February 9, 2021

Own A Piece Of Paradise

The sea shimmers turquoise, temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees Celsius in December. There's a jungle out there, but your apartment is cool, modern and eco-friendly. You are sipping fresh madafu, coconut water, and open your laptop because it's home office time. The internet at the rooftop co-working space is top-notch and surely your colleague […]
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November 10, 2020

Wood Magic in Zanzibar

Wood has many talents. The feel-good effect of the natural material is without doubt. But recently the aspect of sustainability has come to the fore. Properly managed, wood is a fully renewable resource. “Wood seems to be the construction material of the future”, says Tobias Dietzold, one of the chief developers of Fumba Town, the […]
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February 9, 2021

Tres Chic, Congo!

Men, old and young, wearing second-hand or even newly bought Gucci suits in slum dwellings. Grim looking teenagers in Scottich kilts. Award-winning London photographer Tariq Zaidi is the latest in a long line of artists to document a unique African sub-culture. The world famous dandy frenzy emerged in Congo (in both the Democratic Republic and […]
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November 10, 2020

Back to School Again

For us, the last school year had started full of promise. Our enrolment was up, and we were making big plans for a campus expansion. But already at the end of January our administration had to inform the community that we were following a strange health threat emerging from China and were taking measures to […]
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November 10, 2020

"Locals Should Benefit More"

How is Zanzibar’s economic outlook, we asked expert Graham Stewart Leslie. The Oman-based consultant is working with the government on a “Vision 2050”. “Go clean, green and cultural”, is his advice. Corona brought tourism to a grinding halt worldwide. Did you manage to go on holiday this year?  Yes, in February I was fortunate to […]
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July 9, 2020

Tessa Hempson: Diving for a better world

Hamburg in spring. More than 1 200 people have flooded Cinemaxx, the biggest movie house of the North-German city, to watch and listen to a bunch of surfers, divers and activists. “Ocean without borders” is the motto. The “International Ocean Film Tour” in its fifth year no longer a clandestine environmentalist meeting but a massive audience […]
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July 9, 2020

More Rights and Options for Homeowners

How protected are property owners – local or foreign - in Zanzibar? In this exclusive interview Zanzibar lawyer Mussa Kombo talks to FUMBA TIMES and finds straightforward answers for a complex issue. Mr. Kombo, what is the new legislation all about? Since 2010 a condominium law administers property with multiple units whether it’s a high […]
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