October 30, 2005 |
From a dimly lighted storefront along one of this ancient city's winding stone passageways, Khalid Azan is planning for what he sees as a bright, religious future. Zanzibar's economy is foundering and complaints about government abuse are on the rise. The ruling party made a mockery of democratic reforms by stealing the last two elections, international observers say. On islands where Muslims make up 99% of the population, Italian tourists flout Islamic mores by roaming the streets in bikinis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2004 |
A Tanzanian man who claimed in a hoax telephone call that Al Qaeda terrorists were planning to bomb a Westside shopping center has pleaded guilty to federal charges, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. Zameer Mohamed, 23, will face a possible 10-year prison term when he is sentenced in February to one count of using a telephone to convey false information about an explosive attack.
July 30, 2004 |
Pakistan has captured one of the United States' 21 most-wanted terrorists, an alleged Al Qaeda operative who may have been involved in plotting new attacks in the United States, authorities said Thursday. The capture of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the target of an intensive dragnet by U.S. authorities who placed a $25-million bounty on his head, was announced by Pakistani Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat. Ghailani, who is believed to be in his 30s, was wanted by U.S.
March 9, 2003 |
Saidi Mwile's face lights up as he squats down to examine an orchid on the Kitulo Plateau of this east African nation. But his delight is not in the brilliant red flower. He's imagining the delicious taste of its root. "When it's cooked, it tastes very nice, a lot like liver," Mwile said, carefully slicing off the tuber, which resembles a tiny potato. For generations, people on this high, chilly plateau known as the "Serengeti of Flowers" have been harvesting the tubers of terrestrial orchids.
June 9, 2002
The acacia photo (My Best Shot, May 26) caught my attention. I too traveled to Kenya and Tanzania at a tense time: two weeks after the embassies were bombed. The Tanzanians couldn't have been friendlier. It is a wonderful country to visit, and they sorely need our tourist dollars. ANNE M. BRAY Los Angeles
March 28, 2002 |
Four Tanzanian teenagers held in an immigration detention center in Harrisburg for eight months after leaving a Boy Scout gathering will be allowed to move in with a foster family, officials said. Karen Kraushaar, a spokeswoman for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, said the host family lives in the Midwest and speaks the boys' language, Swahili. The boys, ages 17 and 16, left an international Boy Scout gathering held near Fredericksburg, Va.