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Islamist-inspired violence is accelerating, alongside growing separatist sentiment as a crucial deal on oil exploration is reached

Riots, killings and crackdowns have shaken Zanzibar for most of 2012, as Islamist forces mobilise growing support. At the same time, an agreement for Zanzibar to manage its own oil resources is encouraging separatists in the mainstream Civic United Front.

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