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2005-12-30 15:06:48

By Ally Saleh DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's new president, Jakaya Kikwete, vowed on Friday to fight corruption and pledged to ease political tension in the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, which have witnessed violence in recent months.

2005-12-15 12:55:48

By Helen Nyambura DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Results trickled in on Thursday for an election in Tanzania where Foreign Minister Jakaya Kikwete looks certain to win the presidency -- but there was tension for a second day on the volatile Zanzibar islands.

2005-12-14 09:13:03

By Helen Nyambura DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanians went to the polls on Wednesday with Foreign Minister Jakaya Kikwete expected to win the presidency and extend the ruling party's four-decade grip on east Africa's largest country.

2005-10-31 03:38:03

By Andrew Cawthorne and Helen Nyambura ZANZIBAR (Reuters) - Security forces turned tear gas, water cannons and sticks on opposition supporters in Zanzibar on Monday in a second day of violence over an election on the semi-autonomous Tanzanian islands.

2005-07-20 03:25:50

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - The prospect of rescuing four Danish tourists and their Canadian scuba diving instructor who went missing four days ago off Zanzibar is diminishing, the local divers' club said on Wednesday.

Latest Unguja Reference Libraries

Zanzibar Leopard, Panthera pardus adersi
2012-12-27 17:57:46

The Zanzibar leopard (Panthera pardus adersi) is a subspecies of the leopard that may be extinct. It is native to Tanzania, with a range that includes Unguja Island in the Zanzibar archipelago. This subspecies is thought to have occurred when African leopards were isolated on the island after the last Ice Age, creating a smaller form with varying fur patterns. Because the Zanzibar leopard is so rare, or possibly extinct, there is not much information regarding its habits and lifestyle. Its...

Servaline Genet, Genetta servalina
2012-05-30 12:27:01

The servaline genet (Genetta servalina) is a carnivore that resembles a feline, although it is not closely related to the Felidae family. The status conservation of the servaline genet is of “Least Concern”. It is related to civets and linsangs, and has two recognized subspecies. Lowe's servaline genet was first described in 1932, from a single pelt found in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. Until 2000, this was the only specimen found, but a live trapping study brought the genet back...

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Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'