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Great site - I have many photos of old Zanzibar,email: email@example.com
I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE YOU FOR THE JOB WELLDONE! IT REMINDED ME THE OLD DAYS AS I WAS A STUDENT IN TUMEKUJA SCHOOL IN 70'S. I REMEMBER ONE OF THE TEACHER'S NAME (BI KIDAKU) WISH U GOOD LUCK Z. KERMALLY
As a matter-of-fact you have done a tremendous job to reveal what we really don't know and we would never know if not for the poeples like you who march yourselve up and do it. I thank you for it and appreciate much, so keep on keeping on. None but Platini.
Barghash: Thought it was high time I paid a return visit and signed-in again! Hope you are keeping well and the site is still great. Regards, David Kemp, Cape Town, South Africa.
You really did great job to creat this website. However From what I have read and see in your website I have realised that the in Zanzibar's Revolution was of great importance. I am not doubt that Zanzibar would have been like Afghanstan of today( year 2001)if Zanzibar revolution didn't take place. Anybody who really like Zanzibar should support the revolution and especially the union with the mainland to form THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA. Living in Europe and USA or UAE and and say I am Zanzibari and I love Zanzibar wont help nothing. You must go there and help build the country.(a remote stick will not kill a snake) The one who destroy Zanzibar now is you who run away from there and seek asylum in the UK, not OKELLO who served the nation. Ehh LORD (ALLAH ALMIGHTY) BLESS THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA AND DESTROY ALL THE ENEMIES OF THE UNION AMEEN.
Jambo, 2/11/2001 The best Website in Internet!!!! I am born in Jugoslavia(my mother is a Jugoslav), I am living in Austria and my heart is in Zanzibar(my father is from Zanzibar). His name is Ali Mansour Vuai(I think well known there). I have never been there and this is my begest dream. I hope that maybe I can find my father and to have contact with my big familly over there. This is just a perfect Web site and I learn so much about MY COUNTRY!!! Thanks so much. I love you Zanzibar!!! Wonderfoll job!!! My E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indeed you have made us Zanzibaris proud. Undoubtedly it is the finest website on Zanzibar. With its immense indepth and invaluable information there's nothing to beat it. The old timer Zanzibaris, wherever they may be, ought to visit it again and again to revive the memory of the good old Zanzibar. You have done a wonderful job Bargash, may God bless you. Abdulrazak Fazalemail@example.com www.go.to/recoll
very informative JIM H Fergus ON. CANADA
I've always be interested in Zanzibar since my teacher at school (when I was about 10) described how beautiful it is. She was originally from there and she described the spices and herbs that would linger in the air. Since that time, 23 years ago, I still use cloves for many different things. For example I presently have a cold and I find that tea, honey and cloves is a good remady. Each time I do use cloves it reminds me of Zanzibar.
beautiful site. i am glad to see my ancestral home described in such beauty. -sabry
Very good information to me.I learned old and new Zanzibar. You did very good job. God bless you. Nassor Oman.
what a great website! i'm now really looking forward to my travel to zanzibar in september. as i'm interested in learning swahili i was wondering if anybody could give me some information about language courses in zanzibar. i've heard that there's a swahili institute... my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org thanks!
Name: Tina Patel
Last year, i visited Zanzibar with some friends, its been a year now and i already miss it. This site, brings back alot of memories... :)
Name: Gary Stoll
Thanks for a wonderful designed web page! And for the valuable information and photos. I'm looking forward to my visit there in a week's time!
Name: Umed Hirji Gohil
I enjoyed your site very much. was born in Zanzibar and now living in Montreal, Canada. I would like to see the photos of olf Zanzibar ships El said and Alhadra and then there were 2 newer ships after that. Also where about is the sultan of zanzibar now?
Name: Tim Rooney
Salama Bwana Barghash, minapenda website yako sana - very informative, especially regarding the history of the revolution. How were the photos of the execution taken? I'm interested in the history of the revolution - I've lived in Dar since 1980 and made many visits to Zanzibar. Like Hafidh I would also like to know what happened to Okello-was he expelled from Zanzibar? If so when and where is he today?
