Thomas Sheehy on U.S.-China Competition and Africa’s Critical Minerals

June 26, 2023 00:08:51
Thomas Sheehy on U.S.-China Competition and Africa’s Critical Minerals
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Thomas Sheehy on U.S.-China Competition and Africa’s Critical Minerals

Jun 26 2023 | 00:08:51

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Show Notes

While China “had a 20-year head start” on mining critical minerals in Africa, USIP’s Thomas Sheehy says the United States is looking to secure its own supply lines while avoiding adverse effects: “There’s a growing realization … that unless these minerals are developed in a way that works to the benefit of Africans, it’s simply not sustainable.”

 

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