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New DRC PM bodes well for miners

The appointment of state miner chief Sama Lukonde Kyenge as the DRC’s new prime minister is “a boon” for miners, Africa-focused consultancy Africa Matters has said.

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Drilling at the Makoko Discovery on Ivanhoe Mines' Western Foreland licences in the DRC

Indigo Ellis, associate director at Africa Matters, said Lukonde was well received during his stint as CEO of Gecamines, and that miners would welcome him "with open arms" at the head of government.