Name: Wambui Mungai
Do you have any information on Muziki Taarabu? I am looking for one song in particular sang by Bi Malika "wape wape Vidonge vyao" I would be delighted to know where I can get a copy
Name: David Fischer
This is an excellent site! I lived in Tanzania from 1979-82 as the acting US Ambassador and visited Zanzibar on a regular basis. From Tanzania I was posted as the American Ambassador to the Seychelles where I befriended many Zanzibaris who fled after the 1964 revolution. Finally, when I retired and moved to San Francisco, I came to know Babu and listened to his version of the revolution and take over by Tanzania.
Name: Lodhi M
Bwana Bargash, In your news re. minimum wage increase in Zanzibar, exchange rate is wrong, one USD is approx 900 Tan Sh, so 30.000 shillings will be USD about 33.33 USD and not 350 USD.
Your old friend Mohamed Lodhi
Name: abbdoul abdalla
mambo mzuri sana. tafadhali edelea
Name: ali isa
Email: mghana @hotmail .com
Name: tony antao
This is indeed a great web site. I grew up in zanzibar and now live in the usa
Name: HAFIDH ALAWI
I M A PERSON WHO LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT HISTORY.THIS WEB SITE IS SO GOOD TO STUDY ABOUT HISTORY IN ZANZIBAR AND ALL AFRICA AND THE WORLD. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FIELD MARSHAL OKELLO. SO FAR IM NOT SURE IF THERE'S A BOOK ABOUT HIM. NINGEPENDA KUJUA KAMA SHUJAA OKELLO BADO YUPO HAI NA ANAISHI NCHI GANI KWASABABU KUNA WATU WENINE WANASEMA SERIKALI YA ZANZIBAR ILIMPA 48HRS TO LIVE ZANZIBAR.
Name: Curt Bremen
Your site is as rich as your islands...
Name: Roy Wilson
Being interested in History and current affairs I was wondering if the last Sultan of Zanzibar has given any interviews since living in the UK on his memories or even reaction to being invited back to visit Zanzibar? I'm sure this would be fascinating to many people. Or perhaps it is too recent history and therefore too painful to talk about - what do others think/Know of this?
Name: NASSOR SAID HAMOUD
GOOD WORKS,MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU.
Name: Troy Lassiter
very informative....if anyone has any additional info for a first-timer (I arrive in Zanzibar on Jan. 18th) please send to me....asante sana, Troy e-mail: email@example.com
Name: Ursula Kuehl de Mones
Thanks so much for your information. I am really looking forward to visit Zanzibar. Tutasikia.
Name: Beatrice Nicolini PhD
I found this site very much interesting and updated with many stimulating issues and beautiful pictures.As historian of Zanzibar and Oman history, please, accept my best compliments.
Awesome site! Thank you for sending me the link. Keep up the great work.
Name: lodhi mohamed
Appreciate your great effort to provide this site. It has refreshed a lot of my rusty memory and extra info. Would like to know who is the person behind this sight, someone I know,as we Zanzibaris comming from a small Island are supposed to know each other.
Name: ally massoud seif
so many days we were dreaming about this program SO KEEP GOING WITH IT
This Web site is Extreamly Informative and well formated, It uplifts the spirt and dream of an Independent Zanzibar for the new generation of Zanzibaries. More power to future generation."Keep the fire Burning"
I'm interested in property in Zanzibar - east and north coast. I haven't been able to find a website - can anyone help me?
Name: Faisal Dugheish
Name: Rebecca D. Stanton
I'm trying to locate a record of a "Zanzibar Chest". The stories told in the family are that only 3 of this particular type of chest exist. One was given to Sir Winston Churchill, one to King George during WWII, and one to my father-in-law, Consul General during WWII. If you have any information concerning this fabulous chest, pleast contact me at: HohTi@cs.com. Thank you.
