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January 5, 2022
2 Min. Read

Delicious Picnic on the farm

From chapati to ugali wa muhogo - tasting Sunday’s best in the shamba As pure as it gets, Sunday brunches at Msonge Farm are at once social highlights and a divine treat of eco-traditional food. Is it the delicious badia kat lesi (lentil balls) as it is spelled-out on the wall menu, or is it […]
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January 5, 2022
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“60 years of good partnership”

German Ambassador to Tanzania, Regine Hess, 57, about historic burdens, why Germans love Tanzania and achievements in cooperation. As Tanzania is celebrating 60 years of independence, the German embassy has made a documentary about ‘60 years of friendship’ between the two nations, Nobel prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah reminds us of a darker past… Regine Hess: […]
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January 5, 2022
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" IN MY MIND, I AM IN ZANZIBAR"

Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in Zanzibar in 1948 and fled the island with his brother in 1967. His fate and the island’s history are forever entwined, what does he think about his home today? By ANDREA TAPPER He claims he was just as surprised as anybody else when […]
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January 5, 2022
1 Min. Read

CHEICHEI IT IS!

Nyumba mpya kuanzia TZS milioni 30 Pole, we’d love to speak Swahili at this point: The  latest urban concept in Fumba Town goes as local as  can be to provide equitable  housing at unrivalled prices. Imagine a diversified bazaar downstairs, clean and cozy apartments upstairs, sustainability designed with local timber and stone bricks by architect Leander Moons. […]
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January 5, 2022
3 Min. Read

THE KEY TO HAPPINESS

Hundreds of handovers turning buyers into homeowners in Fumba Town By Ali Thabit Katunda More than 250 homes have already been handed over in Fumba Town in Zanzibar, the fastest growing real estate development in Tanzania. We peeped through the keyhole to witness the magic day in the sunshine estate. Some come alone, some escorted […]
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October 13, 2021
5 Min. Read

Doors, teapots and lace blouses

On the vintage shopping trail with 4 great stops Where neither Gucci nor Zara Home are to be found, second-hand goods for home and beauty are an alluring alternative. Discover hidden vintage gems outside Stone Town with guide Said.  The teapot with a coral-coloured flower pattern, stamped “Mason’s China” on the bottom, is lovely but […]
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October 13, 2021
2 Min. Read

Inside Fumba Town

True stories of new residents “Zanzibaris care for each other” Single and a Swahili student, Sarah Bennet, 27, from Pennsylvania moved to Fuma Town because it’s affordable and safe. You seem to have one of the best views in town… Yes, from my little apartment on the second floor I can see right over the […]
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October 13, 2021
3 Min. Read

Behind the curtain

Dressing your windows in style Who can resist the draw of curtains? Read here what’s en vogue, keeps heat, light and curious neighbours at bay – and is available in Zanzibar and Tanzania. By Itika Killimbe Drapery is fun. But some residents in Fumba Town don’t want curtains at all, for two reasons: ”I just […]
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