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Kagame and government officials arrive for the 12th National Leaders' Retreat on Monday

How Kagame, Mwenda Clashed at Rwanda Leaders’ Retreat

Celebrated Ugandan journalist Andrew Mwenda touched a wrong button a few days ago when he attempted to persuade President Paul Kagame to praise government leaders during a retreat, Chimp Corps report. The 12th National Leadership Retreat, known also as Umwiherero, was held in Gabiro in Gatsibo... read more »

Nkurunziza and Museveni at State House, Entebbe on March 4, 2015

Museveni Meets Nkurunziza as Burundi Tensions Rise

President Museveni has received and held a meeting with his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza, who paid a one-day working visit to Uganda. During their talks that took place this afternoon at State House, Entebbe on Wednesday, the two leaders delved into matters of bilateral interest between... read more »

Pictures of Prince David Kijanangoma released on social media on Wednesday

Police Quiz, Charge Tooro Prince Kijanangoma

Fort Portal police have charged Prince David Kijanangoma, who declared himself Tooro King, with “inciting violence” and “holding illegal assemblies.” Prince Kijanangoma was summoned on Tuesday by Kabarole District police Commander DPC Geoffrey Kahebwa before being subjected to intensive... read more »

King Oyo was recently warned against reigning from another Kingdom

Lawyers: ‘King Oyo Can be Dethroned’

Award-winning Barefoot Lawyers organisation has opined that Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru can be toppled if his rivals carefully consider the available legal options, Chimp Corps report. “If there is a proven tradition/ custom in Tooro that when the king does not work to the expectations of... read more »

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Villa’s Sam Simbwa denies Tanzania Links

Flamboyant SC Villa coach Sam Simbwa has played down media reports linking him to the vacant Azam FC (Tanzania) assistant coaching job. Simbwa insists he can’t quit his current job in Kampala to become a junior to another Ugandan coach George Nsimbe which he says... read more »

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Uganda Handball Teams Secure Visas for Ethiopia Trip

Motivation is guaranteed in national handball team (men and women) camps after finally securing players’ travel document as Uganda finalises preparations for All-Africa Games qualifier tournament due March 8 to 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Though the paperwork... read more »

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Ibra Sekagya Names his All-time Uganda XI

After a 20-year career littered with immeasurable success. Ibra Sekagya has retired as an active professional footballer. His contract at New York Red Bulls ended recently and he was offered a lucrative deal at the New York club as part of the team’s backroom... read more »

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Micho drops 7 from U-23 side

All Africa Games Qualifier: first round 2rd leg tie Uganda v Mozambique, Nakivubo Stadium Saturday: 4pm Charges: sh20,000 and sh5,000 The national U-23 squad, the Kobs, preparing for the All Africa Games Qualifier against Mozambique in residential training at FUFA... read more »

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FUFA Big League Thursday fixtures

Thursday 4pm Rwenzori group CRO v The Saints – Mbale Municipal Paidha Black Angels v  Kumi Utd- Barokoro-Zombo Water v  Sporting Utd- Mengo Ndejje Univ  v Ngora Freda Carr -Luweero Hope Doves v  JMC – Namboole Elgon group Artland K v  Busia Utd... read more »

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Shafiq Bakaki Ruled Out of Uganda’s Game with Mozambique

All Africa Games Qualifier: first round 2rd leg tie Uganda v Mozambique Nakivubo Stadium Saturday: 4pm Charges: sh20,000 and sh5,000   Shafiq Bakaki has withdrawn from the Uganda national under 23 team, the Kobs squad to face Mozambique in an All Africa Games... read more »

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Kickboxer Tugume Seeks Redemption after Golola Shame

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)’s Titus ‘Hard Rock’ Tugume will look to revive his kickboxing career when he takes on Ali Muhammad (Zanzibar) in a full contact fight at the MTN Arena Lugogo on March 7. “I have to do my best in every fight in... read more »

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Uganda Names Squad for Ghana Sand Battle

Sand Cranes the national senior men’s beach soccer team has named fifteen players to enter residential camp at Entebbe tomorrow. The Cranes play the Black Sharks of Ghana on the 15th of March at Entebbe Sports Beach in the 2015 African Nations Beach Soccer qualifiers... read more »

