1# Federal Student Loan Pause
You don’t have to pay back your federal student loans, for now. The White House released a statement announcing the extension as many American grapple with the economic effects of the pandemic.
2# All Female Senior Staff
The Biden-Harris White House Senior Communications Staff is composed of 7 individuals. All 7 are women and it’s quite a diverse group. Can we also say that it was refreshing to watch a very calm and coherent speech by Jen Psaki (who is part of the 7), White House Press Secretary. The comedians on the other hand are probably missing the free content from the previous administration.
3# Google and Australia wahala
BBC has reported that Australian politicians are going to debate a law that enforces that Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their news content. Google Search is the dominant search engine in the Nation. Google is pushing back citing that the law is “unworkable.”
#4 South Africa loses Minister to COVID-19
The Minister in Presidency, Jackson Mthembu has passed away from what has been termed as complications from COVID-19. The President confirmed his passing after he contracted the disease on January 11. Africanews.com honors him as an anti-apartheid activist and a key leader in the Nation.