5:17 am - Thursday October 23, 2014
The suspects in court

Photos: July 11 Bomb Suspects Petition Flops

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has today (Wednesday) quashed the petition by 11 suspects of the July 11 2010 Lugogo twin bombs in which they sought that their trial be halted. The suspects including Hassan Haruna Luyima, Hussein Hassan Agade, Idris Magondu, Mohamed Adan Abdow, Omar Awahn Omar,... read more »

Mbabazi and family members at his Kololo home (Credit: Monitor)

Mbabazi: How I’ll Spend My Leave

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has revealed he will spend his time reading and visiting with his grand children during his leave of absence, Chimp Corps report. This is after he was quietly toppled from the position of Secretary General last week by the NRM Central Executive Committee, the... read more »

Police officers try to subdue the strike

Photos: Makerere Students End Strike

Students at Makerere University have ended their 2 day strike after the administration agreed to drop the graduation fee increment as earlier demanded. On Monday, the students led by their Guild President Ivan Bwowe took to the freedom square protesting against what they termed as unfair and... read more »

Bishop Reuben Kisembo Amooti says Mbabazi is free to stand for President in 2016

Bishop: Mbabazi Free to Stand for President

Former prime minister of Uganda and Member of Parliament for Kinkiizi West Patrick Amama Mbabazi has a right to contest for presidency come 2016 if he has picked interest, a top church leader has revealed. The Bishop of Rwenzori diocese Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo Amooti expressed the need for... read more »

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Big Eye Rubbishes Reports that Kenzo Burnt his Car

Local musician, Big Eye whose car was recently torched has come out and rubbished reports that said that he suspected his longtime friend and fellow musician, Eddy Kenzo for what happened to his car. The ‘Indicator’ star took to Facebook and refuted those claims... read more »

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Pallaso American Family Coming to Uganda

Local musician, Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso of Team No Sleep better known as Pallaso must be in a pretty excited mood as his wife, Nicole Hayman and daughter, Dinari that stay in USA are on their way to Uganda to check on him and spend quality time with him. The excited... read more »

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Birthday Girl, Ellah Frets About Being Single

The remaining Ugandan representative in Big Brother, Ellah who celebrated her birthday in the house on Tuesday, 22nd October was very happy with her birthday cake from Biggie and enjoyed her day but could not help worrying about her being single without a partner. The... read more »

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Bebe Cool Counsels Jennifer Musisi

Gagamel boss, Bebe Cool who is known to have an opinion about everything recently took to Facebook to call out to KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi to put back the bulbs and lights on most roads in Kampala in a bid to reduce the number of atrocities occurring... read more »

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Ellah Celebrates Birthday in Big Brother House

Tuesday 21st October is the day that Ellah, the remaining Ugandan representative is celebrating turning a year older while in the Big Brother Hotshots house. It was indeed unfortunate that she had to land in the nominations puddle again but the birthday girl greeted... read more »

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Juliana Releases New Song in Keron’s Memory

One of Uganda’s most talented and accomplished female musicians, Juliana Kanyomozi has released a new song titled ‘Something of My Life’ that will melt the heart of even the most heartless person in the world. Juliana who lost her only son just a few months ago... read more »

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Tayo Named Africa’s Most Loved Hotshot

To make the game more interesting, Big Brother has introduced the Star Meter, giving Africa a chance to award their favourite Hotshot for the week with a special gift and this week’s winner, announced just before the list of nominees was read out, was Nigeria’s... read more »

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Ellah Up For Eviction This Week

The remaining Ugandan in the Big Brother house, Ellah was nominated again for possible eviction and might have to change her strategy if she is to stay for the fourth week in the house. Ellah survived eviction after Uganda voted for her instead of Esther causing the... read more »

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Zari in Property Row with Ivan’s Family

City socialite and businesswoman, Zarinah Tlale is surely a woman full of surprises and this shocking new video of her quarreling with her in laws over Ivan’s property even when he is still alive is another of those surprises. Zari was at a vigil of a muzeeyi only... read more »

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Singer Big Eye’s Car Torched

Local musician, Ibrahim Mayanja better known as Big Eye is in grief after his car was burnt to ashes in his compound parking as he slept Sunday night at his home in Makindye. Big Eye took to Facebook to tell his fans about his burnt car. He also shared pictures of the... read more »

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Kiir and Machar are edging closer to a power sharing deal

Juba, Rebels Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement in Tanzania

Two hostile factions of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), have inked what officials described as a “historic” and landmark” agreement of reunion. The agreement... read more »

President Uhuru Kenyatta recieves South Sudanese former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar who called on him at State House, Nairobi (File Photo)

Machar Meets Kenyatta as AU Mulls Sanctions

As the region struggles to find a local solution to political turmoil in South Sudan, rebel leader Dr Riek Machar on Saturday held talks with Kenyan... read more »

