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Earlier this year, however, communities in Rumbek East agreed to peacefully end their deadly conflicts over cattle raids and bride wealth and agreed they would live together.
In Nigeria the monetary value of bride price, or bride wealth, is linked with marriage.
Central Municipal Council's (CMC) Chairman Mohammed Hamoud al Shafi has urged parents of brides and grooms to be suppler in terms of bride wealth, dowry and other demands that sometimes stand as barriers in the way of marriage and establishing a family among youth.
Lobola demonstrates that the "man getting married is capable of taking care of a family and [it] also serves as a token of gratitude to the bride's family for raising a wonderful woman." (6) Lobola, as bride wealth, needs to be understood in relation to the concept of Ubuntu and the interconnectedness of the community.
Strathern 1988), and that, even when cash or commodities are used, these are 'gifts' in marriage prestations, 'bride wealth' not 'bride price'?
The t'nalak or abaca woven cloth of the T'boli, for example, was used mainly for special clothing and to denote bride wealth at highprofile weddings of children of datus until World War II.
Lewis discusses the dynamics underlying the sovereignty of the stranger-kings, namely the strangeness and ties with a place to the west (in India), marriages, and gifts or 'paths' of ivory that was connected to the marriage ties and bride wealth exchanges associated with marriage.
However, most biological fathers prefer to "redeem" only sons while daughters remain under their maternal uncles who thus, have the legitimate right to their bride wealth and labour services.
Traditionally, cattle were transferred from the groom's family to that of the bride upon marriage, but now bride wealth is usually paid in cash (Bourdillon, 1998).
They often still provide lobola (bride wealth), are slaughtered to celebrate passages of life and are sacrificed to appease ancestors.
When considering women's issues and feminism, I identify the following within the Qur'an: expectations for believers, marriage and polygyny, women's property rights--dowry (bride wealth) and inheritance, men's and women's modesty, divorce, and men's and women's roles as the key principles.