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Tanzania

March 1st 2009
Crossing into Tanzania from Rwanda I stopped at a shop that sold the regular soft drinks and Malta! The non-alcoholic malt drink. When I turned around after buying it 2 little girls looked up at me and greeted me with "scum." Weeks later I have learnt that this is a abbreviation of "shikamoo" which as best I can understand means "I lay myself before you." It is a phrase that the Arab slave tra ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » East » Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian Flag Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
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