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January 10, 2022
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Joyful Holidays

Christmas around the world is celebrated in one single location in Zanzibar - in Fumba Town. We asked three families how they spend the festive days. „We are Hindus and we love Christmas“ Reynita, Alan and Ayana, 7 “We come from Mauritius, a very multicultural country just like Zanzibar, and we celebrate everything there. Any […]
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January 10, 2022
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Where the wild things live

Fumba’s most exotic home belongs to a Spanish fashion designer from Dubai. Christina Franco opened her doors for THE FUMBA TIMES. It does not take much to know a globetrotter has settled in Fumba. A colourful wooden signpost outside Christina Franco’s house points to Madrid, Dubai and Tipsy Gipsy – the coordinates of her adventurous […]
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January 5, 2022
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The hakuna matata man

Nobody has seen Fumba Town evolve better than Omar Makame Simai, the longest-serving employee here. Residents love him, the staff at the Kwetu Kwenu restaurant kiosk couldn’t do without him and the bosses are simply very fond of him. Omar Makame Simai who started out in housekeeping and worked himself up the ranks into the […]
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January 5, 2022
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Going natural!

With the help of French beauty specialist Nelly N'Gouah-Beaud, a new handmade cosmetic line has been launched in Zanzibar. “Zuri Rituals” promises to be all natural. Zuri is Swahili for beautiful, and Rituals a hugely successful skincare brand from Holland, so the combination of these two names bears a big promise. “Our products are 100% […]
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January 5, 2022
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Our forest, our future

What wood can do: 1 million jobs for Tanzania, super homes for Zanzibar Wood needs a lobby. Especially in Zanzibar and Tanzania. Katrin Dietzold travelled to Iringa and went deep into the forest to look for clues. Forest - everyone associates it with deep emotions. With flavours, freshness, sounds. I myself am an admirer of the […]
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January 5, 2022
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Helping children in need

A birth defect known as spina bifida has terrible consequences for children. A clinic in Tanzania assists them to live a better life, writes Dr. Theresa Harbauer who started the initiative. Together, they race around the hospital grounds of Haydom Lutheran Hospital in their new wheelchairs. With a basketball on their laps, the wheelchair kids […]
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January 5, 2022
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Roses are a girl's bestfriend

When temperatures rise, even roses survive best in the fridge. Naila Jamal still dared to start a business with the delicate flowers. A green thumb does help, but with roses one needs more than that. “Taste and style, a feeling for colours, and very caring hands are helpful in the business of a florist”, says […]
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January 5, 2022
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How to bid for art online!

First Live Zanzibar Art Auction: 24 African paintings from $700 to $12,000  A pre-Christmas highlight for art lovers takes place on 11 December at the Zanzibar Serena Hotel - and online. Read here how to get the best under the hammer. By ANDREA TAPPER African art is rising all over the world, becoming a worthwhile […]
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