Name: TAWHEED ELIAS
mimi ni mtoto wa tanzania asanteni. jina langu ni tawheed elias
Great site!!!! Thank you for taking the time to do this. It brought back some great memories of the Island and especially of old St Joseph's school as it was then known. Also some sad memories from 1964 and about having to leave.
Keep up the good work Joe Pinto
GRETINGS FROM GREECE TO ZANZIBAR , HOPE PEACE WILL COME SOON!MOST OF GREETINGS TO JAMBIANI BEACH HOTEL AND TO HASAN.ALL THE LOVE AND RESPECT FROM RASTA WOMAN.
The best Zanzibar page on the internet. Thank you
Name: Nathalie Arnold
I visit this site a lot, I just want to say that the news pages have been incredibly useful as we try to make some sense of what's going on in Zanzibar these days. Thanks very, very much.
I think that the pictures of the mass graves and indiscriminate killing in the revolution should be more widely seen. You don't see them in the guide books! Whereelse are they published?
Name: IMRAN GULAMHUSEIN
DEAR BARGASH THANKS ALOT TO SEND ME YOUR WEB PAGE CAN YOU SEND ME MORE INFORMATION ON ZANZIBAR LIKE STREET COZ I USE TO LIVE AT EMPIRE AND I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THAT AND I USE TO HAVE SHOP DOWN THERE
Name: David Kemp
Just saying 'habari' and hope to hear from bharghash again some time.
Name: IMRAN GULAMHUSEIN
Well done coz I am proud of you to do such a big thing in to developing Island am fare frome there and happy to here and see about my Spice Island.
This is the best Zanzibar web site I have come across on the internet.
Don Petterson Vice Consul, American Embassy, Zanzibar 1963-1965 American Ambassador, Tanzania, 1986-1989
This is a remarakable site, not least for its forthright review of the events leading to the "Revolution" of 1964. It is an object lesson on the fragility of multi-ethnic socities when confronted with intolerance and hate.
Thank you very much for sending me this information it is very interesting and I have enjoyed reading it and learning more about the history of the Island that we have chosen for our honeymoon. I will take it home to show my fiance.
I do, however, think that you should also add some current photos/pictures to show the changes in Zanzibar.
Web Site looks good.I am searching for a source of seed for the Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)called "zanzibar" in pound or more quantities.Can you can connect me with a local seed co.? Email- firstname.lastname@example.org. Thankyou.
ATT MR BARGHASH . This is Haji From USA , thanks for your email received .Ijust want to tell you that this is such a wonderfull idea for having your web site , it is very nice I never been this site before but now I know some people care about our contry.Unfortunatelly I hate the Govement Ipologize for that .You know I wrote that message in swahili because Iwould like Zanzibarian to read and undustand what I mean .Let look where we come from and how was country and let see now where we are every day the country is became poor and poor why ? So if we dont pay attention who suppose to be our president we know what gona happen .I have so much to talk about but Idont know if this is right address . Please if you get this email let me know again Ithank you very much for your good odea and Inshaalah AALLAH SUBHANAH WATAGHAALA ataisaidia nchi yetu . Wabilah taufik Asalam aleikum . Haji Pandu.
Congratulations with this very nice site. We will visit Zanzibar and Pemba in october and this site will help us a lot in preparing this trip. Jambo, Yves Milonas Antwerp, Belgium
I am very grateful to have found this site. I think you have done something very important. Nathalie Arnold, Indiana University Department of Anthropology. email@example.com
Ahsante kwa web site which is very informative. Keep up the good work
Barghash, Being a Zanzibari I was overwhelmed by your web site. There was so much to read about my birth place. Am always searching for Zanzibaris in uk and would love to meet them and talk to them about the place. Brilliant creation and well done.
A wonderful site
I love Zanzibar !!!
