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President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Navy during the official opening of the 2014 Mombasa International Show, Mombasa County

Kenyatta To Destroy Kshs1bn ‘Heroine Ship’

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has put drug barons in Mombasa on notice, declaring a total war on the menace that has ruined the lives of many young people in the country. The President said the port of Mombasa will no longer be a passage for the importation of illicit drugs. “We will not allow... read more »

President Museveni greeting Machar in Addis Ababa on Monday during the extraordinary session for IGAD leaders

INSIDE STORY: Why Machar Rejected Power Sharing Deal

Details have emerged on why South Sudan rebel movement leader Dr. Riek Machar refused to sign a power sharing agreement in Addis Ababa on Monday, showing the former Vice President had been technically and permanently locked out the countries biggest and most powerful seat of... read more »

Museveni and Janet at State House Nakasero where they were counted

PHOTOS: Museveni, Mafabi Counted in National Census

President Yoweri Museveni has been counted in the ongoing National Population and Housing Census, officials said Thursday. According to Special Presidential Communications Assistant, Sarah Kagingo, Museveni and First Lady wife Janet Museveni have been enumerated at State House Nakasero today. She... read more »

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 »

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Watching Arsenal Live Leaves Walukaga Breathless

Kadongokamu artist Mathias Walukagga could not hide his excitement as for the first time, he walked through the gates of the great Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal make its way into the UEFA Champions League in a 1 0 Win over Besiktas last night. A source close to the... read more »

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Government Acquires 2800 Acre Land to Resettle Landslide Victims

Government has finally completed the purchase of a 2800 acre piece of land to which persons at the risk of landslides will be replaced. The land Chimpreports understands has been procured in Bunambutye sub-county, lower Bulambuli District, at a cost Sh. 8 billion. The... 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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Through WENRECO, Power Cables have Cross the Nile for the First Time

West Nile Residents Get Loans to Join National Power Grid

Before the recent commissioning of the 3.5 Megawatt Nyagak hydropower plant, 1.5 million people in West Nile region had lived in absolute isolation having never been reached by national power... read more »

Ggoobi speaking at the conference

Transparency Headlines Uganda Oil Conference

Makerere University Business School Economics Lecturer, Ramathan Ggoobi has challenged the government of Uganda, oil companies and all key players in... read more »

150 Students Win Madhvani Foundation Scholarships

152 students have been picked for this year’s Madhvani Foundation Scholarship program.

As the University new academic year sets in, 152 students have been picked for this year’s Madhvani Foundation Scholarship program. The Muljibhai Madhvani... read more »

JOBS: Minister Tips Youth on Apiculture

Apiculture is a very cheap investment

The State Minister for Agriculture, Bright Rwamirama has appealed to the youth and unemployed Ugandans to come on board and join bee keeping which is proving... read more »

Second Oil Exploration Licensing Phase to End by Decemb...

Commissioner, Earnest Rubondo

The commissioner for the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Ernest Rubondo has assured Ugandan... read more »

Court
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 »

Entertainment
Pastor Ssempa with family

Celebrities Get Counted

As the likes of Frank Gashumba try to sabotage the ongoing National Census, more celebrities are getting counted and are proud of it. It has become a habit that whoever is counted takes a picture of... read more »

NTV's Rwamiti

Rwamiti: I do not Regret Leaving Bukedde

Renowned TV Entertainment presenter, Miles Rwamiti has finally spoken out about his controversial move from Vision Group owned Bukedde TV to join... read more »

Chameleone Excites Aspiring Policewomen

The aspiring Police officers hugged chameleone like their lives depend on it

The youths and cadets at Masindi Police School were excited beyond imagination when they beheld one of Uganda’s top local musicians; Jose Chameleone had gone... read more »

 Bebe Cool, Zuena Get Cozy in Dubai

Bebe Cool, Zuena get Smoochy

Local musician Bebe Cool must have used the trip to Dubai for his recently concluded show at Mansions Club as a romantic getaway basing on the pictures that... read more »

Barbie’s Sweet Anniversary Message to Bobi Wine

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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... read more »

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UPC Vice President, Joseph Bosa

UPC Blasts Kayihura, Kaweesi for interfering with 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... read more »

Former VP, Bukenya addressing the Youth

Bukenya Opens up on Presidency Ambition – I am Los...

