Ugandan opposition politician Bobi Wine says has partnered with businessman Neil Nelson to airlift Africans suffering mistreatment in China following the coronavirus outbreak.
“Together with my friend Neil Nelson, CEO Atlanta BlackStar, we are offering to airlift Africans and 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,” he explained.
The two also released a joint statement and appealed to the Chinese government and other global African leaders to take urgent action to protect Africans abroad.
“We call upon leaders from across the global African community including political leaders, social activists, artists and other leaders to join in this effort,” the statement reads in part.
This development comes amid reports of Africans facing eviction from their homes in Guanghzou and also being denied services at local businesses. Images and videos of Africans sleeping on the streets caused outrage over the weekend.
Bobi Wine is expected to run against the current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the country’s general elections set for 2021.