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SCVU Coach Byekwaso Responds to Critics

Under-fire coach Morley Byekwaso has expressed his relief at SC Victoria University’s crucial 3-1 victory against Police, and claims the three points are so important, they now are focused on scaling the Uganda Premier League (UPL) log. Byekwaso was relieved... read more »

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URA’s Isabirye Admits South Africans are Tough Opponents

Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club Head Coach, Alex Isabirye, has admitted that the South African opponents, Orlando Pirates will pose a hard nut for his side. The Johannesburg  based PSL giants will host the Uganda Cup reigning champions in the next stage of CAF... read more »

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The SPLA on early this week adopted sanctions on South Sudan

SPLA – IO Welcomes UN Sanctions

Contrasting earlier reports that the government officials were warning of possible devastating implications, The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition [SPLA – IO] has this morning... read more »

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Pressure Mounts on Kiir, Machar as Talks’ De...

Pressure is mounting on South Sudan warring factions led by President Salva Kiir and rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar to sign a peace agreement by March... read more »

South Sudan Fires Back at UN Sanction Threats

IGAD members, Kiir and Machar in peace talks in Ethiopia on Tuesday

The South Sudan government has fired back at the United Nations’ plans to slap sanctions on the youngest country in the world struggling to recover from... read more »

Ethiopian PM: We are Frustrated by Kiir, Machar

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia last year

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn who is the regional body IGAD’s overall chief negotiator in the ongoing South Sudan peace talks has... read more »

Kiir, Machar Disagree in Addis Ababa

Kiir and Machar have failed to agree on running a transitional government

The two main principals of the South Sudan conflict, President Salva Kiir and the rebel movement SPLA- in Opposition leader, Dr. Riek Machar disagreed on... read more »

Rwanda
Kagame and government officials arrive for the 12th National Leaders' Retreat on Monday

Rwanda Leaders Take Stronger Stand on Corruption

Closing Rwanda’s 12th National Leadership Retreat on Monday, President Kagame called on all participants to apply the lessons of this year’s gathering, saying, “Let us ensure that we do not... read more »

RIP: Guy Rutayisire

Ugandans mourn Deceased basketballer Guy Rutayisir...

Falcons Basketball Club fans are gripped with grief after their former player Jean Guy Rutayisire died in a car accident Sunday morning. Rutayisire... read more »

Rwanda Seeks More Data on BBC Revisionist Film

Genocide survivors, Rwandans and friends held protests against the genocide denial film produced by BBC last year

An inquiry by a government-instituted body has found “serious evidence of criminal offenses” against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and... read more »

Listen to Critics, Kagame tells Rwandan Leaders

President Kagame in an interaction with leaders at the 12th National Leadership Retreat on Sunday

Opening Rwanda’s 12th National Leadership Retreat held at RDF Combat Training Center in Gabiro on Sunday, President Kagame challenged leaders to go... read more »

Kagame Doctor Killed by Cop to be Buried Today

RIP: Dr Emmanuel Gasakure

Preparations for the burial of Dr Emmanuel Gasakure who was killed by a police officer in an act of self defense on Wednesday evening are in high gear, Chimp... read more »

Religion
Bishop Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki  described Kaisaja's demise a big blow to the catholic church

Church Mourns Msgr Kasaija

The clergy and Christians of Fort Portal diocese are mourning the death of Msgr Kasaija Boneventura Amooti who passed on Wednesday night at Virika hospital in Fort Portal town. According to... read more »

UMSC Spokesperson Hajj Nsereko Mutumba addresses the gathering

Muslims Urged To Join Politics

The Uganda Muslim Supreme Counsel spokesperson Haji Nsereko Mutumba has urged Muslims to actively engage in politics especially when it comes to... read more »

Mao Praises Museveni On Bish. Luwum Holiday

DP President Norbert Mao

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has appreciated president Museveni for declaring February 16th as a national public holiday in commemoration of the Life and... read more »

M7 Declares Feb 16 Public Holiday In Bish. Luwum Memory

President Museveni greets Opposition UPC President Dr Olara Otunnu as FDC's Cicilia Ogwal watches

