Samia Suluhu Hassan – the woman set to become Tanzania’s next president

On Wednesday evening she had the task of announcing to Tanzanians that President John Magufuli had died and now Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan is due to take his place as the country’s head of state. First elected as Magufuli’s running mate in 2015, she was re-elected last year along with him and according to the …

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Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls rescued days after kidnapping

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria have been rescued, authorities said. The 279 girls were abducted on Friday by armed men who raided their state-run school in Nigeria’s northwest Zamfara State, a high-ranking government official with knowledge of the incident told CNN.Yusuf Idris, a spokesman for the regional governor, …

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Democrats unveil $3,000 child benefit as part of Biden relief package

House Democratic leaders unveiled legislation Monday that would give millions of families at least $3,000 per child, advancing a key provision in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package. Rep. Richard Neal, who is leading the crafting of the legislation for the stimulus package as the Ways and Means Committee chairman, introduced the enhanced …

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Woman charged in US Capitol riot can take trip to Mexico, federal judge says

(CNN)A Texas florist charged in connection with the US Capitol insurrection will be allowed to go to Mexico later this month, a federal judge ruled Friday. The case involving Jenny Cudd got national attention this week after she wrote to a judge asking for permission to visit Riviera Maya, Mexico, for a four-day retreat this …

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