Following rumors which have been doing rounds that any time, former Vice President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya is going to join one of the opposition... read more »

Youths Launch Campaign Against Joblessness

NAU Youths Protest against joblessness

A group of unemployed youths under their organization National Association of the Unemployed [NAU] have on Wednesday launched a campaign aimed at arm-twisting... read more »

We are Ready for Census, UBOS Boss

The UBOS Executive Director Dr.Ben Mungyereza addressing journalists on Wednesday.

A few hours to the 2014 Census ,the Executive Director for Uganda Bureau of Statistics Dr. Ben Mungyereza has revealed that all preparations for the exercise... read more »

Lightning Kills Student in Mityana

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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... read more »

Oil & gas
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
President Museveni visiting Animal Industry &Fisheries Ministry fish breeding centres in Ruhandagazi, Bushenyi this week

Otafiire: Mitooma Has Endorsed Museveni for 2016

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Mitooma MP, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has revealed that his constituents will back President Museveni during the upcoming elections. Otafiire... read more »

MP Odonga Otto has been accused of threatening our journalist

Chimpreports Warns MP Otto Against Harassing Journ...

A Parliamentary reporter for Chimpreports, Uganda’s most prominent news website, Dickens Okello, has been quizzed by the police for about an hour... read more »

Museveni Using Cash to Derail Opposition – Gen Mu...

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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... read more »

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

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

The leader of the opposition in Parliament and Member of Parliament Bukholi central, Hon. Wafulu Oguttu has said belonging to the opposition does not... 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 »

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Museveni, Riek and Kiir Recently

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... read more »

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 Bein...

The East African body, IGAD, which is overseeing the implementation of the peace process in South Sudan has threatened “punitive action” against... read more »

South Sudanese In Diaspora To Brainstorm on Peace Roadm...

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

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

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South Sudan and Ugandan officials in a meeting in Kampala this week

South Sudan, Uganda Step Up Border Demarcation Process

A 16 member delegation from South Sudan has met with their Ugandan counterparts to discuss issues related to border conflicts between the two countries. The meeting took place in WAPA Auditorium at... read more »

Gen David Sejusa has been warned against stoking tensions in Uganda with his war threats

Gen Sejusa: Museveni Downfall Imminent

Fugitive former spymaster, Gen David Sejusa who is wanted by the state for a series of offences including treason, has warned that President... read more »

Kenyatta Roots For Joint Front Against Terrorism

Kenyatta addressing regional police chiefs in Kenya on Wednesday afternoon

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged regional police chiefs to consolidate their efforts in combating terrorism and other crimes. He said victory in... read more »

“South Sudan Rebels Shot Down UN Chopper”

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

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... read more »

Rwanda Investigates Bodies in Lake Rweru

Theos Badege says Rwanda is investigating bodies found 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 citizens. A number... 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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Museveni at a rally in Kyabugimbi recently

Museveni Rallies Bushenyi in War Against Poverty

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 household income and... read more »

The Petitioners pose for a photograph with speaker, Kadaga

1 Million Petition Parliament over New Tax on Agric Inputs

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

Edward Ssajjabi at work

Edward Ssajjabi: Art has Made All My Dreams Come True

 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 baby. Today, looking at the... 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 »

Angelo Izama

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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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 construction saga to step aside so as to allow... read more »

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Betty Nambooze

Nambooze: Government Fueling Unemployment

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

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

NEC To Decide NRM Party Candidate

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 general elections and two, that... read more »

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

Kampala-bound Somali Generals Held In Kenya

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 Training of Trainers workshop... read more »

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 »

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Brig Joseph Nzabamwita spoke to Chimpreports on Saturday afternoon about the latest arrests of retired army officers in Rwanda (Internet Photo)

Rwanda Army Explains Rusagara, Kabuye Arrest

The Rwandan army has extensively spoken out on the circumstances under which two retired army officers were arrested in Kigali this week, saying they are being investigated for reportedly... read more »

Minister Okello with Ahmed AbdalazizMostafa, the Egyptian ambassador to Uganda in his office Kampala this week

Egypt to Train Ugandan Spies

The Government of Egypt has decided to build stronger ties with Uganda’s security forces by training spies in External Security Organisation (ESO) and Internal Security Organisation... read more »

Ugandan troops in Somalia

Amisom: We’re Leaving Somalia In 2016

The joint African peace keeping force in Somalia AMISOM, have expressed hope to march out of the war-torn nation in the next two years. The Mission which was pioneered by the Ugandan and... 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 »