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Authorities in Somalia say a terrorist siege of a Mogadishu hotel has ended, but not before at least 20 people were killed, including a government minister. The militant group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for the attack, saying the hotel is frequented by what it calls “apostate government members.”  (VOA)

Financial market volatility caused by Britain’s decision to quit the European Union, which sent the rand down more than 8 percent, could hurt investment flows into South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Sunday. (Reuters)

Kenya aims to reduce by almost half the population of Dadaab refugee camp which is home to about 326,000 mostly Somali refugees by the end of the year, a committee that groups Kenya, Somalia and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said. Kenya has said it wants to close the camp, which was once home to more than half a million refugees, citing security threats. Nairobi says the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab has used the camp as a recruiting ground to launch attacks on Kenya. (CNBC)

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She Leads Africa (SLA) is to host its female-focused pop-up entrepreneurship workshop, SheHive, in Nairobi, Kenya; with the four-day programme starting on Thursday (June 30). (Disrupt Africa)

Biz Dev

Purdue University is hosting 25 young business leaders from several African countries for more than a month. It’s all a part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program started by President Barrack Obama. The fellows will spend the next six weeks learning how to grow their businesses in agriculture and engineering. (WLFI)

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Kacyiru-based Niyo Arts Gallery on Friday held the ‘Cultural exchange night’, an event which brought alive African culture through traditional dances and live paintings, exciting those who were in attendance. Niyo Arts Gallery is an arts and cultural centre which was founded in 2012 by Pacific Niyonsenga, a young Rwandan passionate about art, whose aim was to support orphaned street children as well as talented but needy children. (AllAfrica)

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