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President Kagame addressing RDF Generals and senior army officers on Wednesday

Kagame Meets Army Generals

Rwanda President has cautioned army general and senior officers on the need to maintain the highest level of discipline and vigilance, Chimp Corps report. Kagame made the remarks on Wednesday evening during a meeting with RDF Generals and Senior Officers at Defence Headquarters in... read more »

Grang Demebiar (C), the son of late Sudanese politician John Garang, talks to unidentified members of South Sudan rebel delegation during the opening ceremony of South Sudan's negotiation in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Did Garang Son Attempt to Assassinate President Kiir?

Ethiopian security officials are investigating circumstances under which Mabior Garang obtained a weapon which he probably intended to use to harm President Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa on May 25. Impeccable sources have told Chimpreports that Mabior, who is a son of the SPLA founder, the late John... read more »

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Breaking: South Sudan Peace talks Postponed

The frosty South Sudan peace talks have been postponed to next month to allow stakeholders engage in direct consultations to find a political solution to the 8-month armed conflict. A statement from the regional body IGAD, which is mediating the talks between the government of South Sudan under... read more »

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Museveni Using Cash to Derail Opposition – Gen Muntu

The storm touched off recently by allegations of cash handouts by Statehouse to debt stricken members of parliament is not about to recede. Opposition Forum for Democratic [FDC] Party President Gen Mugisha Muntu has added his voice to the purported bribe scandal in which State House is being pinned... read more »

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Traditional Medical Doctors Could Help in Ebola Fight – Rugunda

With fresh cases of the deadly Ebola Virus being reported next door in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week, officials in the Ministry of Health are on the tenterhooks. A string of high level meetings are being held to the effect of averting the scourge... read more »

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UPC Blasts Kayihura, Kaweesi Over Drivers’ Strike

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has condemned the intervention by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Andrew Felix Kaweesi in resolving drivers’ taxi drivers’ recent... read more »

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Ugandan Briton Arrested with 2 Kg of Cocaine in Kigali

Police in Rwanda have intercepted a woman with one kilogramme of cocaine valued at about Rwf45 million (almost shs 170 million) at Kigali International airport. Hasifa Ddungu , 47, a Ugandan born British national was arrested last Saturday at about 7:00pm en route to... read more »

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Chimp Debate: What Should Be Done to Save South Sudan?

Since December 2013, rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar have been battling government forces especially in the Upper Nile State in a conflict that has left a trail of destruction and bloodshed of unprecedented levels. President Salva Kiir accuses Machar... read more »

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Ntale, Kansiime Thrill London Fans at 2Beloved Gala

The African Queen of comedy, Anne Kansiime yet again spiced up the 2Beloved Gala that took place on Saturday at the Corporthone Tara Hotel in London, United Kingdom. This was her second time to host this glamorous event. Singer Irene Ntale also made her much... read more »

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URA re-opens Mateos, Nandos after Agreement

TimeLine 2:00 PM _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Uganda Revenue Authority has shut down two renowned food joints in Kampala today (Monday) afternoon over nonpayment of tax arrears. The closed joints... read more »

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Zari Having a Good Time at Ivan’s Residence

When you talk about class and glamour in Uganda, the name Zari Hassan always quickly pops up in the mix and recently, she outdid herself as she posed for pictures on a flashy Lamborghini at Ivan Semwanga’s residence in South Africa. Zari who was clad in blue ripped... read more »

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PHOTOS: Tears, Joy as Heathens Break Kobs’ Hearts

The Protector Heathens were Saturday evening crowned the Nile Special Uganda Cup champions after mauling UNICEF Kobs in a thrilling display of strength and art. The Kobs put up a spirited fight until the dying minutes of the match when Heathens nailed them with final... read more »

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BBC Interview: Irene Ntale Opens Heart on Love, Music

Uganda’s finest female music star, Irene Ntale took off time Friday night in an interview with BBC on the popular show, Focus on Africa at the broadcaster’s offices in London to discuss her rise to fame, lifestyle and music. The ‘Gyobera... read more »

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Tears as Big Brother Shatters Toniks’ Dream

Singer Allan Toniks is nursing a broken heart after he was rejected for the Big Brother show slated to start on 7 September. Worried and pondering the next move, the hunky ‘Tukyekole’ star popular among teens could not believe his eyes when he learnt that... read more »

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President Museveni Commissioning the Factory

Museveni Hails Ugandan Family for Setting up Tea Factory

President Museveni commissioned Kyamuhunga Tea factory yesterday (Tuesday) in Bushenyi District. The factory which is owned by the family of the late Mukwasibwoha can produce 1.5 million kilograms... read more »

