10:13 pm - Wednesday July 30, 2014
Prof Gilbert Bukenya says  he is not receiving benefits of a former Vice President as claimed by Minister Mbaguta

Bukenya Blasts Gov’t over Shs500m Benefit Claim

Former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has blasted reports that he is enjoying huge payments from government, saying he has  “never ever received a single penny from government for upkeep” as reported by the media on Wednesday. State Minister for Public Service Seezi Mbaguta told... read more »

People watching the bodies scattered on Bundibugyo town after the infamous Rwenzori attacks

Gov’t To Rehabilitate Rwenzori Attackers

Government of Uganda has finalized plans to rehabilitate the 440 Rwenzori attackers who have already surrendered peacefully. Thomas Kasiimo, the Rwenzori Region Police Commander (RPC) discloses that so far 440 attackers who have handed themselves in to authorities and apologised for their crimes... read more »

Kalan (R) and Sudhir at the opening of Crane Bank Masaka branch

EXCLUSIVE: Queries as Crane Bank MD Quits

The Managing Director of Crane Bank has quit following the financial institution’s poor performance in the last two years, Chimp Corps report. R Kalan, who boasts over 20 years experience in international banking, corporate credit and human resource management, left Crane Bank in June but his... read more »

Uwimana's body was discovered by police marines

Tears as Journalist Uwimana’s Body is Found

The body of former Observer newspaper journalist, Joan Twizere Uwimana who drowned at Itanda falls on River Nile on Sunday afternoon has been found. 25-year-old Uwimana fell into the river as she was taking photographs with 18-year-old Amon Katanda, a family friend with whom she had gone to tour... read more »

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British Tourist Investor Dies in Fort Portal

Fort Portal Police are investigating circumstances under which Lech Zielinski, 60, a British National, died at Kitojo Integrated Development Association (KIDA) Hospital in Rutete sub county, Kabarole District. Rwenzori region Police Commander (RPC), Thomas Kasiimo,... read more »

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Police: Kirumira Must Face Full Wrath of the Law

The Uganda Police Force has vowed to deepen investigations into the conduct of its controversial officer, Mohammed Kirumira, insisting tarnishing the force’s reputation does not clear the cop of allegations of corruption levelled against him. Deputy Police publicist,... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Museveni Moves To Eject Mbabazi from Cabinet

President Museveni has intensified consultations as he prepares to release what top advisors have described as a “2016 Cabinet” in which several ageing ministers will be relieved of their duties and replaced with youthful officials to take over the mantle of... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Kagame Shakes-up Parastatal Bodies

Just a few days after appointing a new Cabinet, President Paul Kagame has made changes in the Foreign Affairs department, deploying former ministers to head the country’s diplomatic missions in foreign countries. Former Sports and Culture Minister Protais Mitali... read more »

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Woman MP Threatens To Undress

A woman Member of Parliament has threatened to undress in front of the country’s national assembly protesting what she described as “disrespectful touching of women in front of men” by security officers at the August House. Apac Women MP, Lucy Ajok who exchanged... read more »

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Gen Sejusa Warned Against Beating War Drums

Ugandans living in Diaspora have warned exiled fugitive General David Sejusa against stepping up war rhetoric, saying the former Coordinator of intelligence organs should instead come out with concrete alternative policies that could drive the country’s economic... read more »

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Bebe Cool Agitated as Nigerian Music Sweeps Africa

TORONTO, CANADA – Nigerian music has resonated within not just its international audience, but is also sweeping the continental borders of Africa. In an interview on TOF TV’s Close up with Jen Ashley, Bebe Cool , Uganda’s most distinguished Reggae artist,... read more »

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Journalist Drowns in River Nile

Police are investigating circumstances under which a journalist who formerly worked with Observer newspaper in Kampala drowned at Itanda falls on River Nile on Sunday afternoon. Police marines have been searching for Joan Twizere Uwimana, 25, since Sunday in... read more »

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Analysis: What’s the Game-plan for U.S.-Africa Summit?

African leaders this weekend travel to United States where they will attend a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind, hosted by President Obama. Presidents Museveni, Uhuru Kenyatta, Paul Kagame, Salva Kiir and others in the region with... read more »

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PHOTOS: Nsambu Marries MP Nakawuki

Former ICT State Minister and Ugandan envoy to Canada Alintuma Nsambu has married MP Susan Nakawuki, Chimp Corps report. The Busiro East legislator introduced her new husband at a colourful ceremony on Saturday. The marriage ceremony took Uganda by surprise considering... read more »

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Mobile Money subscribers will be able to shop online.

MTN Subscribers to Shop Online Using Mobile Money

MTN Uganda today(Tuesday) announced the launch of an online payment system using the Mobile Money service, adding to a wide range of innovative products attached to the service including payment of... read more »

Peter Semiga one of the beneficiaries of Tradelinks tells his story to journalists at Kontik Hotel in Hoima

Hoima Destined For Oil City Status amidst Challeng...