President Yoweri Museveni has said the death of Bishop Janam Luwum was a tragedy and a shame to the people of Uganda and Africa in general, adding that the... read more »

World To Honor Archbishop Luwum

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda with UPC President Olara Otunnu address press on the memorial preparations on Tuesday

Pilgrims are flying in from all around the world to the Northern district of Kitgum where a memorial service will be held of slain former Archbishop of the... read more »

News
Some of the bicycles handed to the sub-country bosses

Mbarara LC 3 Bosses Get Bicycles

Land committee members in Mbarara district have received over 500 bicycles, record files and other items from United States Agency for International Development [USAID] in the SAFE (Supporting Access... read more »

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango

Kawaala: 3 Months Baby Killed, Dumped On Roadside

Residents of Kawala zone 1 in Kampala were this morning woke up to find the body a baby boy about 3 months old lying along the road. One of the... read more »

Kigezi Gears up for Women’s Day Celebrations

PM Dr Rugunda(middle) poses for photo with Banyakigezi community in Kampala after meeting  at OPM on Tuesday (OPM Communications Unit Photo)

The Banyakigezi community living in Kampala have kicked off a series of meetings under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to add momentum... read more »

Photos: Fire Destroys Aristoc Bookshop

Workers strive to save property from the flames [Photos by Kenneth Kazibwe /ChimpReports]

The police fire brigade on Wednesday afternoon were called in to put out a fire that had gutted Aristoc book store on Insurance House along Kampala... read more »

Its Time Up: Prof Baryamureeba Alerts M7 In New Book

Prof Baryamureeba speaking at the book launch

Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor and ICT Guru Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, has on the shelves yet another piece of work, after releasing his... read more »

Entertainment
Kundwa is the Miss Rwanda 2015 (Photo: Photo credit: Angel Djibril)

Miss Rwanda 2015 Unveiled

The stunning Doriane Kundwa, 19, has been unveiled as Miss Rwanda 2015, beating off stiff competition from equally gorgeous 14 young ladies. Details... read more »

Kigongo, Nakazibwe and Olive

Kigongo Marriage Crumbling

NRM Vice Chairman Moses Kigongo’s marriage with Olive Kigongo is on the edge over accusations of untrustworthiness. ChimpLyf understands that... read more »

Gagamel Singer Seriously Sick

Edith K on the hospital bed

The Gagamel girl who featured in Bebe Cool’s Mwoyo wangu song, Edith Khedy Nantabazi, popularity known as Edith K is in wallowing pain. During a visit... read more »

Anti Gay Law Aint Right – Chameleone

Jose Chameleon

The mad debate was almost dead and buried for the last several months, but Ugandan top artists Jose Chameleone seems hell bent to hoist it again. Chameleone... read more »

Bukedde TV Presenter Under Fire over Song Theft

Nsubuga (L) and Fifi Da Queen (R) are rivaling over a song

A Bukedde TV presenter and upcoming musician called Nabitengero Phionah commonly known to her fans as Fifi Da Queen is in trouble after allegedly stealing a... read more »

Education
Some of the students that were injured in yesterday's rally at Lumumba Hall [Pictures by Toko Godwin]

Photos: Makerere Guild Race Turns Bloody

The ongoing Makerere University Guild race yesterday turned violent as students supporting rival candidates engaged in a bloody brawl. The fierce fight broke out between the supporters of Mwine Musa... read more »

Museveni holding Kamya's hand during the school's tour on Monday

Museveni Speaks on Taking over Kamya School

The Government has taken over Samson Kamya Kalibala Senior Secondary School at a ceremony presided over Monday by President Yoweri Museveni and... read more »

Museveni Lauds Kanyaryeru Children

Museveni at Lake Mburo SSS on Saturday

President Yoweri Museveni has lauded the students of Lake Mburo Senior Secondary School for being exemplary and working hard to change their area. The... read more »

Kyenjojo Students Riot Over Dress Code: School Closed

Its a common practice that Ugandan students are required to tuck in their uniforms

Government aided Katoke Senior Secondary School in Katoke sub county Kyenjojo district has been closed after a destructive strike. The students went on rampage... read more »

170 S6 Results Withheld over Malpractice

UNEB Executive Secretary Mathew Bukenya.