A Rift Valley Railways Vehicle

20 Years of Privatization in Uganda: Between &...

The success of both the Private and Public Sectors, depends on Government. In the era when the Public Sector-dominated the economy [1962 - 1992], the... read more »

Busy Signal Kampala Concert Canceled

Jamaican singer, Busy Signal

Busy Signal fans in Uganda and Kenya must be in an acrimonious mood after his shows that were slated for Sunday, 31st August and 29th August respectively were... read more »

Museveni Rallies Bushenyi in War Against Poverty

Museveni at a rally in Kyabugimbi recently

President Museveni has called on the people of Bushenyi district in particular and Uganda at large to engage in commercial agriculture in order to ensure... read more »

1 Million Petition Parliament over New Tax on Agric Inp...

The Petitioners pose for a photograph with speaker, Kadaga

After 2 months since civil society organizations and farmers launched a campaign to obtain one million signatures across the country against the new proposed... read more »

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The killings in Kasese left scores dead

Rwenzori Attacks: General Court Martial Starts Hearing

The trial of 53 persons indicted by the UPDF General Court Martial in connection with the July 5th attacks in Kasese District, progressed to hearing stage on Monday (25th August) with the State... read more »

Mulindwa Mukasa at LDC, court.

New Date Set for Journalist Vs State Case Ruling

LDC Grade one Magistrate, Molly Nkore has adjourned  pronouncement of her ruling in the matter in which Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist and a Human... read more »

Teenager, 4 Others Convicted of Murder

The convicts leaving court

The High Court in Kampala on Monday convicted a group of 5 shamba boys including a 16 year old of murder of their 70 year old boss. Justice Elizabeth Alividiza... read more »

UHRC Starts Hearing Shot Journalist’s Complaint A...

Ugandan Police has been faulted several times for mistreating journalists.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission has started the hearing of the complaint in which a former reporter of Capital Radio, Gideon Tugume was shot by one of the... read more »

Chris Mubiru Sodomy Case Adjourned

Mubiru at Buganda Road Court

Buganda road Grade I Magistrate, Joan Aciro Joan this morning adjourned the hearing of the case where former SC Villa Coach, Chris Mubiru is accused of... read more »

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Barbie’s Sweet Anniversary Message to Bobi Wine

Barbra Itungo Kyagulanyi commonly known as Barbie, wife to Ghetto president Bobi Wine took to social media to leave her husband a very sweet and touching message for their third anniversary. The... read more »

Angella Katatumba with NTO

NTO Did Not Rape – Angella Katatumba

Local musician Angella Katatumba recently took to Facebook to give her statement regarding the allegations that fellow musician and friend, Newton... read more »

Pallaso Fires Back at Kasuku

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Dembe FM radio presenter, Isaac Katende Kasuku also known as Kuku Wazabanga is not new to controversy and fights and of late, local musician Pallaso has become... read more »

Excitement as Kyokoba Concert Approaches

Maro pic

With just a few days left to Maro’s much anticipated ‘Kyokoba Mubbi Bubbi’ concert due to take place on 5th and 5th September at Mackinnon Suites and... read more »

Edward Ssajjabi: Art has Made All My Dreams Come True

Edward Ssajjabi at work

 When Edward Ssajjabi Kamugisha was born, his father’s friend, a muganda named him Sajjabi (the extremely bad looking man) having considered him an ugly... read more »

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Lightning Kills Student in Mityana

As the long awaited August rains drew in, there was a heavy downpour at Busalira Village in Mityana District that left one, Julius Ssekitoreko dead when lightning struck a house in which he was... read more »

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali and UBOS boss Ben Mungyereza urging Ugandans to embrace the national census exercise

Uganda Starts National Census

The National Population and Housing Census starts Wednesday across the country, Chimp Corps report. This will be the 10th Census to be conducted in... read more »

Nambooze: Government Fueling Unemployment

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Betty Nambooze

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Betty Nambooze yesterday lashed at government saying that it had failed to uphold its decentralization campaign and... read more »

Mirundi: Nasasira Can’t Demand Apology from Byandala

Tamale Mirundi says Nasasira has no moral authority to demand apology from Byandala

Presidential Spokesperson, Tamale Mirundi has blasted ICT Minister, John Nasasira, saying he does not deserve an apology from his Works counterpart Abraham... read more »

American Experts Disassemble Crashed Kabarole Aircraft

Jeff emerges from an ill-fated plane in Kabarole on Friday

Police and UPDF officers have been deployed heavily at the scene where a cessnar crashed in Kabarole last Friday to ensure security of the wreckage as American... read more »

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Total E & P operates oil blocks in western Uganda

Total E & P Completes Shs5bn Compensation of Buliisa Residen...

