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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.
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.
6) Lobola, as bride wealth, needs to be understood in relation to the concept of Ubuntu and the interconnectedness of the community.
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).
18) Instead, the 1901 Ordinance enforces top rates of bride wealth at either four head of cattle or 20 pounds (19).