Salmin Amour

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Salmin Amour
سلمين عمور
5th President of Zanzibar
In office
25 October 1990 – 8 November 2000
Preceded byIdris Abdul Wakil
Succeeded byAmani Abeid Karume
Second Vice President of Tanzania
In office
9 November 1990 – 23 November 1995
PresidentAli Hassan Mwinyi
1st Vice PresidentJohn Malecela
Cleopa Msuya
Preceded byAli Hassan Mwinyi
Succeeded byOmar Ali Juma
(as sole Vice President)
Personal details
Born1942 (age 81–82)
Mkwajuni, Zanzibar
Political partyTANU
Chama Cha Mapinduzi
SpouseBi. Azza
ResidenceZanzibar State House (former)
Alma materLeipzig University
Parteihochschule Karl Marx
OccupationCivil Servant

Salmin Amour (born 1942) is a Tanzanian politician who served as 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