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Prudence Nyamishana

Prudence Nyamishana is a communications specialist that is passionate about women’s rights, governance, civic engagement and sustainable development. She is a Ugandan netizen that makes he voice heard through her blog – prudencenyamishana.wordpress.com and @nyapru1 on twitter. She is Uganda’s Global Voices contributor amplifying human rights, gender, governance, and development stories that are trending on social media. She is currently a communications consultant with Centre for Public interest Law Uganda. She has done a number of communications related work with a number of development agencies including Watoto Childcare ministries, Forum for Women in Democracy, ManUp, UN Women, USAID, and UNVolunteers. With all this communications work she hopes that her country will be a better place.

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Latest posts by Prudence Nyamishana

28 September 2016

‘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.

27 July 2016

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?

10 July 2016

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?"

1 June 2016

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."

10 May 2016

Uganda's Defiance Campaign Will Not Be Televised

Global Voices Advocacy

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

24 April 2016

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"

16 April 2016

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."

1 March 2016

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.

10 February 2016

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."

6 February 2016

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."

24 January 2016

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.

13 October 2015

Outrage After Ugandan Police Strip a Female Opposition Official Naked in Public

"A regime that loses respect for women deserves no respect either"

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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.

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