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Misusing computer misuse law

Kabuleta saga evokes different views from Uganda’s online community, experts kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | What exactly do Police mean by disturbance of peace and quiet of the president? And what exactly entails legitimate communication? These questions once again came to the fore following the most recent arrest of …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi jailed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Makerere University Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for cyber harassment. However, she will only spend eight months in prison, in consideration of the time she has spent on remand, since her arrest in November 2018. Nyanzi was …

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Why Stella Nyanzi did not show up in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi and her lawyer have failed to show up at Buganda Road Magistrates’ Court where she was expected to appear on Thursday. Nyanzi was expected in court presided over by Grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu over charges of cyber harassment and offensive …

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Uganda: Why Stella Nyanzi’s radical rudeness scares the government

Uganda: Why Stella Nyanzi’s radical rudeness scares the government Wade McMullen & Rebecca Sheff | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS | Stella Nyanzi elevates provocative activism into art. Frustrated with governance issues in Uganda last year, the human rights defender and academic dared to call President Yoweri Museveni a “pair of buttocks” on Facebook. Ugandan authorities arrested her, …

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YEAR ENDER REVIEW: When Dr. Nyanzi harassed the Musevenis

YEAR IN REVIEW: April 2017 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPNDENT | April 10: Dr. Stella Nyanzi, the controversial research fellow of  Makerere University’s Institute of Social Research (MISR) was sent to Luzira Prison for allegedly using social media platforms to offend President Yoweri Museveni and the First Lady, Janet Museveni, who …

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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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ARTS: Sekajugo’s Migugu series

Entrepreneurial artist tackles issues you should care about Kampala, Uganda | Dominic Muwanguzi | Boda-boda; the motorcycle taxi found all over Uganda, is now internationally renowned after being added to the newest edition of the Oxford English dictionary. It plays a vital role in the local transport industry with many …

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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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