2:55 am - Wednesday November 26, 2014
Andrew Seguya has been forced out of office over the UWA scam

IVORY SCAM: UWA Boss Seguya Fired

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) boss Andrew Seguya has been fired after impounded ivory worth shs2.6bn was stolen from the institution’s strong room in Kampala. According to a letter dated November 21, which Chimpreports has seen, the Minister of Wildlife, Tourism and Antiquities Maria Mutagamba... read more »

Machar in Pagak

Dr. Machar Returns to South Sudan

The leader of South Sudan rebel movement, Dr. Riek Machar has officially returned to his country since the war broke out in the country last December, Chimp Corps report. Dr. Machar touched down at Pagak in Upper Nile State on Monday for a consultation meeting with his military generals on the... read more »

Gen Kayihura addressing press in Kampala on Monday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe)

Kayihura Orders Registration of Maids

In the wake of an incident in which an 18-month-old baby was tortured to near death early this month by a maid, the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has ordered for a countrywide registration and certification of all house helpers. Addressing journalists at the police headquarters in... read more »

Alex Asiimwe is no longer Monitor MD

Monitor MD Alex Asiimwe Forced to Resign

Daily Monitor Managing Director Alex Asiimwe has been forced to resign his position following a massive decline in newspaper sales, Chimp Corps report. The poor performance of the Uganda’s top newspaper compelled Nation Media Group to fire Asiimwe during a high-level meeting in Tanzania last... read more »

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PHOTOS: Lingerie Expo Warms Hearts in Kampala

It was a night of glamour, thrill and interaction as the first lingerie fashion show in Kampala was launched at Lauma Lingerie at Oasis Mall during the weekend. The event sparked thrill as the models stepped out onto the red carpet to showcase their best lingerie... read more »


Kasese Boys to Represent Uganda at Sakata Mashariki

A group of five youths from Kasese district (the Invincible Dance Unit (I.D.U)) are to represent Uganda on Citizen TV’s Sakata Mashariki in a battle to determine the best dancers in the region. This was confirmed after they were crowned national champions at an event... read more »


Iryn Namubiru Joins Kansiime at Grajoh

The latest news reaching ChimpLyf shows that the gorgeous and super talented Iryn Namubiru is now under the management of Grajoh Talent Management and Public Relations Ltd. Rumors of Iryn’s game changing move started this evening  when Grajoh CEO, Johnson Mujungu... read more »


Police: Luzinda Ex Lover to Face Court

The Head of media crimes at the CIID headquarters has revealed that investigations are in final stages to have singer Desire Luzinda’s former Nigerian lover Franklin be charged in courts of law. Addressing journalists at police headquarters in Naguru on Monday... read more »


Fr Gaetano Speaks on Abusive Maid Spy Video

Activist Fr Gaetano Batanyenda has called for a deeper investigation into the background of Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, who was caught red handed by a spy camera brutally beating up a one-year-old baby in Kampala. The video triggered a huge public outcry, with police assuring... read more »


Zari Labels Ex-lover Farouk a ‘Male Prostitute’  

Kampala socialite Zarinah Tlale has accused her former boyfriend Farouk Sempala of behaving as a male prostitute. According to leaked communications between the duo who parted ways this year after a short-lived sexual affair, Zari also faults Farouk of riding on her... read more »


INTERVIEW: How I Manage Stalkers – Maro

Considering the success of his recently concluded ‘Mubbi Bubbi’ concert, one might assume that Maro would no longer be the down to earth person that he used to be. But heck no, he is still the same. From patiently waiting for our crew even though we were late for... read more »


PHOTOS: Besigye Daughter’s Wedding

Opposition firebrand Col Kizza Besigye’s adopted daughter Sandra Masiko has Saturday tied the knot with Brian Ntale. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Augustine Church, Makerere University in Kampala. His Grace Paul Bakyenga urged the new couple to cherish the... read more »


VIDEO: Spy Camera Shows Maid Brutalizing Toddler

A spy camera hidden by working parents to monitor their home while they were away has made a shocking revelation. The camera caught the maid whom the parents had left with their barely three year old baby girl beating her to near death for vomiting on the family’s... read more »


Photos: US Ambassador Hosts Fashion Show at Home

It was a night of fashion and glamour at the residence of US Ambassador to Uganda, Scott H DeLisi as fashion designers showcased their best outfits on Wednesday night. The event hosted in partnership with Kas Wear saw 10 up-and-coming Ugandan fashion designers and... read more »

