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Rare-earth diversification may boost African producers

Thursday, January 5, 2023


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


  • 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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