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Kenya’s elections up in the air, mixed FX bag across SSA

The fact that Kenya’s elections have, so far, proceeded peacefully have supported a rally in the country’s bond market. But with no official results available yet and reports pointing to a tight race, significant risks abound. Meanwhile, currencies of major African economies have fared quite differently over the past month. While the South African rand has rallied, the further falls in the Ghanaian cedi and Nigerian naira (on the parallel market) point to increasingly acute economic problems.

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