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‘African Days- Episode1' Arab roots in Tanzania

Sunday, 21 August 2016

For the first time Al-Arabiya channel goes on a thrilling adventure through the eyes of the explorer, revealing facts that were previously omitted from Africa’s history, or deliberately disregarded by orientalists.

In a bid to retrace the Arab’s steps through history, Al Arabiya News Channel is launching a new TV series focusing on the continent and its relationship with Islam and the Middle East.

According to the history books, Arabs entered Africa many decades before Islam. They traded as merchants on the vast African continent as incense traders at that time. After the birth of Islam, they ruled and built castles, fought battles, experiencing victories on many counts. Some of that history is still engraved on the stone walls of the city of Zanzibar.

In this new series Al Arabiya presenter and resident anthropologist Eid Al-Yahya looks into the books of history and tries to correlate it with the geography in a new series called “African Days.”

Al Arabiya spent months preparing and training in order to film the program across several African countries, weathering harsh drought and sandstorms during production.

Al-Arabiya dedicates the first episode to Massai tribes and Tanzania.

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