2:20 pm - Monday December 22, 2014
Regional leaders are concerned by the instability in DRC

ANALYSIS: Inside Zuma’s Trip to Uganda

South African president Jacob Zuma is in Tanzania for talks with his counterpart, Jakaya Kikwete, after which he will on Monday travel to Uganda to meet President Yoweri Museveni. The South African presidency said the “visit is purposed on engaging his counterparts on peace and security on the... read more »

SPLA are fighting rebels in the Upper Nile State

South Sudan Peace Talks Disintegrate

The peace negotiations between the South Sudan government and the rebels have once again collapsed over disagreement over what is known as the “security matrix.” The rebellion against the government of President Salva Kiir in South Sudan in December entered a decisive stage with the... read more »

Uganda Police have intensified operations to maintain peace during the festive season

Christmas: Police Intensify Security Operations

The police are to step up its deployment to ensure that the country is safe and calm during the festive season, officials said Saturday. Speaking during a press conference at Naguru, the Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi said that there is a ban on fireworks except on 31st... read more »

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Kagame Warns on Destabilising Rwanda

President Kagame has said that Rwandans cannot exchange anything for their right to be who they are and what they want to be. While concluding the National Dialogue Council on Friday, President Kagame said Rwandans are naturally humble people, but that this should not be taken for granted. In his... read more »

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Abraynz Named in Money Laundering Scandal

Fashion icon Brain Ahumuza also Known as Abryanz has been named in a money laundering scandal alongside 50 other individuals and companies. Abryanz who was a Kyambogo University student only four years ago now owns one of the biggest and the most respected fashion... read more »

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Photos: Chameleone Celebrates Concert Success at Arab Money

Ugandan music doctor Jose chameleone Thursday made it a point to make a guest appearance at the Arab money Party that took place at Cayenne Lounge in Bukoto. Chameleone personally had staged a vibrant show dubbed the One Man, One Million Concert at Serena before... read more »

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Cindy Bleaches Ahead Of Rwanda Tour

Singer Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy has now decided bleach her body changing it to pale brown which she says is a gift for Kigali fans where she is heading for a Christmas tour. The singer who recently broke up with her latest boyfriend Ken Muyisa had been quiet for some... read more »

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Minister Onek to Sue Singer Chameleone

Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness, Hon Hillary Onek is set to sue singer Jose Chamelone after he failed to perform at Booma Hotel in Gulu which he (Onek) owns. The singer was paid millions of shillings to perform at the VIP event only not to show up which... read more »

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Kenzo Breaks Own YouTube Record

Singer, Eddy Kenzo famous for his song Sitya Loss that got him international award nominations has broken yet another YouTube record. The singer who recently shot the video for his latest song, ‘Be Happy’ while on a mini-tour in South Africa released it a few days... read more »

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Ivan Vows to Beat Zari’s Ciroc Party

A lot of competition is expected to be witnessed at the upcoming Rich Gang Party that is organized by South Africa-based Ugandan businessmen that include Ivan Semwanga, Katsha DeBank, King Lawrence, and Ed Cheune. After the Thursday sold out Ciroc All White Party at... read more »

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Radio & Weasel Selling Like Hot Cake in Nigeria

East Africa’s Dynamic Duo, Radio and Weasel are at it again. Just days after they released the video for their collabo with Nigerian singer, Wizkid titled ‘Don’t Cry’, a Nigerian music download website has reported that the video registered 20,000 downloads on... read more »

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Bebe Cool Sets Date for Next Year’s Concert

The ‘Love You Every Day’ hit maker; Bebe Cool can’t wait to let the Gagamel fans know of the goodies he has in stock for them this coming year. He has already officially launched a campaign for his 2015 headline concert, ‘Friends and Fans of Bebe Cool.’ The... read more »

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Iryn Namubiru Holds Birthday Party on Boat

Fresh from her recent historical UK performance at the Grajoh End of Year Concert, ‘Temperature’ singer, Iryn Namubiru is back in the country and with fresh energy. Upon her return, she celebrated her birthday on a boat. Iryn who was with a few close friends... read more »

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Desire Luzinda in Ibanda Christmas Charity Drive

Gorgeous Ugandan singer, Desire Luzinda is currently packing her bags to head to western Uganda where she is expected to give away various items to children at Ibanda Babies Home and orphanage in Ibanda District. A few weeks ago, ChimpLyf reported to you how the singer... read more »

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South Sudan
South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

