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Branches of Government of the Unified Doors of Africa

The Unified Doors government, also commonly known as the "Fabaruka," is divided into four branches:

The Fa (executive): The KXORM and subordinate officials

The Ba (legislative): A bicameral legislature

The Ru (judicial): The Court of Ma'at and other federal courts

The Ka (spiritual/social): The High Council and the Sinodi


The federal government is commonly referred to as the "Fabaruka," a combination of the branches of government Fa-Ba-Ru-Ka.


The Fa


The Fa is the executive branch of the Unified Doors, as established in Principle one of Ma'at, which vests executive power in a Kandakê XOR Mansa (KXORM). The KXORM is the head of the Nation (performing ceremonial functions) and the head of government (the chief executive). The KXORM is the commander-in-chief of the Military and Medjai and is empowered to receive Foreign Ambassadors and other public Ministers. The KXORM has broad authority to conduct foreign relations, is generally considered the sole power of diplomatic recognition, and is the Unified Doors' chief diplomat. However, the Ba also has an essential role in legislating on foreign affairs and can, for example, institute a trade embargo, declare war upon a foreign government that the KXORM had recognized, or decline to appropriate funds for an embassy in that country. The KXORM may also negotiate and sign treaties, but ratifying treaties requires the consent of 75% of the Eldernate. Ma'at directs the KXORM to ensure that the laws are reliably executed and requires the KXORM to avow to "safeguard, secure, and protect Ma'at."


The KXORM, with the Advice and Consent of the Eldernate, appoints Ambassadors, Farbas, Consuls, Judges (21) of the Court of Ma'at, and other officers (Farins), who administer, implement and enforce federal laws and policies. Ma'at awards the KXORM the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the Unified Doors, except in cases of impeachment; this mercy power incorporates the ability to give outright or contingent acquittals, to issue commute sentences, to remit fines, and to issue general reprieves. The KXORM's mercy power extends only to federal crimes, not Door crimes. The KXORM has conversational abilities past their conventional capabilities. For instance, the KXORM has a significant agender-setting ability which impacts lawmaking and policymaking.


Election, Succession, and Term Limits


The KXORM is elected by an electorate that constitutes electors from each Door, directly elected at the Door level. Per Ma'at, to run for the office of KXORM, the individual must be a minimum of 34 years of age and a maximum of 57 years of age. A Maximum of 57 years because the individual must have the range to complete their single nonrenewable 13-year regulated term before they turn 70 years of age and not a day older. So, for example, an individual wanting to run at 58 years of age is automatically disqualified because they will not be able to complete the 13-year term before they turn 70. They will satisfy only 12 years of the 13 years and thus automatic disqualification.


Eligibility requirements to run for KXORM include:


· Candidate must be an African Native.

· Candidate must be a Farin (see Farbas and Farins pg. 23)

· Candidate must have been a resident of the Unified Doors for at least 21 years.

· Candidate must be a minimum of 34 years of age and a maximum of 57 years.


The Founding Elders wanted to eliminate a situation of a KXORM running for another term of office while in office. They believed it was a significant distraction as the KXORM would focus on winning an election rather than running the Nation. Thus, they settled on a regulated single nonrenewable 13-year term, long enough to lead the country before reaching a point of fatigue. Per Ma'at, during the single nonrenewable 13-year term, the KXORM is subject to a performance review by the Eldernate on the first day of the 2nd week of the 5th year of their term. During this review, the Eldernate evaluates the Nation's standing since the KXORM took office to decide if their leadership has the country on a good path or decline. This review has three possible outcomes:


1. The Eldernate likes the direction the KXORM is taking the Nation and elects for them to continue their tenure uninterrupted.

2. The Eldernate questions the direction the KXORM is taking the Nation but does not think impeachment is justified. It elects for the KXORM to continue their tenure but is subjected to a second performance review on the 2nd week of the 8th year of the term.

3. The Eldernate does not like the direction the KXORM is taking the Nation and elects to remove them from office.

Naming Tradition.


Historically, when leaders assume power in some African kingdoms/empires, they pick a new name or are given a new name. The founding Elders decided to incorporate this old tradition into the federal government's culture. This tradition is based on the idea that the KXORM is elected to do a tremendous job and needs a name that will inspire them and give citizens an idea of what their reign should look like.


