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October 8, 2020
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A Doc Between Village and VIP

How does a doctor work in Zanzibar? Making sure Fumba Town is in safe medical hands and reaching out to patients all over the island, we followed Fumba Town’s resident physician around for one day.  8am, the Urban Care clinic will open soon but Dr. Jenny Bouraima has been up for almost three hours. “Such […]
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October 8, 2020
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The Sound of Zanzibar

It’s late glory for the ladies: Siti Muharam, great granddaughter of much-loved taarab legend Siti Binti Saad, has re-recorded her granny’s evergreens. Critics praised the album as “one of the best of 2020”.  For us, executive producer PETE BUCKENHAM recalls how it all happened.  What a great international triumph for Zanzibar’s cultural world! Siti Binti […]
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October 8, 2020
Climate-friendly timber frame houses being built in Fumba Town and Paje Min Read

Wood Magic in Zanzibar

Wood has many talents. The feel-good effect of the natural material is without doubt. But recently the aspect of sustainability has come to the fore. Properly managed, wood is a fully renewable resource. “Wood seems to be the construction material of the future”, says Tobias Dietzold, one of the chief developers of Fumba Town, the […]
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July 24, 2020
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On The Farm with Mama Pakacha

The Msonge organic family arm delivers veggie baskets to your doorstep - a huge success not only during the coronacrisis.  It was the height of the rainy season in Zanzibar. An enormous monsoon downpour had been caressing the thirsty earth nonstop for 14 hours. We were ankle-deep in red mud, before even the first coconut, […]
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July 24, 2020
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Coronavirus: The End of The Buffet

The tech language of the industry calls it SOP, standard operating procedures. Tourists notice it more as the look and feel of a hotel. Starting with the transfer from the airport to lobby designs and check-in procedures, from room amenities to housekeeping and restaurant settings – everything is under scrutiny after coronavirus. In Zanzibar, too, […]
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July 24, 2020
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Exclusive Interview: "I am hopeful for Zanzibar"

Co-operation, transparency and much more testing: Covid-19 is “a scary disease”, but with the right measures Zanzibar will push through, says Dr. Ghirmay Redae Andemichael, liaison officer of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Zanzibar.  Dr. Andemichael, we are several months into the epidemic in Zanzibar, which started here on 18 March. How worried are […]
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July 24, 2020
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Fumba: Living On The safe Side

Shortly before sunset, the cobble stone roads turn into a kids’ bicycle parcours. Silver shimmers the ocean, golden is the shine on the children’s faces at dusk. Even three-year-old Massoud has got it right today, and happily pedals around without training wheels on his bike. Car drivers are well aware to commute in walking pace […]
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July 24, 2020
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Nassor Around The World

Don't know what to watch or do at night? Follow a Zanzibari on his sailing trip around the world on Youtube, clipped by Mohamed Bajubeir of Zancinema. A trip, which was interrupted in the Philipines due to corona, and will continue next year. "The hardest thing", Nassor Mahruki recounts, was not the sailing but "motherwatch", […]
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