Salmin Amour

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]

Salmin Amour
سلمين عمور

5th President of Zanzibar
In office
25 October 1990 – 8 November 2000
Preceded byIdris Abdul Wakil
Succeeded byAmani Abeid Karume
Personal details
Born1942 (age 77–78)
Mkwajuni, Zanzibar
Political partyCCM
Spouse(s)Bi Azza
Alma materLeipzig University
Parteihochschule Karl Marx


  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