The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares and U.S. stock futures sank on Tuesday, after Wall Street suffered its biggest decline since 2011 as investors' faith in factors underpinning a bull run in markets began to crumble. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices dropped by 1 percent on Tuesday, extending falls from the previous session as global financial markets headed south in the wake of one of the biggest intra-day falls ever registered on Wall Street. SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS South Africa's rand firmed slightly on Monday after the governing African National Congress (ANC) party met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday amid growing pressure for the leader to step down as head of state. NIGERIA POLITICSS Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed an executive order aimed at boosting the local production of goods and create jobs in the west African country. NIGERIA STOCKS Nigerian stocks shed 0.87 percent in late trading on Monday as demand for equities waned and investors stayed on the sidelines waiting for earnings season to start in three weeks, traders said. KENYA MARKETS The Kenyan shilling was strong against the dollar on Monday reaching its strongest level since Nov. 2016, helped by inflows from offshore investors buying government debt amid low importer demand, traders said. KENYA POLITICS Two Kenyan television channels shut down by the government over their coverage of the political opposition resumed partial broadcasting on Monday, although a third channel remained off the air. KENYA IVORY A prominent American investigator of the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade has been found dead in his Nairobi home with a stab wound in his neck, media reported. KENYA TEA Kenya's tea export earnings are forecast to rise further this year, while total output is expected to improve after a fall in production last year, the Agriculture and Food Authority's Tea Directorate said on Monday. KENYA POLITICS Kenya police fired teargas on Monday to disperse a crowd of more than 100 demonstrators demanding that the government reopen three private television channels it shut down last week over their coverage of the opposition. IVORY COAST COCOA Low rainfall in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions might hinder the April-to-September mid-crop as trees suffer from a lack of moisture, farmers said on Monday. ISRAEL AFRICA MIGRANTS Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail. ETHIOPIA PRISONERS An Ethiopian court sentenced a senior opposition leader to six months in jail for contempt of court on Monday because he raised his hand when addressed by the judge rather than standing, his lawyer said. CONGO USA SANCTIONS The United States sanctioned a top general and three rebel leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday, accusing them of human rights abuses and brutal attacks against civilians in the east of the Central African country. RANDGOLD RSRCS-RESULTS/CONGO International mining companies operating in Democratic Republic of Congo are mounting a coordinated campaign against a new mining code they say will stifle investment there, Randgold's chief executive told Reuters. AFRICA MINING/CONGO Democratic Republic of Congo's state mining company Gecamines said on Monday it wanted to start renegotiating contracts with its international partners to secure a bigger share of revenues and would seek international arbitration if they refused. CONGO REBEL A renegade Congolese colonel who had threatened to depose President Joseph Kabila has been extradited from Tanzania and will be prosecuted for rebellion, Congo's defence minister said on Monday. CONGO VIOLENCE At least 30 people have been killed in two days of ethnic clashes between Hema herders and Lendu farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province, local authorities said on Monday. BOTSWANA BUDGET Botswana's economy is projected to expand at a faster pace this year compared to last year as the mining sector benefits from a recovery in the global economy, Finance Minister Kenneth Matambo said on Monday. UGANDA MARKETS The Ugandan shilling was inclined toward the weaker side on Monday amid a pick-up in appetite for hard currency from commercial banks. ISLAMIC FINANCE/UGANDA The government of Uganda has approved regulations covering Islamic banking with the central bank expecting to publish them soon as part of wider efforts to boost financial inclusion in the East African country. UGANDA PMI The pace of economic activity in Uganda's private-sector slowed in January from the previous month, depressed by soaring input costs for firms, a survey showed on Monday. WEST AFRICA SHIP Pirates freed a ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tonnes of gasoline on Tuesday, Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern, which was managing the ship, said in a statement. RWANDA BONDS Rwanda will sell a five-year treasury bond worth 15 billion francs ($17.87 million) this month to fund infrastructure projects, the central bank said on its website.