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‘Insulting First Lady’: Stella Nyanzi Wins Makerere Suspension Case

Makerere University's Staff Appeals Tribunal has ordered the university to reinstate suspended researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi’s first appeal. The reinstatement is one of the 15 orders made by the tribunal in its ruling on Dr Nyanzi’s appeal. In March, The chairman of the Appointments Board of Makerere University ordered the suspension of

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Stella Nyanzi: I have Given Up on Sanitary Pads Campaign, I Don’t Care Anymore

Controversial Makerere University researcher and activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has spoken out on her recent silence. Dr Stella Nyanzi, who spent 33 days at Luzira Prison over offensive communication and cyber harassment charges, said she stopped caring. Dr Nyanzi first made headlines when she stripped naked in protest of her ‘unfair dismissal’

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Court Halts Government’s Plea to Check Stella Nyanzi’s Mental Status

Buganda Road Court has today morning (Tuesday, June 20th) halted government’s plea to check Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s mental status. Court says this will stay pending disposal of Nyanzi’s petition challenging the Mental Treatment Act of 1938. Buganda Road Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda while giving his ruling noted that

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Prosecutor Wants Stella Nyanzi Bail Cancelled Over ‘Demeaning’ Facebook Posts

Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi’s bail is on the line after state prosecution complained that she had flouted all the rules governing her temporary freedom from Luzira Prison. On Wednesday, state prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya told Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court that Dr Nyanzi had flouted subjudice rules through her Facebook posts. Nyanzi

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Stella Nyanzi Defends Makerere Nude Girls, Attacks Dean, Rallies Women Activists

Embattled Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has defended school of Education pictured semi-nude at a finalists’ dinner at Fairway Hotel in Kampala at the weekend. The University dean of students Cyriaco Kabagambe has summoned one of the girls, Rebecca Naddamba, to defend her dress code that contravenes with the institution’s

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Arrested Makerere Students Granted Bail

Buganda Road court Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has granted bail to four Makerere University students who were charged with inciting violence. The four who include; Edmond Kahiigi, Stephen Ariho, Roy Rugumayo and Hannington Mugarura were arrested on Wednesday May 10th while protesting against the detention of Makerere Research fellow, Dr. Stella Nyanzi

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University Professors Petition Museveni Over Stella Nyanzi

Over 400 scholars, researchers and teachers from universities around the world have expressed concern over the arrest and trial of Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi. They have petitioned Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, urging him to uphold freedom of expression in the academia. Last month, Dr Nyanzi was arrested and charged

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Janet Museveni to Investigate NGOs Donating Sanitary Pads to School Girls

Education minister and first lady Janet Museveni has told Parliament’s committee on education on Wednesday that government would “look into” civil society organisations that were providing free sanitary pads to school girls. The move by Non-Governmental Oragnisations (NGOs) to provide pads came after government reneged on its promise to offer the

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Stella Nyanzi Sent Back to Luzira, Only Allowed to Read the Bible

By: URN Makerere university researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has been sent back to Luzira by Buganda Road magistrate court pending application for revision of her case filed in the high court. The court magistrate James Eremye Mawanda sent Dr Stella Nyanzi back to Luzira basing on the application of her defence team. Nicholas

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