Tensions in Zanzibar as Tanzania readies for tight vote

As Tanzania gears up for what is expected to be the tightest electoral race in the country’s history, tensions are rising on the semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago. Campaigning has been largely peaceful, but residents are stockpiling food and water, fearful of possible unrest after the October 25 polls on the Indian Ocean islands, famed for their pristine white-sand beaches and UNESCO-listed architecture.

Source: Tanzanian News