WHAT TO WATCH NEXT WEEK
Monday October 10
• Vote counting in Cameroon election. Incumbent President Paul Biya is widely tipped to win reelection in the Oct. 9 poll. The opposition are likely to cry foul, and results are not expected for several days.
Tuesday October 11
• Liberian elections. Incumbent Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the favourite but by no means a shoe-in against a rival ticket of Winston Tubman, a Harvard-educated former adviser to Kofi Annan, backed by former soccer star George Weah.
Wednesday October 12
• Mozambique MPC decision. The Bank of Mozambique cut its benchmark lending rate by 50 basis points in August to 16.0 percent, citing “challenges” in key sectors of the economy.
• South Africa August manufacturing output data. Output fell by a more than expected 6.0 percent year-on-year in volume terms in July (1100 GMT)
Thursday October 13
• Britain-East Africa conference in London. Scheduled speakers include Ugandan central bank governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile.
• South African mining data for August (0930 GMT)
Friday October 14
• African leaders descend on Malawi for 2-day COMESA summit on regional economic and commercial integration.
• Botswana September inflation. CPI accelerated to 8.7 percent in August.
• Kenya Airways The meeting is expected to approve a rights issues and the raising of authorised share capital to 10 billion shillings.
Source: Reuters Africa newsletter
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