Machar Rebels Rape Women, Butcher Civilians

Dr Riek Machar’s rebel group has once again come under the spotlight over war crimes and human rights abuses in South Sudan, Chimp Corps report. In a report issued Friday, the Human Rights Division... read more »

Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS Amb James Mugume

Breaking: Two Ugandans Shot Dead In South Sudan

Sad news trickling in from neighboring South Sudan indicates that another two Ugandans have been shot dead by the country’s security... read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Machar Rebel Command Sets New Demands

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

The rebellion against the government of President Salva Kiir in South Sudan is entering a decisive stage with the insurgents’ leadership setting fresh... read more »

Uganda Army Speaks on Nimule-Juba Attacks

Deputy CDF, Lt Gen Charles Angina in Juba his year to monitor progress of UPDF soldiers in stabilising the war-torn country

12:22pm: The Ugandan army has appealed to travelers and traders using the Nimule-Juba road to be more careful following an attack on two vehicles on the route... read more »

A Year of War: Peace Still Eludes S. Sudan

IGAD is yet to realise fruits of its hard work to reconcile Kiir and Machar to form a transitional government

One year since conflict broke out in South Sudan and the country’s warring factions have yet to reach a comprehensive peace agreement, endangering the... read more »

Rwanda
Kagame (C) in an interactive session at the National Dialogue in Kigali on Thursday

Kagame: Rwanda’s Growth Unstoppable

President Paul Kagame has expressed hope that Rwanda is on the right path of achieving a middle-income status, urging more hard work, resilience and consolidation of the country’ hard-earned... read more »

Rwandan soldiers that will form part of East Africa Standby Force to engage negative militant groups in the region especially Eastern Congo

Rwanda Protests Cross-border Bombing by DRC

Kigali is investigating circumstances under which the Congolese army fired a rocket projectile on territory of Rwanda on Wednesday, stoking tensions... read more »

From Kigali to Kigeli, will you come home?

King Kigeli

There is no lost love between Rwanda’s former Monarch and its current President, Paul Kagame- or so the rumor often goes. King Kigeli, the last King of... read more »

Rwandans to Dialogue on Fighting Genocide Denial

Kagame waving at cheering crowds in Gasabo this year during a presidential outreach programme

Rwanda’s annual national dialogue known as ‘Umushyikirano’ will bring together leaders and citizens to discuss the country’s progress, the importance... read more »

Rwanda Trains Police Commanders

The course is a brain-child of RNP, having started in 2012

At least 25 Police officers from Rwanda National Police (RNP) and five from South Sudan National Police Services, on December 10 completed the third intake of... read more »

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Displaced people in North Kivu. Many parts of the province have been relatively quiet in the past two years, but UNHCR is concerned about violence in the Beni region. Photo: UNHCR/B. Sokol

Congo Massacres Worry UN

Continuing violence and multiple attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have sown widespread fear and sparked displacement of thousands of people, the United Nations refugee... read more »

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Janet Piles Pressure on RDCs

First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Hon. Janet Museveni has requested the RDCs in the seven Karamoja Districts to monitor the implementation... read more »

President Zuma Jets In For Security Talks

Museveni With President Zuma in 2011

  South Africa’s President, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is set to jet in for a two – day working visit to Uganda ahead of Christmas.   President... read more »

Kidega Replaces Zziwa As EALA Speaker

Dan Kidega is EALA's new Speaker

The East Africa Legislative Assembly has Friday afternoon elected Rt Hon Dan Fred Kidega as Speaker. Rt. Hon Kidega becomes the fourth Speaker of EALA,... read more »

Court Halts Appointment Of New Kyambogo VC

Prof Ndiege [C] with his Lawyers at the court

Nakawa high court Judge Lady Justice Elizabeth Ibanda Nahamya has ordered Kyambogo University administration to hold the process of filling the office of the... read more »

Entertainment
Idris with Samantha

Idris Leaves Ellah for Samantha

Tanzania’s Big Brother Hot Shots representative and grand winner, Idris has now met up with fellow former housemate, Samantha as the two have been seen already partying hard together in Tanzania... read more »

Chameleone with Irene Ntale

Irene Ntale, Chameleone Release Collabo

As the year comes to an end, it looks like singer, Irene Ntale is on a rampage to make collaborations with big music names in the region. Just after... read more »

Zari, Chameleone Surprise Fans at All White Party

Zari arriving for her party

Former singer and Kampala socialite, Zari Hassan must be a very happy woman. Her Ciroc All White party held last night at Club Governor was so successful to... read more »

Photos: Cultural Wear Rules at Arab Money Party

A dancer performs at the party

The highly anticipated Arab Money party held last night brought a breath of new life to Kampala as revelers emulated the rich and famous cultures from the Arab... read more »

INTERVIEW: I had a Crush on Radio – Model Vanquis...