Business in the oil rich Hoima is on a steady growth as it grapples to attain an oil city status.  A visit to the district over the weekend revealed... read more »

KCCA: Railway Reserve Occupants Must Quit

The interior of the passenger coaches which will transport people to and fro the City (KCCA Photo)

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has come out to clarify on the ongoing eviction of residents in the areas around the railway line in Kampala. An... read more »

Ugandans Call for Return of Graduated Tax  

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda [PSFU], Mr Gideon Badagawa

Ugandans in the private sector have expressed concern over government’s underfunded activities at the Local Government level and are now calling for... read more »

Museveni Meets Diary Farmers

Museveni making a presentation during the meeting

President Yoweri Museveni has urged dairy farmers in the cattle corridor to take personal great care of their animals. He said they should not leave their... read more »

Entertainment
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Bobi Wine Responds to Gay Activists Claims

Local musician, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has come out to refute media reports that have been circulating that he was campaigning for the murder of all homosexuals in Uganda. He took to... read more »

Prase made history after holding the Miss Uganda crown for two years

Former Miss Uganda Sacked over Theft of Charity Fu...

Former Miss Uganda, Praise Asiimwe Akankwasa (2005-2007) has been sacked from her job with King Faisal Hospital, Kigali in Rwanda over cases of fraud... read more »

SMS Promo to Determine East Africa’s Best Musicians

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Bongo Satcom Limited, an event management company based in Tanzania has announced an upcoming musical competition featuring top artists from Uganda, Tanzania,... read more »

Zari, Sempala Deep in Love – Close Friend

Friends say that they have never seen Zari this much in love with any man

City socialite and businesswoman Zarinah Tlale alias Zari is known for having relationship problems with almost all the men she has dated but those days seem... read more »

Kenzo Planning Massive Sitya Loss Kampala Concert

Kenzo performing at a recent concert

Word reaching ChimpLyf indicates that celebrated Ugandan  singer, Edirisa Musuuza alias Eddie Kenzo is planning to stage a massive live show under the theme... read more »

News
Cheptegei won Gold at the IAAF Junior Championships in Oregon, last week

Police Congratulates Golden Cheptegei

The Uganda Police Force is in jubilant mood and anxiously waiting for the return of Special Police Constable, Joshua Cheptegei who scooped the first Gold medal of the recently concluded IAAF Junior... read more »

Muhooza hands the petition to Deputy Speaker, Oulanya

Youth Petition Parliament to Block GMO Debate

Over eight groups of youths under their umbrella organization, the Uganda Youth Platform have handed a petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament,... read more »

Malagon Tribe Petition Parliament after Being Denied ID...

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Close to 40 members of the Malagon Tribe residing in Kiryandongo and Kigumba regions have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament requesting for Parliament’s... read more »

Aronda: We Have Registered Many Foreigners for IDs

Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Aronda Nyakairima

With just above 11 million of the 18 million Ugandans registered for national identity cards, as of last week, a number of significant setbacks have been... read more »

Murdered Rwandan Model to be Remembered

The Late Lyna was murdered by her ex-boyfriend

Family and friends of  deceased UK-based Rwandan model, Linah Keza will be joining hands to celebrate and commemorate her life. Thursday 31st July will mark... read more »

Oil & gas
The management facility under consruction in Hoima

Multi-million Hazardous Waste Facility under Construction in Hoim...

The construction of a multi-million dollar hazardous waste management site has kicked off in Nyamasoga village, Buseruka Sub County, Hoima District. Speaking to a team of journalist under the... read more »

Africa’s oil and gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review.

African Oil Industry on Steady Growth

Africa’s oil and gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review. In a... read more »

Oil: HIV Prevalence to double in Albertine Region

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A report on Gender issues in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector Release in June 2014 by International Alert Uganda has revealed that the high population... read more »

Oil in Buliisa: Natives Decry Land Rights Abuses

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As the Government of Uganda edges with the process of starting oil and gas production expected in 2018 in the Albertine grabben, residents affected by oil... read more »

Total Lights Up Albertine Region

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French oil firm Total E & P has applauded communities in the Albertine region for embracing the use of the Awango Solar Lamps as a way of improving their... read more »

Politics
Youth leaders praising Museveni at State House, Entebbe recently

State House Warns on Fake NRM Youth Conference  

State House has come out to distance itself from reports that it is organising a special conference for National resistance Movement (NRM) youth leaders, raising fears of a sharply divided youth wing... read more »

DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga addressing the press at City House

DP ‘Worried’ About Heavy Deployment in...