Total E&P Uganda through its contractor, BGP, a Chinese firm has successfully concluded compensation activities for 13,663 gardens that were impacted by the 3D seismic survey in the different... read more »

Total E & P operates oil blocks in western Uganda

Total E & P Breaks Silence on Waste Disposal ...

Concerns have been raised over the manner in which French oil company Total E & P intends to dispose waste from Nwoya District. An investigation... read more »

Low Compensation Sparks Outrage in Oil-rich Bunyoro

Youth handing their petition to Kadaga.

Youth from Bunyoro region under their umbrella body ‘The Concerned Youth’, have petitioned Parliament, seeking immediate   intervention into the... read more »

Ugandans to be Empowered on Oil Resource Management

oil operations in the Albertine

LéO Africa Forum and the Konrad Adenuer Stifftung Uganda, are set to boost Uganda’s Capacity in the Oil and Gas Sector by organizing a third high-level... read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Suruma Counters Museveni on Oil Money

Presidential advisor Ezra Suruma says Museveni should review his ideas of pumping all oil funds into infrastructure

Former Finance Minister Ezra Suruma is not happy with Government and President Museveni’s resolution to sink all revenues generated from oil production, into... read more »

Politics
Hon Oguttu inspecting a guard of honour at the Police Training School in Kabalye on Monday

Oguttu: We’re Are Not Dangerous to Gov’t

The leader of the opposition in Parliament and Member of Parliament Bukholi central, Hon. Wafulu Oguttu has said belonging to the opposition does not necessarily mean being hostile to government,... read more »

Museveni, Byandala and some people during the launch of Mukono-Katosi road project

DP: Byandala, Nasasira Must Resign

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has called upon Ministers, John Nasasira and Abraham Byandala who have been named in the Mukono-Katosi road... read more »

Nambooze: Government Fueling Unemployment

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Betty Nambooze

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Betty Nambooze yesterday lashed at government saying that it had failed to uphold its decentralization campaign and... read more »

NEC To Decide NRM Party Candidate

Museveni and Mbabazi at the presidential farm in Ngoma during the recent Kyankwanzi retreat

President Yoweri Museveni has received two reports; one on the Kyankwanzi Resolutions that give him sole candidature of the NRM Party President in the 2016... read more »

Mbabazi: Uganda Paying Price of Multiparty Politics

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi receives the American delegation at his office on Friday (Photo by PMPU)

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has met the President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), Ambassador Mark Green, who led an American delegation to... read more »

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President Salva Kiir and members of his cabinet in a meeting with UN Security Council in Juba this month

S. Sudan: Outrage as IGAD Official Dies After Being Held by Rebel...

The East African body, IGAD, which is overseeing the implementation of the peace process in South Sudan has threatened “punitive action” against the country’s rebel movement led by Dr Riek... read more »

President Kiir and Machar in Ethiopia this year during the peace talks

South Sudanese In Diaspora To Brainstorm on Peace ...

South Sudanese living in the Diaspora will next week hold a special convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to discuss mechanisms of supporting the... read more »

Museveni, Kiir Meet At Entebbe

Gen Salva Kiir ad Museveni at State House, Entebbe on Friday

President Museveni has Friday met his South Sudan counterpart, Gen Salva Kiir at State House Entebbe, Chimp Corps report. The meeting was reportedly attended... read more »

Machar Rebels: We’re Under Heavy Gunfire

Brig Lul Koang tells Chimpreports the rebels have been attacked by SPLA on Thursday morning

South Sudan rebels have protested alleged attacks by government forces in the volatile Upper Nile State. Rebel Spokesperson, Brig Lul Koang told Chimpreports... read more »

Kampala-bound Somali Generals Held In Kenya

Somalia troops in a training exercise in the war-torn country

A team of top ranking Somali soldiers were held by Kenyan security on their way for a training course in Kampala. The team was headed for an AMISOM sponsored... read more »

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South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

“South Sudan Rebels Shot Down UN Chopper”

South Sudan government has accused rebels led by Dr Riek Machar for shooting down the United Nations helicopter delivering relief supplies in the restive Unity State, Chimp Corps report. SPLA... read more »

