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Zanzibar, Cultural Capital of the Swahili Coast

September 20th 2011
The old turboprop swooped low over the Indian ocean. The high wing allowed the passengers to see the clearly marked fringing reefs, with settlements and tourist hotels below. The pilot altered pitch on the propellors and the twin turbines emitted a new growl. It was almost as if he had changed down a gear. Flat arable land appeared under the wings and then the shanty town that was the capital of Z ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar » Zanzibar City

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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