As soon as air spaces of countries that were closed due to the global pandemic, Covid 19, are reopened, an advocacy group, Love Africans Organisation UK, will begin to have physical engagements with world leaders, beginning with African presidents.
This was made known in a statement early in the week by the president of the body, Dr Martins Abhulimhen.
Abhulimhen also revealed that virtual meetings are being held regularly “But you know, that there is a big difference between a physical meeting and a virtual one. So, we are hoping that this Covid 19 ill wind blows away soon, so that our delegation will begin a world tour to meet with leaders on how to bring to an end the incessant abuse of Africans worldwide.”
Apparently irked with the perceived racist treatment being meted on Africans across the world, the movement for zero tolerance for racism, an initiative championed by the Love Africans Organisation UK, said the time has come for Africa to unite and fight mistreatments of Africans because Africans lives matter.
The group wondered why the abuse of Africans in the diaspora and at home is still on going under the watch of world leaders, warning that Africans are ready to fight for their rights anywhere in the world using all legal instruments.
Abhulimhen, said the group is demanding the rights of Africans to be free from all maltreatment in any country even as he challenged African leaders to protect all her citizens across the world.
The objectives of the group among others are to: “Provide care and support to vulnerable Africans around the world and provide economic empowerment, to serve as a world body for the prevention and protection against Africans abuse and neglect and for the promotion, defence, and advocacy of their rights, to sensitise the public in all matters concerning welfare of Africans and neglect through various ways including public lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, radio and television and through preparation and dissemination of newspapers, books and journals.”
He continued: “To establish Homes and Rehabilitation Projects to Young and Old Africans to enhance Early Child Care for Development basically for abandoned, motherless babies born to chronically ill mothers, and neglected babies, and also make concrete arrangement to reintegrate them with Family members or care givers in the communities,” even as he lamented that Africans in China are being thrown out of their hotels, houses, denied transportation, access to grocery and are roaming the streets like destitutes.
In southern Italy, Abhulimhen alleged, “Africans are engaged in slave farms. Africans are being abused in the Middle East and even in the United States. The reason is that the value of the African lives has been destroyed, diminished; part of it of course, was because of the slave trade and demonisation and colonisation by the European empires. Our African misrulers have done a good job and continuing doing a job in devaluing African lives, African essence, abuse and killings of Africans as well as having no respect and or regard for African lives.
“Are we selective in our outrage? Should we wait until they abuse Africans in China, is that when we should be outraged? If that is the case, think and ask yourself, do you really value African lives or are you outraged because they are being abused by the Chinese?”
The group’s president charged Africans to earn the deserved respect also: “We can change the narrative by starting to get rid of the misrulers in Africa who massacre Africans and devalue the lives and essence of Africans. That is where we must start from.”
“So, we will begin to meet with African leaders first before moving to Europe and America, to find a way to resolve the knotty issue of widespread abuse of the rights of Africans. A committee has mapped out an elaborate plan and as soon as the lockdown is lifted worldwide, we will activate the plans, but I can assure you that we will sure make an impact when that time comes.”
The executive director, Worldwide of Love Africans Organisation UK, Prince Ojie Mark Ojie, called out African leaders who only fight with their lips with no action to back their words
“It’s about time they show us (Africans) respect. We are putting something on the table and therefore equal respect is expected from both sides.
“People should not be judged by the colour of their skins but their actions and thoughts. When foreigners come to Africa to take our natural resources, they are not humiliated. We are not begging, we are demanding respect for each other’s status.”
He added his voice to the global call for the prosecution of the four US policemen that caused the death of an African American recently. “What happened to late Floyd was a shame and to think he was even an African American, so you can imagine what is happening to black Africans across the globe and even in Africa, their own land. Should I talk about what is happening to Nigerians in Nigeria? You will be shocked! All these must stop, that is our mission.”