Shortly after independence in 1961, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities. With an estimated population of 37,187,939, Tanzania continues to be one of the most peaceful nations in Africa. And it has done so by maintaining good relations between government officials in high and lower positions.

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Although Kiswahili is the most spoken language in Tanzania, English is the official primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education. Kiswahili is the mother tongue of the Bantu people living in Zanzibar and nearby coastal Tanzania; although Kiswahili is Bantu in structure and origin, its vocabulary draws on a variety of sources, including Arabic and English, and it has become the most widely used in central and eastern Africa; the first language of most people is one of the local languages.

For more info on Tanzania, go to: World FactBook

Cheetahs in the Serengeti

A view of Africa's tallest peek: Mt. Kilimanjaro

by Godwin Selembo