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In the past 15 years, there has been rapid private development in Pumwani, Kenya. The area is home to a historic Muslim community who now feel threatened and targeted by the urban changes that have seen them evicted from their homes. They allege that their properties have been deliberately set on fire.
When word spread that a journalist was here to document stories of colonial injustices, many victims arrived. “The lands are here with us. We are following the law to try and get them back. But if the British do not listen to us, we will have no choice but to pass the torch to the youths,” the elders said.
Throughout Xinjiang, thousands of Uyghurs have been detained by the Chinese government for reasons as spurious as communicating to relatives abroad, possessing Uyghur language books or growing a long beard. Now Uyghurs in Turkey are speaking out, unwilling to remain silent.
As the Kenyan government aims to develop the northern coast, fishermen’s livelihoods have been thrown into disarray. It is becoming clear that, despite promises of jobs and economic benefits, there is no space for the fishermen in this new vision of Lamu.
"Nature has saved a lot of youths who might have been killed.” In impoverished areas of Kenya’s capital, gang members are putting down their guns and instead creating green spaces in the urban jungle.