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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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January 3, 2023
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Zanzibar – home of stars

Blizzy moments with Oscar-worthy actresses on the island and abroad Oscar winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o dives with Zanzibar’s makachus and stars in Black Panther 2. Island singer Siti Amina collects awards for the homegrown movie success Tug of War. “You invited me and I came. It’s as simple as that”, said Lupita Nyong'o when […]
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December 20, 2022
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Airport then and now

More than 80 years of airport experience, Zanzibar ex-parliamentarian Parmukh Singh Hoodan, 66, a vivid defender of heritage in Zanzibar, recalls: "In the 40s.....
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December 13, 2022
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Living light and easy

Beach & country chic, made in Tanzania, is what Andrea Tapper envisaged for her house in Fumba. The editor of THE FUMBA TIMES opened her doors for us. By staff writer In the late afternoon, the sun paints golden circles on the carpet in the living room. “Just after five pm is the magic hour”, […]
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November 29, 2022
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Intention matters!

What makes a winner? Climbing up Kilimanjaro can give you important clues, writes business celebrity Miranda Naiman, founder & managing partner of Empower. The Tanzanian consulting firm provides talent & insight for clients across Africa It’s 2:17am on a December day and my tightly booted-feet trudge gradually forward in zig-zag formation in eerie darkness. An artic […]
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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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