Category Archives: Zanzibar

Breastfeeding: Give Breast Milk to Newborns in the First Hour of Life for Full Benefits of Breastfeeding

The first week of August, August 1-7, is World Breastfeeding Week. Although I am not a mother, the negative attitudes towards breastfeeding that I see online, especially those that shame mothers who breastfeed in public, deeply disturb me. How else can a mother breastfeed an infant regularly without confining herself to her home during that period?! To mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, I’d like to talk about something a little different. Today, I’d like to share with you some information that I came across recently that highlights not only the benefits of breastfeeding, but specifically stresses the importance of giving breast milk to … Continue reading Breastfeeding: Give Breast Milk to Newborns in the First Hour of Life for Full Benefits of Breastfeeding

Hotels in Tanzania: Bakhresa Group & Verde Hotels to Build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

When you live in Tanzania, the Bakhresa Group and its products and services are everywhere you look. On any given day, you might eat Azam ice cream, use Azam flour, or watch Azam TV. You might travel on an Azam ferry to Zanzibar, or hear a news tidbit about the Azam Football Club. You might stop at an Azam bakery or drink an Azam juice, milk, soda or Uhai bottled water. The Bakheresa Group’s products and services in Tanzania are everywhere! And yet, there’s one sector where the Group has had no presence until now: hotels. That’s all about to change though. … Continue reading Hotels in Tanzania: Bakhresa Group & Verde Hotels to Build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

Screenwriting Lab to Be Held at Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

From July 18-25, 2015, the Maisha Foundation will run an 8-day intensive screenwriting lab at the 2015 edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). Applications are currently open. Read on to learn more.   ZUKU is once again proud to welcome Maisha Film Lab to Zanzibar for a screenwriting lab to be held at ZIFF 2015. Applications for this competitive screenwriting lab are now open, with the deadline being June 13. Maisha Film Labs & The Zanzibar International Film Festival The 2015 edition of the Maisha Film Lab is the seventh lab to be held in collaboration with ZIFF. The screenwriting lab has … Continue reading Screenwriting Lab to Be Held at Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

Selma Movie About the Great Martin Luther King, Jr. to Open ZIFF

This year, the award-winning movie Selma will officially open the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2015 on July 18. Selma is a historical drama directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. The movie tells the story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis led these marches. The Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches forever altered history. Selma stars actors David Oyelowo as Dr. King, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, and rapper/actor Common as James Bevel. To see what I thought after watching Selma, read: “Selma: … Continue reading Selma Movie About the Great Martin Luther King, Jr. to Open ZIFF

Leleti Khumalo to Grace Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

Remaining on the subject of the 18th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), it has now been confirmed that Leleti Khumalo, star of the 1992 movie Sarafina!, will attend ZIFF 2015 as an official guest. Read on to find out more. Leleti Khumalo Comes to Zanzibar Internationally renowned actress Leleti Khumalo, known for her leading roles in the movie and stage play “Sarafina!” as well as the film “Yesterday”, which was nominated in the 2005 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, has been confirmed as one of the official guests to attend 2015’s Zanzibar International Film Festival in July. … Continue reading Leleti Khumalo to Grace Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

Zanzibar International Film Festival: Official Selection

Five years ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 15th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Although I enjoy films, I wasn’t sure how much I’d enjoy an event that consisted of movies, night after night. I should have known better: I had a great time! Not only were the movies deep and engaging, but there were also musical performances and a slew of other activities to offer enough variety. If you will be in Zanzibar this July and are looking for interesting things to do there, the Zanzibar International Film Festival might be just what you are looking … Continue reading Zanzibar International Film Festival: Official Selection

Sun, Sea, Sand – East Africa’s Best Beaches

Think of a ‘paradise vacation’, and almost inevitably a blissful image of a sun-drenched beach will spring to mind. Few things could be better than wandering along a sandy shore fringed with gentle turquoise wavelets while the sun bathes you from a deep blue sky. Or gazing out over the might of the Ocean from the safety of the soft sands. Or even just lying back, closing your eyes, and letting the sun’s warmth and the sound of the waves wash over you. It’s even said by those in the know that visiting a beach can bring considerable health benefits with it. Visitors … Continue reading Sun, Sea, Sand – East Africa’s Best Beaches