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Prudence Nyamishana

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Latest posts by Prudence Nyamishana

29 July 2015

Africans Take Jabs at One Another With #IfAfricaWasABar Hashtag

"If Africa was a bar, what would your country be drinking/doing?," Siyanda- Panda, a writer from Botswana, asked on Twitter.

26 July 2015

Uganda Ponders a Sustainable Future as MDGs Become SDGs

Uganda has made clear progress in meeting its development targets in some areas, and almost none in others.

24 July 2015

After Youth Activists’ Arrest, Ugandans Speak Out Against Police Impunity

"The Uganda police has been reduced into a small armed group that fights political opposition while part-timing at law keeping"

12 July 2015

It's No Picnic Being the Political Opposition in Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in office for 29 years, and a pair of high-profile arrests is now raising serious questions about the country's future.

29 June 2015

Can Social Media Create a Lasting Impact in Uganda?

"It beats my understanding when I sometimes visit the IT ministry website and it is down. I don’t get it."

25 June 2015

Take a Look at the Africa the Media Never Shows You

Western media tends to portray Africa as a dark, hopeless place. African Twitter users have rallied under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to prove that's not true.

12 June 2015

Ugandan Authorities Jail Facebook User for “Offensive” Comments About President Musveni

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Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page which is critical of Ugandan government.

6 June 2015

Ugandans Find Humor in Burundi's All-Too-Familiar Third Term Crisis

Mass riots and a failed military coup followed Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to extend his two-term limit. The president of Uganda is seeking a fifth term.

5 June 2015

How Much Time Is Left for Africa’s ‘Presidents for Life’?

Events in Burundi and other countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda have sustained a growing debate among Africans about term limits.

6 May 2015

Why Aren't Uganda's Journalists Asking the Tough Questions?

A lawyer challenged the country's journalists on Twitter to dig deep into some of the glaring issues facing Uganda, from abortion stats and illegal ivory trade to investment in tourism.

2 May 2015

Ugandan Launches Tweef Against President Museveni and National Resistance Movement

"If I was hired to sell 'glaring hypocrisy' as a product, this account @KagutaMuseveni [official Twitter account of Uganda's president] would be a target investment."

5 April 2015

Dear CNN, Uganda Is Not Tanzania

"Sometimes it feels like @CNN are the only hardline Pan-Africanists left. They don't believe national borders or names mean anything!"

1 April 2015

Prosecutor in Terrorism Case Shot Dead in Uganda

Ugandans are in shock, following Joan Kagezi's murder on March 30 in Kiwatule, while driving home from work with her children in the car.

14 March 2015

Ugandan Lawmakers Want to Clear House in the Parliamentary Press Corps

Ugandan lawmakers are considering a proposal that would replace all journalists who started covering parliamentary proceedings before May 1, 2010, "in the interest of balanced media coverage".

28 February 2015

Parliament Watchdog Connects Ugandans to Women MPs Through Twitter

Parliament Watch Uganda organized the #MPsEngage Twitter chat with women members of parliament to discuss the topic 'Making Women Count in Legislative Processes'.

7 February 2015

‘Photoblogging Is My Sustenance’, Says Ugandan Photographer Edward Echwalu

"Sometimes we get discouraged over things that do not matter. Don’t lay your tools down; there are people out there that are feeding from your thoughts. Keep going."

4 February 2015

After 29 Years in Power, Ugandan President Museveni Won't Leave Office

"So its official. There is no democracy in Uganda. It's about Museveni and his Army."

18 November 2014

Ugandans Launch Hashtag Campaign Against Telecom Giant

Ugandans have grumbled for years about MTN's lousy service, but some Twitter users finally decided earlier this month to pool their influence and launch a consumer-rights hashtag campaign.

1 February 2014

‘Mistreated, Insulted and Disrespected': World Bank Releases Social Inclusion Report

Certain groups of people in all countries seem to be left behind despite their home country's progress, and the social exclusion of these people has costly consequences.

25 September 2013

Ugandan Minister: Indecently Dressed Women Are Asking to Be Raped

Uganda's Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule has been summoned to appear before Parliament to explain himself.

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