5:13 pm - Wednesday October 1, 2014
Police removing 'yellow pigs' from Kampala streets

More ‘Yellow Pigs’ Poured on Kampala Streets

The opposition youth groups have once again released more yellow-painted pigs in the heart of Kampala before being taken off the streets by police. Police officials led by James Ruhweza on Wednesday struggled to grab the four pigs which were running along Kampala Road. Due to the heavy downpour,... read more »

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

NRM Tightens Noose Around Mbabazi Neck

The NRM Caucus has resolved that in a bid to build stronger structures and maintain momentum in mobilising supporters at the grassroots, all party leaders holding ministerial positions should not contest for positions in the political organisation. This was premised on earlier complaints by a... read more »

(L-R) King Oyo,PM Mbabazi and Queen Mother Kemigisha at Empango health and nutrition week inauguration of the leadership of Amacumu ne Bitara   in Fortportal (Photo by PMPU)

Inside the Dark World of Mbabazi 2016 Mobilisation

Chimp Investigations Unit  A top secret intelligence report into the clandestine operations of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to take over the highest and most coveted political office in the land in 2016 has leaked exclusively to Chimpreports. The damning dossier sheds ample light on the covert and... read more »

Gen Kayihura addressing journalists at police headquarters in Naguru on Monday

Gen Kayihura: Why I Keep Promoting Kaweesi

The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura is naturally a carefree man of humour. While addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Naguru on Monday, the police boss revealed that many people have always bashed him for promoting the newly appointed commander of police operations... read more »

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Meet Frankie and Arthur, Rwanda’s BB Hotshots Representatives

Frankie – Rwanda Frankie is a singer, model and actor with a degree in Financial Management. His favourite food is ugali with beef stew and his favourite book is Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk To Freedom’. Frankie enjoys the music of Joe Thomas, Luther Vandross... read more »

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20 Uganda Beauty Queens Move to Promote Agriculture

Miss Uganda Foundation in conjunction with Kezzi Entertainment has revealed to the public the 2014/2015 top 20 finalists. Last week, the foundation held a pre-selection at MacKinnon Suites in Nakasero Kampala to finalise the activity already carried out in the four... read more »

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RnB Star, Joe to Meet Fans at Guvnor Tonight

Jazz enthusiasts in Uganda are excited about getting up close and personal with American RnB Star, Joseph Lewis Thomas better known as Joe tonight, Wednesday 1st  October at Club Guvnor as he prepares to perform live on Friday at the 7th Nile Gold Jazz Safari taking... read more »

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Red Banton Arrested Driving DMC while Drunk

Just when we thought local musician, Red Banton had learnt his lesson the last time he was arrested for drunk-walking, he was on the wrong side of the law’s arm again on Tuesday, 30th as he was arrested on Entebbe Road for drunk driving. Red Banton who is an almost... read more »

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URA Champions Decent Ushering

One of the areas on which contemporary weddings, dinners, parties and such events will be rated, is how the ushers turned out. [The females are apparently termed as usherettes. But this is not England!]. And so, it’s now common practice that at such high-budget... read more »

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Radio and Lillian to Wed in December

Over the years, we have seen Mowzey Radio and Weasel grow musically into big artistes and it seems they have also started to set out to be responsible men given that Radio has also come out to show interest in walking his baby mama, Lillian Mbabazi down the aisle in... read more »

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Zari Defends Self on Lavish 34th Birthday

City socialite and businesswoman, Zarinah Tlale is once again in the news after she took to Facebook to fire back at all the haters that were saying that she is broke and could not afford a real birthday party or real cake for her 34th birthday last Friday. Following... read more »

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Maddox thrills Bayimba Festival

For those who didn’t make it to the BAYIMBA festival that went down last week, it was a night to remember with a spectacular performance from reggae music maestro, Maddox Sematimba. The ‘Namagembe’ star that had been long forgotten performed and left the crowd... read more »

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The Woes of being a Fresher!

In primary schools they are called ‘New comers’, in senior one they are ‘Nyongos’, in the army and police, they are ‘recruits’ but in universities and higher institutions of learning, they are called ‘Freshers’ or freshmen however, all these go through... read more »

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Chameleone’s Son, Abba Launches Music Career

We have seen time after time, sons walking in the footsteps of their fathers just like Jaden Smith and his father Will Smith, local musician Chameleone’s son, Abba Marcus Mayanja has also released a brand new song titled ‘Game Over’. Chameleone broke the news on... read more »

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Machar and Kiir are likely to agreed to a peace deal in the near future, according to the latest developments in Ethiopia

Machar, Kiir Edge Closer to Power Sharing Deal

The Sixth Session of the Second Phase of the IGAD-led multi-stakeholder peace talks on South Sudan officially opened Tuesday, Chimp Corps report. The regional body said the participants accepted the... read more »

Machar and Kiir have been warned against stoking tensions in South Sudan

World Leaders Warn South Sudan on Militancy  

World leaders, aid chiefs and other senior representatives at the United Nations have joined hands to raise awareness about the worsening... read more »

South Sudan: Rebels Accuse SPLA of Shelling Relief Cent...

