The bulldozers came after midnight, sirens wailing. Startled from their sleep, slum-dwellers dashed for safety as the diggers tore through wood, brick and corrugated iron.
It was a typical eviction in Banda slum, home to an informal settlement of around 1.3 million people on the outskirts of Kampala. Residents lost everything: clothing, furniture, the roofs over their heads.
"One minute you're being sent away, the next you're staying, then you're being warned and told to leave again," said Safina Nankwanga, a resident since 2001, recalling the night two years ago when 20,000 families were made homeless in just a few hours.
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