Slums Homes Gone; Justice Sought in Lagos

IMG_7155 copyFrom Allyn Gaestel for Al Jazeera America, homes for the poor burn to the ground in Lagos as luxury apartments and commercial districts take their place. In extreme cases, impoverished residents have been murdered; thugs are blamed but long time residents suspect a connection with the real estate developments that are pushing them out.

[Reporting sponsored by The Green Park Foundation.]

Photo credit: Allyn Gaestel