The KXORM, when elected, is required to take upon a new name (or use their given birth name), which is officially announced at their inauguration, and the name is formally bestowed upon them by the Ikenga of the Ka. When the KXORM chooses a new name, their decision sends a powerful message about the direction they intend to take the Nation and the type of KXORM they intend to be.

In addition to performing the duties of the Fa, the KXORM is a symbol of the Nation; hence must take upon a new name that distinguishes them from their personal lives. The KXORM is officially addressed as Kandakê/Mansa (depending on their sex), followed by their chosen name. For example: Mansa Diop I, Mansa Negasi I, Kandakê Taraji I etc.

Per Ma'at, naming requirements for the KXORM include:


· Name must be a single given name unless hyphenated.

· Name can either be chosen from a previous KXORM or a legally given name.

· If a KXORM decides to go with their legally given name, it is followed by the number one.

· If a KXORM chooses to be named after a previous KXORM, it must be followed by the following number from how many KXORM's have used said name.


Veto power and impeachment.


The KXORM has the power to approve and veto legislative proposals that pass through the Ba, though vetoes, which rarely occur, can be overridden by a 75% vote in the Ba. The KXORM can be called for a second evaluation to decide whether or not to continue their term by a 50% majority in the Eldernate and eliminated from office by a 75% majority in the Eldernate for extreme malpractices like treason, bribery, public endangerment, endeavors to dissolve the Ba, or other profound crimes and misdeeds.

The KXORM has the power to adjourn the Ba whenever the FAR and the Eldernate cannot concur when to adjourn. Per Ma'at, the KXORM also has the power to convene both or either bodies of the Ba in urgent matters like war and emergency legislation.


Canza


The Canza of the Unified Doors is the second-highest officer in the Fa, after the KXORM, and ranks first in the executive line of succession. Per Ma'at, the Eldernate offers the office of Canza to the Candidate who loses in second place in a KXORM election to serve alongside the KXORM throughout their tenure. The Ba will give the Candidate 72 hours to accept the office. Suppose the candidate declines or does not respond to the offer within the said time frame, the KXORM automatically has the power to appoint a Canza with the advice and confirmation of the Eldernate. The Canza is also an officer in the legislative branch, as the Dean of assembly of the Eldernate (Ba-Tigui). In this capacity, the Canza is empowered to preside over Eldernate deliberations at any time but may not vote except to cast a tie-breaking vote. If the KXORM is impeached, dies, or resigns, the Canza is first in succession.


The Canza is a position of significant power and is widely seen as an integral part of a KXORM's administration. While the exact nature of the role varies in each administration, most Canza's serve as a critical KXORM advisor, governing partner, representative, and potential replacement of the KXORM in case of resignation, impeachment, or death. The Canza is a vital office that checks the power of the KXORM as the word Canza means "Replace," ready at a moment's notice to replace the KXORM. During a performance review of the KXORM by the Ba, executive powers rest in the Canza.

Farbas and Farins


Farbas are the primary units of the executive branch of the Fabaruka. They are similar to ministries/departments common in parliamentary systems like the United Kingdom and are the administrative arms of the KXORM. Ma'at requires 21 default Farbas for any sitting KXORM.


The 21 default Farbas:


1. Farba of Agriculture

2. Farba of Commerce

3. Farba of Culture

4. Farba of Diasporic Relations

5. Farba of Education

6. Farba of Energy

7. Farba of Flora and Fauna

8. Farba of Foreign Relations

9. Farba of Health and Social Services

10. Farba of Housing and Urban Development

11. Farba of Justice

12. Farba of Labor

13. Farba of Land and Natural Resources.

14. Farba of Motherland Defense and Security

15. Farba of National Intelligence

16. Farba of Scientific Research

17. Farba of Sports and Athletics

18. Farba of Standards and Regulations

19. Farba of the Cosmos (FACOS)

20. Farba of Transportation

21. Farba of Treasury


Farins are elite officers of the Fabaruka, ordained by a KXORM to serve the Fabaruka for life (unless the title is stripped by the KXORM or the Eldernate, usually in situations of treason or other criminal offenses). Per Ma'at, only Farins can fill Farbas and other critical federal offices, and only Farins are eligible to run for the office of KXORM, thus making it an eligibility requirement. When a Farin is appointed to either of the Farba offices, they take the title of Farba.