Theos Badege says Rwanda is investigating bodies found in lake Rweru

Rwanda Investigates Bodies in Lake Rweru

The Rwanda National Police has refuted claims that victims killed and thrown in Lake Rweru found in Burundi in Muyinga Province were Rwandan... read more »

S. Sudan: UN Probes Chopper Crash in Rebel-held Territo...

MI-8 helicopter of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in Juba. UN Photo/Martine Perret

The United Nations has commenced investigations into a helicopter crash in which three crew members perished in a rebel-held territory in South Sudan, Chimp... read more »

UPDF Hands Over Militants After Seizure of Arms Cache

Suspected Somali militants being registered by AMISOM officials in Somalia

AMISOM Sector 1 Commander and Uganda Contingent Commander, Brigadier General Dick Olum has handed over 18 militias to the Somali National Intelligence and... read more »

Chaos in Kyenjojo after Businessman is Brutally Murdere...

The business man is said to have been hacked to death

Police in Kyenjojo District are investigating circumstances under which a business man, Richard Byaruhanga alias Big size, a resident of Kataraza Village,... read more »

Sport
KCCA failed to emerge victorious in the Kagame Cup

KAGAME CUP: El Merriekh Triumphs, KCC Finishes 4th

Uganda’s representatives at the 2014 CECAFA Clubs / Kagame Cup, Kampala City Council football club finished a respectable 4th position out of over 12 clubs that took part. After that semi final... read more »

KCCA FC players were left heart broken after the game in Nyamirambo.

KCCA FC Crash Out of CECAFA Tourney

El Merreikh goal keeper Jamal Salim Magoola’s heroics in the 90 minutes and later in the penalty shootout ensured that his paymasters KCCA FC were... read more »

Okwi Dropped as Micho Names Cranes Squad

Emma Okwi (R) has been dropped from the national team

Uganda Cranes striker Emma Okwi has been dropped by Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic in his 25-man provisional squad set for the group stage of Nations Cup... read more »

Cranes Fans Get Ticket Discounts for Guinea Match

Photo: A sample of the discounted ticket for the Uganda vs Guinea match on 10th September at Namboole (Credit: Fufa)

The build up to the Uganda Cranes encounter with Guinea Nations cup Group E qualifier on September 10 is gaining momentum each passing day after the campaign... read more »

Kabaka Opens ‘Bika’ Football Tournament

The King opening the recent Masaza Cup

It was all cheers and excitement at Wankulukuku grounds on Sunday as the King (Kabaka) of Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, flagged off ‘this... read more »

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MTN Uganda staff proudly Parade the Awards won

Governor Mutebile Hails MTN Uganda’s Innovative Products

Bank of Uganda Governor, Prof Emanuel Tumusiime Mutebire has hailed mobile operator, MTN Uganda for its innovation after the company scooped four out of the seven awards for which it was... read more »

Makerere University Guild President, Ivan Bwowe

IGG Should Probe MUK Administration – Guild

Following President Museveni’s suspension of the 10% tuition increment that had earlier been introduced on all new students joining the University, Makerere University Guild... read more »

R-L RDC Kyegegwa, Mrs Mary Baguma  signing agreement with UWA officials.

UWA Evicts Katonga Encroachers

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have evicted 38 families who have been encroaching Katonga Game Reserve after compensating them with a sum of shs 2.97Bn. Katonga Game Reserve is shared by... read more »

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The suspects after being aprehended

How We Cornered Pakistani Sodomites – Witness tells court

Prosecution by Linno Anguzo today paraded two more witnesses pinning the two Pakistan nationals, Ahamad Shahbaz and Muhammad Wagasahad suspected of sodomising a 23yr old woman, Zainab... read more »

The boy murdered his girlfriend and sliced her body into pieces

Boy Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Brutally Murdering Girlfri...

Court in Hoima has sentenced a 19 year old student to life imprisonment after he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend who he suspected to have infected him with the deadly HIV. In a... read more »

Mulindwa Mukasa at LDC, court.

