The travel ban on southern African countries owing to the COVID-19 Omicron strain, according to African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, is a sort of stigmatization against Africa.
At a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Mahamat said this in response to the travel ban imposed on Southern African countries, according to NAN.
The travel prohibition, according to Mahamat, is a form of stigmatization that cannot be substantiated scientifically or logically.
Both international organizations had criticized the discriminatory sanctions, said the Chairperson, who spoke to journalists alongside UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
“They are blaming a country (South Africa) for being transparent because its specialists have worked tirelessly to alert the world community about new varieties’ appearance.
“These types of procedures have not been scientifically demonstrated to be effective in dealing with this type of problem.”
As you say, it’s certainly a representation of a type of injustice.
“I believe I will now take up the Secretary-terms.” General’s It is unethical to denigrate Africa in this manner.
“We are a world, a global world, and we are confronted with… therefore when confronted with an enemy such as COVID-19, humanity as a whole must work together to combat the virus because a man’s life is a man’s life,” the Chairperson stated.
We witnessed the same type of treatment with vaccinations, treatment, debt service, and our willingness to allow African states to recover following or during the epidemic, according to him.
“As I was saying to the Secretary-General, as leaders of the African Union and the United Nations, we need to be collectively horrified,” Mahamat added.
“Our message to the world as a whole is that we need to keep a cool head. We need to follow the well-being of humankind as a whole.
“We need to genuinely demonstrate greater solidarity and justice.
“That’s the very least we can ask for, namely from our leaders, our political and social leaders,’’ he said.
Omicron: AU kicks against travel ban on African countries