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FJP takes a shot at fixing slums

By Mohamed Darwish Solving the problem of slums located all over Cairo is part of President Mohamed Morsy’s first-100-days presidential programme. He has stressed that housing is among the fundamental rights of Egyptians and that the state must remove obstacles to guaranteeing housing for every citizen. Dr Abolfotouh Shanan, a professor of planning and one …

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People live here

By Salil Shetty When I was in Egypt in June 2011, I met with Zamzam Mohamed Abdel Nabi, a 36-year-old mother of two, in Manshiyet Nasser slum, in Cairo. Living in a home in Al-Me’adessa Street under a rocky cliff classified by the government as imminently dangerous to life, she told me how she and her …


Forced evictions in African cities major crisis: Amnesty

By Peter Martell / AFP NAIROBI: Forced evictions of people from urban slums across Africa is a “widespread and pernicious problem,” rights group Amnesty International said Thursday, warning of a “profound and deepening” crisis. “Three-quarters of people who live in cities and towns south of the Sahara live in an informal settlement or slum,” said Amnesty’s …


The real lives behind new hit book on Mumbai slums

By Ben Sheppard / AFP In her Mumbai shack, Manju Waghekar wonders if she will regret revealing the grim secrets of corruption, alcoholism and death among her friends and family for a searing new book on life in an Indian slum. Manju, 23, is a central figure in “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” a true story that …


‘Displaced’ in Ard El-Lewa

By Tom Dale “Ard El-Lewa no good” asserts my taxi driver grumpily, as I give him directions to the gallery. “Bad area.” In fact, there is nothing bad about it, though no doubt life is harder for those who live in its overcrowded apartments than for residents of upscale Maadi or Zamalek. Informal concrete housing crams …


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