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Uganda Prisons Defend Stella Nyanzi Health Checkups

Uganda Prisons spokesperson Frank Baine has confirmed that detained Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi has undergone a medical checkup. When she appeared before Buganda Road Court on Monday where she pleaded not guilty to cyber harassment and offensive communication, prosecution asked that Dr Nyanzi undergoes health checkups to ascertain

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Health Inspector Arrested for Soliciting a Shs 200,000 Bribe

Police in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi are holding the Senior health Inspector for Bushenyi-Ishaka municipal council for reportedly soliciting a bribe worth Shs 200,000 (US$ 55) from a land lady in Bushenyi Town. The Tower Post has learnt that Police nabbed Steven Wamale after he received Shs 100,000 as

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Kabafunzaki: Even Museveni knows I’m Innocent; FDC Set me Up

State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial relations Herbert Kabafunzaki Tuesday told the press as he boarded the Prisons bus back to Luzira that even president Yoweri Museveni knew he was innocent but the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party had framed him. Earlier Minister Kabafunzaki appeared before the Anti-Corruption

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STELLA NYANZI CASE: Amnesty International Tells Uganda to Immediately Revoke Computer Misuse Act

Hours after Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi was charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication, Amnesty International told the east African country to “immediately revoke” the Computer Misuse Act. Dr Nyanzi’s was Monday charged with offensive communication and cyber harassment relating to her  Facebook posts in which she reportedly

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NO BAIL: Kabafunzaki Sent to Luzira, Bail Hearing Application Deferred

Herbert Kabafunzaki, the State Minister of Gender, Labour and Industrial Affairs, has been sent to Luzira Prison after he pleaded not guilty to bribery charges days after he was netted reportedly receiving a bribe from Mohammed Hamid of Aya Investment. Kabafunzaki and his political aide, Brian Mugao, appeared at the Anti-Corruption

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Kayihura: Keep First Lady Out of Stella Nyanzi Issues

Police Chief Kale Kayihura has told journalists that first lady Janet Museveni should be left out the issues concerning controversial Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi who is currently on remand at Luzira Prison and faces cyber harassment and offensive communication charges. Gen Kayihura said that the order to arrest Nyanzi

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BRIBERY CASE: Minister Kabafunzaki Denies Charge; Aide Pleads Guilty

The aide to Herbert Kabafunzaki, the State Minister of Gender, Labour and Industrial Affairs, Tuesday evening pleaded guilty to charges of bribery.     Brian Mugabo and his boss appeared at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala, three days after they were nabbed at Serena Hotel in Kampala reportedly receiving a bribe from Mohammed

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Amnesty International: Stella Nyanzi Prosecution is Pointless, Politically-Motivated

Amnesty International has spoken out on the arrest and prosecution of Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi, terming it “pointless”. On Monday, Dr Nyanzi was charged with offensive communication and cyber harassment relating to her  Facebook posts in which she reportedly referred to Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni as a "pair of

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Stella Nyanzi Charged with Calling President Museveni “a Pair of Buttocks”

Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi was today arraigned before Buganda Road Court in Kampala, days after she was arrested last Friday. Dr Nyanzi was brought from Kira Divisional Police Headquarters to Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court amidst tight security. According to the charge sheet, she has been charged with two counts:

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