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'Help us Upgrade, Don't Evict us': Sierra Leone's Slum Dwellers Battle for Their Homes

When floods struck several slums across Sierra Leone's capital last year, 55-year-old Amienata Bangura was forced to flee as her small shop, stock and years of savings were wiped out. A year after her life was washed away, Bangura has reopened her business in Freetown's Colbot slum, and earned enough to send her grandchildren to school. But still she lives in fear. Amid widespread criminality, the menace of disease and the perpetual risk of heavy rain, it is the threat of...

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