The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has continued to warn schools that have turned examination malpractice into a culture that the board would have to... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Justice to be done in Namanda's murder

Two Charged Over Kampala Acid Murder

At least two people have been arraigned before Nakawa Court and charged with the murder of city businesswoman Josephine Namanda using acid. Farouq Walusimbi and Ivan Namanya appeared before the chief... read more »

Clayton testifying in court today

Bank Staff Pin American In Fake Dollar Case

Clayton Omona Lakony, former Police officer currently working as the Investigations and Recovery officer at Stanbic Bank has appeared before Buganda... read more »

City Guard ‘Mistakenly’ Shoots Dead Own Bos...

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango

Police in Kampala are hunting for a private security guard attached to JKO Security Company, who yesterday at around 2:00am allegedly shot and killed his... read more »

Kyegegwa Man Beheaded

Police Deputy Spokesperson Polly Namaye

Residents of Rwahuga in Kyegegwa district this morning woke up to a decapitated body of one of their own. The deceased has been identified as Alex Twinamasiko,... read more »

Police Absolve Mulago in ‘Dead Baby Swap’ S...

Mulago Hospital

A police investigation report has confirmed that a baby’s dead body which parents refused to accept as their own after being delivered at Mulago Referral... read more »

Court
LORD MAYOR: Erias Lukwago

Lukwago Frustrated, As Court Hearing Flops Again

The hearing of a case at High Court of Appeal where the Attorney General challenges Justice Lydia Mugambe’s ruling to have Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwgo instituted, failed to commence after one... read more »

Justice Bart Katureebe is new CJ [picture by New Vision]

Breaking: Bart Katureebe Is New Chief Justice

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Justice Bart Katureebe as the new Chief Justice. Katureebe replaces the former CJ Benjamin Odoki whose... read more »

Murderous Kabale Pastor Denied Bail

Pastor Mucunguzii [In track suit], with his accomplices led out of court

Justice Michael Elubu of the Kabale high court judge on Wednesday declined a bail application for Pastor Gad Mucunguzi of Nazareth revival ministries in lower... read more »

Kigongo, Olive told to Settle Dispute out of Court

Kigongo, Nakazibwe and Olive

The principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has met the politically powerful NRM Vice Chairman, Hajji Moses Kigongo and his estranged wife Olive Kigongo over the case... read more »

State Ordered to Expedite Kasiwukira Murder Investigati...

ACCUSED: Kasiwukira's widow Nabikolo sarah [M] and Nakungu Sandra in court today.

Makindye Chief Magistrate David Mafabi has ordered the state prosecution in the case were three people are accused of murdering a city business man Eriya... read more »

Business
2.3bn barrel of recoverable oil have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya and more than 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in Tanzania

East Africa Petroleum Conference Opens in Rwanda

The Prime Minister of Rwanda, Hon Anastase Murekezi has officiated at the 7th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (EAPCE’15) taking place 4 to 6 March 2015 at Serena Kigali Hotel in... read more »

John Njiraini retained as KRA Commissioner General

Njiraini Retained as KRA Commissioner General

Mr John Njiraini has been retained as Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioner General for the next three years. Mr Njiraini’s first term expired on... read more »

MTN Faults UCC On Shs 5Bn Fine: “It Was A Mistake...

MTN Uganda CEO Brian Gouldie says UCC wrongly fined them

Telecommunication giants MTN Uganda have explained circumstances under which they were fined a staggering Shs5bn by Uganda Communications Commission [UCC] for... read more »

New Mpanga Market Vendors Petition Municipality Over Ta...

