Africa's gold leaders

Once labelled the “young continent” by the Economist, Africa’s gold sector is one of the old men of the global gold scene. The region has been mining the precious metal for way over a century, and judging by current exploration and development there is plenty more to come.

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Top performer: Loulo produced 679,800oz of gold last year, making it Africa’s biggest mine by output, according to S&P

While the gold price has been falling since its 2011 peak, production from the continent (excluding South Africa) has been going the other way, with 14.

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