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April 29, 2022
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All set for Ramadan

Holiest month in Islamic calendar in Zanzibar Cooking during Ramadan: Alfreeda Bozen (photo) has prepared a special iftar dish for us Ramadan (also: Ramadhan), a month-long period of fasting from sunrise to sunset, and opulent iftar meals at night, is for Muslims all over the world a festive and contemplative time. Depending on the sighting […]
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March 17, 2022
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The cosy home of Mr. Mwatawala

A bar counter on the balcony. An airy open kitchen. A feeling of space in a tiny two-bedroom – how an architect worked miracles in his Fumba apartment. Aaaah, finally on holiday! The apartment of Shabani Mwatawala, an architect from Dar, certainly feels like a 5-star hotel room. From his bedroom, from the living room […]
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March 8, 2022
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Cute family oasis in Mbweni

Tupomoja is a different kind of café and just the right spot to relax with your children Two best friends from the mainland came to Zanzibar with a dream of one day owning their own cafe. After seven years of working for its former owner, Saumu Mohamed and Fatma Juma made their dream come true […]
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March 8, 2022
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Dive, don't die!

A private initiative is making Forodhani safer for divers – just as the Zanzibari makachus are grabbing the world’s attention. Half a million followers on Instagram for Yessjamal. 74,1k@makachu_forodhani.  The young Zanzibari doing acrobatic dives from the sea promenade have become world-famous. Every night, just before dusk, the local youngsters dive into the sea with […]
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March 8, 2022
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Success in black & white

Tanzanian artist Sungi Mlengeya shoots to international fame A sold-out show at Art Basel Miami, reviews in The New York Times – artist Sungi Mlengeya from Arusha wins global acclaim with her unique minimalistic black and white portraits of women. She grew up in one of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. “We see Kilimanjaro and […]
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March 8, 2022
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How to run an airport

Dubai firm takes over operations at Zanzibar’s new Abeid Amani Karume International Airport  By ANDREA TAPPER By Andrea Tapper After a delay of eight years, the new Zanzibar airport terminal will be fully operational within weeks. Dubai firm dnata, an industry veteran running airports in 129 locations worldwide, is overseeing the countdown towards a smooth […]
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March 8, 2022
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Historic school becomes a souk

The historic Darajani school has become a market: historian Parmukh Singh fears forever. Consumerism beats education. “It’s a shame”, says longtime parliamentarian Parmukh Singh Hoogan, 66, who is advocating for the preservation of the historic Darajani Boys School. It was here that Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah learnt his ABC before his departure from Zanzibar […]
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March 8, 2022
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" I JUST WON A HOUSE IN ZANZIBAR"

The CheiChei revolution: Beautiful living for all By Andrea Tapper Fumba Town is growing. CheiChei apartments and shops are the latest addition to the green seaside city near the capital of Zanzibar. The super-affordable units are on sale now. One young man was lucky enough to even win one! Abdulrahman Mohamed Said’s life changed overnight. […]
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