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Thousands of poor made homeless in Lagos waterfront evictions

By Reuters   |   24 January 2020   |   2:18 pm  
Hundreds of people living in waterfront communities in the sprawling megacity of Lagos are homeless after the state government launched a renewed push to clear settlements in the name of aesthetics and development. Midnight bulldozing and forcible removals continue despite a court ruling three years ago calling the actions illegal and inhumane. Some residents are now fighting back and demanding to return to their homes.

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