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Unlocking the Power of Potash in the Horn of Africa

Jan 7, 2020 | 10:30 GMT
Lava rises to the top inside Erta Ale volcano in the Afar region of northeastern Ethiopia. The Ethiopian volcano is home to the world's oldest continuously active lava lake, known as the

Magma rises to the top of the lava lake inside the Erta Ale volcano in the Afar region of northeastern Ethiopia. In addition to active volcanos, the region is home to high-grade potash reserves, a key ingredient used in fertilizer.

(Joel Santos/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Regional peace and economic reforms are opening up Ethiopia's and Eritrea's untapped reserves of the in-demand fertilizer additive, potash. Turning that promise into profit, however, will mean defusing lingering threats to the region's stability....

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