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To promote its blue economy, Zanzibar recently started leasing out small islets surrounding the main archipelago and has already pocketed US$15 million in advance leasing fees for some ten islets. Photo/andBeyond

While ties with Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania are growing with the recent signing of agreements to end double taxation, among other deals, authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced a Dubai visa ban on 20 African countries.

They include Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Burundi, Republic of Guinea, Gambia, Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast, Congo, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Comoros and the Dominican Republic.

“Any applications from the above-mentioned countries will be sent back or cancelled,” the UAE authorities warned trade partner authorities along with travel agents, urging them to reject all related applications.

The reason given for the ban is increased visa term violations by persons from the said countries. The UAE authorities explained that persons from these countries are using 30-day visas to Dubai to stay and work in the country illegally.…

Free walking tours zanzibar

The central bank of Tanzania (BoT) released its monthly economic review for April 2021 and it analyzed Zanzibar economy performance rather closely, whereby inflation, government budget operations, imports and exports performance depicted moderate improvement.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of the United Republic of Tanzania, made up of two main isles Unguja and Pemba. There more than 1.7 million people in the archipelago.

The isles are mainly known for their exotic tourism landscapes and agricultural exports particularly spices.

However, the office of the Chief Government Statistician Zanzibar (OCGS) published an interesting consumer price index for April 2021. The report showed that Zanzibar annual headline inflation rate for the year ended April 2021, increased to 1.9 per cent compared to 1.5 per cent for the year ended March 2021.

Inflation developments in Zanzibar

According to the report, during March 2021, annual headline inflation declined to 1.5 per cent from 5 per …

Zanzibar's presidency

Zanzibar, one of the most exotic tourist destinations in East Africa marked 100 days since its newly elected President Hussein Ali Mwinyi assumed positions of power.

The archipelago which is the autonomous region of Tanzania has been developing its efforts to enhance economic performance in the island over the past years. According to information from The Citizen, the 100 days old presidency is yet focused on transforming the country economy.

The presidency came to helms of power after the Zanzibar Vision 2020-2050 emerged to revitalize the archipelago economy particularly tapping into the sustainable utilization of the Indian ocean resources.

President Mwinyi told The Citizen that, the country has short- and long-term plans slated to ensure there are a success, accountability and quick decision making, which are key issues to a prompt acquisition of reforms in the island’s economy.

The economy of Zanzibar is rather dominated by agricultural, whereby most of …

Zanzibar's presidency

The Tanzanian central bank (Bank of Tanzania – BoT) published a detailed economic bulletin for the quarter ending September 2020, which showed Zanzibar’s economy taking a nosedive contracting by 2 per cent compared to a growth rate of 5.2 per cent in the corresponding quarter in 2019.

Zanzibar—the semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, is taking various measures to enhance economic and trade liberalization that can pave a smooth way for the private sector to get engaged in the local, regional and international arena.…

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