Vanquisha Ayap

Modeling especially in a country like Uganda where the industry is not as developed as in most of the other countries is not a job for the faint-hearted. In an... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Hon.Alex Ruhunda, Fort Portal Municipality MP

Fort Portal Municipality Land Titles Missing

The former town clerk Fort Portal municipality Mr Edwards Lwanga is in trouble over the municipal land titles he allegedly disappeared with. Lwanga, who was transferred to Mbale municipality, is... read more »

Elly Maate, Kigezi Regional Spokesperson

Police Warn on Counterfeits

Police in Kigezi have urged the public to be vigilant on counterfeit goods and currencies in the forthcoming Christmas and New Year... read more »

40 Arrested over Marijuana Use

The arrested idlers

Police have arrested over 40 men in Mbarara District on suspicion that they use and distribute marijuana in an operation to curb the crime rate in the... read more »

1 Killed, 4 Severely Wounded In Fort Portal Accident

This spot has seen three main accidents in the last 3 months

At least one person has been confirmed dead and four others severely injured in a fatal accident along the Fort Portal – Kasese Highway this Friday... read more »

Kisenyi Terror Suspects’ Case Flops Again

The terror suspects in court on Friday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Buganda Road Court Magistrate Simon Kintu Zirintuusa has again adjourned the case in which 10 Somali and Kenyan nationals are charged with belonging to Al... read more »

Business
Men clad in bark cloth

Pictures: Tracing The Roots, Advancement of the Bark Cloth

Olubugo – the  Bark cloth has indeed stood a test of time. Its  one of the first fabrics invented by mankind with its origin said to be in Africa. In Uganda it is believed to have been invented... read more »

The leader of the demobilised M23 , Sultani Makenga at a press conference in Bunagana, DRC in 2013

M23 Militants Saved by Quiet Diplomacy

Following a huge public outcry and quiet diplomatic protests, the Uganda government has agreed to stop plans of repatriating more of M23 fighters to... read more »

NSSF Launches World Class E- Learning System

The new e-learning system was lauched by NSSF MD, Richard Byarugaba in Kampala  this week

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has launched an E-Learning System that is aimed at improving competences and skills among its staff countrywide,... read more »

$16m Raises for E.A Transport Innovation Challenge

Isaac Njoroge (2nd L Front Row) LIFT Fund Manager poses for a group photo with some of the Transport stakeholders who attended the $16m  LIFT Fund Launch at Protea Hotel in Kampala

Advancing Regional Integration in the East African Community through innovation in transport and logistics A US$16 million challenge fund dubbed the Logistics... read more »

MultiChoice, Hisense in Joint X-mas Offer

(L-R) Mr. Masingano Meshach Operations Manager Game Stores,  Brian Muwonge Marketing Manager DStv, Jude Kalema Sales Manager DStv and Asim Waseem, Sales & Marketing Manager Hisense Uganda pose for a photo as they launch a special Christmas offer this week

With their commitment to entertain their customers this festive season, MultiChoice Uganda, through its DStv brand has partnered with Hisense Uganda to launch... read more »

Agriculture
The first lady with Kayunga residents

Janet: Why I Stopped NGO Food Aid in Karamoja

The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni has advised residents in Kayunga district to ensure that they work hard and fully utilize the available resources around them to fight... read more »

Mushroom growing is a source of revenue but the business is yet to be embraced in Uganda

Mushroom Growing: A Neglected but Profitable Busin...

Mushroom growing is a neglected agricultural activity in Uganda. They exist in different varieties and are now on high demand in the country by... read more »

Ugandan Leaders Suffering from ‘Brucellosis Disease’...

Museveni flagging off the issuance of national IDs at a function at Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo in Kampala on Tuesday night

President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his call to all leaders at all levels in Uganda to support the new production programme of seedling distribution that... read more »

Museveni: Ideological Under-nourishment Crippling Growt...

