Over the years, China and Africa have remained in great alliance politically and economically.

As a result of the association between them, both parties have benefitted from its partnership through  education, trade and many more.

However, this Covid-19 pandemic which officially surfaced in Wuhan, China and spread through more than 160 countries worldwide has created a lot of controversies and pain for lots of innocent Africans in China.

China, had the highest recording cases during the early days of this virus and has now reportedly able to manage the situation and work around it through their total lockdowns.

The actual number of deaths in China to date is still subject of dispute all over the world. This is because of the China  ‘cover-up’ after the vIrus was discovered Wuhan.

Trump and others have also publicly

For days now, the world has seen some inhuman videos on social media showing how some Chinese are treating Africans in China.

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This is because they say black people brought Covid-19 when they know very well that’s now true.

This a typical case of ‘When an elder falls down they blame the walking stick’ African Proverb

It has been reported and supported with numerous videos that students and other African residents in that city were compelled to evacuate their apartments and go through a force quarantine whether been tested positive or not.

Xenophobia in Guangzhou is very high

The viral video and pictures ignited a rage of comments lashing back at Chinese citizens for doing that despite the detection of the virus first, in their country and the relationship between china and Africa.

African leaders including south African president, Ghana foreign ministry and more have expressed their deepest concerns regarding the appalling condition of Africans in China.

They have confronted the Chinese officials and requested for immediate effect to safeguard the legal rights of the Africans in such situation.

The questions most Africans are asking are:

  • Why are Chinese people roaming about freely in African Countries, even doing business as usual with no consequences for the actions of their treatment to African Nationals in China.

 

  • Others are questioning why they are trying to put the blame on Africa when they know very well Coronavirus and other associated deadly diseases exist in China for years. 

 

  • Some believe Africa in general should take a very close look at their business relationship with China.

 

  • Why has abuse of Africans by some Chinese that started before Covid-19 allowed to continue for years.

 

  • Chinese people  in Africa also not forced into quarantine, deprived from shops and restaurants 

 

  • Why are Chinese people also not being evicted  from their homes in Africa

 

  • Majority of Africans are questioning why Chinese people across African own lands whilst African Can’t own apartment in china

 

No one is against any country trying to control the current pandemic, however, blaming Africans is no way to treat so  called business partner. 

Many Africans are very upset and want African leaders to rise up and protect their citizens.

 

Some believe China is only interested in African Resources and nothing else. This treatment of Africans has open up so many talking  about the Chinese footprint in Africa.

People are now questioning most of the actions by Chinese in Africa, why are they bringing their people to from China to African to take over the jobs that they are creating in Africa?

 

‘Africans are giving equal treatment given to all foreigners’ Whilst the videos the world sees tells a different story.

The Chinese officials also denied the claims about the blacks’ maltreatment. 

The above reminds that world of a plague in Cape Coast Castle in Ghana Which reads

‘…May humanity never again perpetrate such injustice against humanity..”

Cape Coast Castle -

 

We hope African Leader will rise up and save their citizens from the lies, accusations, injustice perpetuated against them in China.

We hope those blaming African for what the world originated from China will read some of the news out there and solve the problems and stop abusing innocent Africans

The injustice against Africans in China Must STOP! The fact that their officials are denying that they discriminating against Africans goes to show they don’t see anything wrong with the abuse of Africans.

African leaders must rise up and save their citizens.

 

Africans in China – Photo Credit BBC

 

 

 

 

 

ZOLA MASEKO

The Swazi director is known for his documentaries about Xenophobia. Born in 1967 when his parents were in exile, he spent his childhood and teenage years in the UK.

His first documentary Dear Sunshine was released in 1992. Moving to South Africa shortly after that, he experienced severe attacks of Xenophobia.

This inspired him to portray the issues in South Africa through documentaries.

His documentary about Sarah Baartman, a woman of Khoisan descent who was taken to London as a performer because of her ” unusual looks”, received critical acclaim.

He also won the Best African Documentary award at 1999 Pan-African Film Festival. He is currently working on a TV series called Homecoming about three MK fighters, and a movie called Liverpool Leopard.

 

PHYNO

The Nigerian rapper and songwriter Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born on October 1986 in Enugu.

He developed an interest in music in secondary school and became an expert in piano and drums. After studying Public Administration at university, he moved to Lagos to pursue a music career.

