US ramps up efforts to access Africa’s critical minerals to counter China’s dominance

Screenshot 2024 03 25 At 12.02.53

Africa will play a “huge role” in America’s critical mineral strategy, says US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo who used his five-day trip to South Africa to express his country’s ambitions of securing metals needed for the global energy transition.

More News & Insights

Cyber Insurance

A Public-Private Partnership Approach to a Federal Cyber-Insurance Backstop

When Congress ultimately considers the prospect of establishing a federal insurance backstop for catastrophic cyber-attacks, it should create a public-private partnership modeled on the UK’s Pool Re program that relies…

Screenshot 2024 07 01 At 1.13.06 PM

Russia, China find payments workaround as US sanctions net widens, sources say

Russia-China trade options have narrowed since the U.S. imposed sanctions last week on the only Russian bank branch in China, but President Vladimir Putin’s Chinese visit last month has helped…

Screenshot 2024 07 01 At 1.16.59 PM

$2 billion Baltimore bridge rebuild is test case for new national debate over infrastructure spending

Three months after Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed – killing six people, shutting a major port and disrupting vehicle traffic along the Eastern Seaboard — local, state and federal officials began…

Receive BENS news and insights in your inbox.