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Vol 41 No 5

Published 3rd March 2000


Offshore turbulence

The retirement of Zanzibar President Amour solves only one of the islands' problems

After months of argument, culminating in President Salmin Amour's threat last month that he was about to 'drop a bombshell', the Zanzibar saga appears to be over, at least for the time being. After days of often tumultuous top-level meetings of the governing party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi, Salmin announced that he wouldn't run for a third five-year term. The CCM National Executive Committee also decided to postpone proposed changes to the Zanzibari constitution till after October's parliamentary elections.

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