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lobola

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(in southern Africa) an African custom by which a bridegroom's family makes a payment in cattle or cash to the bride's family shortly before the marriage
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Tem que se melhorar, porque esta visao ocidental, essa visao materializada nao e verdadeira, o Lobolo e muito mais poderoso que isso!
So although the payment of lobolo in Joao's case was agreed at the station, it had to be overseen by the chief.
(55) Le lobolo est le paiement fait par l'homme a la famille de sa future epouse.
Law reform efforts might also target the issue of lobolo, providing that in cases of spousal abuse, it need not be returned.
In another example, the Protocol does not explicitly prohibit the practices of lobolo (bride price) or leviratic marriages (the practice of inheriting a wife).
Women's rights advocates want to abolish marriage payments, or lobolo, saying they create a financial incentive for parents to marry off their daughters.
We might, for example, seek to rediscover the original meaning of 'lobolo,' the bride price paid in our society.
Additionally, men customarily pay a bride price or lobolo.(61) Some South Africans have characterized this practice as a sale of a bride, while others have regarded it as insurance in ease of divorce,(62) or merely a symbol of agreement between families.(63) Many women view lobolo as a "public measure of their worth," a legitimation of their status in the community, and not as a practice that oppresses Black women.(64)
Nthlapo, "The African Family and Women's Rights: Friends or Foes?" in African Customary Law (Cape Town: Juta & Co, 1991) 135 (noting that certain customary law and tradition are often considered discriminatory against women: polygamy, lobolo, the levirate, the sororate, child betrothal and mourning taboos).
They were leaving the island for Lobolo Camp within Turkana.
The wreckage of the chopper and the bodies were found on Monday morning at around 4am.Turkana County Deputy Commissioner Alexander Motivo said two planes were seen on Sunday evening approaching the Lobolo tented camp but one crashed.