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Vol 37 No 9

Published 26th April 1996


Oil on its own

Separatist-minded Zanzibar has declared independence from the mainland over oil procurement. Ending purchases from the state- owned Tanzania Development Company, Zanzibar President Salmin Amour's government has issued its own tenders to import oil products. This is a snub to those advising Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa to be more interventionist in the political crisis on the islands.

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