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    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.
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 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
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 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.            
 
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