Fears, old and new, bring fewer African students to study in Pune

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Of the 9,000-odd foreigners who came to Pune in 2015 for education, there were fewer African students, official records show. In fact, their numbers have been falling for the past two years. Discrimination, difficulty in finding lodging facilities and rude comments about their appearance are turning away many from the city which used to attract thousands of foreign students every year, those pursuing their courses here, said.