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South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

South Sudan Rebels Deny Targeting Vice President

South Sudan rebels have denied reports of planning the downfall of the country’s Vice President James Wani Igga but insisted the position is “unnecessary”. “Leaders in Juba seem to have... read more »

Machar, Kiir at the signing of a ceasefire deal in Ethiopia this year

Power Deal: My Advice to South Sudan Rebels

In this modern world, nobody exists in isolation. Any resolution of the conflict always involves external actors. Besides, there is no rebellion that... read more »

Museveni: Sudan Celebrating South Sudan Turmoil

Gen Salim Saleh with President Kiir at State House Entebbe on Sunday

President Museveni has called on the warring factions in the South Sudan Conflict to reconcile and unite saying the people of South Sudan were suffering and... read more »

Kiir, Museveni in Meeting At State House

Museveni is meeting Kiir at State House Entebbe

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has arrived in Uganda for bilateral talks with President Museveni, Chimp Corps report. The president’s deputy spokesperson,... read more »

South Sudan Plane Crash Probed

The scene of Friday's South Sudan plane crash

Investigations are underway to establish the cause of a plane crash in South Sudan in which two crew members died and other sustained injuries, Chimp Corps... read more »

Kagame addressing residents of Nyagatare

Kagame: Bad Politics Have No Place in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda’s politics is about building the nation, giving every citizen access to health, education and ensuring food security, Chimp Corps report. Addressing... read more »

The flag handed over by Monaco Police Chief Asso Regis, on behalf of France, was received by the Inspector General of Rwanda National Police Emmanuel K. Gasana on Friday

Rwanda To Host Interpol General Assembly

Rwanda has officially received the Interpol flag as a symbol given to a nation that will host the international law enforcement body’s next... read more »

Kizito Mihigo Pleads Guilty to Plans to Kill Kagame

Kizito Mihigo has pleaded guilty to all criminal charges slapped against him by the State

Rwanda’s famous singer, Kizito Mihigo has pleaded guilty to all the criminal charges brought against him in what appears a move to secure a lesser punishment... read more »

Rwanda Gov’t Allocates Rwf 9.4 bn Legal Aid for t...

President Kagame

The Government of Rwanda has allocated Rwf 9.4 billion in legal aid services to the poor and vulnerable people as part of the efforts to ensure all Rwandans... read more »

Kagame: East Africa Ready for Heavy Investments

President Kagame has been attending the Indian Economic Summit in New Delhi

Foreign investors should commit more money into the East African economies to benefit from the region integration efforts such us quick movements of goods, tax... read more »

A flooded slum in Kampala last week (Photo by Bruno Agababyona)

4 Killed in Last Week’s Floods – Police

The Uganda Police Force’s rescue team commanded by Joseph Mugisha has reported that 4 people perished in floods last week. Mugisha disclosed that the four were from; Arua, Kyebando, Kabaka’s... read more »

Hon Zziwa has since been  under fire over alleged abuse of office at EALA

EALA to Review Rules of Procedure

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Members are locked in a four-day Meeting at the County Hall in Nairobi to discuss and review the... read more »

Museveni: We Want Healthy, Wealthy Christians

Museveni thanked the SDA church for their contribution to the country in the education and health sectors among others

President Museveni has commended members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church for being honest. “The few people I have worked with from the SDA Church... read more »

LISTS: Police Transfers, Appoints Senior Traffic Office...

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The Uganda Police Force has today 21st November 2014 transferred and appointed senior traffic officers to hold new assignments.  The transfers have been made... read more »

Government Rekindles Support to Cricket

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda confers with UCA Chairman Richard Mwami during the 2014 Cricket Awards at the MTN Arena in Lugogo on Thursday (Photo by James Budeyo)

The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said the government will rekindle its support to cricket following the recent success of the Uganda cricket team in... read more »

Mutesi playing chess with star Kasparov

Lupita Nyong’o Shines Spotlight on Mutesi in New Movie

Celebrated Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o is set to thrill Ugandan movie lovers with a blockbuster film about the life of Phiona Mutesi, one of the best chess players in the world. Mutesi emerged... read more »

Luzinda talks to detectives

Desire Luzinda Grilled at Police

Embattled singer Desire Luzinda has Wednesday appeared at CIID headquarters in Kibuli, Kampala after police made it clear they would use... read more »

Photos: Omara Vows to take on Golola in Eating Challeng...