Great site! Thanx a lot! Bea, Germany
Hello and thank you for a nice site. I want some more information about possibilitys to buy a bar or a hotel in Zanzibar, If someone knows anything about this please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thanks very much 4 u r idea of this web site I'm from Zanzibar but I've seen some thing I really don't know about zanzibar. this is a great wed site ever seen before thanks so much for good job u have done. Selemkuja Houston Tx USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr Barghash,
I have just gone over your excellent website and would like to congratulate you on a job well done. I will shortly contact you again to send you some more information to update your pages.
Most of the information that you gave on the Revolution come from the details given by John Okello and it was largely fiction. My book on the Zanzibar Revolution entitled "Zanzibar: The Rise And Fall Of An Independent State (1890-1964)" is about to be published in Oman. It will give you more details on the days prior to the revolution, during the revolution and the days after. This is based on first hand interviews & information from some of the revolutionaries, government ministers and senior British officials including Tim Croswaite (last British Resident). It will make your write up on the Revolution more factual.
Once again, excellent work and keep up the good work.
Suleiman Shahbal Dubai address: email@example.com
This is a very fascinating site - very enjoyable and informative - my congratulations. I have been involved in indian ocean studies for the past ten years. Please continue. My wish is to visit Zanzibar soon. Am an investment consultant and writer from Slovenia. Would love to hear . Irena Knehtl My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like to hear from you again when you have time, Regards, David Kemp.
Since we last communicated my PC developed drive failure,but having restored this to health I am now able to access your site much more easily. You may recall l couldn't download all the pictures, but can now and enjoy visiting this site.
It's my first time to visit your web site, right now I have mixed feelings i.e. emotional/sentimental as I attended Tumekuja school from class one -- three (@Tumekuja ndogo, Minara Miwili) and then transferred to class 4 -- 6 at Tumekuja kubwa. I left Zanzibar in 1971, I can't explain how I feel tonight after reading/seeing my old school for the first time since I left -- I'm deeply touched as I have spent a beautiful part of my childhood at that school and down at the sea-shore where we used to swim at break time ofcourse without our teachers' permission, I will always cherish these beautiful memoirs and they'll stay in my mind until the day I die. However, it's nice to see the school building has remained as I remember it in my mind, and I hope one day I will take my kids to Zanzibar and to my old beautiful school.
Aida Majid Soud al-Maamiry.
I have learned much more about Zanzibar Revolution on this web site, than when I was in Hamamni School Job Well done. Rashid.
Dear Bargargash, I love this site of yours ; congratulations. Only problem is its refusing (on my P.C.) to download fully! Probably because its a Sunday 28/5/00. Will have a look again when there is less traffic. Have also visited Yoland's site and found the information I wanted - thank you again. Rgards, David Kemp.
Quite interesting,very informative and a collection of rare photographs! Keep it up! This is a golden opportunity for the new generation to learn something about the atrocities that happened in Zanzibar and how the paradise turned into hell. Well done!
Interesting and shocking pictures of zanzibar. Born after the revolution, it was difficult to picture what actually happened during that sad period.
Your photos of the space station came as a big suprise to me. I never knew it existed.
It is very interesting to see what Zanzibar looked liked before I was born.
Many thanks for sharing this wealth of information with us.
Congratulations on this beautiful and informative Zanzibar website! I am particularly interested in Zanzibar's connection, historically and culturally, with Oman (see our website at http://www.oman.org). Best wishes, Joachim Duester, e-mail: email@example.com
Excellent Shit !!!
Wonderful work, very informative content! Thank you for the opportunity to learn about Zanzibar. Sean Knight, ACD Corp., firstname.lastname@example.org
Mmh! Kumbe yalikuwa makubwa kuliko tulivyosimuliwa sisi ambao tumezaliwa baada ya Mapinduzi ni nani atakayelipa fidia juu ya roho hizi zilizodhulumiwa, na kwakuwa imechumwa fisadi na mikono yao katika ardhi hii, si dhani kama kutakuwa na mabadiliko ya mustakbali wa maisha mpaka pale haki itakaposimama, kwa viongozi kuondoa jazba na utashi wao wa kibinafsi kwa maslahi ya wote.
