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March 28, 2023
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HOW TO MANAGE A TOWN IN ZANZIBAR

Fumba Town backstage: from streets to schools to solar energy. The city of the future, urbanisation on a global scale - these topics are hotly debated all over the world. Katrin Dietzold, co-founder and new town manager of Fumba Town in Zanzibar, explains priorities and challenges - on the ground.  THE FUMBA TIMES: A mosque […]
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March 21, 2023
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#MY RAMADAN “My detox from a lot of things”

Is it hard to stay without water? Can you actually work? Are tourists welcome? Hafsa Mbamba, prominent Zanzibari career woman and mum, gives us an insight into her life during the holy month, taking place around 22 March to 20 April this year. Please tell us about your Ramadan routine - between office and family?  […]
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March 14, 2023
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“We must save our history now”

EXCLUSIVE: New Director of Museums and Antiquities speaks out during walk-about in Stone Town More than 1000 years of vibrant history. World Heritage status. Stone Town is a unique treasure, a priceless tourism jewel. Maryam Mansab, the new young director of all museums in Zanzibar, is set to save the “living museum”. Her office, for […]
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February 14, 2023
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COME AND KICK WITH US!

Football builds up team spirit even at the workplace, says communication manager Baraka S. Mosha and invites you to Fumba matches every Wednesday As evening slowly settled over another sun-drenched Wednesday, a giant orange orbit cast a shimmering glaze over the aquamarine waters of our tropical island. With football fever fluttering in the breeze and […]
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January 17, 2023
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Detox your Home

Begin 2023 in a fresh and healthy space… and let go!  Do you have a toxic relationship with your own life? Now is the best time for a clean-up, says Zanzibar-born wellness coach Fatma Zaidi, and shares her ideas. Fatma Zaidi, wellness consultant, born in Zanzibar, living in Toronto Some call it spring-cleaning, some the […]
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January 10, 2023
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Save the seas, wear a net

Zanzibar holiday sparks huge green business in Europe During a three-week-visit to Zanzibar a German couple discovers his mission and starts turning old fishnets into „bracenets“.  By now Madeleine von Hohenthal and Benjamin Wenke have sold more than 100,000 of the green accessories online. Together with international partner organisations they have recovered more than 700 […]
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January 4, 2023
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Be the first to timber!
Timber tower construction could begin 2023/2024

Burj Zanzibar - the planned sustainable apartment tower for Africa will compel the continent into the top green league worldwide. The sale of around 250 apartments has commenced. Construction could begin at the end 2023/2024. The project was officially launched in October in Muscat, Oman. High-tech timber construction For now, the prefab timber parts for […]
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January 4, 2023
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Poa! The sky's the limit

Burj Zanzibar:  world’s tallest timber apartment tower to be built in Fumba A world record for Zanzibar! The Indian Ocean island is planning the highest green building in the world - and nowhere less than in Fumba Town. Curtain up for the iconic enterprise By Andrea Tapper Breathtaking 360-sea views all around. A playful architecture […]
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