Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar, was one of the keynote speakers at the Symposium
The International Symposium on the History of Islamic Civilization in East Africa (Sept. 2nd - 4th) may well be called a ground-breaking event. It was collectively organized by representatives of the Sultanate of Oman and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. It brought together more than 250 scholars from Arabia and Africa, who delivered their views on the topic. DEMAX GmbH covered the event as an example for the reconciliation efforts between Oman and Zanzibar. Half a century ago, Omani rule over the archipelago had ended under violent and controversial circumstances.