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African Markets – Factors to watch on April 10

    NAIROBI, April 10 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic
indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on
Tuesday.
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 EVENTS:
 *RWANDA - The statistics office to release of consumer
 inflation data for March.
 
 GLOBAL MARKETS
 U.S stock futures rallied, Asian equities bounced and the
 safe haven yen fell on Tuesday as Chinese President Xi
 Jinping promised to lower import tariffs on products
 including cars, helping soothe investor jitters over an
 escalating U.S.-China trade row.                       
 
 WORLD OIL PRICES
 Oil markets added to strong gains from the previous session
 on Tuesday on hopes that a trade dispute between the United
 States and China could be resolved without greater damage to
 the global economy.                 
 
 EMERGING MARKETS
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 AFRICA STOCKS
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 SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS
 South Africa's currency weakened against the dollar on
 Monday, slipping to its weakest in more than two weeks in a
 broad sell-off of emerging market currencies as fears of a
 U.S.-China trade war weighed on global risk
 appetite.            
 
 NIGERIA POLITICS
 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed on Monday he
 will seek another term in elections next year, ending months
 of speculation about his future after bouts of ill
 health.            
 
 NIGERIA MARKETS
 Nigerian stocks dropped to a three-month low after President
 Muhammadu Buhari said he would seek re-election in 2019,
 ending months of speculation about his future after bouts of
 ill health.            
 
 KENYA MARKETS
 The Kenyan shilling        was stable on Monday, and was
 expected to gain ground, helped by tight liquidity in the
 money markets, and thin dollar demand from oil importers,
 traders said.            
 
 UGANDA LENDING RATE
 Uganda's central bank left its key lending rate             
 at 9.0 percent on Monday, saying that risks to inflation were
 balanced and inflation was expected to rise
 gradually.            
 
 TANZANIA TELECOMS
 Vodacom Tanzania           on Monday named Safaricom's
 SCOM.NR head of consumer business as its new managing
 director to lead the company that listed in Dar es Salaam
 last year amid government efforts to expand local ownership
 of the industry.            
 
 SOUTH SUDAN UNREST
 South Sudan's former military chief said on Monday he had
 formed an organisation to challenge President Salva Kiir,
 accusing him of looting the country's resources and turning
 it into a failed state.            
 
 GHANA MINING
 Operations restarted at Newmont Mining Corp's         two
 gold mines in Ghana on Monday, a company spokesman said,
 after they were shut down on Saturday following an accident
 in which six construction workers were killed.            
 
 IVORY COAST COCOA
 Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast hit about
 1.525 million tonnes between Oct. 1 and April 8, exporters
 estimated on Monday.            
 
 ANGOLA FRAUD
 People involved in an alleged scheme to defraud Angola's
 government laid out plans to secure as much as $1.5 billion,
 the finance ministry said on Monday, three times the amount
 previously mentioned by authorities.            
 
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