Pope Francis’s first ever trip to Africa began on Wednesday when his plane touched down in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. To highlight the need for access to “dignified living conditions” Francis visted the slum of Kangemi on Friday, one of 11 slums in Nairobi, where nearly 50,000 live without basic sanitation, the Associated Press reports.

In a speech at the United Nation’s African headquarters, he highlighted how rapidly growing cities like Nairobi must factor in the needs and views of its most vulnerable and marginalized people. Read more…

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