Inhabitants of Africas
Nairobi, Stop Dumping Death on Us Nairobi has over 4,000,000 inhabitants and just one dumping site: Dandora. People are obliged to burn the waste and toxic fumes contaminate the air 24 hours a day affecting over 900,000 people. On the 10th of December 2009 , World Human Rights Day, the campaign invites you to take part in a public forum at Korogocho Chief Camp, a space for community members and key institutional stakeholders to look for a way forward.
One of the De-roofed buildings in Njemanze Street, Port Harcourt This Report is given based on follow-up activity by the National Union of Tenants of Nigeria, which includes visits to the area and interviews with the affected persons. The Report will be update to include the living conditions of the affected and suggestions on how they could be assisted to alleviate their plights and prevent a reoccurrence.
Bundu Waterfront Genocide Interim report on 12 October 2009 Bund Waterfront Genocide By the Government of Rivers StateThis Report is on the recent Genocide at Bundu Waterfront in the Township axis of Port Harcourt in the Rivers State of Nigeria. The Report is presented by the National Union of Tenants of Nigeria and based, not only on newspaper publications, but more on the personal experiences by officials of the union who visited the scene and equally had interviews with leaders of the affected community who confirmed the incident and gave useful information to the union.
Au secours Caryane centra agonise! Le mythique bidonville des Carrières centrales est dans l'œil de la spéculation foncière, pour se voir menacé de dispersion aux quatre coins de Casablanca.
Eyewitness Video Testimony The political rivalry in KwaZulu Natal has exploited ethnic sentiment and tensions that emerged during the Jacob Zuma election campaign, and we believe that the African National Congress (ANC) in and around Kennedy Road is using ethnicity to mobilise local residents against popular social movements such as Abahlali baseMjondolo. We call to mobilise in solidarity of the Kennedy Road Development Committee and Abahlali baseMjondolo.
Abalahli march on Dan Plato 20th july 2009 (© Sydelle Willow Smith) The South Africa's largest shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) have been fighting over the issue of housing rights for 15 years now. Now a representative is in London to promote te movement
While the River State Governor seems to have engaged a final battle to destroy Njemanze and Abonnema Wharf waterfronts despite the Federal High Court of Nigeria made an Order restraining him from carrying out any demolition in the waterfronts, UN-Habitat has spread the Report on the fact-finding mission to Port Harcourt (12-16 March 2009). No formal comments were received from the Rivers State Government, but our sources confirm that they had received the Report and was aware of UN-HABITAT's assessment of the evictions in Port Harcourt.
No Land, No House, No Vote, South Africa 25 and 26 February 2009The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government has passed legislation  affecting the lives and rights of shack dwellers. The shack-dweller movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, has challenged this law and will take their case to the Constitutional Court. But after a provincial judge ruled against the movement's first challenge, an article by the head of media services for the Department of Housing (published in the Witness newspaper on 24th February 2009) said:
reportage by Francesco Fantini This book is a collection of notes taken during a journey to Mozambique that I made with Gil, a former homeless boy who, like many others, managed to take his place in society again thanks to the help of international solidarity that welcomed him and allowed him to study.