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The 42 year old academic and campaigner is one of the most followed Ugandans on social media. But now she is facing a complex, drawn-out trial for insulting the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni by comparing him to "a pair of buttocks.".
Kampala - Kamwenge Town Council Mayor, Mr Geoffrey Byamukama, has opened a complaint at the Uganda human rights Commission (UHRC) against police officers who allegedly tortured him.

Now, the activists argue that what takes place at Nalufenya in Jinja district, is a violation of Articles 24 and 44 of the Constitution.
Meanwhile civil society activists against tobacco smoking and Ministry of health have celebrated the coming into full force of the Act describing it as a step in the right direction in the fight against the adverse effects of tobacco smoking including ...
The inspector general of police, Kale Kayihura has snubbed summons to appear before Uganda human rights Commission (UHRC) in the ongoing investigations on the torture of suspects in police custody.
But Uganda was last year ranked as the 24th most corrupt country in the world according to the 2016 corruption Perceptions Index drawn up by Transparency International.

However, the First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the education minister, recently said that the government does not have the money to fulfil the pledge, triggering criticism from opposition politicians and civil rights activists. Mr Muyingo, however ...
Although Uganda's available bandwidth is sluggish and expensive - nearly $100 per month for speeds of 500 kilobits per second - we decided to create a free online class called Nonviolent Action And Movement Building, as part of an effort to ...
In the afternoon plenary session chaired by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, MPs resolved that government extends the exercise for up to one year to enable a number of Ugandans who have not yet accessed their national identity cards to register ...
A delegation from Uganda - where an opposition leader was placed under house arrest last year - will be checking for general election foul play in a Birmingham constituency.
Youths have expressed fears that the proposed budget cuts that have also affected the health sector are likely to render young people especially adolescents unable to access quality reproductive health services.
Can you imagine writing a facebook post insulting President Jacob Zuma for not living up to a campaign promise and then finding yourself arrested and thrown into a maximum-security prison?
A group of gay rights activists in Uganda have taken a government agency to court for refusing to register their organization.
The Uganda woman and her son had been temporarily staying in Vive's shelter on Wyoming Avenue in Buffalo while they waited for an appointment with Canadian immigration officials.
Sexual Minorities Uganda lodged its case with the High Court after the Ugandan Registration Service Bureau knocked back the organization's attempt to register its name.
human rights activists said those images and other recent incidents where suspects have appeared in court with torture marks on their bodies point to escalating brutality and impunity on the part of Ugandan security personnel. Pictures began ...
According to sources, Kasha, whose role as an activist is globally acclaimed, behaved in an erratic manner and engaged in abusive acts at the airport, prompting security to act.

