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September 28, 2021
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Already a green warrior at 20

“Not everybody has to study” insists Maliha Sumar and chose a different green career instead. Only 20 years old, Tanzanian born Maliha Sumar has already done her fair share in saving the world. She fought against climate change, collected plastic garbage, joined the boat activists of “Flipflopi” in Mwanza, who sailed from Lamu in Kenya […]
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September 28, 2021
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Folk going hip

Local start-ups give craft a new meaning From shopping baskets and exotic mirrors to ohhh-so-sweet scented candles – artisan producers are popping up in Tanzania. We met some exceptional ones at Fumba Town’s own market The candle lady “Every time she’s at the market, I have to buy a candle or two”, says Rosemary, a […]
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September 24, 2021
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Art in Zanzibar

Finding and buying art in Zanzibar can be tedious. Some new (and established) art outlets are set to improve quality. It was full house when the Emerson on Hurumzi Hotel recently embarked on its biggest art exhibition ever with 35 local artists. 80 artworks – by Dallah Wise, Mmadi Ausiy, Y. Kola, the shy pen […]
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September 16, 2021
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Capturing the soul of Zanzibar

With his striking looks Robin Batista, 45, could easily pass for a model himself - but he’s actually the man BEHIND the camera. Since almost 20 years. One of the most established Zanzibari and Stone Town professional photographers, Robin Batista has covered almost all facets of his trade – from romantic wedding to fashion shooting, […]
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September 16, 2021
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Treasures lost?

Historic Mtoni and Mbweni ruins at cross roads Zanzibar has a rich cultural heritage – an enormous potential for tourism. But so far, the island hasn’t shown little real interest in conservation. Two beautiful and significant just-out-of-town ruins are currently awaiting better times. Saleh Mohammed is sitting behind a shaky wooden table in the shade […]
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September 16, 2021
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Rotary Club of Zanzibar

“Small but  highly active” Projects worth $100,000 in the pipeline  By staff writer Helping expecting mums to experience a healthy pregnancy. Preventing breast cancer. Bringing Karate to kids. The new, all-female Rotary board of Zanzibar explains the club’s new projects, vision and strength. With only 18 or so active members but hundreds of generous supporters […]
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September 10, 2021
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Fumba for everybody

Beautiful homes at convenient rates in Fumba Town – Studio rentals from $150 By Andrea Tapper Living light is the new buzzword in Zanzibar. Affordable apartments for sale and rent in a clean and safe environment attract more and more people to the growing seaside development Fumba Town. Sharmin Esmail tightly holds onto her tape […]
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August 9, 2021
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Staying fit in Fumba

Rooftop exercising is hip in New York – and in Fumba Town. Come and join the fun! As the day slowly proceeds into evening in Fumba Town, you will see residents returning from work, mothers calling their children back home from playing outdoors. And on two evenings per week you will find a group of […]
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