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  • In 1992, on the request of the Government of Zanzibar and in recognition of the Stone Town's special significance, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's Historic Cities Support Programme joined forces with the Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority to prepare a Conservation Plan for Zanzibar's historic centre. The Conservation Plan was produced and adopted by the government in the summer of 1994, and eventually published by the Trust in 1996.
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Aga Khan and Zanzibar agree on Seafront Initiative

Zanzibar, 19 July 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and Zanzibar’s Chief Minister Shamsi Vuai Nahodha today signed an Agreement of Co-operation to initiate a comprehensive urban rehabilitation proposal for the Seafront Area of Zanzibar’s Stone Town, after a private meeting with President Amani Abeid Karume. Click on thumbnails to enlarge photographs.