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Lagos development boom sparks fears slum dwellers will be left homeless

Nigeria's commercial capital of 21 million people is targeting slums in its urban development drive
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 05:50

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Bustling Oluwole Urban Market in the central business district, in Lagos. Lagos is one of several major African cities where urban development amid booming population growth and a lack of affordable housing is pitting the poorest against the state.

Lagos, Nigeria

HAVING fled as her home and shanty town in Lagos burned to the ground, Roseline Alphonse does not know if she will ever see her husband again, or where she and her children will call home.

Ms Alphonse is one of 30,000 residents of the Otodo Gbame slum who were left

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