Sex, hope and activism: Meet 'Uganda's rudest woman'

Dr Stella Nyanzi. PHOTO/ FILE

What you need to know:

  • Although she insists that her losses are "not worth writing home about", grief is at the heart of her quest to bring down Museveni.

Her sexually explicit protests have been likened to pornography, but Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi says sex is the most effective -- and entertaining -- way to shake people out of their apathy.
"I learnt very early that there are some topics in Uganda that are tired and... the only way to capture attention is to introduce some shock value," the 47-year-old told AFP in an interview in Kampala.
And plenty of people have been shocked by Nyanzi's methods, which range from calling President Yoweri Museveni "a pair of buttocks" to baring her breasts during a court hearing.

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