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DPP, BoU call for tougher cyber criminal laws

Government should strengthen laws against cybercrime and include recovery as part of the legal process Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The financial sector players and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions want the government to strengthen the laws against cybercrime and other economic offences to include recovery as part of the …

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Credit card fraud

What you need to know | BRUNO BUONAGUIDI | If you are the owner of a credit or a debit card, there is a non-negligible chance that you may be subject to fraud, like millions of other people around the world. Starting in the 1980s, there has been an impressive …

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Cyber bullying victim demands UGX 5m compensation

Mityana,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A victim of cybercrime in Gulu is demanding five million Shillings compensation for the harassment, financial harm or emotional trauma she has suffered. Sarah Amito, 26, a resident of Te-Gwana Parish in Gulu East City Division alleges that after she and her six other old school …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi wins appeal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN |  Dr Stella Nyanzi has won her appeal against conviction and 18-months sentence for cyber harassment. Justice Peter Adonyo of the High Court has just quashed the conviction, and asked she be released. There was however drama outside court, with prison officials and lawyers battling …

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DPP asked to respond to Dr. Stella Nyanzi pending criminal charges

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has given the State Attorney prosecuting  Makerere University Senior Researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi one  month to consult the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on when trial in this case should start. This follows a demand by defence lawyer Peter Walubiri on Friday, …

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VIDEO: Dr. Nyanzi’s mental examination stayed

VIDEO: Dr. Nyanzi’s mental examination stayed Buganda Road Court has halted proceedings in which the state sought to have Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s mental status examined, pending determination of a constitutional court petition. Dr Nyanzi’s lawyers petitioned court challenging the constitutionality of various sections of the Mental Treatment Act. The court …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi granted bail

Makerere University Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has been granted bail by Buganda Road Court Chief magistrate James Mawanda Ereemye. Dr.Nyanzi arrived at the court Wednesday morning looking in poor health, and was helped to walk by prisons officers. Her lawyers say she had a bout of malaria. After listening to arguments by both sides (details …

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