The Fabaruka launches a national exam every five years to find future Farins. Candidates are selected from each Door and tested on their intellectual, physical, communication, and intrapersonal aptitude, all of which factor in equally. The number of candidates chosen from each Door depends on the Door's population. The number chosen is the total population of a Door divided by one million and rounding up any fractions. Rounding up any fractions ensures that a candidate is chosen from Doors with a total population of less than a million. For example, the 13 top candidates are selected from a Door with a population of 12,557,000, and the top Candidate is selected from a door with a population of 658,500 people.


The minimum qualification needed to take the Federal Farin exam is a bachelor's degree. Selected Candidates then attend the Federal Farins Academy (FFA) located in Qustul, where they undergo a 5-year intensive training program, and graduates are ordained as Farins by the seating KXORM. The KXORM has the power to grant an honorary title of Farin by waving all the usual requirements, though it is an infrequent occurrence and requires the advice and consent of the governing board of the FFA. Per Ma'at, honorary Farins are not eligible to run for the office of KXORM or appointment to some critical federal offices in line of succession like the office of Canza.


The FFA was initially created amid the Unification War to develop good leadership for the new Nation. The initiative worked so phenomenally well that it was incorporated into Ma'at to develop future leadership for the country. Though the first Keys were all Farins (the first batch FFA graduates), it is not a requirement to run for the office of Key, as Farin is only a requirement for critical federal offices. But having the elite title of Farin on a resume can give a candidate running for the office of Key a significant advantage with voters.


Tiguis


Tiguis are high-ranking advisors to the KXORM and carry the title of Tigui. The word "Tigui" can be loosely translated as Dean (denoting a senior member or expert of a group or mastery of a specific field).


Fa-Tigui


The Fa-Tigui, (loosely translated to mean "dean of the executive branch") is the most senior political appointee in the Unified Doors. The Fa-Tigui holds the highest level of clearance in the Unified Doors government, allowing them access to highly classified national security issues. The position is widely recognized as one of great power and influence, owing to daily contact with the KXORM and control of the Executive Office. The Fa-Tigui is the ONLY political office held by a priest or priestess. And so far, all but two historical Fa-Tigui's have been priests/priestesses. The Fa-Tigui is the chief agent for coordinating and carrying out plans of the KXORM.


The responsibilities of the Fa-Tigui are both managerial and advisory and may include the following:


· Selecting senior Unity House staffers and supervising their offices' activities.

· Managing and designing the overall structure of the Unity House staff system.

· Manages the access of officials/people to the KXORM.

· Manage the flow of information and decisions from the KXORM.

· Directing, managing, and overseeing all policy development

· Protecting the political interests of the KXORM.

· Negotiating legislation and appropriating funds with Ba leaders, Farbas, and extra-governmental political groups to implement the KXORM's agenda; and advice on any and usually various issues set by the KXORM.


Unity House


The Unity House, commonly nicknamed the "Black House," is the official residence of the KXORM, workplace of the Fa, and administrative headquarters of the Unified Doors. The initial construction plans were drawn towards the close of the Unification war; however, construction broke ground in 1961 under Mansa Diop I, and is located in the Federal Gate, Qustul. The complex is spectacular to behold and attracts millions of visitors and tourists yearly. It is famously known for its stunning gardens and fountains, towering columns and obelisks, breathtaking stone sculptures of historical monarchs, leaders, and notable figures throughout continental history, museums, and so much more. The complex is often at the center of national occasions and hospitality as it has guest sections for visiting heads of state.


The Ba


The Ba, also known as the "Great Assembly," is the legislative branch of the federal government of the Unified Doors. It is bicameral, comprising the Eldernate (upper body) and the Federal Assembly of Representatives (lower body), abbreviated as FAR. The Ba meets at the Federal Gate, Qustul. Both Elders and Representatives are chosen through direct election, though a Key's appointment may fill openings in the Eldernate. Powers granted to the Ba under Ma'at include the power to levy taxes, power of the purse, regulate inter-door commerce, impeach and convict the KXORM, declare war, discipline its membership, and determine its rules of procedure.


