Slum Clearance

March 4, 2013, 2pm PST
Adam Nossiter reports on the latest episode in Lagos's quest to become a "premier business center" - the demolition of the Badia East slum, which instantly left 10,000 residents homeless.
The New York Times
September 27, 2012, 6am PDT
Forty residents of Nairobi's Mukuru slum have petitioned "some of Kenya's most powerful individuals, companies and banks, demanding rights to the land they live on and an end to forced evictions." They've already succeeded in halting some evictions.
The Independent
July 25, 2012, 11am PDT
Continuing a practice long decried by international rights groups, Nigerian authorities gave the residents of the waterfront shantytown of Makoko a scant 72 hours to vacate their homes before demolishing them en masse, reports Robyn Dixon.
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012, 1pm PDT
Nate Berg reports on a Kenyan High Court decision that allows the government to proceed with "slum upgrading and road construction projects" in one of the largest informal settlements in the world, by tossing out ownership claims made by residents
The Atlantic Cities
Feature
September 29, 2008, 5am PDT

Mumbai, India's Dharavi is one of the world's biggest slums -- and its most notorious.

Prakash M. Apte
April 21, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Plans to redevelop Asia's largest slum will displace over 1 million people, many of whom earn their livelihood recycling Mumbai's trash.</p>
BBC News