Rebel spokesperson, Brig Lul Koang

The South Sudan rebel movement under former vice president Dr. Riek Machar has accused government’s SPLA forces of attacking relief centers, the sole... read more »

Kiir Blasts Machar’s Greed for Power

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Following a failed coup by a former deputy that sparked a violent, months-long conflict in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir told the United Nations today that... read more »

S. Sudan Leaders Warned on Hostilities

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

Ethiopia’s Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, chief mediator at the IGAD-mediated South Sudan’s peace talks has bluntly told the warring factions to stop... read more »

Rwanda
Rwanda Finance Minister, Claver Gatete

Rwanda Preps for 164 Dev’t Projects

Rwanda Finance Ministry has signed off Government consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014. Officials said this was in accordance with the article 67 of the Organic... read more »

Capt. Ildephonse Nizeyimana and Callixte Nzabonimana

Rwanda: Relief as ICTR Upholds Genocidaires’...

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has Monday upheld life sentences of the country’s former top leaders for... read more »

Rwanda Cops Arrested in Makonene Murder

Rwanda cops reportedly killed Makonene

The Rwanda National Police has arrested two people in connection with the murder of Gustave Makonene, the former employee of Transparency International-Rwanda,... read more »

FDLR Threat Takes Centre Stage at UN Meeting

Rwanda Defence Forces in a training exercise. The country continues to grapple with the FDLR threat

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that addressing the root causes of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the... read more »

PHOTOS: Rwanda Day Celebrated in Style

President Kagame poses for a selfie with one of the particiapants at Rwanda Day celebrations in Atlanta, U.S. on Saturday

It was all fun Saturday as Rwandans in the Diaspora met in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., for the annual Rwanda Day celebrations. Kids were seen taking selfies with... read more »

News
Patrick Salvador with Alex Muhangi

Crackers, Omondi to Thrill Mbarara

One of Uganda’s biggest comedy groups, the Crackers and Kenya’s Eric Omondi are set to export their dose of unending laughter to the land of milk and honey come Saturday 4th October, 2014 at the... read more »

An enumerator at work

Census Officials to Demonstrate over Non Payment

Seventy five officials that participated in the recently concluded National census in Rubaga, Kampala have threatened to strike over delayed payment... read more »

Kabarole Hailstorm Victims Seek Relief

A farmer, in front of a plantation destroyed by a hailstorm

Over 1,000 people who were affected by a heavy hailstorm in Fort Portal Municipality and Karambi Sub County in Kabarole District have called for relief from... read more »

‘Somalia will be united by 2016′

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Somali Republic, addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Somalia is at a critical juncture in its efforts to achieve security and stability, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly calling... read more »

Kayihura Defends Police on Corruption

The IGP addressing a multitudes of people during the launch

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura has called upon the public to equitably address the issue of increased corruption in the country and... read more »

Entertainment
Lynn Mbabazi has gone missing

Lynn Mbabazi’s Father Speaks-out

It was a moment of happiness and relief when the news broke that Lynn Mbabazi who was presumed kidnapped had contacted her family and was still alive. On behalf of her family, her father, Amos... read more »

Rwanda has once again been admitted in Big Brother

Rwanda Reinstated in Big Brother Contest

Entertainment enthusiasts in Rwanda should weep no more, the country will participate in the Big Brother show for the year 2014. In a statement sent... read more »

Rapper Ruyonga Weds

A collage of the Ruyongas with frriends at their wedding

Uganda’s Gospel rapper, Edwin Ruyonga of the ‘Muhuliire’ fame has joined the list of married celebrities in the country as he tied the knot with longtime... read more »

Bobi Wine, Patra in New ‘Collabo’

Bobi Wine and Patra

Well, Bobi Wine might not have rolled out as many hits this year but he surely has something nice cooking for his fans as he announced on Facebook that he is... read more »

Sharon O Is a Semi-Illiterate Drunkard – Lukoma

Sharon O

Time and time again, we have seen singing groups break up so that the members can take on solo careers and from the look of things, Hellen Lukoma must have... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Museveni, Kayihura and Aronda at the launch of the police garments factory in Kampala on Tuesday

Museveni Launches Police Garments Factory

President Museveni has expressed his pleasure over the newly established Police garments factory. He said that the facility will go a long way in reducing the cost of Police uniforms. The President... read more »