Thank you for you great efforts. We hope you can add more interesting sites and events of Zanzibar. Really you deserve rewards. email@example.com
Its very great site I ever visited wondering where is it dominet actully...well infomative and disigned. keep on a good work .I am zanzibarian by origin based in London (working and studing ) IT Support by professinal. I would like to get to know some zanzibarian via the net.My e-mail :firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and Regards.
Abdul Aman (uk)
ABARI ZENU WANA ZANZINET . MIMI NIMETUMA OMBI LANGU KWENU LAKUTAKA KUJIUNGA NANYI NDUGU ZANGU KWAHIYO NAONA BADO SIJAJIBIWA JEE KUNA UPUNGUFU WOWOTE AU KOSA LOLOTE KATIKA FOMU NILIYO JISAJILI? MIMI NIMETUMIA ANUWANIHII IFUATAYO ZATAW@HOTMAIL}. TAFADHALINI NAOMBA MAJIBU HARAKA IKIWEZEKANA NAKAMAKUNAKOSALOLOTE SAMAHANINI SANA. AHSANTENI SANA WENU MDOMO HAUWACHIKUSEMA.
Dear Sir, This site is beautiful.... after seeing the pictures one is tempted to visit the islands.. I am working in an Indian Star trading house engaged in import & export of agro commodities. presently we ar very much interested in the import of Cloves from Zanzibar. Kindly help us and send across the list of reliable Clove suppliers. Thanks a lot!!! Looking Forward to hear from you... For SHIVNATH RAI HARNARAIN (INDIA) LIMITED
(Ms)SHALINI PASSI Export Manager mailto:email@example.com
The history of the "Revolution is immaculately written, well articulated, informative and deserves its place in history of Zanzibar. But what happened to the historical part played by the Short-lived Democratically elected Government of Zanzibar before the Revolution ?. Or the part played by that govenment is of no historical importance to the Historians of The Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba?
Brought back memories of my school St. Joseph's Convent, after reading the article on Tumekuja school! The school door was the room of head Sister (Hemma, Maura) and we students used to line up in groups of class after our morning break before proceeding into our classes. (Is this ritual still being carried out today?) The beach shown is where I used to go swimming in the afternoons. I thoroughly enjoyed my childhood era in Zbar and it brings back good old memories.
A very good compilation of Zanzibari history. I wonder, I have seen nothing in anyone's web sites about the first world war and the naval battles that took place off of Zanzibar, does anyone have anything about this? Also the Cable and Wireless presence on the island through 1966-67, a crucial post on the British Empires communications lines.
I am a Zanzibar but was really impressed by your website. It gave me lots of information on my homeland which I didn't know at all. Keep it up! firstname.lastname@example.org
Great website, very informative. I was just surfing through. If you get a opportunity, please stop over to a site am working with, called http://www.AFRICANBYNATURE.com.
Which opened June 22, 1999. African By Nature is an e-commerce/ information website. I think you will find it rather interesting.
This is a independent progressive website, for African Americans and Africans worldwide.
People from all of the world communities would benefit from this website.
The featured book is, The African Unconscious, written by Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D and the featured guest commentator is Professor Miriam Gomes, also an article by Professor Jacob H. Carruthers, from Northeastern University in Chicago.
I hope you can stop by, thank you.
My name is Mansur Bhaiji, I was born in Zanzibaar in a Bohora family. My family and relations owned the Majestic cinema, Zanzibar Silk Stores, Patwa Soda Factory etc. I was stationed in Dar as director of Mund Associates and keenly involved with developement of infrastructure of the islands. Some of projects successfully undertaken were the feasibility study of Mkumbu Port at Pemba, the survey of the lagoon at Bwani Hotel.
