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    A tsunami of demolitions

    Africa’s squatters are up against ruthless state power. *Andrew Meldrum* reports on Harare and beyond.
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    The lease on life

    *Richard Swift* meets the determined squatters of Bangkok who don’t know the meaning of the word eviction.
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    Welcome to Squatter Town

    By 2030 there will be over two billion squatters worldwide. Richard Swift reports on their attempt to carve out their own piece of urban space.
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    Urban Explosion: the facts

    For the first time in human history most of us live in cities: many in desperate conditions. The *NI* takes the measure of urban growth and poverty.