Zanzibar, the shortest war in history

  The real, unique "blitzkrieg" in history? No, not the one in Israel which lasted 6 days. There is an even shorter one: the 44-minute war of Zanzibar. Also known as the "British-Zanzibaran war", this battle started and ended on August 27th, 1896. It was the time of the Sultanate of Zanzibar which had become [...]
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Zanzibar: Prison Island

After the big islands of Unguja and Pemba, another most know island of the Zanzibar Archipelago is Prison Island. History Changuu is the name, after the swahili name of the fish which is common in the waters around it, of Prison Island, that it is also shown as Kibandiko Island on some old maps. But [...]
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