Ealier last year, police deployed at the market as vendors abandoned it due to high taxes

192 vendors operating in the newly constructed Mpanga Modern Market have petitioned Fort Portal Municipal council over, in their view, the exorbitant taxes... read more »

Uganda Faces Rapid Urbanization Challenge

Uganda's urban population is growing at a rapid pace

Uganda’s urban population will increase from six million in 2013 to over 20 million in 2040. Policy makers need to act now to ensure that this rapid... read more »

Agriculture
PM Rugunda, Min.Water & EnvironmentProf.Kamuntu(3rd R) with MoS Environment,Munaaba(2nd R) pose for photo with participants at 2nd SPGS Policy meeting at Sheraton hotel on Friday

Rugunda Drums Support For Reforestation

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has urged Ugandans to invest in tree growing to safeguard the country’s forest cover which is currently under threat by deforestation and also increase the... read more »

Museveni commissioning the construction of the 86-kilometre road in Northern Uganda on Saturday

Museveni Blasts Opposition

Electing opposition members to Parliament or other political positions is counterproductive, President Museveni has warned. As he continues to launch... read more »

Open Letter to Rubabo MP on GMO Bill 2012

Author: Morrison Rwakakamba

Dear Hon. Paula Truryahikayo. Warm regards from Nyeibingo Village, Kebisoni-Rukungiri. I am writing to you to express deepest concern regarding the Biosafety... read more »

Museveni: We Must Relocate Wetland Encroachers

Museveni says wetlands must be fully protected

The improvement of the Ugandan economy will enable government to be in a position to curb encroachment on wet-lands by wananchi in order to reverse the current... read more »

Museveni: Sky is Limit for Uganda’s Transformatio...

Museveni and NRM MPs at Kyankwanzi on Sunday

President Museveni, who is also the Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), has opened the annual retreat of the NRM Caucus members at the National... read more »

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Uganda food processors will get funding from government to create more wealth

Agro-food Processors to Get Special Funding

President Yoweri Museveni has said the government of Uganda should support viable, well established scientists who are already undertaking agro- food processing as a business in order to... read more »

Museveni is on a wealth creation tour of Busoga region

Museveni: Land Fragmentation Breeding Destitution

President Yoweri Museveni has warned that the continued fragmentation of land in Uganda, a country whose economic backbone is agriculture with over 80 percent of the population employed in... read more »

Amb. Scott together with the team of roasters sip on some of the local coffee varieties

US Experts Thrilled By Uganda Coffee Quality

A team of US top coffee roasting experts are in the country to experiament the vaieryt of Ugandan coffee beans. Led by US Ambassador to Uganda HE Scott DeLisi, the team visited Uganda... read more »

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Museveni and First Lady Janet arrive in Moroto for Tarehe Sita celebrations on Friday

Museveni Warns on Insecurity

President Museveni has emphasised the role of Uganda’s armed forces in the country, warning perpetrators of insecurity that they would be dealt with decisively. Speaking at the Tarehe... read more »

Museveni is touring the Rwenzururu area

Museveni Warns Rwenzururu Against Tribal Wars

President Museveni has strongly cautioned the people of the Rwenzururu area in Western Uganda against promoting tribalism, ethnicity, religion or any other form of sectarianism noting that... read more »

Col Kabango shakes hands with Ongwen whose brutality will be penalised by ICC

Uganda to Support Ongwen ICC Trial

Government has promised to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the trial of former rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen, Chimp Corps report. The... read more »

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Patrick Bitature speaks out on coping with life after his father's murder at the hands of Idi Amin's agents

Patrick Bitature: Life After the Brutal Murder of my Father

By Patrick Bitature Today I reach out to all Ugandans who have lost a loved one to the tragedy of death that leaves you feeling grossly cheated by fate and even shaking your faith in the... read more »

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The Real Life of An Unemployed Graduate In Kampala

By Mwine Edgar  A year after graduating with an Honours Bachelors in Economics I find myself very lucky but very unlucky at the same time. I’m one of those Lucky Youths in Uganda today... read more »

Author: Morrison Rwakakamba

Successes Should Not Dig Grave For Museveni

In a September 2011 thoughtful essay; “Gravedigger problem: How Museveni’s very success is creating conditions for his fall” Andrew Mwenda resurrected an old debate. He opined thus;... read more »

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Judge Faces Arrest For Stealing 46 Million

Buganda Road chief magistrate Lilian Buchyana is set to issue an arrest of warrant to Moroto Magistrate Grace Balintuma, who is accused of defrauding Shs 46million, once she fails to appear... read more »

The suspects linked to Kiyingi's alleged terrorist acts being brought to Nakawa High Court on Thursday in Kampala (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe)

