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Dossier April 2017

Dinka culture. Together as a family.

There are important values of Dinka culture and moral values for women and men. They have a tradition which allows continuity of a family from one generation to the next. Some refer to this tradition as ‘ghost marriage’. The ghost marriage requires that when a man dies or is absent  from home for a long…

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South Sudan. People of the people.

Though known for centuries as the Dinka, they actually call themselves Moinjaang, ‘People of the people’. The more numerous Southern Lwo branch includes peoples living in central Uganda and neighbouring sections of DR Congo and western Kenya. According to a myth held by many Dinka sections, the first people to be created by God (Nhialic)…

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The Dinka Today.

In the late 20th and early 21st century, the pressures of the conflict between Arab North and African South has imposed hardships upon the Dinka. Many have become involved in military and political resistance against Khartoum in the growing movement for southern Sudanese independence. John Garang de Mabior was a Dinka. Garang became leader of…

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Dinka Traditional Religion.

The essential features of Dinka religion fall under three headings, which may be regarded as its three principal dimensions: belief, worship and morality. Belief – Considering the Dinka as a whole, the main objects of traditional religious belief are: God, the divinities, spirits and the ancestors. Belief in God, conceived as one Supreme Personal Being,…

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Advocacy

The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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Baobab

The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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