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  • More than 677,000 have fled Ukraine to Poland, Romania and other countries
  • African students in Ukraine are facing racial discrimination at the border, reports say
  • Around 20 per cent of student studying in Ukraine are African citizens
  • Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February

Ukraine—as occupied with the war against Russian invasion, the European nation has been an investment partner to Africa for a while. Sadly, that relationship could be at risk as the ongoing crisis unearths troubling events detrimental to both sides, as Africans in Ukraine face hell.

The first in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores, Ukraine is not new to African business landscapes nor productive interaction with Africa and its citizens through trade and education.

Unfortunately, the European nation broiled into war holds around 20 per cent of African citizens as international students.

Read: Corporate Apartheid Real in South Africa?

Most of the students from Africa …

The Polish Ministry of development is launching a new trade and investment agency aimed at supporting Polish businesses to expand abroad, with a focus on African and Asian markets. 

In 2017, the Polish Agency for Investment and Trade (PAIH) started operating within the Polish Development Fund (Group PFR) to develop Polish businesses. Group PFR implements financial instruments for trade purposes.  

The launch was due to the fact that the Polish government was focusing on several sectors including information communications technology (ICT), pharmacy to cosmetics, biotechnology, fashion and food. …

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Slawek Muturi has seen all of it. He has been to each UN-recognized country at least twice, joining a group of just a handful individuals to achieve this fete, and now plans to be the only person to have visited all the 193 countries in a single year when he embarks on his global tour in 2021.

Born in Poland to a Kenyan father and Polish mother, Muturi has carried the country of his father close to his heart. So much has been the love that in several instances, he singlehandedly negotiated trade deals between Poland and Kenya and boosted tourist numbers significantly.

It all started on a chilly October morning of 2004. Though Muturi had grown and schooled in Kenyan schools including Kenyatta Mwatate, Alliance High School and prestigious St Mary School, he had not reached a level where he would interact with senior government officials.

On this October, …

Kenya is urging Polish investors to take advantage of a government push to provide basic and affordable healthcare for the country by investing in various aspects of the healthcare system. This was part of the discussions going on at the 2nd KenyaPoland Health Summit held under the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) office in Nairobi together with the Polish African Business Association (PAfBA).

The Managing Director of Kenya Investment Agency (KenInvest) Dr. Moses Ikiara noted that Kenya was providing an ideal environment for investment in the health sector with the GDP of the health sector growing at an annual rate of 11% higher than the national growth.

He also noted that Kenya had key parameters that would make it ideal for health techs to thrive. “Kenya ranks only second to Ivory Coast in ease of doing business, we have the highest internet penetration in Africa as well …