat festival will be held in October 2017 at a North Sydney hotel. Yes, Afro Beat - the genre of African music that had the late Nigerian star Fela Anikulapo Kuti as its high priest. Festival director and promoter Yaw Junior...

Duration: 00:07:06


Team challenging traditional obesity management is itself challenged

9/4/2017
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A group of doctors say the secret to losing weight isn't lifestyle, instead it's genetic, but other obesity experts say their controversial new research just offers an excuse to be overweight. Kirsty Johansen reports. ()

Duration: 00:02:17


Campaign launched to highlight health issues migrant women face

9/4/2017
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Migrant advocates have launched a campaign to highlight the challenges women of diverse ethnicities face in accessing health services. Multicultural Health Week in New South Wales is focusing on bridging barriers to quality care. Hannah Sinclair reports. ()

Duration: 00:02:57


It's Africa Week so join in the business - and fun

8/29/2017
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The first week of September 2017 is Africa Week, and many high-profile events celebrating Africa - mainly in the business & economic sector - will be taking place in Western Australia, specifically Perth. The headline event - and indeed the major event of the week - is the three day Africa Down Under conference. To discuss it all with me is event organiser Dominic Piper. First I asked Mr Piper to tell me about ADU. What is it? ()

Duration: 00:14:10


Racism, hate and a new online tool to help young people

8/29/2017
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New government research shows more than half of Australians between ages 12 and 17 have witnessed racist or hateful comments about cultural or religious groups online. And amid the pending postal vote on same-sex marriage, the research shows young LGBTI* people are also particular targets of online hate. The results have led to new online resources developed by young people to help them cope. Peggy Giakoumelos reports. ()

Duration: 00:04:48


South Sudanese siblings are lifeguards at Victorian acquatic centre

8/29/2017
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A brother and sister have become the first African-born lifeguards to patrol a major pool complex in outer Melbourne. Andrew and Nyajema Jang only learned to swim last year. But as Manny Tsigas reports, they have taken it one step further to encourage more people from their community to get involved. ()

Duration: 00:02:43


ActionAid appeals for help in drought-hit areas of East Africa

8/22/2017
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Saturday, 19 September was World Humanitarian Day. Its a day often used to celebrate aid and humanitarian workers who fly into crisis zones to provide support. East Africa, we are all aware, is experiencing what the UN calls the largest humanitarian crisis in its history, with over 16 million people facing severe food shortages as a result of either drought or conflict or both in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. ActionAid Australia is responding to the crisis, supporting women...

Duration: 00:08:09


Ex-refugee wins top national award

8/22/2017
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A former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been awarded a national prize for her contribution to the New South Wales city of Coffs Harbour. Jolie Kaja decided to pursue a career in aged care after she arrived in the coastal regional centre three years ago. Michelle Rimmer reports. ()

Duration: 00:02:59


Mudslide toll climbs as questions asked of Sierra Leone government

8/22/2017
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Sierra Leone's chief coroner says rescue workers have unearthed around 500 bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the capital, Freetown. ()

Duration: 00:02:29

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