State’s Case Against Journalist: New Date Set for Ruling

LDC Grade I Magistrate, Nkore Molly has pushed the ruling to decide the fate of Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist and a human rights activist who challenged the state for summoning him through... read more »

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The Sukuru phosphate project masterplan

Shs1.5tn Phosphate Project Launched in Tororo

President Museveni has launched the construction of Sukuru Phosphate Project in Tororo district with an appeal to the people of the area to take advantage of the factory to produce more... read more »

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Efuna-Ism And Opposition Politics

Uganda’s political opposition is in trouble. At least in Parliament, where despite their small numbers, the national obsession with the political class has turned the House into a sort of... read more »

The new technology block at Ndejje University

Ndejje University Rolls Out Technology Complex

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the proprietors of Ndejje University for positively responding to the Government policy of liberalization of the education sector. “I congratulate... read more »

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NRM Youths Exchange insults at Makerere Yesterday

NRM Youths Fight Over Accomodation Cash

Hundreds of NRM youth from 13 Districts in Central Region who converged for the ongoing 2 days training, Empowering Youth Through Farming, turned rowdy and attempted to beat up Movement... read more »

DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga addressing the press at City House

DP ‘Worried’ About Heavy Deployment in Ssese Island

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has called upon government to explain reasons behind the heavy deployment in Ssese Island, Kalangala District. “We have received many phone calls from DP... read more »

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What If Museveni Stepped Out For Six Months?

Imagine a situation where President Yoweri Museveni caught an illness or something necessitated that he steps out of the county for about six months! Who would take over from him? What... read more »

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President Kiir, Museveni and Uhuru in a meeting at State House, Nakasero

Museveni, Kenyatta, Kiir Meet Over South Sudan

President Museveni has Saturday held a discussion with his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta and South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir at State House, Nakasero. Today’s conversation comes on... read more »

Museveni and Mbabazi at the presidential farm in Ngoma during the recent Kyankwanzi retreat

NRM Moves to Replace Mbabazi

The NRM Committee on Party Primaries, led by Rosemary Sseninde has represented a report to the party caucus recommending the restructuring of the party secretariat for the smooth running of... read more »

President Museveni speaking at a recent function.

Museveni Commends Kyankwanzi Resolution Report

President Yoweri Museveni today hailed the NRM party committees that have tailored efforts towards the accomplishment of the report on Kyankwanzi sole candidature resolution and a report on... read more »

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Dr Machar and President Kiir before the pair split

Machar ‘Spy Tapes’ Leaked

The South Sudan government intelligence apparatus appears to have tapped Dr Riek Machar’s telephone conversations before the December 26 coup attempt, Chimp Corps report. According to... read more »

South Sudanese refugees sit in the shade of a tree in Ethiopia which hosts more than 600,000 refugees from several countries. Photo: UNHCR/P. Wiggers

S. Sudan Crisis Makes Ethiopia Africa’s Largest Refugee Host

Ethiopia has surpassed Kenya in hosting the most refugees in Africa, sheltering 629,000 refugees as of the end of July, the United Nations refugee agency announced on Tuesday. “The main... read more »

Inside Bakhita radio station in Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan Journalist Finally Released From Jail

South Sudan security services have finally released a journalist who was picked last Saturday for what the authority described as “broadcasting news items breaching national... read more »

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Brig Lul Koang tells Chimpreports the rebels have been attacked by SPLA on Thursday morning

Machar Rebels: We’ve Captured SPLA Military Base

The rebels have claimed seizing a strategic military installation for the South Sudan elite forces, Chimp Corps report. Military Spokesman for SPLA in Opposition, Brig Lul Koang told this... read more »

Gen Muheesi interacting with residents of Mogadishu on Sunday

PHOTOS: Ugandan Army General Walks On Mogadishu Streets

A Ugandan two Star General serving under the African Union mission in Somalia surprised the locals in Mogadishu when he took a decision to walk freely on the assumed risky streets of... read more »

Riek Machar with South Sudan Resident, Salva Kiir

South Sudan Gov’t, Opposition Liable for War Crimes –...

The South Sudan Government, the Opposition and their allies have been accused for being the cause of the cruelties in the country that amount to crimes against humanity since the war broke... read more »

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The chief of the mission Brig Katirima recieving the  Ugandan flag

Team Uganda Flagged off for Military Games

The Deputy CDF in UPDF Maj. Gen Charles Angina has warned the army team representing the country in the East African military games in Zanzibar against indiscipline which he said wouldn’t... read more »

Coach Hadija briefs the girls during training at Njeru Technical Centre

Uganda’s U-17 Preps for Gabon

The Under 17 players who were chosen during the Airtel Rising Stars season 4 regionals have started training at Njeru Technical Center in Jinja. They are being trained and closely... read more »

The Uganda-Rwanda volleyball encounter was mouth-watering (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe)

Sky VC Claim NSSF KAVC Tourney

Mouth-watering and spectacular are the best words to describe the men’s finals in the NSSF KAVC tournament as Uganda’s Sky Volleyball club beat Inatek from Rwanda 3-1 at the Lugogo... read more »