The Eldernate is a deliberative body composed of Elders, each representing a single Door in its entirety. Two Elders equally represent each Door, and per Ma'at, the two Elders MUST be Male and Female. As the upper body of the Ba and considered more esteemed, the Eldernate has several unique powers of advice and consent. On the other hand, the FAR comprises representatives who sit in Ba districts allocated to each Door based on the ever-changing population. Each Ba district has one representative, provided that each Door is entitled to at least one. Both Elders and Representatives can introduce federal legislation to the Ba.


The Ru


The Ru is the judicial branch of the Unified Doors. The power to decide cases, controversies, interpret laws and overturn those that contradict Ma'at is vested in the Court of Ma'at and inferior courts established by the Ba. The KXORM must appoint the judges with the advice and consent of the Eldernate.


The Court of Ma'at (COM) is the highest in the federal judiciary of the Unified Doors of Africa. It has ultimate and largely discretionary appellate jurisdiction over all federal and Door court cases. It holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating principles or ideals of Ma'at. It is also able to strike down KXORM directives for violating Ma'at. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The Court may decide cases having political overtones but has ruled that it does not have the power to determine non-justiciable political questions. It also hears cases of the most significant public importance affecting the whole population.


The Ka


The Ka is the Spiritual and, in recent times, has garnered an alternative name as the Social branch of the Unified Doors. It was principally created to provide a common ground/cohesion between the Nation's major religions and spiritual systems. It manages these systems daily and helps to knit the social values of all Door societies into a cohesive whole. It is a social institution that manages sacred things, significantly influences African citizens' daily lives, and exerts tremendous influence upon the other three branches of the Fabaruka.


The Ka comprises the High Council (upper body) of High Priests/Priestesses and the Sinodi (lower body) of Priests/Priestesses, and it uses the abbreviation PORPS to represent Priest/Priestess. The Ikenga is the senior High PORPS and principal head of the Ka.


Before the Unification, Africans had long been divided, and wars were fought based on religion. So, the Ka welcomes and consolidates all religions and spiritual systems into one national whole; thus, allowing citizens to practice their specific religion, spirituality, or faith-based beliefs alongside others in a safe space.


The Ka PREVENTS dysfunctional religious practices such as practices that:


· Inhibit nonviolent protests

· Hinder social changes/progress

· Prevent the adaptation of society to changed conditions

· Foster dependence and irresponsibility

· Promote evil practices

· Nurture exploitation

· Foster superstitions

· Advocate violent conflicts

· Advance fanaticism

· Retards positive scientific achievement, etc.


Over time duties of the Ka have expanded exponentially to include, but not limited to:


· Create and manage practices for social cohesion, thus bringing the Nation together.

· Create and manage ethical frameworks and also a regulator for values in day-to-day life.

· Acts as an agency of socialization. Thus, it helps in building values like love, empathy, respect, and harmony.

· Issue operating licenses to religious institutions (it also has the power to revoke issued licenses).

· Reinforcing national social unity and stability.

· Create and manage systems for community gatherings and acting together.

· Provide psychological support and positive social changes.

· Oversee marriages.

· Oversee naming ceremonies.

· Oversee Wake Ceremonies

· Build and manage Schools and other educational institutions.

· Build and manage Temples and other Social Gathering sites.


PORPS is a federal posting managed by the Ka. Like Farins, PORPS is a lifetime posting unless ex-communication from the Ka for malpractices, violating Ma'at, or any form of a criminal offense. Members of the Ka cannot hold political office except for the office of the Fa-Tigui. PORPS cannot ascribe to any religion but study all world religions to better assist citizens in daily matters.


Any UD citizen can become a PORPS. The process of training to become a Unified Doors PORPS can take anywhere from 3 to 8 years, averaging around 5, and is very involved. Those who wish to become a PORPS must attend a Federal Seminary. These schools are located all around the Nation and are specifically designed to train and educate PORPS.

The main factor which determines the duration of training is a candidate's level of education when they start. If you enter seminary directly from high school, your training program will take much longer, likely at least 8-years, meanwhile someone entering a seminary with a bachelor's degree may only need 3-5 years of training before they are ready to be ordained by a High PORPS or the Ikenga.


Fun Fact!

PORPS can get married if they so please, though some voluntarily take a personal oath of celibacy!


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