Taking the temperature of Africa's stock markets

Specialised benchmark index maker S&P Dow Jones Indices has sliced up African markets to see which regions and countries have delivered the strongest performance this year.

South Africa led the way during the first month of 2015, whereas West Africa struggled because of security issues and weak oil prices.

According to the firm, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Egypt have started the year well, with all four markets now up more than 20% over the past 12 months in dollar terms.

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