The DRC and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding with the US to bring funding and expertise into their mining industries. Photo: AP
The DRC and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding with the US to bring funding and expertise into their mining industries. Photo: AP

US steps into ‘Middle East of renewables era’ – and direct competition with China

  • Washington has signed a memorandum of understanding with the DRC and Zambia to help develop their electric vehicle battery value chains
  • Beijing has vast mining investments in the African nations, and renewed US focus in the region ‘will make it a battleground’, critical metals supplier says

The DRC and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding with the US to bring funding and expertise into their mining industries. Photo: AP
The DRC and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding with the US to bring funding and expertise into their mining industries. Photo: AP
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