Phyno recently released his third album tyitled Deal With It featuring top Nigerian stars like Olamide, Zoro, and Don Jazzy.

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WILLY PAUL

Born in September 1993 in Mathare, the Kenyan songwriter had a rough childhood since his father died and he dropped out of school to earn money and support his family.

He was discovered by Kenyan producers at a young age and had his first single Rabuka come out in 2010.

His first album You Never Know launched in 2013, as well as four commercially successful singles from the album. His US tour in 2014 earned him worldwide success.

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The same year saw the release of the song Tam Tam that earned 2 Mdundo Awards, the Most Downloaded Gospel Artist, and the Most Downloaded Male Single.

Another famous song from Paul is the duet “I do” featuring singer Alaine, to whom he later married.

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TEKNO MILES

 

The Nigerian Musician was born on December 1992 in Bauchi. He relocated frequently within the country during his childhood years since his father was a member of the army.

His parents sent him to a music school where he learned to play guitar and piano. After graduating from this prestigious school, he was signed under K-Money, which released his first single Holiday.

The single was a commercial success. In 2012, he met the managers of the Lagosian company Made Men Music Group, who signed him in 2013.

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His singles “Dance”, and “Anything” were so successful that they received award nominations at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

His 2015 singles Duro and Wash helped him gain recognition in the US and win awards at MTV African Music Awards in 2015. He is currently signed under Universal Music Group Nigeria…

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SIZE 8

 

Linet Masiro Munyali, a.k.a Size 8, was born on August 1987 in Nairobi.

Upon ranking the first in her class, she received a scholarship to continue with her education. After university, she auditioned for the Kenyan Producer Clemo who signed a contract with her.

Photo Credit: Linet Masiro Munyali,

She released her first album in 2013 with successful singles like Shamba Boy, Silali and Vidonge.

Her music style changed gradually into Gospel music, and her single “Mateke” received nationwide acclaim, receiving the Video Of The Year award at 2014 Groove Awards.

 

 

Offensive outbursts of riot and violence caught SA in the wake of a fresh xenophobic attack on fellow Africans ‘foreigners’ in the country.

The economic immigrants were given the shock of their lives when some hoodlums raided, looted, and burnt foreigners businesses over a glaringly wrong believe that the foreigners are responsible for their unemployment.

The mob soon took another form as foreigners were brutally attacked, many injured and some painfully murdered in cold blood.

South Africans targeted Nigerians only, for their ill-dealings and exceptional service delivery compared with the citizens on their soil.

This eventually led to a riot in Nigeria as Nigerian youths, in reprisal to the unconfirmed rumor, took to the street and also targeted South African businesses in Nigeria.

Two prominent Nigerian music personalities, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy have cancelled their event in SA.

 

Notably, Nigerians youths looted one of the top-rated chain stores in Africa, Shoprite, renowned telecommunication, MTN, a resourceful financial institution, Stanbic Bank PLC. and an apparel store, PEP.

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Regrettably, xenophobia has claimed many lives of economic immigrants. 

This didn’t go without reactions from other African countries such as Zambia. The Zambia football federation out-rightly boycotted their pre-scheduled friendly match against South Africa in an attempt to express their grievances towards the avoidable loss of lives of fellow African citizens in the country. 

Everyone is asking the South Africa authorities are not doing more to stop act of inhumanity to their fellow Africans! 

 

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President Ramaphosa’s  attempt to attract investors to help improve on the crashing economy of his country, are likely to be challenged with if they decide to invest in SA as foreigners. 

South Africa has suffered many attacks in the form of xenophobia. However, none has been as threatening as this recent one. 

This time, African nations are furious about it, and many Africans have registered for their safe return to their beloved countries. What will this mean for South Africa if it continues? Investors will be reduced drastically.

Unemployment will be alarmingly high, hardship, and subsequently, violence will be rampant, and the GDP will suffer. The height of capitalism is imperialism which in-turn fuels barbarism. African workers will unite!

The frustrated citizens of South Africa got their fight all wrong. 

Xenophobia - South Africa
South Africa Xenophobia MUST STOP!

African foreigners impacted less than a percent of their economy. Therefore, small retail shops run by them cannot be the basis for the citizen’s unemployment.

They need to think deep and channel their frustrations towards the right cause. We hope South Africa can live past this and proudly raise her flag once again.