2018-10-29 14:00

Actress and presenter Mbali Nkosi has done well for herself ever since she broke into the entertainment industry in 2013.

WATCH: Zanzibar seaweed farmers threatened by climate change

2018-07-13 15:30

Seaweed farming in Zanzibar is reportedly in danger due to an increase in the sea temperatures, threatening the livelihoods of the thousands of women farmers on the island.

PICS: Luxury Zanzibar resort open for SA buyers

2017-08-05 15:00

South Africans now have the opportunity to invest in a new development of luxury apartments and villas in Zanzibar.

African football body admits Zanzibar as 55th member

2017-03-16 18:08

The Confederation of African Football voted to admit Zanzibar as a full member of the continental body at its annual meeting in Ethiopia.

Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45

2016-04-27 19:59

A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.

Zanzibar's ruling party wins presidential re-run

2016-03-21 22:50

Zanzibar's election commission says Tanzania's ruling party has won the presidential vote re-run in the semi-autonomous archipelago.

Opposition to boycott Zanzibar election rerun

2016-01-28 20:26

Zanzibar's main opposition party says it would not take part in a planned rerun of last year's elections in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands which were scrapped after alleged irregularities.

Masked gang torch radio station in Zanzibar

2015-12-03 15:48

Masked men have torched a radio station in Zanzibar amid negotiations to strike a political deal on Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands.

Zanzibar faces fresh elections amid crisis talks

2015-11-12 13:45

Zanzibar has formally annulled October’s elections meaning a rerun appears more likely, despite continued negotiations to strike a political deal on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands.

Zanzibar opposition to meet army chief over political crisis

2015-11-02 11:04

The main opposition leader in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago is set to meet the country’s army chief to discuss the political situation in the islands, amid unrest after a disputed election.


Top Africa stories: Zim instability, Rhinos, Zim VP still in SA hospital

2018-07-14 07:05

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa against causing instability in the country, and a Kenyan wildlife official says seven critically endangered black rhinos are dead following a failed relocation bid.

Crocodiles guard secrets of Pakistan's lost African past

2018-04-05 14:00

Dancing and chanting in Swahili at a crocodile shrine outside Karachi, hundreds of Pakistani Sheedis swayed barefoot to the rhythm of a language they no longer speak -- the celebration offering a rare chance to connect with their African roots.

Heavy rains, flooding force Zanzibar to shut down schools

2017-05-11 20:59

anzibar authorities have reportedly closed all government and private schools due to heavy rains that have led to flooding.

Zanzibar's seaweed farmers in hot water

2016-05-01 14:00

Seaweed is one of Zanzibar's key exports, but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.

Tanzania marks 52nd Union Day amid political tension

2016-04-26 13:43

A time of retrospection and celebration has been marred by political tension in Tanzania, with opposition parties airing their grievances against the country's ruling party.

Tanzania president backs new Zanzibar polls

2016-02-09 18:37

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has backed an election re-run for Zanzibar despite an opposition boycott and international fears that a fresh poll could trigger violence.

Zanzibar to hold new presidential vote in March

2016-01-22 18:05

Zanzibar's election commission says new presidential polls for Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands will be held on March 20.

Tanzania names little known bureaucrat as prime minister

2015-11-19 11:33

Tanzania’s new president has named a little-known politician to be the east African country’s prime minister to lead a parliament dominated by the ruling party, a report says.

Zanzibar opposition urges calm amid political crisis

2015-11-02 13:25

Zanzibar’s opposition chief has called for calm, having previously threatened to lead protests if results of annulled elections were not released on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian islands.

Small blasts hit Zanzibar after poll annulled

2015-10-31 14:50

Two small blasts have rocked streets in Zanzibar in the latest unrest following the annulment of polls on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago.

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