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An African happy ending

2nd November 2010

We get to the ferry 3 hours early (our tour guide has mixed up the times...) and I get chatting to one of the many men on the island who is called Mohammed.

I finally find out what happened in the elections. The main party got 50.1% of the votes and the opposition got 49.1%, so they decided to form a coalition in Zanzibar, so 99.2% of the Zanzibarians should be happy right now.

(Zanzibar still appears to have special status and has its own president and many of its own ministers.)

It finally makes sense that we saw both people with green and yellow flags and blue-red-white flags waving their flags and celebrating. It’s like two opposing football teams kissing and making up after a great game.

Long may the harmony and joy last!

Posted by TTraveller 08:59 Archived in Tanzania

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