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…

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…