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April 8, 2024
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HAS THE WEATHER GONE CRAZY?

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Incredible heat, endless rains – has the weather gone crazy? THE FUMBA TIMES editor-in-chief Andrea Tapper asked a man who knows a lot about the climate in Zanzibar: Hassan Khatib Ame, 44, head meteorologist at the international airport. THE FUMBA TIMES: Am I wrong, or has it been even hotter and more humid […]
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March 19, 2024
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CELEBRATING RAMADAN

Ramadan is a deeply festive and contemplative season for Muslims. But don’t be shy: Visitors are welcome in Zanzibar during the holiest month of the Muslim Calendar. When is Ramadan? This year, Ramadan (also written Ramadhan) is likely to begin on Monday, 11 March, with the sighting of the new moon. Every year Ramadan moves […]
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January 23, 2024
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DINNER FOR ONE

A new hospitality school in Zanzibar trains local youth for jobs in the tourist industry. We tested it.  Does the glass stand to the right of the plate, or the left? Can VIPs register in their room instead of at the reception? What is cereal? Tumaini Kiwenge is one of five teachers at a new […]
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January 8, 2024
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SMART ARCHITECTURE WINS

Zanzibar is famous for historic Stone Town. But now the island’s modern architecture starts gaining international recognition, too.  The white modern living style of Fumba Town based on green principles has won a prestigious award in Dubai recently. CPS Africa, who started the unique island development in 2015, received the ‘Residential Development 20+’ award by […]
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October 23, 2023
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The unknown side of Zanzibar

Location Most secluded in Zanzibar, The Bottom Line Feel like a VIP by the ocean The road maybe rocky, but the destination rewards us for travelling it. Like a Fata Morgana, white modern villas suddenly become visible high above the sea, a wooden deck with neatly arranged cabana-like double sun beds leads to an endless […]
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October 17, 2023
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FAKE Picture - OR NOT?

By Elias Kamau A tree house in Stone Town? Too good to be true! When we received this photo at THE FUMBA TIMES, we became highly sceptical. Here’s a guide to help you recognise fake shots – especially in your social media.  The commonsense warning is clear: don’t believe everything your Facebook and Instagram friends […]
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October 3, 2023
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LET THE SUNSHINE IN

A German couple, one of the first buyers of a beach front house in Fumba Town, wants to start a solar business here. Engineer Ronny Paul, 44, produces custom made solar systems.  There seems to be good news on the solar front: a first photovoltaic project is planned for Bambi in the heart of the […]
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September 26, 2023
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Art, jazz & wine

A new monthly show unites art and music at Stone Town’s historic city beach restaurant Livingstone’s. Wondering where the action is in Stone Town? Head to the Livingstone’s  Beach Restaurant every last Friday of the month. Long-time Zanzibar residents Leslie Gueno and Sara Hemed are bringing new spark to the former British consulate with their […]
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