Top 5 most notorious slums in Africa

Mark Babatunde May 22, 2018 at 06:27am

May 22, 2018 at 06:27 am | Uncategorized

Mark Babatunde

Mark Babatunde

May 22, 2018 at 06:27 am | Uncategorized

West Point, Liberia

West Point, Liberia

People celebrate the end of Ebola in a street outside of West Point slum in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Photo credit: AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh

West Point is one of the most densely populated slums in Liberia. The settlement is located on a peninsula, which empties in to the Atlantic Ocean. City officials estimate that the slum is home to around 75,000 people. The area lacks proper sanitation, and public utilities are either overwhelmed or completely lacking. Unfortunately, residents use the water front, which stretches around the area, as a lavatory, leading to a high rate of infectious diseases.

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