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Alur kingdom moves to regulate traditional marriage ceremonies

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alur kingdom has reduced the number of days to be spent on traditional marriage ceremonies as one of the strategies to tackle the rampant teenage pregnancies and marriages among its subjects. The Alur King, Philip Olarker Rauni III says that the kingdom has developed its …

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Acholi cultural leaders warn against fundraising for marriage

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi cultural leaders are discouraging their subjects from fundraising for traditional marriage, saying it is behind the increasing cases of divorce in the sub-region. In the past in the Acholi tradition, a man was dependent on the leaders and elders of his lineage for marriage …

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Pastor Bujjingo charged, granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo and Suzan Makula Nantaba were on Friday charged with contracting an illegal traditional marriage ceremony. Bugingo and Makula pleaded not guilty before Entebbe Grade One Magistrate Stella Okwong Paculal. The state accuses Bujjingo and Makula of getting married in contravention to the Marriage …

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Acholi paramount chief defends bride price regulation

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Acana II has defended the passing of a by-law by the Acholi cultural institution that regulates bride price payments. The cultural institution early this year passed a bylaw that limits bride price payment to 5 million Shillings, a …

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Acholi cultural leaders review traditional marriage regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Cultural Institution is set to convene a meeting for the council of chiefs to discuss guiding policies on regulating traditional marriage and curbing child marriage. Acholi Paramount Chief David Onen Acana II says that the leaders, will not only discuss the amount …

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