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Rare-earth diversification may boost African producers

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Significance

This growing demand will place African countries in an unusually strong bargaining position in negotiations over access to these commodities.

Impacts

  • The recent US-Africa Summit will likely herald a renewed push for diplomatic and economic ties with African governments.
  • Increased geological mapping activity will more accurately establish the size and potential of rare-earth deposits.
  • African governments may also seek financing for oil and gas projects in exchange for minerals access.

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