26 February 2013

Tanzania Invites Foreign Experts to Assess Zanzibar Security

The Tanzanian government has invited experts from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Britain's Scotland Yard to assess security in Zanzibar following attacks on two Catholic priests and a Muslim cleric, Tanzania's Daily News reported Tuesday (February 26th).

The experts are expected to help the government avoid similar attacks in the future.

"President [Jakaya] Kikwete has made it clear that the country was even ready to part with a substantial amount of money to have this mission accomplished," said Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Pereira Ame Silima, adding that the experts will arrive in March. "As a country, we are committed to making sure we deal with the matter more effectively."

Silima also called for regional efforts to help identify migrants with criminal records trying to enter the country.

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