Postcard From Zanzibar

How a radio ad changed Rukia Shabiby's life, and other news

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In Zanzibar:

  • For Rukia Shabiby, a radio ad changed her life. After two decades of living in shame, Shabiby heard of a hospital offering free surgeries for obstetric fistula. She returned to Zanzibar as an ambassador for the program for other women.
  • Violence against women is on the rise despite repeated information campaigns.
  • The city hosted its sixth judo championship.
  • A commission meets to discuss saving this island from the worst effects of climate change.

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About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.