Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, says he has partnered with an American businessman to airlift Africans being mistreated in China.
This is after reports emerged of hundreds of Africans evicted from their homes and hotels in the Chinese city of Guangzhou over fears the coronavirus was spreading in African communities.
Bobi Wine said together with Neil Nelson they are ready to airlift the Africans if any African country agrees to receive them.
They are also prepared to evacuate to the US those who hold US citizenship or permanent resident status.
“We are calling upon the government of China to urgently intervene and ensure that targeted attacks on black people are brought to an end,” they said in a joint statement.
Nigeria, through its embassy in Beijing, had said it is prepared to evacuate its citizens from China.
The Guangdong provincial government has said it attached “great importance to some African countries’ concerns and is working promptly to improve”its way of operating.