Forgotten People Of Nigeria's Floating Slums Just Put On The Map

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Shala Yisrael
Shala Yisrael
08 Jan 2020

Residents of Nigeria's floating slum, a fishing community in Makoko, which is built on water, takes comfort in way of life but faces risk of disease. Makoko in Nigeria is one of the more unusual slums in all of Africa. It is built on water, which provides a way of life for the fishing community - but also risks spreading disease because of the cramped population.

At least 200,000 people live here and after more than a century of non-inteference, local officials recently took a keen interest in the slum. But the people of Makoko say they will continue to live the way their forefathers did and take comfort in their communal existence.

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sly35965 2 years ago

"Greetings, The Creator's Church Shall Prevail The Gates Of Hell Share...Thanks."

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Shala Yisrael 2 years ago

Even in their poverty, they know how to stick together and remain separate from the corrupt world outside of their community. The very thing that may save many of their lives, when this full force WW3 murder, mayhem and chaos fully erupts. They are bothering no one, yet the Nigerian gov't wants to tear down their shelters, instead of financing rebuilding the community, fit for human beings? So why don't they or haven't they? Because anywhere that number of black people are gathered in peace and harmony with each another, the pale devil gets nervous and plot ways to destroy them, not rebuild them. The same thing they have been doing for centuries. There is nothing new under the sun.

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