Edito of Mining and Business Magazine N°23
During the transfer of power on 26 January, we all noticed the relaxed, smiling and unencumbered face of the now honorary President, Joseph Kabila, as if he had been relieved of a heavy burden to carry.

The new wave has arrived !

During the transfer of power on 26 January, we all noticed the relaxed, smiling and unencumbered face of the now honorary President, Joseph Kabila, as if he had been relieved of a heavy burden to carry. 

Since then and from everywhere, ideas, concepts, advice - sometimes surprising, often relevant and innovative - have sprung up for the attention of the person who now presides over the country’s destiny.   

Firmly anchored in the news, Mining and Business seized the opportunity. 

We called on Jules Alingete Nkey, who is on the front page of this issue. Without any fuss, this Inspector General of Finance and Adviser to the Government on Business Climate shares with us his proposals for a rapid recovery of the economy.     

Our team of experts, including a newcomer to the contributors’ board, Henri Plessers M’boyo, also joined the game. 

 Beyond this dense news, we have concocted, as every year, a “Behind the scenes” of the Mining Indaba’s annual high mass, which took place in early February in South Africa. 

Our “financial” survey allowed us to better understand the reasons for the yo-yo price of cobalt, which has been collapsing for some time. 

 Finally, because of Women’s Month, we are dedicating a portrait to the Senegalese Aminata Sow Fall. At 77, one of the major writers of La Francophonie continues to scrutinize our society through the abuses of the powerful and the survival strategies of the poor. Let us hope that his work will inspire all those who, today, are called upon to reform the country by joining the words: “People first”, to actions. 

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