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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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Stella Nyanzi bail intact, mental test plea delayed

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Buganda Road Court has halted government’s request to ascertain the mental status of Senior Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi. This, court said, will stay pending disposal of her petition challenging the Mental Treatment Act of 1938. Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda ruled that he could not …

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State wants court to cancel Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s bail

Hearing of the application in which Makerere University Researcher Dr.Stella Nyanzi is seeking a stay of the state’s request to have her head checked and compulsorily treated, has kicked off at Buganda Road Court. However before it could proceed, Resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya implored the court presided over by …

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