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Group set to engage world leaders on abuse of Africans

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As soon as air spaces of countries that were closed due to COVID-19 pandemic are reopened, an advocacy group, Love Africans Organisation UK, will begin to have physical engagements with world leaders, starting with African presidents. 

This was made known in a statement early in the week by the president of the body, Dr Martins Abhulimhen, who revealed that virtual meetings are already being held regularly.

“There’s a big difference between a physical meeting and a virtual one. So, we are hoping that this COVID-19 wind will blow 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.”

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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 ongoing 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 organisation 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.”

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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, as well as make concrete arrangement to reintegrate them with family members or caregivers,” 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 destitute.

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, adding, “We can change the narrative by starting to get rid of bad leaders in Africa, who massacre Africans and devalue the lives and essence of Africans. That is where we must start.”

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