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Silencing the ‘rudest’ woman in Uganda
Silencing the ‘rudest’ woman in Uganda
In 1948, activist-intellectual Semakula Mulumba received an invitation to dinner from the Bishop of Uganda, Cyril Stuart.
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
The opening lines of a poem written by Dr Stella Nyanzi and posted on Facebook in November 2018, the day after Yoweri Museveni’s alleged birthday, read: “Yoweri, they say it was your...
Stella Nyanzi: The formidable feminist foe Museveni has failed to silence
Stella Nyanzi: The formidable feminist foe Museveni has failed to silence
Dr Stella Nyanzi, a queer feminist writer, activist and Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute for Social Research in Uganda, has been
Transformation began 50 years ago
Transformation began 50 years ago
Fifty years ago, during the so-called Nairobi revolution of the late 1960s, a move was made to transform the disciplines and curriculums in a...
Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing
Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing
It took several days, and several blood tests, before someone figured out what was wrong with Brian Gitta. The Ugandan engineer, now 25, had...
20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT
20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT
Almost 20 years after the esteemed Ugandan academic resigned following a clash over his proposed core course on Africa, the University of Cape Town...
Uganda rows over Museveni’s rule
Uganda rows over Museveni’s rule
When the police arrived to break up the protest, Muhammad Ssebuuma and his fellow students knelt.
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Professor Mahmood Mamdani returned to the University of Cape Town (UCT) on August 22 to deliver a lecture on Decolonising the Post-colonial...
Getting more out of Africa's media education
Getting more out of Africa's media education
At Ibadan Polytechnic in Nigeria, Jonathan Adejunmobi has a hard job teaching journalism. For a start, there's not even water to flush the toilets....

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