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UN Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania | UN | A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers …

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Zanzibaris challenge union with Tanzania in regional court

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Separatist campaigners on the East African island of Zanzibar have appealed to a regional court to challenge the legality of its union with mainland Tanzania, they said Thursday. Rashid Salum Adiy, head of the Zanzibar Rights of Freedom and Autonomy (Zarfa) organisation, a group not …

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Kenya beat Zanzibar on penalties to win Cecafa Cup

Machakos, Kenya | AFP | Kenya won the Cecafa Challenge Cup on Sunday as they edged Zanzibar 3-2 in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time in the final in Machakos. Ovella Ochieng put hosts Kenya into a fifth-minute lead after bending in a long-range strike, but …

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Football: Ambitious Zanzibar eye Ugandan scalp in Cecafa semis

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Zanzibar are challenging for a first Cecafa Challenge Cup title in 22 years following their impressive run to the semi-finals of the nine-nation tournament. The competition’s surprise packages take on holders Uganda in the last four in Kisumu on Friday, knowing that victory would send …

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Zanzibar reach Cecafa Cup semis

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Zanzibar reached the semi-finals of the Cecafa Cup on Saturday after holding Kenya to a goalless draw in their Cecafa Cup Group A clash in Machakos. Both teams missed opportunities to collect three points, with the hosts having the dominant possession for the better of …

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Zanzibar arrests 20 for ‘homosexuality’: police

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official said Saturday, in the latest crackdown on the country’s gay community. “They are implicated in homosexuality. We arrested them and are busy interrogating them. The police cannot turn a blind …

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