11 Charged With Aiding Dr Kiyingi, ADF Rebels

Nakawa Grade one Magistrate Timothy Lumunye has charged and committed to High Court a group of 11 people with aiding and abetting Australian-based Ugandan cardiologist Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi... read more »

President Museveni greets Ag Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma at the opening of the conference in Entebbe

Leave Judiciary Alone, Museveni Told

President Yoweri Museveni has been asked to allow the country’s judiciary arm space to do its work and cease dictating how it should run its duties. UPC spokesperson, Okello Lucima... read more »

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Kabarole RDC Stephen Asiimwe

40 Schools To Be Closed In Kasese

A total of 41 Nursery, Primary, Secondary schools and Tertiary Institutions in Fort Portal Municipality that have been operating illegally are set to be shut down before the close of this... read more »

Jesus Cares was left in ruins

PHOTOS: 4 Schools Demolished In Mbarara

A number of Parents and learners are screening other options after government authorities razed down four schools for falling below the required standards. The schools are Jesus Cares SS,... read more »

FDC Spokesperson John Kikonyogo

FDC Attacks Gov’ts Nursery Section For Public Schools Polic...

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson, John Kikonyogo has attacked government plans to compel all public schools have a nursery section so as to improve numeracy and... read more »

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An Upscale DoubleTree by Hilton to Debut in Kinshasa

Hilton Worldwide Announces First Hotel in DRC

Hilton Worldwide, the world’s fastest growing hospitality company, has announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Africa Hospitality Investments to open the full-service... read more »

Uganda Kobs at queen Elizabeth National Park

E.A Waives Tourism Visa Fee for Foreigners

Three Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) namely; Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative, have waived visa fees for foreign... read more »

Museveni attending the 39th World Congress of the ATA at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Wednesday

Why Museveni Banned Air Conditioners At State House

President Museveni has expressed dismay at Ugandans who hold as a necessity, installation of air conditioners in their houses, hotels and other building structures, ‘in a country that... read more »

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100 professionals have so far benefited from Total Young Graduate Programme

100 Graduates Benefit from Total Programme

The first cohort of students in the Total Young Graduate Programme who include more than 100 talented young people have already joined one of the Group’s subsidiaries in Africa and... read more »

The Author: Henry Mugisha Bazira

Oil, Gas and Minerals Actually Belong to Landowners

Henry Mugisha Bazira Land is a key factor of production and development. Uganda’s economy which has essentially been dominated by agriculture is gradually shifting towards dominance of... read more »

BoU Governor Emmanuel Mutebile

Uganda’s Oil Could Be Useless – Governor Mutebile

Governor Bank of Uganda Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has predicted devastating ramifications of the world’s falling crude oil prices on Uganda’s budding oil sector, and sounded stern... read more »

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UPC President Dr Olara Otunnu said, he would not seek another term in office

FDC: Otunnu’s Exit Could Affect Joint Candidature

Opposition Political Parties are still taking in with difficulty, the unprecedented resignation of Uganda People’s Congress [UPC] president Dr Olara Otunnu. Otunnu made it clear at the... read more »

Outgoing UPC President Olara Otunnu

UPC Faces Leadership Crisis

One of the oldest political parties in the country, opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) may yet again face a leadership crisis as the party president’s term expires on March 10;... read more »

UPC President Olara Otunnu

Otunnu: I’ll Not Stand for UPC Presidency Again  

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) President Dr Olara Otunnu has revealed his intentions not to stand for another term as party president, saying “I am not like president... read more »

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Ms Jean Byamugisha speaks to press at a recent function

Uganda Hoteliers Get Youngest, Female ED

Ms Jean Byamugisha has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association with effect from 2 March 2015. The 32 year old Ms Byamugisha becomes the youngest ED... read more »

A lion at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Outrage As UWA Rangers Kill Lion In Isingiro

Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers were on Wednesday compelled to shoot to death an adult lion in Isingiro district, a move they say was to save lives of the residents. The lion, whose... read more »

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Drunk Rwandese Gorilla Punches Photographer

A photographer got a shot he wasn’t expecting while filming silverback gorillas in Rwanda when a 250kg ape – drunk on bamboo shoots – charged at him ‘like a rugby player’. This... read more »