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September 18, 2023
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UNITED IN MUSIC

New generation at the helm of 'Sauti za Busara' Festival New Busara director Lorenz Herrmann, outgoing director Yusuf Mahmoud and new festival chief Journey Ramadhan discuss the beats. What were the best shows, the biggest challenges and where is one of Africa’s best-known music festivals heading?  Looking bad at two decades of Sauti za Busara’s […]
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September 6, 2023
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Higher Ground in Zanzibar

Countdown for the world’s tallest timber apartment building Ground planning and technical preparations for the 96-metre-landmark Burj Zanzibar are almost complete. “From our side, we could start building tomorrow”, construction experts say. Developer CPS intends to kick-off in 2024. THE FUMBA TIMES visited a similar timber tower in Germany to assess chances and risks.  The […]
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August 22, 2023
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A long road From China to Fumba

It takes a village to raise a kid, the saying goes. But it takes women like Doris Ishenda to manage a village. You may call her job a rather ungrateful one. 10pm, power blackout? Of course, Doris Ishenda will get up, send a notification to the town’s chat group while engineers and workers frantically start […]
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August 1, 2023
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Better Safe Than Sorry: How to insure your property

Your home is more than just a structure; it’s a sanctuary, a place where memories are made and cherished.  Two lady expert brokers explain options to protect your property. Accidents and disasters can strike when you least expect them – in holiday homes and residencies. From fires to burglaries, the unexpected can leave you reeling. […]
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July 26, 2023
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THE LET-GO FESTIVAL

Persian New Year in Makunduchi By Michael Clarke One of the craziest events in Zanzibar takes place on or around 23 July. Bring all your grievances with somebody to an end – beat them up!  Yes, this is known as a festival, and I guess in its broader sense it is a festival. There are […]
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July 11, 2023
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Life Style News: Which school for my kid?

Finding the ideal school for children can feel like an overwhelming challenge for parents. Now that its time to enrol (or change schools) here a pick of five good ones.  Zan Coastal Academy: Situated just 500 metres from Fumba Town, Zan Coastal Academy is a properly authorised Cambridge international school teaching both Tanzanian (NECTA) and […]
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June 19, 2023
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Vintage Setting, Modern Care

Aga Khan hospitals enjoy a top reputation in East Africa. Now Zanzibar can count itself lucky to have the first state-of-the art polyclinic run by the community - moreover in one of the landmark historic buildings which is finally being put to good use again. In a last-minute attempt, only days before the opening, the […]
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June 6, 2023
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Work & Play by The Sea

200 new holiday apartments for sale on the west coast. By Andrea Tapper Known as The Soul, Zanzibar’s first residential resort continues its unique success story. After selling out in Paje on the east coast, the holiday apartments go west. In Fumba Town buyers can even opt for a new move-in-pay-later scheme. It’s one of […]
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