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Tanzania: Information on the Sungu Sungu

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 April 1993
Citation / Document Symbol TZA13642
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Tanzania: Information on the Sungu Sungu, 1 April 1993, TZA13642, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab7660.html [accessed 26 April 2017]
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According to sources consulted (see attachments), the "Sungu Sungu" are local home guard militias, referred to locally as traditional guards, who cooperate with local authorities in controlling the activities of armed robbers (BBC Summary 20 Oct. 1990; Ibid. 6 June 1984; Ibid. 31 Oct. 1983; The Associated Press 8 June 1984).

No additional and/or corroborating information on this topic is currently available to the DIRB in Ottawa.

References

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 20 October 1990. "Tanzania: Mwinyi Praises Police and Traditional Guards." (NEXIS)

. 6 June 1984. "Tanzania: In Brief; Role of the Traditional Defence Force." (NEXIS)

. 31 October 1983. "East Africa: In Brief; Use of Traditional Defence Groups Against Racketeers in Tanzania." (NEXIS)

The Associated Press. 8 June 1984. AM Cycle. "19 More Alleged Rustlers Charged with Murder in Tanzania." (NEXIS)

Attachments

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 20 October 1990. "Tanzania: Mwinyi Praises Police and Traditional Guards." (NEXIS)

. 6 June 1984. "Tanzania: In Brief; Role of the Traditional Defence Force." (NEXIS)

. 31 October 1983. "East Africa: In Brief; Use of Traditional Defence Groups Against Racketeers in Tanzania." (NEXIS)

The Associated Press. 8 June 1984. AM Cycle. "19 More Alleged Rustlers Charged with Murder in Tanzania." (NEXIS)

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