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

Bukenya Arrest Stunt Flops

Bukenya has arrested himself Friday at Kakiri Police Station

Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya on Friday stormed Kakiri Police Station, Wakiso, where he decided to “arrest himself” following the detention... read more »

Youth Protest Mbabazi Parliament Remarks

Mbabazi is under fire for blasting the police boss before Parliament

Youth leaders have petitioned Parliament over what they termed as a “reckless” statement made by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on the floor of Parliament in... read more »

Police Fire Back at Mbabazi

Kayihura (L) and Mbabazi at a recent function in Kampala

Uganda Police have come out to clear the air on the events that led to the recent arrest of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s supporters, accused of... read more »

Regional News
Rwanda National Police spokesperson Damas Gatare

Rwandan Man Sets Himself on Fire

Rwanda National Police have commenced investigations into a possible act of desperation after a man set himself ablaze before sustaining severe injuries. Fortunately, Dieudonne Nsengiyumva did not... read more »

SPLA are fighting Machar's rebels in Upper Nile State

South Sudan Preps For Fresh Peace Talks

South Sudan government and rebels loyal to Dr Riek Machar are expected to resume the fragile peace talks in the neighbouring Ethiopian capital Addis... read more »

Kiir Plans Washington Trip

UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon meeting Kiir in South Sudan this year

The advance team of South Sudan President Salva Kiir arrived in Washington, United States on Sunday ahead of the U S.-Africa Leaders Summit starting August... read more »

Kenyatta: Odinga Must Stop Insulting Me

President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledges cheers for jubilant Mlango Kubwa residents who lined up to greet him while on his way to Redeemed Gospel church, Huruma where joined other faithfuls for a Sunday Worship service

President Uhuru Kenyatta has told opposition leaders to rise above insults and engage in constructive politics. He said CORD leaders headed by Mr Raila Odinga... read more »

AU To Take Over UN Mission in CAR

Security Council adopts resolution on enhanced peacekeeping role of regional organizations. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the... read more »

Sport
Deadly Weapons: Gor Mahia striker Dan Sserunkuma (extreme right) closes in on fellow striker Brian Umony (Photo Credit: Fufa)

Sserunkuma Takes Okwi Slot

Gor Mahia striker, Dan Sserukuma has been recalled to Uganda Cranes team in the place of injured Emma Okwi, ChimpSport reports. FUFA’s decision was based on Sserunkuma’s recent stunning... read more »

President Museveni displays his skills before Uganda Cranes players at Mandela National Stadium a few years ago

Museveni to Fund Uganda Cranes’ Away Matches

President Museveni has agreed to fund the two upcoming away matches of the national teams-Uganda Cranes and Uganda Cubs (U-17 team), ChimpSport... read more »

Cranes Prep for Away Mauritania Clash

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Uganda Cranes travel to West Africa in Mauritania with the winner expected to face Ghana, Togo and Guinea in group E of the last qualification phase. –... read more »

Dunga Back as Brazil Coach

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Dunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach. The 1994 FIFA World Cup winning captain on Tuesday afternoon conducted a press... read more »

Massa, Walusimbi, Kizito Jet in for Mauritania Clash

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The Uganda Cranes camp will Monday have an addition of three players Geoffrey Massa, Godfrey Walusimbi and Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito when they hold their... read more »

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Hon. Amelia Kyambadde and C.G Allen Kagina append their signatures on M.O.U forms

URA, Trade Ministry Move To Eliminate Business Barriers

Uganda Revenue Authority and Ministry of Trade have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to eliminate barriers and bureaucracies that affect the ways of doing business. This is through a... read more »

Kobs at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda Assures Tourists’ Safety

The Government of Uganda has Friday assured Ugandans, regional and international tourists and visitors that the country that it is safe, secure and well protected. “We wish to assure... read more »

Global Trust Bank has been shut down by Bank of Uganda

Global Trust Bank Closed Over Shs 60bn Loss

Global Trust Bank customers were Friday left pondering on the next move after Bank of Uganda closed and took over management of the financial institution over what was termed as... 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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Kanungu Man’s Property Burnt After Backing Museveni 2016 Bid

Benson Karabareme who came to the limelight after handing a plaque to President Museveni with the inscription ‘Our Sole Candidate 2016’ has survived death after unknown assailants... read more »

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FDC: We are not broke

Forum for Democratic Change are set to launch into another election since the controversial November 2012 poll which near ripped the leading opposition party down the middle, over alleged... read more »

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DP Demands Report on Rwenzori Attacks

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has mounted pressure on government, calling for a thorough scrutiny and immediate release of Ntoroko District party Chairman, Misairi Mukwenda who is still... read more »

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Dr Machar and President Kiir before the pair split

S. Sudan Talks to Focus on ‘Transitional’ Gov’t

If all goes according to plan, the on-and-off South Sudan peace talks between government and rebels loyal to Dr Riek Machar will resume on Wednesday. IGAD last week announced that the... read more »

AMISOM together with the SNA have today recovered an assortment of weapons from al Shabaab members in Mogadishu (PHOTO: AMISOM)

AMISOM Destroy Al Shabaab Centre of Power

In the latest war against Al-Shabaab terrorists, AMISOM forces on Thursday captured a strategic militant training and planning camp in the village of Khadija Haji in Gedo region located 60... read more »

Beneficiaries waiting in line to collect their ration at a food-distribution taking place at the UNMISS-compound in Malakal, Upper Nile State, South Sudan (May 25, 2014) Photo: Jacob Zocherman/IRIN

‘Hunger Catastrophe’ for South Sudan Kids

Two United Nations humanitarian agencies have called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan which they said is being allowed to happen, just as it occurred in Somalia and the... read more »