Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years

Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by adolescents – is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being but swept those findings under the rug to continue conducting business as usual, according to a Sept. 14, 2021, Wall Street Journal report.…

Kenyan Judges Stop President’s Reforms as Attempt to ‘Dismember’ the Constitution

The Court of Appeal of Kenya has upheld the High Court’s ruling that attempts to overhaul the country’s constitution violated its basic structures. The mega-constitutional amendment bill proposed amending virtually every major part of Kenya’s constitution. It ran to 45 pages, contained 74 amendment articles, and included two schedules appended to the main text. The Constitution Amendment Bill…

University placement: Majority admitted to institutions, 128,073 to pursue degree courses

A majority of students who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) last year have been placed to several universities and colleges, to pursue courses of their choice. A total of 265,145 students will pursue degree and TVET courses. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) Chief Executive…

Why It’s Time to Break the Cycle of Reform and Protest at Kenya’s Universities

The recent announcement of wide-ranging reforms at the University of Nairobi predictably triggered a new bout of student protests. The cost-cutting reforms propose a smaller administrative team, the abolition of a third of its colleges and higher tuition fees. The proposed reforms have also elicited protest from academic and administrative staff. They…