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Nigeria's famous slum built on water

The government is considering developing the site into a waterfront attraction, according to activists.

Last Modified: 01 Apr 2013 20:31
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Of all the slums in Africa, Makoko in the Nigerian commercial capital, Lagos, is one of the most unusual.

The reknowned slum is built on water.

Last year the state government destroyed hundred of shacks, leaving many people homeless.

Activists say the government wants to develop the site into a waterfront attraction.

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Adow reports from Lagos.

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