Kenya: Kibera the Shadow City by Christian Als

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Kibera can be a dangerous place at night. Women and girls risk rape if they step outside their mud-brick homes after dark. Over 25 percent of Nairobi's population live in Kibera, an area that covers less than one percent of the city. Although the population of the slum is over one million, it is recognised officially as a 'squat', or illegally occupied land, which allows the government to ignore the basic needs of the inhabitants.