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'Mission Dharavi': Virus battleground in India's biggest slum

Mumbai - The 125,000 slum-dwellers living under a lockdown so strict that drones monitor their moves and alert police if they attempt to leave home are at the heart of India's push to contain coronavirus.

Drone project aims to put floating Lagos slum on map

Lagos - John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos.

Kenyan slum children offer gifts to welcome pope

Nairobi - They came through the narrow and muddy streets in the rain long before dawn, intent on seeing Pope Francis as he came to their church in the Kenyan slum of Kangemi.

Mumbai urban squatters/craftspeople reach larger markets Special

Mumbai - Local craftspersons and artisans in one of the largest slums in Mumbai, India, now have a chance to showcase their goods and services on an ecommerce portal.

Graz restaurateur builds realistic 'favela' to watch World Cup

Graz - When thinking of Brazil, people imagine parties, beaches, lovely weather, but for tens of millions of ordinary Brazilian people, the situation is way different. To raise awareness, a Graz man has built a "favela" for his clients to watch the World Cup.

In Caracas slum, militants ensure protests stay away

Caracas - The voice of Hugo Chavez thundered from speakers in a western Caracas slum, a daily reminder that this remains the late leader's turf, immune to protests from the wealthier east.The comandante's shouts of "viva la revolucion!" echoed down the hillside ...

Photo story: Living dirty in India Special

The manholes in Jothiammal Nagar, Chennai, overflow and fill the streets with sewage. Garbage dumped by the residents is not cleared by the civic body. The area lacks even basic hygiene. Is this the way to live?

Climate change already affecting people in Sierra Leone Special

Freetown - Most people love their hometown. But what if you lived in a regularly flooded slum? Residents of a poor area of Freetown, Sierra Leone suffer regular floods, and climate change is exacerbating their problems.

Armed gangs flex muscle in Haiti's largest slum

When Haiti's main prison was destroyed by Tuesday's earthquake almost all of its 4,000 prisoners escaped. They took with them guns from guards they overwhelmed and have now taken over Haiti's largest slum, Cité Soleil.

Rio to build walls around slums

Rio de Janeiro – The authorities in Rio de Janeiro are going to build walls around the slum areas in the Brazilian metropolis.

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More of the old Ibadan visitors may never see. These homes lack basic sanitary facilities. The house...
More of the old Ibadan visitors may never see. These homes lack basic sanitary facilities. The houses are only accessible on foot
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A man in Kroo Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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