and Indian (India) origin. Islam arrived here in the 10th Century. These islands formed with Zanzibar, Pemba (Pemba Island), Lamu, and the towns along the Kenyan and Tanzanian coast a united and prosperous area with Swahili culture, living by trading slaves, ivory and other African goods destined for markets in the Middle East and India. During this period, power was in the hands of a number of local rulers. During their explorations of all this region, the Portuguese discovered and landed on the Islands of the Moon (qamar in Arabic means "moon") in 1505. Zanzibar had only one naval ship in 1896, the royal yacht HHS ''Glasgow'' (HHS Glasgow). It was sunk by the British during the shortest war in history, the Anglo-Zanzibar War. Throughout 2006 a spate of Hizb ut-Tahrir campaigns and related arrests took place throughout the Arab world. There were arrests in Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and visible public activities in the Palestinian territories, Zanzibar, and Lebanon, enjoying growing support among senior army staff, government officials, and the intelligentsia. WikiPedia:Zanzibar
title A history of currency unions last Bolton first Sally date 10 December 2001 publisher guardian.co.uk quote France persuaded Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Greece accessdate 26 February 2012 Spain and other countries. History Local legend claims Islam was brought to the islands during Muhammad’s lifetime, brought by two Comorian nobles, Fey Bedja Mwamba and Mtswa Mwandze, who visited Mecca.
part of the British Empire, or a British protectorate. The Omani royal family claim that Oman has been ruled by the Al Said dynasty since 1744, although without substantial proof. Oman has long-standing military and political ties with the United Kingdom and the United States, although it maintains an independent foreign policy. WikiPedia:Zanzibar
'' and ''qanun'' - even the Indian tabla drums. Graebner, Werner, "Mtindo - Dance with Style" in the ''Rough Guide to World Music'', pgs. 681 - 689 The ''kabosy'', also called the ''mandoliny'', a small guitar of Madagascar, like the Comorian ''gabusi'', may take its name from the Arabian ''qanbūs''. ''Taarab'', a modern genre popular in Tanzania and Kenya, is said to take both its name and its style from Egyptian music as formerly
Friedrich von Holstein not to renew the Reinsurance Treaty, whereafter Russia forged the Alliance with France (Franco-Russian Alliance). Taarab is a popular genre descended from Islamic roots, using instruments from Africa (percussion), Europe (guitar), Arab Middle East (oud and qanun) and East Asia (taishokoto (Taishōgoto)). It is sung poetry and are a constant part of wedding music, and is associated with coastal areas like Lamu and Zanzibar, as well
-writer Biddu gained worldwide fame for a number of hit songs, including "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas and "I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)" for Tina Charles (Tina Charles (singer)). In the 1990s the South Asian artists who gained mainstream success included Apache Indian, whose 1993 single "Boom Shack-A-Lak" was used in many Hollywood movies, and Jas Mann, who headed Babylon Zoo and whose 1996 single "
, and the recently described Zanzibar servaline genet. There are no large wild animals in Unguja. Forested areas such as Jozani are inhabited by monkeys, bush-pigs, small antelopes, civets, and, rumor has it, the elusive leopard. Various species of mongoose can also be found on the island. There is a wide variety of birdlife and a large number of butterflies in rural areas. Pemba Pemba Island is separated from Unguja island and the African continent by deep channels and has a correspondingly restricted fauna, reflecting its comparative isolation from the mainland. The island is home to the Pemba Flying Fox. WikiPedia:Zanzibar
ndash Indian Ocean islands Go for 90 Days Without Power, Causing Business Problems and Water Shortages" . GlobalPost. Retrieved 14 September 2013. This led to a serious shock to Unguja's fragile economy, which is heavily dependent on foreign tourism. Culture thumb ZIFF, 2013 (File:Zanzibar International Film Festival 2013.jpg) Zanzibar's most famous event is the Zanzibar International Film Festival, also known as the Festival of the Dhow Countries. Every July
with building much of the infrastructure of Stone Town, including piped water, public baths, a police force, roads, parks, hospitals and large administrative buildings such as the (Bait el-Ajaib) House of Wonders. He was perhaps the last Sultan to maintain a measure of true independence from European control. He did consult with European "advisors" who had immense influence, but he was still the central figure they wrestled to control. He crossed wits with diplomats from Britain, America, Germany, France and Portugal and was often able to play one country off another in a skillful endgame of pre-colonial chess. It was his son, Khaled, who while vying for the succession, was the loser in the Shortest War. In 1859 a dispute broke out between the brothers Majid (Majid bin Said of Zanzibar), the first Sultan of Zanzibar, and Barghash. Their sister Sayyida Salme (later Emily Ruete) acted (at the age of fifteen) as secretary of Barghash's party. However, with the help of an English gunboat the insurrection of Barghash was soon brought to an end, and Barghash was sent into exile in Bombay for two years. thumb Ali bin Said of Zanzibar. (File:Ali bin said.jpg) '''Sayyid Ali bin Said Al-Busaid''', GCSI, (1854 - March 5, 1893) ( WikiPedia:Zanzibar
'''Zanzibar''' ( off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba (Pemba Island). The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site.
Zanzibar's main industries (industry) are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands (Spice Islands (Tanzania)) (a term also associated with the Maluku Islands in Indonesia). Zanzibar is the home of the endemic (Endemic (ecology)) Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet, and the (possibly extinct (Extinction)) Zanzibar Leopard.