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Social stigma adds to Kenya’s Covid pain

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Slum dweller moves up in the world

Geetaben Thakore led move to get 55 families rehoused in a modern apartment block.

Cup exposes Brazil’s dirty laundry

The country's socioeconomic 'miracle' is belied by its soaring cost of living, and virulent corruption.

‘Ghetto Hope’: Music opens doors to gypsy children

In Bulgaria's Sliven gypsy ghetto, 15 local boys prepare for band practice and take a break from the poverty-stricken life of the slum outside.

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