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Kenya slum fires demonstrate need to ensure housing rights

Headline Title:  Kenya slum fires shows need to ensure housing rights 23 March 2012 The fires that swept through the Nairobi slums of Kibera and Mathare reportedly destroying up to 700 homes, were a sharp reminder to African housing ministers meeting in the city of the need to ensure slum dwellers have access to proper services.Kibera is one of Africa’s largest informal settlements and the blaze, which started early on Friday afternoon, is understood to have destroyed at least 400 homes. It came just 13 hours after a similar fire in Mathare on Thursday night apparently claimed the…

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