Museveni says ideological under-nourishment is hurting Uganda's economic transformation

President Museveni has said that the practice of nationalism means no sectarianism, chauvinism and marginalization of any group of people adding that if... read more »

Universities Urged to Embrace PIBID for Research

Prof. Florence Muranga,director PIBID(Left) talking to guild officials of Bishop Barham University during the tour of the factory on Thursday

The Director for Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PIBID), Rev. Prof. Florence Isabirye Muranga has called upon public and private... read more »

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    Gumikiriza Claims 2014 Kampala Pool Open Title

    Reigning PAU Seed 3 and 2012 National Champion Alfred Gumikiriza “Black Sheep” claimed this year’s title winning himself a trophy and bagging the UGX 1,000,000 cash prize after... read more »

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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, that is becoming popular in Uganda and... read more »

The author: Stuart Oramire

Will New Law Curb Environment Degradation in Uganda?

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

Water and Environment Miniser, Maria Mutagamba

Gov’t, AfT to Protect Farmers from Climate Challenges

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

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Government Says Gen Sejusa Can serve again in the UPDF

Sejusa Can Return To UPDF – Government

As Ugandans toil to unravel the mysteries surrounding the ‘heroic’ homecoming of Gen David Sejusa, government has revealed that the UPDF General is not only a free man but also welcome... read more »

Some of the M23 fighters arriving at Entebbe Millitary Airbase on Tuesday evening./Photos Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports

Photos: Uganda Hands Over M23 Fighters to DRC

9:00pm (Tuesday): Over 120 former fighters of the M23 and their commanders plus weapons were on Tuesday evening handed over to the DRC government before being repatriated back home as part... read more »

The demobilised M23 commander, Sultani Makenga at a press conference in Bunagana, DRC in 2013

BREAKING: Uganda to Hand Over M23 Fighters to DRC

Hundreds of M23 combatants have escaped from Uganda military facilities after it emerged that the Ministry of Defence intended to hand them over to the DRC authorities on Tuesday. The DRC... read more »

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The demobilised M23 commander, Sultani Makenga at a press conference in Bunagana, DRC in 2013

M23 Outrage over Forceful Repatriation to DRC

The demobilized M23 fighters have expressed “deep concerns” following attempts to forcefully repatriate the movement’s fighters from a Uganda military facility to DRC, it... read more »

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NRM REFORMS: Mulira Unnecessarily Pessimistic

In a recent Op-ed to the New Vision on December 9, 2014, Lawyer Mulira ‘warned’ NRM to tread carefully. He was referring to commentary in the Press that NRM constitution is likely to be... read more »

The Ambassador of France in Uganda, Sophie Makame, and UN Women Country Representative, Mrs. Hodan Addou, on Tuesday signed a two-year strategic partnership

Ugandan Women Empowered to Fight Gender Inequality

The Ambassador of France in Uganda, Sophie Makame, and UN Women Country Representative, Mrs. Hodan Addou, on Tuesday signed a two-year strategic partnership agreement to support various... read more »

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Uganda Kobs at queen Elizabeth National Park

E.A Waives Tourism Visa Fee for Foreigners

Three Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) namely; Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative, have waived visa fees for foreign... read more »

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 »

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Victoria University has stepped up teaching oil and gas to fill he skills gap in Uganda

Victoria University Moves to Fill Uganda Oil Skills Gap

Africa’s Oil and Gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review for the year 2013. However, major African markets... read more »

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CNOOC Finalizes Resettlement at Kingfisher

The construction of four houses for the people affected by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation operations at the Kingfisher Oil well in Buliisa is nearing completion as the company... read more »

Ministry of Energy PS Kabagambe Kaliisa

Oil Refinery: Government Asks Two Firms For Final Offer

Government has issued a Request for Final Offer (RFFO) to the two preferred bidders for the lead investor for the 60,000 barrels per day (BPD) oil refinery and related downstream... read more »

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Prime Minister Rugunda addressing Parliament this week

Gov’t to Resolve World War II Veterans’ Pay

Government will work with its UK counterparts to see that Ugandans, who served in World War II receive payment for their services. The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Hon.... read more »

Museveni and NRM youth at State House on Tuesday

I’ll Soon Leave Power, says Museveni

President Museveni has hinted on his imminent retirement, saying all those opposed to his prolonged stay in power should know his reign as president is ending soon. “It’s true I will go... read more »

Museveni and NRM youth at State House on Tuesday

Luzindana, Omodo Abandon Mbabazi for Museveni

President Museveni has separately met the wrangling NRM youth leaders as former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, plans to stand for president in 2016. Highly placed family sources told... 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 »