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Prudence Nyamishana

Prudence is a Ugandan blogger. She has been an author at Global Voices since 2013, and is a founding partner of Kweeta Uganda (kweeta.com) and This is Uganda (thisisuganda.org ).

With a wealth of experience, Prudence has worked with numerous organizations in and outside Uganda. She has consulted for a number of organizations including UN Women, Centre for Public Interest law-Uganda, HIVOs – providing technical assistance with strategic communication tools.

She is currently coordinating a project Blogging for social Justice project at Kweeta Uganda in partnership with HIVOs.

She is an alumnus of the Africa school of Internet governance, a member of the Internet society in Uganda and has been appointed as National coordinator for the African Civil Society Information Society.

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Latest posts by Prudence Nyamishana

Uganda's tax on social media will widen the digital gender gap

"When I interviewed women living in...a slum in Kampala, I learned that for them, WhatsApp and Facebook are the internet...with the new tax, they will be cut off altogether."

Tired of murders targeting women, Ugandans take to the streets in peaceful protest

"And so I march. To remember them, they were not given any justice and no one was held accountable for their gruesome deaths. But I recognize them."

How ‘African’ is Northern Africa?

"Why are Africans from north of the Sahara sometimes not considered definitively 'African'?"

Ugandan Government Plans to Tax Social Media Users for Too Much Gossip

"Uganda wants to profit where it did not invest. Social media owners gave it out for free and you wanna tax it?"

Ugandans Call for the Resignation of Parliamentarian Who Made Pro-Domestic Violence Comments

“As a man, you need to discipline your wife," said parliamentarian Onesimus Twinamasiko during a TV interview.

With Age Limit Abolished, Ugandans Fear They Are ‘Stuck’ With President Museveni

"32 yrs of inefficiency and we are now stuck with this incompetent, self serving individual whose government is characteristic of nepotism!"

Helping Write The Story of Sex Workers in Uganda

Every day over 300 women go to Bwaise, a slum district in northern Kampala, Uganda, to sell sex.

Ugandan Academic and Sanitary Pad Campaign Leader Faces Criminal Charges For ‘Computer Misuse’

Nyanzi's story has become a rallying opportunity for Ugandans who oppose the Musveni government.

The 12 Faces of a Ugandan Woman

From the chess champion born in one of the country's largest slums to the parliamentary speaker. Celebrate them all.

‘When Your Palms Itch, You Will Receive Money’, and Other African Myths

Africans are sharing common myths they've heard on Twitter under the hashtag #100AfricanMyths.

Ugandans Don't Want Their Government to Bail out Big Businesses

The privatisation of profit and socialisation of loss. Must we all pay for business failure when we didn't all share in the profits made?

Ugandan Legislator Hatches a Not-Too-Subtle Plan to Make Museveni President-for-Life

"MPs proposing lifting the presidential age limit are enemies of progress. Why not lift death limit so the ruler can live forever?"

Ugandan Man Arrested Over T-Shirt Featuring Opposition Leader

"Can we come out and stop calling this a democracy because it isn't. Bloody tshirts. Put us in yellow jumpsuits why don't you."

Uganda's Defiance Campaign Will Not Be Televised

"Hot on the heels of #WorldPressFreedomDay comes #UgandaMediaGag. Ironic"

Cheers and Jeers as Ugandan Female Researcher Undresses to Get Her Office Back

"Our society really needs to stop objectifying women!We need to understand them through the lens of intellectualism not sexism.#RotAtMISR"

Ugandans Blast Government's Porn Detector Priorities After the Country's Only Radiotherapy Machine Breaks

"That 2.6bn for the pornography machine, maybe could buy a bloody cancer machine. Lokodo, that's the ethical thing to do."

Cartoonist Snoggie Gives Uganda's Very Serious Political Issues a Touch of Humor

Snoogies, a leading Ugandan cartoonist, uses art and humor to comment on political issues in the country.

The Power of Social Media in Uganda's 2016 Elections

"Freedom of expression comes with responsibility to it. There are instances of irresponsible reporting and commenting on social media."

Anxiety Over Government-Sanctioned Violence Engulfs Uganda as Elections Approach

"Don’t send your children to bring chaos in Kampala and cause confusion during elections, disrupt peace in the country, government will handle you…. you will be shot."

Ugandans Take a Dig at President Museveni With 30-Year-Old Photos

As President Museveni seeks to be re-elected for a sixth term, Ugandans are using the hashtag #1986pictures to share their memories of that time -- and their political discontent.

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