Publisher of Atlanta Black Star Newspaper a black community tabloid in USA Pledges to Cover the ticket Cost for the 285 people.
Pivotal Pan Africanist’s groups in Diaspora and in the continent of Africa have unified their efforts towards ensuring that a safe place is found for a group of Africans that urgently needs safe places to self isolate amidst the Corona virus pandemic back home in Africa.
Global African SHEROES Union (GASU) Mr. Neil Nelson of Atlanta Black Star, (www.atlantablackstar.com) the Honorable Kyangulani Ssentamu Robert of Ugandan Parliament (Bobi Wine) and on behalf of more than 4000 existing Human Rights Activist from across the Diaspora and the African continent has signed a letter leading the request for a host nation to emerge and assist displaced Africans in the Diaspora who desperately wish to be evacuated to safe places in the continent.
The groups are entreating for leaders of African nations to come to the rescue of this group consisting of Diaspora Africans and displaced ones who has no intents of returning to their communities which are mostly embroiled in civil unrest.
Some African nations are already embarking on evacuation trips of their citizens stranded in some nations seeking for a way home. Nigeria recently evacuated its citizens from the middle east , USA and are also perfecting plans to evacuate those in Canada that wants to return to the west African nation. United States of America, UK and other nations has also been recorded of taking same measures towards ensuring the safety of their citizens at this time.
Contents of the letter explained that a member of the group Mr.Neil Nelson of Atlanta Black Star news has pledged to cover the flight cost of the 285 youths stranded in China. An excerpt from the letter below reads
“We would like to express our profound condolences to those who have lost loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also pray for all leaders, Heads of State and Governments, health organizations and professionals, scientists, and researchers for their responsibility in finding a cure for the virus and saving lives…
…We are all aware of the gross violation of life and liberty which is most pronounced for African people currently residing on ground zero of the Pandemic in The People’s Republic of China. Though the Leaders of the People’s Republic of China have stated that they do not support any kind of inhumane treatment of Africans from, among others, in China, we feel it is our responsibility to support the search for a solution.
As a direct result of this inhumane treatment and our need to strategize for solutions in the spirit of Pan Africanism, Diaspora based company, Atlanta Black Star, has allocated funds to cover the total cost of airlifting 285 African youth experiencing human rights violations in China to any African host country that is willing to guarantee safe quarantine until the Pandemic has ended.
In this unprecedented time, we must provide the necessary protections to ensure that African people including the youths are safe. Now more than ever, we call on African leadership to actualize the aspirations of Agenda 2063 and the “Africa We Want.”
To this end, we look to all African leadership in the African Union and CARICOM to open your borders and their hearts to Africans in need of support and demonstrate the tenacity and deeply rooted connection of Pan Africanism.”
The group has also indicated their readiness to provide in advance the identity of the 285 persons who are of African origin, full details of their demographic information and profiles in a complete SOS project proposal which shall be developed in partnership with host countries interested in participating in this engagement, and that the exercise shall be executed perfectly in accordance with interested nation’s federal emergency management agency’s best practices and policy.
It is of great importance that African leaders heeds this call , step up to this engagement and come to the rescue of their people by providing a safe space for these group in order to protect their life and dignity, which are the first responsibilities of any leader for his people.