NIGERIA: Lagos, mega-city of slums

by IRIN News

Makoko, a slum of houses on stilts in central Lagos, Nigeria. Photo ©Sarah Simpson/IRIN

President Festus Mogae declared Botswana “drought stricken” after poor rainfall resulted in widespread crop failure, and has announced relief measures that will run until June next year.

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