Salmin Amour

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Salmin Amour
سلمين عمور

5th President of Zanzibar
In office
25 October 1990 – 8 November 2000
Preceded by Idris Abdul Wakil
Succeeded by Amani Abeid Karume
Personal details
Born 1942 (age 73–74)
Mkwajuni, Zanzibar
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Spouse(s) Bi Azza
Children 12
Residence Zanzibar
Alma mater PhD Leipzig University formerly Carl Marx party College Berlin - German 1986.
Religion Islam

Salmin Amour (born 1942) is a Tanzanian politician who was President of Zanzibar from 25 October 1990 to 8 November 2000. He was elected in 1990 as the sole candidate and received 98 percent of the votes.[1] In Tanzania's first multi-party elections in 1995, Amour was accused of rigging the Zanzibari presidential election by opposition leader Seif Shariff Hamad.[2]


  1. ^ Kalley, Jacqueline Audrey; Schoeman, Elna; Andor, Lydia Eve (1999). Southern African political history: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 631. ISBN 0-313-30247-2. 
  2. ^ Saleh, Ally (24 October 2000), "Zanzibar braces for trouble", BBC News, BBC, retrieved 15 June 2010