The Rift that's Splitting Africa

This week, we discover the rift in Ethiopia that's expanding and spliiting Africa apart. We'll find out what the future holds and the opportunities for Ethiopians to use...
20 August 2010
Presented by Ben Valsler

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Infrared-enhanced satellite image of a graben in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia.

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This week, we discover the rift in Ethiopia that's expanding and spliiting Africa apart. We'll find out what the future holds and the opportunities for Ethiopians to use it to their advantage. Plus, we meet our oldest walking ancestor, explore some of the latest satellite technology and, in Question of the Week, we find out why copper compounds are so colourful!

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