Ugandan Police utilises the automatic Riffle, AK 47

Officer Renting out Guns to Thugs Nabbed

Police in Mubende District yesterday (29th September 2014), arrested an officer at the rank of corporal who has reportedly been for a long time... read more »

Centenary Fete: Kayihura Defends Police Record

Gen Kayihura addressing press on Monday at Police headquarters in Naguru (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

As the country prepares for Uganda Police Centenary Celebrations set for October 3 at Kololo Airstrip, police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has revealed the force has... read more »

Man Decapitated; Body Dumped At Washing Bay

Patrick Onyango

Police are investigating circumstances under which a middle aged man was brutally murdered today, 29th September 2014 in Nakawa. The body of the unidentified... read more »

Thugs Rob Passengers at Gun Point on Gulu Road

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Police has started hunting for thugs who this morning (at around 5am) robbed passengers at gun point who were aboard a taxi, registration number UAU 832U... read more »

Business
Farmers in Uganda are being handed fake seeds

Ugandan Farmers Get Fake Seeds

The Agriculture Ministry AND National Agricultural Advisory services (NAADS) have expressed alarm following cases of substandard seeds and other planting materials being handed to rural farmers,... read more »

NSSF Acting Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa receives the cheque from Umeme Limited's Chapman at Workers House last year

Minister Kiwanuka to Declare New NSSF Rates

The Minister of Finance Hon. Maria Kiwanuka is set to declare this Financial Year’s interest rate payable to NSSF members. The Minister will make... read more »

KCCA Invites Businesses for City Fest

Some of the performances during last year's event

In preparation for the Kampala City Festival that is slated for 5th October 2014, KCCA has invited business people to bring forward their businesses and make... read more »

Civil Society to Popularise EAC Integration

EAC leaders  at a recent function in Rwanda

The regional civil society is calling for closing of ranks and further collaboration with the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in a bid to strengthen... read more »

Why UPDF is Ideal to Oversee Agricultural Programmes

Sunday Emmanuel (Writer)

In my Local language there is a great proverb “Entahaaga tesiima” Literally meaning a greedy person will never be appreciative. Many Ugandans seem to be... 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 »

UTAMU Vice Chancellor Venansius Baryamureeba

Prof. Barya on the Unfolding Ugandan Politics

There was a time when Hon Amama Mbabazi had the option of choosing between serving as Prime Minister (PM) of the Republic of Uganda and NRM Secretary General (SG) but not both. This is no... read more »

Renegade Col Samson Mande

Col Mande: Mbabazi was Father of Corruption

Exiled Col Samson Mande, a former UPDF top officer has congratulated President Yoweri Museveni upon getting rid of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in what seems to blend more drama into the... 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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UTB boss Stephen Asiimwe

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 »

Kasiimo confirmed Lech's death

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... read more »

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Uganda has oil worth billions of dollars

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 »

Museveni meeting the Chairman of Hampton Group, Canada Peter M. Deeb at his residence at the Lone Star Ranch in Dallas Texas.

Museveni: Oil Revenues to Boost Agriculture

President Museveni has urged prospective investors in the oil and gas sector to take advantage of the opportunities the country offers and compete in the exploration of the new oil... read more »

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MP Sekikubo: Only Rebels Can Face President Museveni

MP Lwemiyaga County Hon. Theodore Sekikubo has warned that the ninth parliament, whose performance at the beginning of the term was described as exceptional, will be at its worst in the... read more »

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Dr. Rugunda with his predecessor, JP Amama Mbabazi

Full Speech: Rugunda Vows to Fight Corruption

This is the Speech by Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda after Parliament approved his appointment as Prime Minister of Uganda on Tuesday, 30th Septenber, 2014. Madam Speaker, Honorable members; I wish... read more »

Mao with Makerere University Leaders

Mao: Gov’t Tribalism Fueling Unemployment

Democratic Party President, Norbert Mao has blamed the National Resistance Movement party for being segregative along tribal lines while giving out top government posts which has led to... read more »

DP President, Nobert Mao

Opposition Slam Reports of Being Invisible

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) president, Norbert Mao has rubbished reports circulating dubbing the opposition political parties in the country as week and a none functional groups that... read more »

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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 »

Such Rafting Moments Along R.Nile are said to be threatened by construction of the Isimba Power Dam

Government Responds To Tour Operators on ‘Endangered’...

Government has come out to clear the air on emerging concerns that construction of a 183 MW Isimba Hydropower plant will greatly endanger the adventure tourism industry and the surrounding... read more »

Hot Balloons will be flying over Mbale town stating Tomorrow Thursday

Tourism Day: Mbale Set For Hot Balloon Flights

Uganda will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s World Tourism Day on 27th September, whose purpose is to foster awareness among communities on the importance of... read more »