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After Ukraine, African students battle in Europe

After Ukraine, African students battle in Europe

NITA BHALLA THE clock is ticking and Toluwalase Kolapo-Bello knows it. Over the past six weeks, the 21-year-old Nigerian medical student has fled Russian air strikes in Ukraine and faced extortion by taxi drivers and racism from train passengers in her harrowing escape to neighbouring Hungary.    Still reeling from her ordeal and dependent on handouts, she has just weeks to find a medical school where she can complete the last two years of her degree and fulfill her dream of becoming a pediatrician - or risk being deported. "I was only given permission to stay in Hungary until June 3," said Kolapo-Bello…
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African students wonder what next after Ukraine war

African students wonder what next after Ukraine war

TIM COCKS NKATEKO Muyimane and six fellow African students hid in a subway while Russian shells pounded Kharkiv, before fleeing on a train to Budapest they very nearly failed to board. Now their main concern is how to salvage the degrees they sacrificed so much to start. South African Muyimane, 24, and classmate Mandisa Malindisa, 25, were both studying medicine with a year to go before graduating. Now, they say, there is no university left. "It's been bombed out and turned to rubble," Muyimane said at his brother's apartment in a northern Johannesburg suburb. "Even if we do continue online,…
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Ukraine: African students faced guns from guards

Ukraine: African students faced guns from guards

ABRAHAM ACHIRGA NIGERIAN medical student Oduola Adebowale said he and some friends were trying to get on a train to flee Ukraine when the soldiers pointed guns at them and ordered them back. The Ukrainian troops told him they were only letting pregnant women on the service from the city of Lviv to the Polish border, but he said he saw them stop some pregnant African women from getting on board. "When we asked why they were doing this, the soldiers pointed guns at us, endangering our lives," he told Reuters days later after he finally managed to complete his…
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African students the most mobile in the world

African students the most mobile in the world

SETH ONYANGO, BIRD NEWSROOM AFRICAN students seeking higher education are the most mobile in the world, with over 405, 000 ― 5 per cent of the 8.1 million tertiary students on the continent, studying overseas or elsewhere. According to French Campus, which monitors students’ data movement, the figure is more than double the global average of 2.4 per cent. As of September, last year, France had 29,000 Moroccan students, followed by students from Algeria and Tunisia. In the United Kingdom, there were more than 17, 000 Nigerian students followed by students from Egypt and Kenya. In the United States, there were…
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