10 Forgotten Heroes of Tanganyika: #1 – Kleist Abdullah Sykes

The last decades of 1800 found Tanganyika in the midst of nationalist movements and wars against German invasion and occupation. One man behind the onset of these wars was Abushiri (Bashir bin Salim Al-Harthi from Zanzibar), who was based at Pangani, Tanga. Continue reading “10 Forgotten Heroes of Tanganyika: #1 – Kleist Abdullah Sykes”


Abushiri: A true warrior who makes Zanzibar proud

By the time Sultan Said bin Sultan of Zanzibar and Oman died, it was already an open secret that the Europeans had already planned to take over all his territories in East Africa. They would do that step by step, but roughly and – of course – brutally. Continue reading “Abushiri: A true warrior who makes Zanzibar proud”


British brutal aggression against Zanzibar

By Riadh Al Busaidi

The attack on the Sultanate of Zanzibar by the British Navy in 1896 has always been referred to as the “shortest war” in human history. This is a misnomer because it was not a WAR but a brutal aggression against a sovereign state in order to force a regime change. Continue reading “British brutal aggression against Zanzibar”