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    Work is nearly finished on a new residential township on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania.

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    Work is nearly finished on a new residential township on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania.

    A vast complex of apartment blocks will form the new township of Michenzani, on the outskirts of Zanzibar Town.

    The apartments will be used to house thousands of people now living in slum areas in Zanzibar's major towns.

    The apartment block project is part of an overall scheme to improve housing.

    The island celebrates the tenth anniversary of the revolution which ousted the Arab Sultan Jamshid bin-Abdullah on January 12, 1964. The Government of Mr. Aboud Jumbe had ordered a general clean-up of public buildings. He's also ordered the quick completion of a big new hotel, the Bwamwami, and the Michenzani apartment block project.

    Mr. Jumbe heads the Afro-Shirazi party, which has maintained a firm grip on the Island since it overthrew Sultan Jamshid bin-Abdullah in a bloody racial revolution.

    Zanzibar gets most of its foreign exchange from cloves. The clove industry has paid for most developments in the island, including the first colour television station in Africa.

    SYNOPSIS: Work is nearly finished on a new residential township on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. A vast complex of apartment blocks will form the new town of Michenzani on the outskirts of Zanzibar Town.

    The apartments will house thousands of people now living in slum areas in Zanzibar Town. Another major development is a television studio -- the first colour television station in Africa. Most of the equipment, which cost two million pounds, was shipped across from the mainland in large island canoes.

    Zanzibar produces its own tobacco. But the island gets most of its foreign exchange from the export of cloves. Most developments on the island have been financed by the cloves industry. The Government of Mr. Aboud Jumbe plans to make Zanzibar self sufficient in all foods except wheat within three years.

    White settlers in Zanzibar have recently been dispossessed and forced to leave the country. Asians on the island say they fear that they too may be forced to leave. Zanzibar is now making preparations for the tenth anniversary of the revolution which overthrew the Arab, Sultan Jamshid bin-Abdullah, on January the twelfth, 1964.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PL26AXK8R1GMTWIWWFB1DP7T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PL26AXK8R1GMTWIWWFB1DP7T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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