The United Republic of Tanzania or just simply Tanzania is a country in the central-eastern region of Africa, bordered by Kenya and Uganda. The Simpson family visit it after Homer wins a competition from an old box of animal crackers. The former president is Muntu and the current president is Kitenge, formerly a tour guide of the Masai Mara safari trip.
- A joke was made while the Simpson family were on the airplane about Tanzania constantly changing its name from Tanzania, to New Zanzibar and then to Pepsi presents: New Zanzibar. The joke may refer to Tanzania's name-changing of the past, changing the name of the country three times in the same year; the country and its name were formed in April 1964 through a merger between Tanganyika and Zanzibar and was at first called the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar before being renamed Tanzania in October 1964.https://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/united-republic-tanganyika-and-zanzibar-renamed-united-republic-tanzania However, it has been reported that soon after the episode aired, a new Pepsi affiliate in Tanzania called SBC Tanzania Limited was incorporated on April 5, 2001.https://www.linkedin.com/company/sbc-tanzania-ltd--pepsi- In May 2001, Fahari Beverages, Pepsi's former affiliate in Tanzania, showed animosity to its former business partner by suing for damages and breach of contract. https://allafrica.com/stories/200105140324.html In July 2001, three months after the episode aired, the Tanzania government appointed Zanzibar politician Ali Mohamad Shein, who has been serving of President of Zanzibar since 2010, as Vice President http://www.ikuluzanzibar.go.tz/en/about/category/the-president