Ugandan Politician Bobi Wine Offers To Rescue Black People Being Mistreated In China
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Ugandan Politician Bobi Wine Offers To Rescue Black People Being Mistreated In China

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DeAnna Taylor
DeAnna Taylor Apr 15, 2020

If you’ve been following stories from China, then you know there has been an increase in the mistreatment of African and African American residents, mostly in the city of Guangzhou. Many are being banned from entering restaurants and even worse, being evicted from their homes and put on the streets with little to no notice.

Pictures and videos have been circulating around social media showing residents of African descent be discriminated against simply because of their race. They are being blamed for creating a second wave of the deadly COVID-19 virus, which is said to have started in the city of Wuhan, China.

Ugandan politician, musician, and activist, Bobi Wine, has decided to use his power and authority to help his fellow brothers and sisters. He’s teaming up with Atlanta BlackStar co-founder, Neil Nelson, to airlift those being subjected to the inhumane treatment to a country within Africa or somewhere in the U.S. that will accept them.

“We are appalled by the widely reported instances of xenophobia in parts of China where Africans and African Americans are being ejected from residences and forced to live on streets, denied medical care, and mistreated,” Wine and Nelson said in a joint statement.

“These two leaders are currently working together to facilitate a humanitarian mission to airlift those Africans and African-Americans who are affected by these attacks to a country in Africa that is willing to receive them. We are also prepared to evacuate them to the United States for those holding U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.”

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Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is an opposition leader under the ‘People Power’ movement. He was elected as a member of parliament in July 2017, where he serves the Kyadondo East Constituency in Uganda’s Central Region.

In July 2019, Wine announced his bid to run for president in the 2021 general election against Uganda’s longstanding president, Yoweri Museveni. He said in his announcement, “On behalf of the people of Uganda, I am challenging you (Museveni) to a free and fair election in 2021. We’re ready to kick Museveni and his cronies out power.”