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November 23, 2022
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Fumba Town: "Full library experience"

Tracey Cripps-Manda, teacher and mum of two kids from Manchester, has lived in Africa for more than 30 years, from Mozambique to Botswana A multi-language library for adults and kids will open at the new Pavilion mall in Fumba Town: librarian-to-be Tracey Cripps-Manda explains plans.  Who will be your readers?  Everyone! We would like our […]
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November 16, 2022
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Let's play Rugby!

Women and sports sometimes still seem an un-easy equation, especially in Muslim countries. But this has not to be so at all, says Fatma El-kindiy who is promoting a rather unusual team sports for girls and women in Tanzania and Zanzibar – rugby. Every time we have a rugby match, more people are coming out […]
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November 2, 2022
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The new place to be

Karafuu coffee house adds lightness to Stone Town Constantly new places are opening in Zanzibar, whether in Stone Town or along the beaches giving testimony to the fact that the island is indeed on the move. Especially in Stone Town one sometimes wonders how yet another café, lounge or hotel was able to squeeze itself […]
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October 25, 2022
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Adventure forest Masingini

A tale of spiders, shrews and Mimosa It’s a hidden gem, a fairy tale forest, a jungle to explore – and Zanzibar’s main source of fresh water, the Masingini forest. Our adventure reporting team, Michael Clarke and daughter Tulie, once more went for the unknown. As we drove down a dirt road on the way to […]
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October 25, 2022
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A majestic dream

Saving Zanzibar’s last cinema A historic movie house in Zanzibar shall not go to the dogs. Prominent cultural personalities lobby for the full restoration of the art deco gem in Stone Town. Thumb-thick dust covers the stair railings. A ramshackle balcony overlooks an auditorium with 700 mostly broken seats. The big screen, faded but functioning, […]
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October 17, 2022
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Fumba Town partners with Sauti za Busara

Fumba Town Zanzibar, 17, October 2022, Zanzibar's new eco-town development Fumba Town - a project by developer CPS - joins forces with Sauti za Busara and becomes the main sponsor for East Africa's most prominent international music festival in Zanzibar. "Busara Promotions is delighted to announce its core operational expenses for the next three years […]
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October 11, 2022
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The man who saves the giants

Taking Baobabs on a long, long journey...  Translocating Africa’s most ancient natural treasures is a most sensible undertaking. By any means.  Yes, “one could call it an unethical business.” George Gvasalia is the first to acknowledge the sensible nature of his most unusual undertakings in Africa. The young entrepreneur, nature lover and environmentalist from Georgia […]
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September 28, 2022
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"We are listening to our clients'

Rayah Iddi sets an example as the first woman construction project manager in Fumba.  The Moyoni homes in Fumba Town stand out for several reasons. Entirely built in pre-fab timber technology, the fifty or so low-rise apartments around a communal pool (still in the making) are designed for young families - and their construction is […]
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