- Less than a week after being freed on bail feminist academic Stella Nyanzi was back on Facebook.
- Dr Nyanzi was initially arrested for posting critical comments about the president's wife Janet Museveni.
- She shot to prominence in April 2016 when she stripped naked at her university to protest the closure of her office, and later shared the nude photos of herself on social media.
A prominent Ugandan academic charged with cyber harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" is back on social media with more colourful criticism of the country's leader.
Less than a week after being freed on bail feminist academic Stella Nyanzi was back on Facebook comparing Museveni's government to an infestation of "pubic lice" and promising to continue "poking the leopards' anuses", a reference to a warning Museveni himself had issued to opponents in the run-up to the last elections.
"I am now a fugitive in my own country," Nyanzi told her 150,000 Facebook followers in a post on Sunday. She said she cannot return home because, "the dictatorial regime's security goons still await for me there."
Nyanzi attacked Museveni, his wife and son — long touted as a possible heir to the presidency — rejecting the "illegitimate leadership of the despotic leopard, its foolish leopardess and the future reign of the promiscuous leopard-cub."
Museveni — who has ruled the East African nation for 31 years — referred to himself as a leopard in 2015 when he told the opposition they were asking for trouble if they were to touch "the anus of a leopard", an unusual turn of phrase even for a president known for his use of folksy metaphor and vivid idiom.