World's most expensive rough diamond sells for $63m, sets stage for an even bigger one—both were mined in Botswana>Kevin Crowley
Country’s Karowe mine is gaining a reputation for producing the world’s biggest and best stones.
South Africa’s 2015 rainfall lowest in 112 years due to El Nino; no one alive who has seen it so dry>Kevin Crowley
The country is in the grip of a drought but it’s not alone- similar dry conditions are being witnessed in most of the sub-Saharan region
Breeding rare-colored animals such as golden gnus, black impala and white kudu had become big business in South Africa, but prices are plummeting
Caused by El Nino, a global weather pattern that denies moisture to the sub-Saharan region, the dry times are expected to persist into March 2016.
If the country’s game ranching industry were an economy, it would be the fastest growing in Africa.
Nigeria’s mortgage company plans $2.2 billion bonds in 5 years, but high construction costs spoil the party>
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has a deficit of 17 million houses, and needs to build 780,000 housing units every year to meet rising demand
Even 25% electricity price increase won’t lift troubled S. Africa power firm Eskom from junk, Moody’s says>Kevin Crowley
Electricity prices in South Africa have almost quadrupled since 2007, when the country first had power shortages
South Africa’s large mammals have grown in number by 3,900% in 50 years. Kenya’s have declined by 80%. Here’s why.
The Asian giant wants to develop Johannesburg suburb into the 'New York' of Africa
Mineral-reliant Africa stares at empty coffers as spooked mining giants to cut $20bn in spending this year>
Rout in commodity prices is the lowest in 12 years, with Zambia, Guinea and Botswana among the exporters that could struggle.