Ugandan MP, Bobi Wine has announced that he is partnering with an American businessman to airlift Africans in China who are facing maltreatment.
According to Bobi Wine with the support of Neil Nelson they would airlift the Africans being maltreated to any African country that agrees to receive them.
In the Chinese city of Guangzhou there have been reports of Chinese landlords and hotel managers ejecting Africans over fears that they are importing fresh cases of the coronavirus in the Asian country.
In viral videos some of the affected Africans migrant’s living in the Guangzhou and Fujian Province have accused the Chinese government of failing to protect them.
They have also expressed fear that they may contract the virus since they have been forced out of their homes.
Video Received: Police following African Country Nationals in Guangzhou, China, who have been left homeless after being evicted.
Many say say they have been on the receiving end of racist attacks, discrimination & harassment amid a rise in Coronavirus cases. pic.twitter.com/77TIXjQQFf
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) April 12, 2020
China has rejected the claims that its cities are maltreating Africans after African governments expressed displeasure.
In a statement the Chinese foreign office explained further that “The Guangdong authorities attach great importance to some African countries’ concerns and are working promptly to improve their working method.”
“The measures include: to provide health management services without differentiation, to designate hotels for the accommodation of foreigners required to undergo medical observation and adopt price adjustment for those in financial difficulties; to set up effective communication mechanism with foreign consulates-general in Guangzhou; and to reject all racist and discriminatory remarks,” the statement added.
1/2: In a phonecall with Chinese Foreign Minister #WangYi today, he reassured me of measures underway in #Guangzhou to improve the situation of Africans, in line with the strong and brotherly partnership between #Africa and #China.
— Moussa Faki Mahamat (@AUC_MoussaFaki) April 13, 2020
Bobi Wine’s offer
But Bobi Wine who is a Musician turned politician said he and his partner Neil Nelson are appalled by what is happening in China.
In a statement he said “We are calling upon the government of China to urgently intervene and ensure that targeted attacks on black people are brought to an end.”
Together with my friend Neil Nelson, CEO @ATLBlackStar, we are offering to airlift Africans & African-Americans being subjected to inhumane treatment in parts of China. Only if we get an African nation and/or the US willing to receive them! #soos #savingourownsouls pic.twitter.com/HFHEf4p8wa
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) April 13, 2020