1:53 am - Wednesday July 30, 2014
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

Kenyatta: Odinga Must Stop Insulting Me

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 should learn to practice mature politics and desist from constantly issuing threats and insults to a popularly elected Government. “I want... read more »

Ahmed Shahbz, Muhammad Wagaf in the dock on charges of sexually assaulting Zainab Mbabazi

Mbabazi: Pakistani Rapists Threatened to Kill Me if I told Police

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Lillian Bukyana has Tuesday started hearing the case in which Pakistan nationals are accused of raping their maid Zainab Mbabazi in 2013 In her testimony, 23-year-old Mbabazi who hails from Sheema district explained how she was working at Savannah Bar in Kiwatule,... read more »

Makerere Students protesting the tuition hike

Makerere Maintains 10% Fees Increment Amid Protests

Makerere University Council has stood its ground and declined adjusting its heatedly contested new fees structure. The university’s recently announced fees policy, which entails a 10 percent fees increment, has since generated tension with students holding a series of demonstrations in... read more »


KCCA: Railway Reserve Occupants Must Quit

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 estimated 60,000 residents were affected by the demolition and displacement from the Portbell to Kampala and the Kyengera to Namanve railway... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Kagame Appoints New Envoys

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 reports. The approval by the President follows a request from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to the... read more »


Police Hit Back At HRW On Street Kids Abuses

The Uganda Police Force has issued a strong-worded rebuttal to the recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, implicating law enforcement officials in human rights abuses of street kids, Chimp Corps report. On July 17, 2014, HRW released a report implicating the Uganda... read more »


UPDF Breaks Silence on Somalia Salary Saga

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has spoken out on reports that paymasters connive with contingent administrators to declare healthy soldiers sick, send them back home before end of their mission for purpose of sharing their money. Army spokesperson, Lt Col... read more »

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

Ugandans Call for Return of Graduated Tax  

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

Museveni making a presentation during the meeting

Museveni Meets Diary Farmers

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... read more »

Huawei Donates shs1.8bn Security Equipment to Uganda

Museveni with Chinese officials witness signing of certificates for multimedia security equipment

President Museveni has praised the Chinese Telecommunications Solutions Company, Huawei Technologies Company Ltd, for donating a multi-media tracking system to... read more »

South Sudan: Riskiest Business Destination in the World

South Sudan soldiers ride on a truck in Bor: The country has been marred by a spell of violence

South Sudan has been named the most fragile African country to do business in, according to the recent list by Washington-based Fund for Peace Fragile State... read more »

Multi-million Hazardous Waste Facility under Constructi...

The management facility under consruction in Hoima

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


SMS Promo to Determine East Africa’s Best Musicians

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

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

Zari, Sempala Deep in Love – Close Friend

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

Digital Impact Awards Africa Seals Partnership with NIT...


Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) has announced that The National Information and Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) has come on board as an official... read more »

Kansiime’s Zambia Show Sells Out

Kansiime engages some of the fans in attendence

Every performing artist has the break through of their career and at international level, this year is surely comedian Anne Kansiime’s year as she... read more »

DP president to be discharged soon

Mao Family Praises Katumba For Chopper

The family of Democratic Party (DP) President, Norbert Mao has ‘with great pleasure’ applauded the love and care that Ugandans have extended to Mao as he is undergoing treatment... read more »

An infant being immunised

New Measles Out-Break Claims Three in Kibaale

Three children have died and ten others are hospitalized after a sudden measles outbreak was confirmed in Mukijuru Village, Mpefu Sub County, Buyaga... read more »

Muslims Pile Pressure on Gov’t Over Insecurity

Kayongo interacting with Muslims at Kibuli Mosque on Monday during Eid-el-fitri prayers (Photo: Michael Nteza)

The leader of the Muslim splinter group at Kibuli Mosque, Mufti Sheikh Zubair Kayongo has urged government to intensify a crackdown on increased murders in the... read more »

Bobi Wine UK Performance Faces Resistance

Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie at their wedding

Local musician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine could be prevented from performing in the UK for speaking openly against homosexuality, something that did... read more »

Uganda Marks Eid-el-Fitri

UMSC Spokesperson Haji Nsereko Mutumba has urged Muslims to be disciplined in all their endeavors

The Uganda Muslim community has started celebrations for Eid-El-Fitri with thousands heading to Mosques for prayers. This followed an announcement by Uganda... read more »

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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 report release by PwC’s ‘Africa oil & gas... read more »


Oil: HIV Prevalence to double in Albertine Region

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... 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 leaders... read more »

Bukenya has arrested himself Friday at Kakiri Police Station

Bukenya Arrest Stunt Flops

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

Kanungu Man’s Property Burnt After Backing Museve...


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

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

AU To Take Over UN Mission in CAR

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

Dr Machar and President Kiir before the pair split

S. Sudan Talks to Focus on ‘TransitionalR...

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... read more »

AMISOM Destroy Al Shabaab Centre of Power

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

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... read more »

‘Hunger Catastrophe’ for South Sudan Kids

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

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... read more »

SPLA General Malong Spends Night in Nasir

Gen Paul Malong (Internet Photo)

The SPLA Chief of General Staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, flew to Nasir on Friday to boost the morale of the SPLA soldiers, Chimp Corps report. The SPLA soldiers... read more »


Cranes Prep for Away Mauritania Clash

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. – See more at:... read more »


Dunga Back as Brazil Coach

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 »

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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 »


Gov’t Starts Free Power Connections in Villages

Government has started paying for power connection fees to enable consumers access to electricity in rural areas, Eng. Irene Muloni the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, has... read more »


KCCA Project to Eject Vehicles From City Centre

In not many months from today, if all goes as planned, Kampala’s most crowded roads in the central business district will be devoid of all motorized moving objects: only bicycles and... read more »

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President Kagame speaking to the youth in Rwanda on Friday

PHOTOS: Kagame Inspires Youth on National Identity

President Kagame on Friday closed the seventh Itorero program bringing together more than 250 Rwandan youth living abroad, urging the youth to be mindful of the consequences of... read more »

President Salva Kiir at a recent function in Juba

SPLA Deploys Heavily in Nasir

The South Sudan army has deployed heavily in Nasir, a strategic town which late last week came under heavy gunfire from rebels loyal to Riek Machar. United Nations and IGAD have since... read more »

SPLA soldiers battling Machar's rebels in Upper NIle State

AU Probes South Sudan ‘Coup Plot’

The African Union Commission (AUC) has intensified investigations into the root causes of the South Sudan turmoil with the view of proposing solutions to the conflict that has uprooted... read more »