torture images Ugandan rights activists say grisly images of the torture of a detained politician showing septic wounds on his body, highlight escalating brutality and impunity by the country's security personnel.
"We are in search of our own Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera who was arrested yesterday to unknown police station in Kigali, Rwanda at the airport," Spectrum Uganda wrote on facebook. Kasha has since posted to social media saying she was "home safe".
Uganda's trade minister has announced plans to register female street vendors and help them form an association so they can improve their working conditions.
Malual Bol Kiir is the founder of African youth Action Network (AYAN), an organisation operating in Kampala, Uganda. The 2017 Voices of Courage accolade was given to Bol because of his continued effort to bring together the divided South Sudanese ...
Malual Bol Kiir is the founder of African youth Action Network (AYAN), an organisation operating in Kampala, Uganda. The 2017 Voices of Courage accolade was given to Bol because of his continued effort to bring together the divided South Sudanese ...
A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist was arrested on arrival at Kigali airport on suspicion of "drunkenness and gross misconduct", police said.
"We call on the Ugandan government to drop all charges against Dr Nyanzi and other artists and journalists being prosecuted for exercising their freedom of expression, and to reform the Computer Misuse Act to bring it into line with international ...
The lesbian activist was flying from Entebbe airport in Uganda to meet with American filmmakers when she was arrested.
Ugandan rights activists say grisly images of the torture of a detained politician showing septic wounds on his body highlight escalating brutality and impunity by the country's security personnel.
Kigali, May 12 (Reuters) - A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist was arrested upon her arrival at the airport of the Rwandan capital Kigali on Friday on suspicion of "drunkenness and gross misconduct", police said.
Gay Star News has been informed that Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera (commonly known as Jacqueline Kasha) was travelling from Entebbe airport in Uganda to Rwanda to meet with US filmmakers. However ... Kasha is regarded as the 'founding mother' of the ...
A study on gender equality in East Africa has found that despite being ranked among countries with the highest number of women in political leadership, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania are no different from Kenya, as real power to make decisions ...
A university researcher jailed last month in Uganda for allegedly insulting President Yoweri Museveni on facebook has been granted bail.
The commission's dithering over the matter has sparked criticism from retired senior judicial officers and civil society activists, who say it shows that the judiciary is not committed to the introduction of accountability and transparency in the ...
The bail hearing for the Ugandan activist who is charged in connection with calling President Yoweri a "pair of buttocks" has been adjourned for 20 minutes because Ms Nyanzi collapsed as she tried to get up, the BBC's Patience Atuhaire reports.
On Thursday, a group of activists wrote to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebeca Kadaga, asking her to decline approval of Kayihura's reappointment.
The arrest and detention of Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi should be a concern for all. Her crime was simple; she dared speak out against the Ugandan government's failed promises. Nyanzi, who recently concluded a research gig with the ...
Kayihura a 'bloody nose' when he enters appearance for vetting before parliament's appointments committee at a yet to be communicated date while activists such as Kampala Lord Mayor painted a grim picture of increased suppression of dissenting voices ...
The Public Order Management Act of 2013 limited public gatherings and demonstrations, something that rights activists say has pushed more Ugandans to express themselves online. And the number of smartphone users has grown to 22 million, according to ...
Members of Parliament and human rights activists have asked government to enforce the laws in the mining sector to protect the right of women in the sector.
Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni recently defended his three-decade reign against allegations of dictatorship, nepotism, political assassinations, and the abuse of human rights, insisting that Uganda is "one of the most democratic countries in ...
Ben Thomas, an activist from Uganda, said: "It is a pity that we are not invited to attend WEF on Africa and influence the policies that affect our everyday lives.
"As an outspoken political activist, and through connecting with other activists and those kinds of things, I already was comfortable talking with the media.
The event was a conversation between Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities of Uganda ( SMUG ); and Jane M. Saks, founding president and artistic director of Project&.
As we mark World Press Freedom Day, we remind those currently occupying positions of power about the importance of media freedom, especially now that the space for the media in Uganda is seriously constrained. In a July 2015 study by Makerere ...
Other noteworthy figures on campus this year included civil rights activist Shaun King, Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja, Mexican immigrant rights activist Fray Tomas, Ugandan LGBTI rights activist Clare Byarugaba, Egyptian internet ...
Museveni at UN Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni waits to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S.
Statistics indicate that although Uganda has made some progress on reducing maternal mortality deaths, the mortality ratios are still below the target of less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.
The 37-year-old, who came out at 14, spoke out against the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which mandated life in prison for LGBT Ugandans, and he led the campaign that eventually led to the bill's invalidation by the courts. More battles lie ahead ...
I'm so passionate about gender and women issues - actually I'm a gender activist. I also coordinate the HeforShe campaign in the Uganda police Force. One of the activities under the HeforShe campaign is the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" campaign which is ...
The four candidates signed the agreement last week in Jinja during a harmonising meeting chaired by the Jinja District returning officer, Mr Anthony Ambrose Mwaita.
A civil society organisation has petitioned the Constitutional Court asking it to stop men from participating in the election of women MPs and women councillor elections.


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