Online Abortions Boomed During the Pandemic, and Not Just Because of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic changed the way people all over the world accessed abortions. As lockdowns and other restrictions made it difficult to seek in-person terminations of unwanted pregnancies, some countries made-at-home abortions more accessible. In France, the government temporarily changed the law in April 2020 to allow at-home abortion until seven weeks…

The UK announces £132m of New Investments in Kenya and Backs Nairobi as an International Financial Centre

At the start of a three-day visit to the UK to co-host the Global Education Summit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announce strengthened links between the City of London and Nairobi and welcome new investment package. The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab…

Kenyan Universities Face Big Challenges Going Digital. But It Can Be Done

As an academic working at a university in Kenya, I’ve witnessed at first hand the massive disruptions to learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is not unique to Kenya. Universities in neighbouring Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia are similarly affected. Kenya has over 70 universities, 38 of them public and 35 private. Over 500,000 students were…

COVID-19 has Shone a Light on How Globalization can Tackle Inequality

Globalization is a multifaceted concept that describes the process of creating networks of connections around the world. It involves the interdependence of national economies and the integration of information, goods, labour and capital, to name a few. In recent years, globalization has been the subject of growing discontent and criticism, particularly after…