Former African Union Ambassador and President of African Diaspora Development Institute, ADDI, Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, has called on all Africans to stay united amidst the tension and injustice against the black race and the coronavirus pandemic.
The call was contained in a press statement she made available to DAILY POST on Thursday.
The Ambassador implored all Africans living in the diaspora to remain calm, organized and be counted among one another “as we build the Africa we want.”
“To actualize the Africa we need, we must organize now (if not for ourselves at least do it) for the sake of our children, grandchildren and generations to come,” Chihombori-Quao, who turned 63 on Thursday, said.
“Many Africans have been subjected to lots of hate from our white friends and associates even as the world suffers a bigger problem with the sudden novel coronavirus, threatening various economies across the globe,” she added.
Chihombori is among the leaders calling for equality and fair treatment of people of African descent living outside and within the continental Africa.
Recall that in the heat of the Black Lives Matter protests as a result of the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer, Dr. Chihombori-Quao, had called on Africans in Diaspora to come together against enslavement and discrimination of blacks by whites in the US and across other nations of the world.
Dr. Chihombori-Quao had pointed out that it was disheartening that Africans are subjected to this high level of discrimination among the whites.