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Leading opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they have organized themselves under one umbrella called “Rassemblement” or “Rally” to force President Joseph Kabila to leave power. Kabila’s second term concludes at the end of this year. (VOA News)

A sentencing hearing for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has started in Pretoria. He faces a jail term of at least 15 years, but his sentence can be reduced due to time already spent in prison and mitigating factors. (BBC)

An American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said. (CNN)

What we need

Over the weekend, CcHub hosted a #BuildForMyCity hackathon at their new hub, re:learn centre, in Abuja. The hackathon was for different teams to come up with ideas that can improve living conditions in the Federal Capital Territory. (Techcabal)

Generation Next

The White House released a video to announce the upcoming The United State of Women SummitThe United State of Women Summit is scheduled for June 14 and it will delve into topics like education opportunity, violence against women and civic leadership. (Colorlines)

Biz Development

In partnership with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the World Bank Group-IMF Young African Society (YAS) will be hosting a screening of, Transforming Africa, a 30-minute film that tells the story of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).  The event is set t take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the World Bank in Washington, DC

Arts &
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Sports

The ultra-popular musical Hamilton had a big night, winning 11 honors including best musical, leading actor for Leslie Odom Jr., featured actress for Renée Elise Goldsberry and featured actor for Daveed Diggs. The musical also won awards for best lighting design, costume design, orchestrations, choreography, director for Thomas Kail and original score and book for Miranda.

It was definitely a historical night for diversity: For the first time in the Tonys’ 70 years, all four musical acting honors were awarded to people of color. (USA Today)


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