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Where poverty means living on just £3 a month (Times)

She lives in a shack in a slum on the edge of one of Nairobi’s most affluent suburbs, existing on £3 a month. From her home she can see the Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars of her neighbours — a mixture of government ministers, diplomats and senior UN officials.

How do these government ministers, diplomats and senior UN officials live with themselves? I couldn’t.

This 204th post was filed under: News and Comment.






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