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Title:Intertribal tensions in some local government courts in colonial Tanganyika
Author:Beidelman, T.O.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:indirect rule
acephalous society
traditional polities
customary courts
Abstract:The article is mainly concerned with the interrelations between various tribal groups in so far as these provide insight into some of the inherent difficulties in the policy of Indirect Rule in an African political unit. The political unit considered is called Ukaguru and is located in the Morogoro Region (formerly Eastern Province) of Tanzania. 1. Introduction. 2. Ukaguru: the base of conflict between Kaguru and other tribal groups. 3. The nature of law in the chiefdom. 4. The chiefdom: political and judicial institutions. 5. Umwano: the confusion of political and judicial roles. 6. The court cases: how the system works. 7. Conclusion. 8. Epilogue.