Kiir Shakes Up Cabinet

President Salva Kiir

South Sudan leader, Gen Salva Kiir has appointed six envoys to different countries in Europe and Asia, Chimp Corps report In a decree issued Friday night, Kiir... read more »

UN Officials Abducted by Gunmen in South Sudan

Residents at the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN Mission for South Sudan (UNMISS) Malakal Base in the Upper Nile State wait in line at the base's health facility. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has strongly condemned the recent abductions of the world body’s personnel at the airfield in Malakal and demanded... read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Riek Machar to Face Sanctions by AU

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

Hon Oryem Okello, the State Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, has said that African union may consider putting sanctions on South... read more »

Rwanda
Bodies were found floating on Lake Rweru in Burundi (Internet photo)

Rwanda Challenges Burundi on Rweru Dead Bodies

Rwanda Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo has told the media that the assumptions that the bodies found in Lake Rweru were from Rwanda are “baseless” and that Kigali is ready for a... read more »

Presidents Uhuru and Kenyatta at the EAC Business Summit in Kigali on Thursday

Kagame, Uhuru Allay Fears of Regional Integration

Rwanda and Kenyan presidents want to see the regional integration efforts expedited to boost economic growth and prosperity for the East African... read more »

Kagame Rebukes BBC Over Genocide Denial Film

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has blasted BBC for broadcasting a Rwanda genocide denial documentary

In a fire-and-brimstone speech delivered Tuesday, Rwanda President Paul Kagame has blasted the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for airing what he termed... read more »

Bernard Makuza Elected Rwanda Senate President

Senator Bernard Makuza has been elected President of Rwanda Senate

Senator Bernard Makuza has been elected President of the Senate of Rwanda, the second highest ranking position in the country, Chimp Corps report. Makuza, who... read more »

BBC Told to Probe Rwanda Genocide Revisionist Film

Performers re-enact the events at a public ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, at Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda Monday (Internet Photo)

At least 38 academics and experts on Rwanda have written to BBC to hold an inquiry into how the genocide denial film “Rwanda’s Untold Story” was made and... read more »

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The casket containing Kasiwukira's body being carried to the church on Sunday (Photos: Michael Nteza)

DP Demands Police Chiefs Resign for Humiliating Kasiwukira

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has greatly condemned the manner in which deceased city tycoon, Eriya Sebunya Bugembe alias Kasiwukira’s body was handled after his death which they say was... read more »

Makerere students clash with police on Tuesday in Kampala. They want the 130% increment in graduation fees permanently  scrapped off

Makerere Students Resume Strike

Makerere University has “temporarily suspended” plans to increase graduation fees from Shs 90, 000 to shs 220,000 after a violent... read more »

Museveni Woos Investors in London

President Museveni speaks at The Global African Infrastructure Summit (TGAIS) at the Savoy Hotel in Central London, UK

President Yoweri Museveni has said that good infrastructure is an important factor in lowering cost of production and as such it becomes crucial in the... read more »

Museveni Honours New West Lango Bishop

President Museveni Lauded the bishop's preaching

President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the newly consecrated Bishop of West Lango Diosece, the Rt. Rev. Canon Alfred Acur Okudi upon his consecration and... read more »

Abuses: DRC’s Expulsion of UN Chief Draws Fire

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said he “regrets and condemns” the decision of the Government of the Democratic... read more »

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Luswata, Judith Heard hug

Judith Heard, Luswata Meet in Person

Well, by now we are all aware of the constant bickering between gossip guru, Mary Luswata and socialite, Judith Heard so we couldn’t have been wrong in imagining that their first physical encounter... read more »

BBA Presenter IK chats with Esther and Lillian after they were evicted from the House (Photo: http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com)

Esther’s Reign in BBA Comes to Crushing End

Ugandan representative to Big Brother House, Esther Akankwasa, has been evicted. In the words of IK, we had come to that part of the evening he liked... read more »

Esther Dance Rocks BBA House  

The eviction night is on today with Esther on the list

Soon after the Extravaganza show was over, housemates Saturday left the auditorium and scurried back into the house. Dancing ensued, displaying relief over the... read more »

Esther Keeps Africa Guessing on Relationship in the Hou...

Small pepper in the diary room

The ever giggling Ugandan hotshot, Esther alias Small Pepper has continued to keep Africa guessing on which guy in the house she is eyeing for a relationship.... read more »

Ellah Fears Uganda Hates Her for Showering Naked

Uganda's Ellah

Uganda’s representative in Big Brother, Ellah recently shared her fears of not being accepted in the Ugandan community for the things she is doing in the... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Mt Elgon National Park

Army Deploys Heavily in Mt Elgon

The army has beefed up deployment at Mt Elgon National Park after suspected militants killed two rangers in heavy gun battles, Chimp Corps report. The rangers were gunned down in the raids whose aim,... read more »

Kabarole Police Station

More Fort Portal Municipal Officials Arrested for ...

