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May 18, 2021
2 Min. Read

A heaven for material girls

Fine fabrics for every taste: The biggest choice and best prices in town offers Suma, a not-so-easy-to-find local store on three floors in Darajani. Printed fabrics in bold colours and flowing dresses – even though most of Zanzibari women cover themselves according to Muslim tradition, they do it in their very own style, colourful and […]
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May 18, 2021
3 Min. Read

So inviting

Sharmin Esmail brings charm and style to the top post of town manager For the first time the unique position of town manager in Fumba Town is filled with a woman - adding that subtle, but all-important difference of a female touch The cats Mia and Sheba, both foundlings, purr when Sharmin Esmail enters her cosy […]
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May 11, 2021
2 Min. Read

"Ten seconds to the clinic"

Fatma Mabrouk Khamis, 43, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, about the virtues of living in Fumba with her 5-year-old son. Eight months ago you became a resident of Fumba Town. What do you like most? The sense of community and security. For a single working mum like me the support system around is […]
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May 11, 2021
3 Min. Read

Pretty Modest

Two lady entrepreneurs open "boutique with a meaning " Modest dresses with a modern twist - and good advice - are offered in the new Mbweni boutique Doll House. The moment you step in, you are in a comfort zone. A light and airy feeling prevails at Doll House Boutique. Rahima, one of the two […]
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May 11, 2021
4 Min. Read

The sugar man

Zanzibar a sugar-producing island? It’s happening already! Almost singlehandedly Rahim M. Bhaloo resurrected the ailing sugar industry in Zanzibar. He now produces 8,500 tons of the “white gold” per year – and could do much more. It’s 11 o’clock in the morning and all machinery running smoothly when we enter the sugar cane mill in […]
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May 6, 2021
1 Min. Read

Two sides of a coin

Episodes from planet Fumba Narrated by the very people who live and work there I learned something new today. I was walking around the Kwetu Kwenu Farmer’s Market when I saw a table that was selling coins that could be worn as jewelry. I had been in the search for a nice neck piece. They […]
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May 6, 2021
3 Min. Read

Support our children!

Welcome little ones! First kids have enrolled at the Silverleaf Academy nursery and pre-primary in Fumba - and you can help them. When I visit the school, eight kids between two and six years old are happily munching chips and mayai on the front porch of the white six-room town house turned learning facility. “Routines […]
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April 27, 2021
3 Min. Read

Guest Comment - from Moscow with love

When I first heard about Zanzibar from work contacts I never thought I would get here. But when, after months of quarantine, the Russian government opened borders in August for just two destinations, Tanzania and Turkey, I knew what to do. Having visited Turkey, I decided to venture to Africa for the first time. I […]
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