Omara taking his first bite

Renowned city comedian, Daniel Omara popularly known as Odoch has vowed to take on motor mouthed Kick boxer, Moses Golola in an eating challenge. Speaking at... read more »

Iryn Namubiru to Appear on BBC World

Iryn Namubiru

This year seems to be unfolding only good things in the direction of songbird, Iryn Namubiru as it is now official that she is set to appear on BBC World TV... read more »

WATCH: Desire Luzinda Releases New Video

Luzinda singing in the Video

Singer Desire Luzinda today released a video for her new song, Ekitone. The video, which was shot during the ‘darkest’ days of the singer, clearly proves... read more »

Crime & Investigation
John Kashaka

Kashaka Granted Bail

The Constitutional court, Tuesday morning granted bail to former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, John Kashaka  who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing... read more »

Poteri in the dock

Mbabazi Spy Tapes: Date Set for Hearing

Following the October 17th High Court ruling by Justice Lydia Mugambe quashing Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Lilian Bucyana’s ruling barring... read more »

Bar Operator Gruesomely Murdered


Police in Kabale are investigating circumstances under which a male adult was viciously murdered in the area. The deceased identified as Martin Beinomugisha... read more »

Police Warn Public on Monstrous Maids

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga

Police have warned the public against mistreating and underpaying maids which could lead to violence at their residences, Chimp Corps report. The warning comes... read more »

Detectives Scrutinise Baby Torture Video

The child that was abused by the maid

Police experts are scrutinizing details of the video from a spy camera showing a maid torturing a baby in Naalya, a Kampala suburb. The video showing Jolly... read more »

PM Dr Rugunda greeting Ghananian Minister for Energy and Petroleum Arma-Kofi Buah at OPM  on Monday (Photo by PMPU)

Rugunda Tips Ghana on Privatization of Energy Sector

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said Government has no regrets for liberalizing the energy sector despite the challenges it has encountered over the last 10 years. He said the country had... read more »

Henry Mugisha Bazira

Possible Avenues For Oil Theft In Uganda

By Henry Mugisha Bazira  I read with shock statements in the Daily Monitor Newspaper of Tuesday, November 18, 2014 that oil money was going to be... read more »

New Equity Firm to Facilitate Business Growth in Uganda

Ascent's Lucas Kranck (C) addressing journalists at Serena hotel on Thursday

With many Ugandan entrepreneurs struggling to access capital to finance and grow their businesses, a new company has opened its doors into the country to help... read more »

Dstv Chops Decoder Prices by Half Ahead of X-mas

Brian Muwonge, Jude Kalema and Tina Wamala (PRO)

With about 5 weeks to Christmas, MultiChoice Uganda, the country’s leading Digital Television Company has lifted the lid in spoiling customers with grand... read more »

Kadaga To Make Response On MTN Saga

Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga

Speaker of Parliament Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has promised to look into and make response to the concerns of alleged irregularities in the services of the... read more »

Tea growing in Uganda needs a regulatory authority, according to lawmakers

Leaders Want Tea Regulatory Body

Following the current strife at Igara Growers Tea Factory in Kyamuhunga Bushenyi district where farmers have gone up in arms with the factory Board over management’s denial to present an audit... read more »

Mrs Obama harvesting potatoes at the White House garden

Uganda, White House Eye Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

For the first time, this year’s crop in the U.S. White House kitchen garden included orange sweet potato (OSP), a root vegetable rich in vitamin A,... read more »

Will New Law Curb Environment Degradation in Uganda?

The author: Stuart Oramire

By Stuart Oramire  Recently, the Ministry of Water and Environment hired a consortium of consultants to draft a new National Environment Act (NEA) that... read more »

Gov’t, AfT to Protect Farmers from Climate Challe...

Water and Environment Miniser, Maria Mutagamba

Uganda National Meteorological Authority and Climate Change Unit have Wednesday signed a collaborative agreement with Agency for Transformation to build and... read more »

Uganda Targets 51bn Litres of Milk Production

Museveni last week launching Amos Dairies which is expected to process over 2 million litres of milk per year

President Museveni has disclosed that Uganda is targeting 51 billion litres of milk per annum in 20 years time. He said that the country is doing well in the... read more »

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  • Eveline Komutunga of NARO interacting with Mr. Julius Mukunda the CSBAG Coordinator after the  conference on financing agriculture research

    ‘92% Of Agricultural Research Is Donor Funde...