Police in Kabarole have arrested more Fort Portal Municipality officials for embezzlement of Municipality funds. John Bosco Rusoke, Raymond Alinaitwe... read more »

KASIWUKIRA PROBE: Business Associates to Make Statement...

The casket containing Kasiwukira's body being carried to the church on Sunday (Photos: Michael Nteza)

Police have reconstructed the blood-spattered scene where tycoon Eriya Ssebunya alias Kasiwukira was crushed dead by a motor vehicle moments after embarking on... read more »

Police Slap Charges on Kiwana Killer

Muhirwa at Katwe Police Station recently

Police have revealed that they have established a prima facie case against city trader, Godfrey Muhirwa who admitted to shooting three people leaving two dead... read more »

How Police Mismanaged Kasiwukira Crime Scene

The scene was largely tampered with distorting evidence

Uganda Police Force have apologized for failure to manage the crime scene where the late city tycoon Eria Sebunya Bugembe alias Kasiwukira is suspected to have... read more »

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Food Distribution to Internally Displaced in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

South Sudan: IDPs Transfered to Protection Sites

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve living conditions of... read more »

President Museveni at the at a Presidential Roundtable breakfast this morning

Anti-Private Sector Bias Slowed Africa’s Developme...

President Yoweri Museveni has attributed the decades long lagging behind of the African continent’s economies to an anti-private sector bias that... read more »

Tororo Man Wins shs 10m from MTN Kaja

Okoth with cash won from MTN Kaja

Just over a month ago, MTN Uganda launched the Kaja lottery game in which customers subscribe to win prizes such as airtime, Mobile Money and huge sums of cash... read more »

New RVR Locomotives to Boost Cargo Haulage Capacity

Hon John Byabagambi Uganda’s Minister of State for Works (Center) poses for a group picture at the inception ceremony of the first three of 20 US built locomotives acquired by RVR as part of a programme that will see the company double its Locomotive capacity. Standing with the Minister from left to right is Carlos Andrade RVR’s Group CEO, Eng David Mwandali Kenya Railway Corporation Representative, Charles Mbire RVR Director and Charles Kateeba Ag Managing Director URC.

The first three of 20 locomotives RVR purchased in a project aimed at doubling its freight haulage capacity arrived in Kampala Monday at a ceremony held at the... read more »

National Planers Worried About Kampala City

The country's capital together with its numerous neighbouring satellite cities, officials say, are expanding at a faster pace than the physical planning there is.

Officials at the National Planning Authority (NPA) have expressed fear at the rapid growth and expansion of Kampala city and its neighbouring urban areas. The... 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 »

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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 »

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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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The Museveni's visited Kidepo National Park

Conserve the Environment – Museveni Tells K’jong Leaders

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the leadership of Karamoja sub-region to always guide their people on issues pertaining to wildlife conservation, bad human settlement and the... read more »

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Kony, Amin, Kibwetere To Market Uganda Abroad

Uganda Tourism Board, the country’s tourism marketing body has stepped up efforts to brand Uganda abroad as the best tour destination in the region. In their new strategies are plans to... read more »

Pope Francis is expected in Uganda next year

Uganda Preps for Pope Francis Visit 

As Uganda plans to receive Pope Francis next year, government has intensified preparations for the renovation of Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Chimp Corps report. Recently, it was decided that... read more »

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Uganda has oil worth billions of dollars

Oil: Uganda Environmental Safeguards Wanting

Last week a report by Global Witness based on leaked Ugandan oil contracts indicated that Government had got a better financial deal for the country’s oil but failed to put in place... read more »

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Total E&P Uganda Fights HIV in communities

With shs156 million funding from Total E&P Uganda, Nebbi based NGO, Agency For Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD) is providing life skills training to 140 women involved in... read more »

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Secret Uganda Oil Contracts Leaked

Ugandan oil contracts seen by Global Witness show the Government has got a better financial deal for the country’s oil but has failed to put in place crucial environmental and human... read more »

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Opposition to Petition EC over Amuru By-election

Uganda main stream opposition political parties have expressed concern over alleged election malpractices that are mushrooming within Amuru District since the Electoral Commission (EC)... read more »

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Kayihura Denies Museveni Life Presidency Remarks

Police have spoken out on reports that the IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura, made “partisan remarks” during a lecture at Makerere University last week. The media quoted Kayihura as saying... read more »

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FDC Closes Top Offices Ahead of 2016

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has embarked on a number of drastic internal reforms as the party strides toward the 2016 General Elections. Among these, the Party Council... 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 »