Thousands of lives are at risk in Kenya's slums as dirty water and poor sanitation fuel the spread of deadly diseases, said the winner of the world's largest humanitarian prize on Wednesday.

Hundreds of slum residents have asked a Kenyan court to stop them being evicted from state-owned land, their lawyer said on Wednesday, a week after authorities demolished the homes of 30,000 Nairob

UN human rights experts on Friday called on Kenya to stop forced mass evictions from Kibera informal settlement in southwest Nairobi and until adequate legal and procedural safeguards are in place.

On a windy day in Liberia's waterfront slum of West Point, Gbeneweieh Quoh surveys what remains of her home, fearful that it may crumble into the ocean.

Rights group Amnesty International has condemned the demolition of homes, shops and schools this week in the Kibera section of Nairobi.

Thousands of people in Kenya's largest slum are now homeless after two days of demolitions by a government body that human rights activists are calling a "violation of the law".

The homes of about 30,000 people have been demolished in a Kenyan slum to make way for a new $20m (£15m) dual carriage way in the capital Nairobi.

Granting small loans to help low earners in Africa's rapidly growing cities build their own homes could help solve a looming housing crisis, experts said on Thursday.

Adapting to climate change in human settlements is critical to ensuring that human development is not jeopardized and that the world’s growing population has the opportunity to thrive where they live.

Nigeria's capital is one of the most highly modernised cities in Africa.

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