NAIROBI, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. - - - - - EVENTS: *SOUTH AFRICA - South African Reserve Bank ends three-day monetary policy committee meeting. GLOBAL MARKETS The U.S. dollar shone while Asian shares slipped on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to start shrinking its balance sheet and signalled one more rate hike later this year. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil markets dipped on Thursday, weighed down by rising crude inventories and production in the United States as well as a stronger dollar, which potentially hampers fuel consumption in countries that use other currencies at home. EMERGING MARKETS For the top emerging markets news, double click on AFRICA STOCKS For the latest news on African stocks, click on SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS South Africa's rand recovered on Wednesday from its weakest in a month after consumer inflation figures for August suggested interest rates will fall further, reviving economic growth. SOUTH AFRICA ECONOMY South African inflation rose less than expected in August, increasing the likelihood of interest rate cuts this week and later in the year. SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS KPMG South Africa wants an independent investigation into the firm's conduct to reassure employees and clients after a scandal involving its handling of audits for businessman friends of President Jacob Zuma, its new chief executive said on Wednesday. NIGERIA ECONOMY Offshore funds in Nigeria offered on Wednesday to sell the dollar at close to its black market rate, traders said, worsening a liquidity lull on the foreign exchange market. KENYA POLITICS Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the election board for failing to verify official results of last month's presidential election before announcing them, but did not find any individual at the board responsible for the failings. CONGO/ANGOLA POLITICS Captured by militia and accused of being married to a Congolese government official, Kimpanga Caro could smell the fire she was told would be used to burn her decapitated head to ash. IVORY COAST ECONOMY Top cocoa grower Ivory Coast will tighten requirements for counterparties of export contracts and impose 10-year bans on exporters and purchasers who violate their agreements, according to two documents published by the marketing board. UGANDA POLITICS Ugandan lawmakers accused the government on Wednesday of trying to intimidate them by deploying heavy security in the capital and around parliament, before a move to change the constitution to extend the president's rule. TANZANIA ECONOMY Tanzania's president ordered the military on Wednesday to build walls around its tanzanite mines and directed the central bank to buy the precious stone to boost reserves - the latest twist in a spat with mining firms over alleged tax evasion. TOGO POLITICS Security forces in Togo used batons, tear gas and live bullets against protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe's rule on Wednesday and a child was killed in the ensuing clashes, according to Amnesty International. ZIMBABWE ECONOMY Zimbabwe's Finance Minister on Wednesday said the southern African nation would not be able pay $1.8 billion in arrears to the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB) until economic fundamentals improve. RWANDA POLITICS A Rwandan opposition official and eight others were charged on Wednesday with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow the government - indictments that could see them jailed for life. SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS South Sudan's hellish war will get worse if its neighbours let President Salva Kiir hold an election before he accepts peacekeepers, a ceasefire and political opposition, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. For the latest precious metals report click on For the latest base metals report click on For the latest crude oil report click on
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