Presidential hopeful and People Power team leader Bobi Wine, together with Neil Nelson, the founder of Black Star, have teamed up to rally support for Africans being treated inhumanely in China
At least 300 Ugandans are said to be stuck in China’s commercial city of Guangzhou
Africans have become targets of suspicion, distrust and racism in China and now authorities have ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin.
A U.S. Embassy security alert on Saturday said that “police ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin,” and local officials have launched mandatory testing and self-quarantine for “anyone with ‘African contacts.’’
Early last week unfounded rumours began to emerge that African communities had become a new hotbed for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Soon after, health officials began door-to-door testing targeting African immigrants.
The two leaders are currently working to facilitate a humanitarian mission to airlift those Africans and African-Americans who are affected by the attacks to a country in Africa that is willing to receive them.
‘‘We are appalled by widely reported instances of Xenophobia in parts of China. Where Africans and Africana-Americans are being rejected from residences and forced to sleep on streets, denied medical care and mistreated’’ a statement signed by the two leaders reads in part.
It adds: we have watched disturbing videos of pregnant mothers being denied support because they are black
The two leaders while calling on global community to join their effort through hashtag #SavingOurOwnSouls, #Soos, have also called on government of China to urgently intervene and ensure that targeted attacks of black people are brought to an end.
Landlords and hotels in China have evicted hundreds of Africans. Many, including community leaders, were forced into quarantine despite testing negative for the virus.