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June 28, 2022
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Local Heroes, The junior captains of Fumba

Fumba can pride itself on some skillful youngsters building mini dhows, larger than a tiny toy but smaller than real boats. Their role models: village elders.  One can see them when the sun is about to go down. Young buys treading towards the sea, passing the new Pavilion shopping centre, crossing over to Fumba Town […]
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June 23, 2022
4 Min. Read

The man with a masterplan

Big overhaul at Zanzibar port is underway. Where to start? When I paid Akif Khamis a visit at his office one Saturday, the new Deputy Director-General of the Zanzibar port was the only person in the building. I arrived loaded with statistics (worldwide median turnaround time…) and questions (How long does the off-loading of a […]
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June 14, 2022
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Get ready for surf and soul

First-ever residential resort in Zanzibar opens. The leisure complex, The Soul, on the East Coast offers a completely new spin on tourism on the island - and lots of fun for global nomads. Christo, the famous wrapping artist, would surely have loved it. A huge black fabric covering an entire block of new apartments dropped […]
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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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