Tanzania. According to
Countryaah, eleven people were killed and 72 injured in a
blast attack on the US embassy in Dar es-Salaam on August 7.
An Egyptian and a Tanzanian were indicted in September for
the act. Five other suspects were also arrested. The
Egyptian was reported to be linked to Saudi Usama bin Laden,
who held the United States responsible for the attack.
A long political stalemate on the Zanzibar archipelago
appeared near a settlement in the fall after the opposition
party CUF (Civic United Front) expressed its willingness to
cancel the boycott of the local parliament. The crisis
erupted after the election of CCM's (Chama Cha Mapinduzi;
Revolutionary Party of Tanzania) candidate Salmin Amour to
Zanzibar's president in 1995, which the opposition claimed
was done by cheating.