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Critical Minerals in Africa

Critical Minerals in Africa

Full Title: Critical Minerals in Africa: Strengthening Security, Supporting Development, and Reducing Conflict amid Geopolitical Competition
Author(s): Edward Burrier, Kamissa Camara, Anthony Carroll, Makila James, Darias Jonker, Terence P. McCulley, W. Gyude Moore, Carlos dos Santos, and John Simon
Publisher(s): United States Institute of Peace
Publication Date: April 9, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

The United States Institute of Peace convened a senior study group to explore the role Africa plays in the United States’ efforts to diversify US critical mineral supply chains and how new investment in partnerships with African countries could help drive economic development and strengthen peace and security on the African continent. Based on meetings and interviews with relevant technical, operational, and policy experts, the study group developed multiple recommendations for the United States to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships with African nations. These partnerships could help diversify critical mineral supply chains; strengthen the rule of law, transparency, and environmental and labor standards around African critical minerals; and foster peace and stability through greater US commercial engagement.

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