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Jonglei dance troupe calls for preservation of S. Sudanese culture

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August 6, 2012 (BOR) – Traditional South Sudanese dancers, the Duk Flower Grils of Bor, the Jonglei state capital, have called upon the regional and nation government and chiefs to include traditional cultural awareness in their leadership programmes.

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Duk Flower Dancing Girls, Bor, Jonglei state, August 2012 (ST)

The Duk Flower Girls leader, Ayen Manyok Page, said that their group, which is made up of 25 members ranging in age from 10 too 19 years of age, was established during the Sudanese civil was in 2003 in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. Some of them then returned to their homeland with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005. One faction left for Uganda while two settled in South Sudan; one in Juba and another in Bor.

Page said the troupe was established “to make people aware of South Sudan’s rich culture” and composed songs which “discourage people from drinking alcohol or leading a Western life,” as well the use of skin bleaching products.

For many women in South Sudan, light coloured skin is associated with beauty, as is the case for many in Sudan. The use of these products has been shown to have detrimental health effects.

Page explained that they are calling for the country’s traditional and governmental leadership to protect South Sudanese culture in the face of foreign influence.

“We are preaching against negative influences that affect tradition within our country” said Page.

(ST)

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  • 9 August 2012 06:49, by Kurnyel

    Yes Dinkanuer there are some people in Bor again why don’t you go and take those girls they are yours as 1991

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    • 9 August 2012 07:21, by Nibs

      What is wrong with your IQ?are you high or just really stupid? Those are decent respectful women from duk(hol and nyarwey).as for you,follower of gay and child molester(mohammed)mind your filthy rotten mouth.

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      • 9 August 2012 07:41, by Kurnyel

        am just telling Nuer what they did to Dinka Bor last time so that they can do it now not beacuse I like either of the tribe mentioned

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        • 9 August 2012 15:07, by Nibs

          It is not funny that you want to be nuer when you are not.we know u are arabwanabe,so spear us your idiotic nature,you can’t fool anyone.

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    • 9 August 2012 09:18, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Stop creating hatred among tribes, think for what you the sudan loos after the independent of the South Sudan,that is why you people are still crying for (The Oil).
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 9 August 2012 11:13, by peter

      Dear Brother of South Sudan leave this person an arab and you people all know very well the way Arab behalf ,the Good Arab is the Dead one ,Leave Him to fuck his uncle Daughter ,shame on Arab ,they do nt know whats Culture in their Place that why they marriage their Sisters ? fuck you Kurnyel

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    • 9 August 2012 11:29, by Maverick Southerners

      Although Nuer fights Dinka in 1991 and regards Dinka its main enemy, Dinka would never stoop to that Nuer’s level and calls Nuer its enemy because Dinka consders Arabs-wana-bes in North Sudan its main rival. Why Nuers don’t like Dinka? Becuase Monjang try to discipline them. We all could see now that Nuers are eventually learning what is call tolerances which is something they lack in their cultur

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  • 10 August 2012 05:45, by Odingo

    Great speech Ayen Manyok
    I can tell you that you are the future the leader. Keep up the good work, we got ur back.Folks, cultural show is not about Dinka Bor only. Itis about how to protect South Sudan culture in general.We don,t want Western World to interfer in our culture.Guys don’t be like Panom Lualbil&Garangfreedom who claimed that they arenot part Dinka Bor for their stupidiness shildish.

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  • 10 August 2012 10:14, by Tutbol

    Sweet girls keep it up. A people without culture are a people without roots. Loose your culture and you loose your identity. Our country, south sudan is so bless with that diversity. Bleaching our bodies to brown is un South Sudanese.

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  • 10 August 2012 17:32, by Cadaai ?o?

    Tutbol, good advice, I hope these tribes are going to listen to your advice. Here they are: Hol Dinka, Nyarweng Dinka, Twi Dinka. These tribes are become stupid or dumb in such away they might loss their identities to Bor Dinka slave in. They have different dialects, accents, lifestyles, etc. with Dinka Bor. "JohnGarangfreedom" I like your honesty; it shows honesty character.

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  • 10 August 2012 17:38, by Cadaai ?o?

    "JohnGarangFreedom", you have really have chosen a good name. Your posts show Dr. John Garang justice and honesty character were so important during the movement, and that is why he did win a Freedom for South Sudanese or Sudanese. He was historian and so forth.

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  • 10 August 2012 17:39, by Cadaai ?o?

    Odingo, you are just pretender or conspirator.

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  • 10 August 2012 19:25, by JohnGarangFreedom

    First of all, Cadaai1. Thank you very much for your praising words. And to my critics, you all better know that, the reason why I have chosen this name, "JohnGarangFreedom" was to honor the man who has open South Sudanese/Sudanese eyes for justice across the board. Either through history telling/ to uproot the unjust among South Sudanese & Sudanese at large with no limits. Justice across the board

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