[EPUB] ✰ Zanzibar Revolution Author Jesse Russell – E17streets4all.co.uk High uality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Zanzibar Revolution by local African revolutionaries in 1964 overthrew the Sultan of Zanzibar and his mainly Arab government An ethnically diverse state c High uality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Zanzibar Revolution by local African revolutionaries in overthrew the Sultan of Zanzibar and his mainly Arab government An ethnically diverse state consisting of a number of islands off the east coast of Tanganyika Zanzibar had been granted independence by Britain in Thereafter a series of parliamentary elections resulted in the Arab minority retaining the hold on power it had inherited from Zanzibar's former existence as an overseas territory of Oman Frustrated by under representation in Parliament despite winning % of the vote in the July election the mainly African Afro Shirazi Party ASP allied itself with the left wing Umma Party and early on the morning of January ASP member John Okello mobilised around revolutionaries on the main island of Unguja Having overrun the country's police force and appropriated their weaponry the insurgents proceeded to Zanzibar Town where they overthrew the Sultan and his government Reprisals against Arab and South Asian civilians on the island followed; the resulting death toll is disputed with estimates ranging from several hundred to The moderate ASP leader Abeid Karume became the country's new president and head of state and positions of power were granted to Umma party members.
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- Zanzibar Revolution
- Jesse Russell
- 22 July 2014 Jesse Russell