    It is critical for government to take deliberate efforts to increase funding in agriculture research to benefit farmers in the country, civil society organizations have demanded. The plea... read more »

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The historic CEC that forced Mbabazi out of power

INSIDE CEC FIGHT: Kyaligonza, Basajja Flex as Kyambadde Blasts Namara

More details of the stormy NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) held at State House Nakasero on Saturday morning have emerged. The meeting which started at 10:00am ended at 11pm, with... read more »

Amama Mbabazi's support in the north is a concern to the NRM

Todwong, Annite Rush To Lango To Dismantle Mbabazi

Minister without portfolio and in charge of political mobilization, Richard Todwong and ruling National Resistance Movement party Caucus spokeswoman, Evelyn Annite are in Lango to dismantle... read more »


Kagame: We’ll Fight and Defeat Terrorists

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has called for concerted efforts to defeat terrorism, saying extremist acts are “not caused by religion or ethnicity or even poverty, but by misguided... read more »

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David Wangusi Masinde (Author)

Let’s Not Fight Our Young People, They Need Our Mentorship

The elders in Uganda should continue to have young people closer, around them and teach them the secrets of leadership and governance instead of fighting them. It has become a trend where... read more »

With funds from the World Bank Group, UNICEF delivers essential supplies to Sierra Leone to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Photo: World Bank/Francis Ato Brown

Ebola Poses Greater Humanitarian Catastrophe for Africa

The United Nations announced Tuesday that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon... read more »

Eng Irene Muloni attending the Energy Week in Kampala recently

Energy Efficiency: It’s Gov’t to Move First

The month of September sees the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), development partners and energy sector stakeholders participating in the annual Energy Week. The aim is to... read more »

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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 »

Uganda Kobs at queen Elizabeth National Park

Museveni: Uganda Has Best Climate in the World

President Yoweri Museveni has strongly encouraged tourists globally to visit the African continent in general and Uganda in particular as the country enjoys the best climate in the... read more »

MP Katoto (R) at the Emirates Stadium in London

Photos: Uganda’s Solitaire MP Shines at Emirates Stadium

The Honorable legislator who a few months ago was pictured playing solitaire cards on his newly acquired iPad in the heat of a parliamentary committee sitting, going by the names of Hon.... read more »

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Tullow Uganda boss, Jimmy Mugerwa

Tullow Warns on Oil Excitement

The excitement that shot through the roof when Uganda discovered remarkable levels of oil in its western part, needs to be restrained. Leading oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil... read more »

worries have been expressed about safety on the newly constructed Kaiso Tonya road

Total E & P Launches Road Safety Initiative in Buliisa

Total E&P Uganda Thursday launched a road safety sensitization campaign for schools in Buliisa aimed at raising road safety awareness among young people and reducing the number of road... read more »

Hon Peter Lokeris lighting up a candle at Rubaga Cathedral in remembrance of the late Christopher (Photos: Michael Nteza)

PHOTOS: Uganda Mourns Fallen Total Boss

Dozens of mourners have Monday thronged Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala to pay their last respects of the departed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Russia last... read more »

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Muntu (C) and Beti Kamya (L) attending the conference in Kampala on Monday

Electoral Reforms: Opposition Race Against Time

A myriad of proposals came up in yesterday’s launched National Consultation for Free and Fair Elections at Hotel Afircana in Kampala. Bearing in mind that time is not on their side,... read more »

President Museveni didn't show up at the forum

“Why Museveni Snubbed Electoral Reforms Forum”

The absence of president Museveni at the opening of the three days National Consultation on Free and Fair Elections dubbed Our Country My Duty has caused mixed reactions among the different... read more »

Justine Lumumba

Mbabazi Supporter Attacks Lumumba

A fresh political war between former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s supporters and NRM Chief Whip Justine Lumumba has gone cyber, Chimp Corps report. Political observers have since warned... read more »

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Nwoya gets 136 M Hostel from UWA

Residents of Koch Goma Sub County in Nwoya district are in jubilant mood following the completion and commissioning of a hostel facility valued at 136 million shillings from the Murchison... read more »

Charles Peter Mayigga

We Must Reach Where We Are Going – Katikkiro

The Premier of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga, has called upon all the King’s subjects not to tire until the Kingdom’s glory is restored. He said that the Kingdom faced alot of... read more »

A hippo at Lake Mburo park

Kiruhura Residents to Legally Herd Wild Animals

Talks are progressing between Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and people neighbouring Lake Mburo National Park in Kiruhuura district, to have some of them obtain legal rights to herd... read more »