As we prepare to publish this issue, the electoral process is underway in the DRC. No one knows what the new situation will be at the beginning of 2019.
Hopefully, this event will restore stability, which is fundamental for business.
This 23rd issue of M&B, which will be published in March, will certainly devote part of its columns to this topic.
In this issue, Eric Monga is out cover star.
President of the FEC Katanga, also at the head of the Kipay dam project, he granted us the honour of a ‘big interview’.
Ambroise Tshiyoyo, President of the French Congolese Chamber of Commerce, and his counterparts from Zambia and South also outline their ambitions and future possible synergies in Southern Africa, our great region.
The main event at the beginning of the new year is Mining Indaba. Alex Grose, its Managing Director, presents us with this exceptional vintage. As a counterpoint, our expert, Didier Julienne, provides a thorough analysis from Paris.
The 2019 agenda is rich and confirms its major events with, among others, the DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi. Its main sponsor is Standard Bank. Peter Von Klemperer, Director of the Mining and Metals portfolio, chose M&B magazine to communicate his vision.
Between a review of the Doing Business and Davos rankings, an examination of raw material prices, an overview of the Kinsenge manganese mine, a short detour to Brooklyn and the work of Tierno Monénembo, you will find your usual magazine columns.
All that remains for us to do is to wish you a year full of projects, good health, success and more…
Happy 2019 to all, and happy reading!