Uamsho (Awakening) is a religious movement group, which was legally registered as a non-governmental organization in Zanzibar. Uamsho fights for the full autonomy of the Zanzibar Islands within the Union with the United Republic of Tanzania. Uamsho gained support and popularity during 2011 following the Tanzanian Civic United Front (CUF) decision to support a national unity government initiative by the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Party during October 2010. The CUF's decision was viewed by the majority of Zanzibar residents as a betrayal due to continued economic neglect compared to mainland Tanzania. The leader of Uamsho, Sheikh Farid Hadi Ahmed, called for a dress code for foreigners, restrictions on the consumption of alcohol and the establishment of an independent Zanzibari state, with a constitution based on Sharia law.Centre of OperationsUamsho's activities are spread on the Zanzibar island, with most activities located in the areas of Zanzibar…
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