The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian share regained some ground on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump faced growing pressure from political allies to pull back from proposed steel and aluminium tariffs, easing investor worries about an imminent trade war. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday for a third straight day, underpinned by robust demand forecasts and prospects for informal contacts sought by OPEC with U.S. shale oil producers at a key industry meeting in Houston this week. SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS South African stocks ended Monday slightly higher with traders citing opportunistic buying following sharp declines in the previous week on worries about a U.S.-led global trade war, while the rand benefited from a weaker dollar. NIGERIA MARKETS Nigerian stocks climbed to a one month high on Monday after the index of its top five oil shares rose 4.2 percent in early session. NIGERIA SECURITY Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected Islamist militants last month, his office said, as his security record comes under scrutiny less than a year before elections. NIGERIA FIDELITY BANK Nigeria's Fidelity Bank expects loans to grow at a faster pace this year than the 7.5 percent it forecast for 2017, helping lift profits after treasury yields fell, an executive said on Monday. NIGERIA TRADE Nigeria's trade account turned positive in 2017 as a rise in oil exports outweighed imports after dollar shortages frustrated transactions, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. NIGERIA SECURITY/FAMINE Areas of northeast Nigeria rendered inaccessible by an Islamist insurgency may be experiencing famine, an aid agency report said. KENYA MARKETS The Kenyan was stable against the dollar on Monday due to low demand from oil importers and was seen trading in a tight range on the back of remittances and horticulture earnings, traders said. GHANA IMF The International Monetary Fund is confident Ghana will implement outstanding measures needed for a successful review of its $918 million aid programme next month, the Fund's Ghana chief said on Monday. IVORY COAST COCOA Abundant rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing regions bodes well for the development of the upcoming mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. TANZANIA RATINGS Tanzania criticised Moody's decision to impose a negative outlook on the country's first international credit rating, saying the agency's concerns about the business climate were misleading. ZAMBIA SOUTH AFRICA LISTERIA Zambia on Monday widened its ban on processed meat imports from South Africa to include dairy products, vegetable and fruits in the wake of a deadly listeria outbreak, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Monday. MALAWI CHOLERA The death toll from cholera in the southern African nation of Malawi has increased from eight to 19, the Ministry of Health said Monday. ZIMBABWE POLITICS A retired Zimbabwean general and acolyte of ex-president Robert Mugabe has formed a political party to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the polls later this year, the new grouping said on Monday. UGANDA MARKETS The Ugandan shilling was unchanged on Monday, drawing support from a lack of demand for hard currency both in the interbank market and from importers. UGANDA POLITICS Uganda's President has sacked his security minister and police chief after authorities faced a wave of criticism for failing to solve a series of murders and other crimes. SIERRA LEONE ELECTION Sierra Leone will vote on Wednesday for a successor to President Ernest Bai Koroma in an election dominated by an economic crisis caused by a collapse in iron ore prices and an Ebola epidemic. NAMIBIA SOUTH AFRICA/LISTERIA Namibia on Monday suspended imports of processed meat from South Africa after a deadly listeria outbreak was linked to a factory that manufactures a sausage-type product known as "polony", the agriculture department said. SOUTH SUDAN UNREST/OIL Activists accused South Sudan's government on Monday of funnelling cash from the state oil company to militias responsible for atrocities and attacks on civilians. ETHIOPIA POLITICS Ethiopia's ruling coalition is expected to meet this week to choose a new prime minister, most likely from the populous Oromo ethnic group to try and dampen the discontent behind recent anti-government demonstrations. ANGOLA SONANGOL/ISABEL Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, has denied allegations of suspicious activity during her tenure as head of state oil firm Sonangol made by the current chair of the company, describing them as "slanderous". BURKINA FASO SECURITY Burkina Faso's President Mark Roch said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents in the capital last week in an attack which 8 people were killed and dozens wounded.