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Tunisia: Independence Day

Tunisia obtained its independence from France on 20 March 1956.

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Mauritius: National Day

Mauritius became independent on 12 March 1968 and adopted a parliamentary republican constitution exactly 24 years later.

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Tanzania: Independence Day/Republic Day

Tanzania celebrates Independence Day and Republic Day on 9 December

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Diving in and around Zanzibar

The Zanzibar archipelago comes to us from a history of powerful trading links with Arabia and Persia. Zanzibar Island provided the gateway between East Africa and its north-eastern neighbours for traders in slaves, gold, ivory, wood, spices, glass, and textiles. Early in the 16th century the Portuguese arrived, at which time the clove plantations were […]

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Mbeya – Tanzania’s Forgotten Corner

Mbeya seems so far away from every other place in Tanzania, and as a result this lovely African town and the surrounding highlands tend to be shunned. Mbeya is about 860km south-west of Dar es Salaam and close to the borders of Malawi and Zambia. Mbeya is a mountainous region, with the exception of some […]

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