Can Africa Be Part of the Solution to America’s Critical Minerals Supply Chain Problems?

Critical minerals such as lithium, copper, and cobalt are everywhere in today’s world, from the batteries that power our cellphones and electric cars to the metals that enable our military to defend the U.S. Yet, America is heavily import-reliant for many of these minerals, while our competitors like China and Russia hold the world’s largest proven reserves for some of them.

Given its rich natural resources, Africa could be an alternative source of supply for the U.S. Yet Chinese companies already dominate much of the supply chain for key minerals harvested there.

America’s reliance on our own competitors for critical minerals should concern us all. Join us to learn how the U.S. can engage with Africa to ameliorate this significant economic and national security challenge.