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N’na Kwetu: A Poem by an Immigrant

Some 15 years ago, he penned a poem to recall his escape from 1964 atrocities in his homeland, Zanzibar. The tale is about the journey and the new settlement in his new home – Dubai. The poem was beautifully recited by the late Said Hamad (May Allah Bless Him). Enjoy it.

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A Hero Without Uniform: Leyla Mohammed Yahya and her Bigger Heart

It was just a simple idea from her seven-year-old daughter – who was not even born in Zanzibar – that changed the whole holiday story into a charity that is now touching lives of hundreds of young Zanzibaris in remote villages. The Bigger Heart Zanzibar was established by Leyla Mohammed Yahya and her Wales-born daughter, Nawal.

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N’na Kwetu: A Chat with Sheikh ‘Mutta’ (Ep. 2): Fleeing Zanzibar and new life in a foreign land

It was the hot summer of 1966 that was his first experience in the land that would be his new home – Dubai, all the way from tropical islands of Zanzibar. Today Sheikh Mohammed Abdulmuttalib ‘Mutta’ is recalling his first days in the foreign land and how the government of Dubai did all it takes to comfort Zanzibari refugees.

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Zanzibar Reconciliation (Episode 7): The Vision of Maalim Seif on Maridhiano

As one of the founders of Maridhiano, Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, now the first vice president of Zanzibar, is laying down his vision and mission on the process of political reconciliation started in November 2009 by him and the then-president, Amani Karume. The speech was made in Pemba in the early days of January 2021.