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TOURISM REPLACES SPICES IN ZANZIBAR

‘..Not a ray of optimism can be seen,’ concluded Amir.A.Moh’d writing painfully of Zanzibar twenty years on from the violent revolution in 1964 that killed an estimated 17,000 Arabs and Asians on the African ‘Spice Island.’ Summoned to help in the aftermath, Eastern … Continue reading

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MR. JUMA’S LUNCH BOX – was the size of a Zanzibar chest!

  Mr.Juma is an octopus fisherman living on Mafi’a Island, a low, coralline island lying in the Indian Ocean off Tanzania. To support his family, he earns a few shillings by taking the occasional tourist out in his wooden pirogue. … Continue reading

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Coelacanths, moonshine and the scent of ylang-ylang

“When I hauled in the net… I saw the strange fishtail sticking out and realised that it was different from anything I had ever seen… the fish was a coelacanth believed extinct for millions of years.” wrote Captain Hendrik P. … Continue reading

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