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LES CAUSES DE DIVORSES CHEZ LES BAREGA

Les peuples Barega forme l'un des groupes tribaux de la R.D. Congo qui vit dans la foret de l'Est de la R. D. Congo au bord de deux grandes rivières qui sont:Elila et Ulindi.
Les divorces sont très nombreux dans notre culture pour diverses causes.Mais bien avant de parler de divorces,nous devons savoir aussi comment et pourquoi le Murega se marie.
On se marie chez nous dans le but :
-de procréer et de renforcer le clan,
-De confirmer son pouvoir comme homme car celui qui n'a pas de femme n'est pas bien considéré comme homme complet
-Avoir une aide pouvant assurer les activités de champs et de la cuisine.
. Pour trouver une femme, une véritable femme,il faut bien analyser pour chercher à savoir si la fille peut remplir ces critères.De ce fait tout les membres de la famille seront mobilisés pour observer secrètement la fille que leur frère voudrait prendre en mariage.Il n'y a pas de fiançailles entre les deux jeunes gens.Tout est une affaire de deux familles.
Après consentement entre les deux familles,une dote sera versée dans la famille de la fille.Normalement on demande des chèvres,des marmites,des machettes,des lances et autres objets précieux utiles au village.
Les causes de divorces sont généralement;:
-La stérilité imputée toujours à ,la femme
-Le manque d'hospitalité:la femme appartient à toute la famille.de ce fait,elle doit savoir accueillir et servir tout le monde .
-La paraisse:tout le clan attend de la femme une main d’œuvre compétente capable de renforcer l’économie domestique.Si donc la femme n'est pas en mesure de produire,le divorce doit intervenir sans condition.
J'ai vu des nombreux frères divorcer pour ces causes.

English translation by community member Therese kasindi

CAUSES OF DIVORCE IN LEGA TRIBE, DRC

Barega peoples is one of the tribal groups of the D.R. Congo who lives in his eastern forest, beside two large rivers: Elila and Ulindi .
Divorces are very common in our culture for various causes. But, before talking about divorce, we must also know how and why Murega married.
We get married at home in order to:
- reproduce and strengthen the clan,
- confirm his power as a man, because someone who has no wife is not well considered as a complete man,
- Have a helper that can provide activities and fields of the kitchen.
To find a woman, a real one, and the family must do a good analyze to find out if the girl fills all criteria. Therefore, all family members will be mobilized to secretly observe the girl their brother wants to marry. There is no engagement between the two young persons. All is about two families.
After consent between the two families, a dowry is paid to the family of the girl. Normally, the girl’s family asked goats, pots, machetes, spears and other precious objects useful to the village.
The causes of divorce are generally;
- Sterility always blamed on the woman,
- Lack of hospitality : the woman belongs to the whole family. She must know how to welcome and serve everyone.
- Weakness: whole clan expects the wife a competent workforce able to strengthen the domestic economy. If the woman is not able to produce, divorce must be made unconditionally.
I have seen many brothers divorce for these causes.
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Barega peoples is one of the tribal groups of the D.R. Congo who lives in his eastern forest, beside two large rivers: Elila and Ulindi .
Divorces are very common in our culture for various causes. But, before talking about divorce, we must also know how and why Murega married.
We get married at home in order to:
- reproduce and strengthen the clan,
- confirm his power as a man, because someone who has no wife is not well considered as a complete man,
- Have a helper that can provide activities and fields of the kitchen.
To find a woman, a real one, and the family must do a good analyze to find out if the girl fills all criteria. Therefore, all family members will be mobilized to secretly observe the girl their brother wants to marry. There is no engagement between the two young persons. All is about two families.
After consent between the two families, a dowry is paid to the family of the girl. Normally, the girl’s family asked goats, pots, machetes, spears and other precious objects useful to the village.
The causes of divorce are generally;
- Sterility always blamed on the woman,
- Lack of hospitality : the woman belongs to the whole family. She must know how to welcome and serve everyone.
- Weakness: whole clan expects the wife a competent workforce able to strengthen the domestic economy. If the woman is not able to produce, divorce must be made unconditionally.
I have seen many brothers divorce for these causes.

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

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Merci pour la traduction.

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