Ivory Coast demolitions: Shantytown near airport cleared

Tens of thousands of residents by Abidjan International Airport left homeless in government move to demolish houses.

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    The Ivory Coast's government has ordered the demolition of houses it says lie too close to the airport near the commercial capital Abidjan.

    Tens of thousands of people live in the area, but the government says their homes are illegal and pose a safety risk.

    But they say they have been targeted because they are poor.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.


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