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The Trump era is over. But the fight for democracy is just getting started

A respected and robust United States — with all of our flaws, mistakes and missteps — can be good for the defence of democracy, not least in Africa

Editorial: Cyril must embrace his AU role

There are several African conflicts that require urgent attention

Life below water from Zanzibar

Advancing science and conservation in the West Indian Ocean

Inclusive education is the future

With a deeper understanding of the problems, excluding children with disabilities can cease

Finding Rhapta, East Africa’s lost Roman-era city

Forgotten by history, the ancient city of Rhapta is among Africa’s most enduring archaeological mysteries

Tanzania’s flags of inconvenience

Foreign-owned ships registered in Tanzania have been caught smuggling drugs and arms. The country’s president has had enough

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 is all about ‘This Journey of Ours’

“In our diversity we find common destinies, shared histories; we celebrate what defines us as a group and as flowers of this rich garden of peoples."

Zanzibar: Revolt spiced up island life

We can learn from the Zanzibar uprising, which liberated people and freed the land, writes Andile Mngxitama.

Zanzibar music legend Bi Kidude dies

Zanzibar's famed singer Bi Kidude, renowned for her haunting voice and energetic performances, has died.

‘Slaves in our own land’

Randu Nzai Ruwa is no stereotypical revolutionary. But the soft-spoken carpenter has a radical idea.

Falling in love with the slow cycles of Zanzibar

You don't have to go on a luxury package tour to enjoy what this tropical Tanzanian island has to offer

Four stand accused of Zanzibar capsize horror

Four Tanzanians have been charged with negligence over last week's boat accident off the country's Zanzibar archipelago that killed 203 people.

SA divers to retrieve Zanzibar ferry bodies

A team of South African divers has arrived in Zanzibar to help find the bodies of around 200 people who drowned in a ferry accident early on Saturday.

Ferry operators face harsh action over disaster

Zanzibar has vowed stern punishment for those responsible for overloading a ferry that capsized off the coast of east Africa.

At least 190 dead in Zanzibar ferry capsize

At least 190 people died on Saturday when a ferry capsized off the popular tourist archipelago of Zanzibar, a minister said.

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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