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Slums and wastes: Without wastes, it is not a slum

As she rowed her boat across the slums of Makoko, I saw what she saw. I have seen it; you must have too –...

Fishing: Makoko residents lament water pollution, dredging, seek government aid

Residents of riverine Makoko area of Lagos State are not finding the effect on oil exploration in their waters funny. They are seriously lamenting...

Makoko fisherwomen seek gender equality

Makoko community is a slum neighbourhood on the mainland of Lagos State in Nigeria, where women eke out a living from fishing. The community...

Radio Report: How Makoko community women survive in fish business

Makoko is a slum neighborhood located by the lagoon on the Mainland in Lagos State, where fishing is the main occupation. Correspondent Ruth King tells...

Makoko: Potable water from an unlikely source

In the course of my career as a development journalist, I have come to know some peri-urban communities in Lagos and a few other...

Makoko: The tragedy, the intrigues

Environmental science writer, Tina Armstrong-Ogbonna, relates her experience as the controversial Makoko demolition saga unfolded in Lagos   I recently participated in the filming of a...

Africa: Fresh outlook for slum management

An international body of planning and built environment experts has urged African governments and development agencies to accept the realities of existing urban conditions,...

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Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years

A drought has been declared for parts of England following the driest summer of 50 years. The conditions had almost...
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China issues highest alert for high temperatures

China’s national observatory on Friday, August 12, 2022, issued a red alert for high temperatures, the most severe warning...

Osun festival: Devotees defy govt, drink contaminated water from river

In spite of the state government’s warning against drinking water from Osun River during the grand finale of the...

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Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years

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