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Mineral riches on the Horn of Africa

It’s warming up in Ethiopia, a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley, with archaeological finds dating back millions of years.

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Danakil Depression, Ethiopia: potash galore

For a start, there is the Danakil Depression, where the sun-blasted earth yields phosphate, salt and potash, and daytime temperatures regularly hit 50 degrees centigrade, making it the hottest place