Lesotho Digs Up Biggest Diamond in History, Weighs More Than a Baseball

The small southern African, Lesotho, often called the High Mountain Kingdom, hit the headlines today with the announcement that miners in the country have unearthed one of the largest diamonds ever found, a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and probably worth tens of millions of dollars. Reuters reports that the stone, found…

The Ethiopian Multi-Millionaire Who Built Africa’s First Marriott Hotel

Apart from Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi, Samuel Tafesse is arguably the most popular businessman of Ethiopian origin. The 60-year-old real estate mogul is the founder of Sunshine Investment Group, a construction and development company that develops residential, leisure, and commercial properties in Ethiopia and the Middle East. Since its founding in 1983, Sunshine Investment Group has built…

Brand Name Hotels Are Changing the Skyline of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Inside the headquarters of Ozzie Business and Hospitality Group, an office that is as small as an ordinary studio apartment in Bole, the exclusive neighborhoods of Addis Ababa, Kumeneger Teketel is multitasking. He is seated comfortably in an office facing the magnificent landmark Bole Medhanealem Church with a view of the capital that is fast…