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Tanzanian students produce magazine on architecture and the city
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1 May 2012
Tanzania. The 2012 spring issue of the ArchiAfrika newsletter pays much attention to ANZA, a magazine made by Tanzanian architecture students and graduates. Below you'll find parts of the article "Dar Es Salaam & Its Architecture" by Brenda J.N. Kaira, as published in the first issue of ANZA: the introductory paragraphs and the part on the post colonial period, followed by the conclusion.

Dar es Salaam as its name “Haven of Peace” suggests, is a beautiful serene old city by the Indian Ocean. Its absolute appeal is in the natural harbour and water front and historical architecture that can be traced to 1862 when the Sultan of Zanzibar first landed. Originally planned to be a summer home for Sultan Omani Sultan Seyyid Said, since then Dar es Salaam has grown into a cosmopolitan city; a place for everyone to stay and find their future. The capital city of the United Republic of Tanzania until it was shifted Dodoma in 1974; Dar es Salaam remains the country’s commercial and administrative center.

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