Zanzibar police beef up fight against abuse of women

2015-05-27 10:51

Zanzibar has started to roll out gender and children desks in all police stations in Unguja and Pemba islands to help curb the rising wave of sexual assaults against women and children.

Kenya Airways reintroduces Zanzibar flights

2014-06-03 09:42

Kenya Airways has re-introduced direct flights to Zanzibar from its Nairobi hub, as it opens up tourist attractions within the region.

New Protea hotel opens in Zanzibar

2014-01-15 11:24

If you're planning to visit one of Africa's most popular island escapes, you may want to check out the Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins.

Zanzibar police seize 12m container of ivory

2013-11-14 07:35

Police in the semi-autonomous Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar say they have seized a 12m container hiding an estimated several tons' worth of ivory.

Zanzibar acid attack: 15 suspects held

2013-09-17 09:13

Fifteen people, including suspected Islamist militants and individuals linked to an acid attack on a clergyman, have been arrested in Zanzibar, police say.

Mango goes international

2013-09-01 22:39

South African Airways' low cost airline Mango on Sunday launched its scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Zanzibar.

UK teens recovering after acid attack

2013-08-10 08:37

Two British teenage girls are being treated for burns at a London hospital after acid was hurled in their faces in the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.

Meet Ford's 10 Odyssey finalists

2013-06-03 13:01

Ford has named the 10 finalists for its 2013 Ranger Odyssey Africa - a 4x4 challenge over some of Africa’s toughest terrain.

Seven missing in Zanzibar boat capsize

2013-01-31 18:44

At least seven people are missing after a boat capsized off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar.

Zanzibar misled to flagging Iran tankers

2012-08-12 16:35

Zanzibar says a contracting agency has misled their maritime authorities into flagging Iran oil tankers.


Inside Bonang's epic Zanzibar trip

2015-05-21 10:00

Everything she touches turns into cool...

Bomb blasts at Zanzibar tourist bar, cathedral

2014-02-25 07:43

Two homemade bombs have exploded on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police say, in the latest in a series of attacks.

Zanzibar's religious tensions threaten unity

2013-12-15 07:32

Zanzibar and its palm-fringed beaches appear idyllic, but rising religious tensions marked by brutal killings and acid attacks are threatening the tourist industry upon which the east African archipelago depends.

Stop using Tanzania tanker call signs, Iran told

2013-09-19 09:05

Tanzania has asked Iran to ensure its oil tankers do not identify themselves as Tanzanian nearly a year after the east African country says it de-registered all Iranian vessels flying its national flag.

Zanzibar leader wants action after acid attacks

2013-09-14 22:18

The president of Zanzibar has urged islanders to mobilise in the wake of two attacks that have seen British tourists and a Catholic priest doused with acid.

Two arrested for attacks on UK women

2013-08-11 21:03

Police in Zanzibar have arrested two suspects in last week's acid attack on two British women on the east African holiday island.

Acid attack on 2 Britons in Zanzibar

2013-08-08 09:31

Attackers in the east African island of Zanzibar have thrown acid into the faces of two young British women, the first such assault against foreigners in the popular tourist destination, police say.

Famed Zanzibari songstress Bi Kidude dies

2013-04-18 08:38

Zanzibari singer Bi Kidude, a legend in east Africa for her haunting voice and energetic performances despite her age, which was thought to be around 100, has died.

Two missing after Zanzibar boat sinks

2012-08-20 17:49

Two people are missing after a boat sank off Zanzibar, but 10 others including tourists were rescued in the latest in a series of maritime tragedies on east Africa's coast.

Zanzibar charges 3 after ferry disaster

2012-07-25 21:34

Zanzibari authorities have charged three people with manslaughter for the sinking of a ferry last week in which at least 104 people drowned.

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