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June 9, 2021
3 Min. Read

POWER WOMEN OF ZANZIBAR

Her 100 days in office are just ending, but Tanzania’s new head of state, “Mama Samia, has already made the island’s woman power more visible On 19 March 2021, the world witnessed the swearing in of the first female president of the United Republic of Tanzania, the land of Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. After the death […]
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June 9, 2021
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Green, Greener, Fumba!

Africa’s first permaculture town exists in Zanzibar. The name: Fumba Town. The magic recipe: Do as nature would! That turned coral rock land into a lush green paradise, attracting homebuyers from 57 nations. What’s the secret? And could the whole world learn from it? Residents living in Fumba Town have a lecture room right in […]
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May 24, 2021
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48 hours in Bagamoyo

By Rudolf Blauth From colonial heritage to artsy hideaway: Coastal Bagamoyo is well worth a visit. There is love at first sight and love at second sight. When you fall in love with Bagamoyo, it's mostly the latter. For first-time visitors, it is not uncommon to walk across the dusty roads of the coastal town […]
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May 24, 2021
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Starting all over again

After decades of neglect the House of Wonders collapsed on Christmas Day 2020. Oman and Zanzibar have vowed to resurrect it. THE FUMBA TIMES spoke to experts and artists about the chances to save the iconic palace. The naval bombardment during an attempted palace coup in 1896 couldn’t kill it, but decades of decay did. […]
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May 24, 2021
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"Let’s bring the old glory back"

EXCLUSIVE Hon. Minister Mudrick Soraga speaks out on goodies for investors A fresh start, a young cabinet: 36-year-old Hon. Mudrik Ramadhan Soraga is one of the promising talents of Zanzibar’s new government elected in October. Frank and open-minded, the Minister of Labour, Economy and Investment spoke to THE FUMBA TIMES about the planned mega-port, business […]
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May 18, 2021
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The new cocktail hour

A new Belgian-owned boutique hotel in Jambiani has quickly risen to a pilgrimage point for cocktail lovers. Opened only two years ago (half of that during Corona times) the Kupaga Villas at the Mshangani stretch of southern Jambiani offer some of the finest cocktails on the island, in combination with an innovative coastal cuisine. The […]
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May 18, 2021
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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
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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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