I now live in Oslo Norway, address : Tingstuveien 5s, 0281 Oslo. Norway. Tel. No. 47+22525475. e-mail: email@example.com I shall be pleased to hear from fellow interested people.
Assalaam Alaykum. Namshukuru Allah kwa kunipa bahati ya kuupitia ukurasa huu. Mimi ni mwana wa Zanzibar, ingawa napenda kujua historia ya nchi yangu napendelea zaidi kama wazanzibari tungeacha hasira na chuki badala yake tukashikana na kamba ya Allah katika kusubiri, kusameheana na kushikamana kuijenga amani ya nchi ili kuwapa mfano bora vizazi vyetu. Hakuka Hakimu wa Haki ila mwenyewe Subhaanah. Tushikamane wa misingi ya kuleta mafanikio bora.
Great site! I'll be visiting Zanzibar with four friends from Jan 8th to 25th. If anyone have any suggestions what to do, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Paul from Sweden
What happen in Zanzibar is what is happening now in Crozny, Indonsia, Kosovo and many other muslims countries. No army on earth can fight and abolish Islam,those who commit all this crimes, hell fire is whating for you.
I have been visiting many zanzibar sites but this is extra ordinary, what a shame to see a bloodshade in a place like Zanzibar, where it used to be a paradise before revolution, bloodshade done by group of uncivillized porters and their friends from Uganda and Tanganyika anyway this was part of crusade to massacre as many muslim as they can, Zanzibar is famous after bloody revolution the way they massacre , torture , looting and harrasment peoples by those uncivilzed people, till now harrasment and torture continue in Zanzibar, Only God can repay all these sinful done by these pagans.
Others may think that a sad page of history like this one of Zanzibar can simply be torn away out of the hearts of those who lost their beloved ones during the Zanzibar Genocide,as time shrinks away reality.For sure it is not and should not be the case.The Zanzibar Revolution addresses itself as a "GENOCIDE".Sultan Ahmed Sultan Al Mugheiry E-Mail : email@example.com
That was realy awful,may God "ALMIGHTY" punish those who perpetrated and who are still cherishing this massacre.By the way ,this is great site and many of my fellow young generation will be brainedwashed. God bless you. SALEH M. SHAMTE READING, UK
I am very happy to have come across this website. It is so
nformative. I have not had enough time to go through it all, and I will be
visiting it regularly. Keep it up, and Thank you Professor Abdul Sheriff,
Zanzibar (now in Berlin.
Good work. I happen to own a very old book that I picked from discarded items of an old house and in there are most of the photos of the revolution you displayed. So it is pleasing that many people Insha Allah get to see them. Abominable atrocities were committed and people walk about not knowing a thing about them. Well, best of luck on your undertaking.
Great Page, I have learn alot in this..
Thanks and Allah bless you.
Well done, What a fantastic site. This site is very informative, at last we can now read in text and see in pictures, more of what is being said about history of Zanzibar before and after the 'bloody' revolution. Keep the good work. More, please, please.
K.A - Reading, United Kingdom.
I have never been in Zanzibar. But so many times i have seen there in my dreams.Inshallah I will be there one day.I am sure it is wonderfull place. Thanx for your very smart and brilliantly prepared home pages..It is so lovely.. Khadijah Babavatan
Good job! Many rare information about new and old Zanzibar. This page is really a very important asset to the new generation of Zanzibaris. Add to the list of famous Zanzibari to 10. Also, add one more link: http://www.zanzinet.org/
very interesting,I have learned some things I did not know about zanzibar. welldone. Issa Alharthy,oman air Kuwait.
Well done !! never seen real pictures of ZANZIBAR Revolution,keep up the good work.
Nice website!! Good info, pics and also I have never seen so many Zanzibar links together. However you may have to get another (faster) provider. Salam, Juma4 from Africanhiphop.com
Well done!, A thorough/ unique site, Bunch of info as well as important links. Different face of Zanzibar is displayed here, Exciting and educational!...keep it up! Mo Illinois,USA
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