8:05 am - Sunday October 26, 2014
Frank Tumwebaze in the tour of western Uganda

Tumwebaze, Muhwezi Destroy Mbabazi Networks

Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze and former spymaster Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi have intensified mobilisation campaigns to dismantle former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s grassroot structures which he had put in place to popularise his candidacy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections, Chimp Corps... read more »

Kagina speaking at a recent function in Kampala. She is hailed for turning around URA from a corruption-haunted organisation to a successful tax collection body

Kagina: How We Healed the Corruption Cancer at URA

Mrs Allen Kagina is serving her last days as Commissioner General (CG)at Uganda Revenue Authority. She will be handing over to another CG at the end of this month, having declined renewal of her contract in July. She quits after dedicating 22 years of her life to tax administration at URA, 10 of... read more »

KMP area Traffic boss Lawrence Nuwabiine being decorated

Photos: 300 police officers Decorated

More than 300 police officers who were recently promoted as part of the cerebrations to mark 100 year of the Uganda Police force have been decorated at a function held at Naguru on Friday afternoon. Speaking on behalf of the IGP, the Deputy Inspector General of Police Okot Ochora warned the... read more »

MUASA chairman Dr.Muhammad Kiggundu

Makerere Lecturers Threaten to Strike

A few days after students ended their 2-day violent strike over increased graduation fees, lecturers at Makerere University have issued a 3-week ultimatum for their arrears to be paid. In their general meeting on Thursday evening, the lecturers under their umbrella body MUASA noted that they... read more »

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Wiz Kid Lights up Guiness’ New Look

Black was the dress code as revelers made their way to the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala to celebrate Guinness’ new-look in the ‘All-Black VIP Party.’ The celebration that was christened the ‘Party of the Year’ attracted hordes of Guinness consumers and... read more »

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Esther Returns, Reveals Plans After Big Brother

Esther Akankwasa, one of the two Ugandan Big Brother Hot Shots has returned from South Africa where she spent only two weeks in the house. Esther landed at Entebbe International Airport Thursday evening at around 7:30 pm and was welcomed by cheering crowds comprising... read more »

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Bebe Cool is a Failure – Big Brother’s Esther

The moment Uganda’s Hotshot Ester Akankwasa, touched down in Uganda at Entebbe Airport, she was told of the way singer, Bebe Cool had de-campaigned her stay in the house. The smiley Esther however surprised the crowds that had gathered to welcome her when she said... read more »

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Wizkid, Radio and Weasel in Fresh Collabo

Nigerian star, Wizkid who has been in Uganda for the Guinness All-Black VIP Party did not waste his stay here as he went ahead and recorded a collabo with Uganda’s top duo Radio and Weasel in Producer Washington’s studio. Wizkid, who pulled a massive crowd that was... read more »

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South African Wine Festival to Light up Serena Hotel

South African Airways in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Kampala Serena Hotel are organizing the 5th South African Wine festival at the Kampala Serena on Friday 24th October 2014. The event is expected to attract over 400 guests including trade, media, VIP Corporate... read more »

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Ex BBA Hotshot, Esther Returns Today

Former Ugandan Big Brother representative, Esther Akankwasa alias Small Pepper who was evicted from the house last Sunday is set to jet in the country Thursday evening at exactly 7 pm and fans plus media personalities will be receiving her in honour. Small Pepper as... read more »

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Ivan Undergoes Surgery to Cut Fat

Well, things might have been going well for South African based tycoon, Ivan Semwanga now that he got back together with his formerly estranged wife, Zarinah Tlale but it seems he is not comfortable with his weight as he recently went through liposuction. Ivan who is... read more »

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Goitse Finally Gives Idris a Massage

Africa is by now aware that Idris is in love or has been chasing a reluctant Goitse and just when we were about to give up on the two, Goitse then allows to give Idris the massage he had been promised. Could this mean that Goitse has finally decided to reciprocate... 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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Gathoth Gatkuoth being interviewed by the media recently

South Sudan Rebel General Vows to Overthrow Kiir

Gen Gathoth Gatkuoth, one of the top military commanders of the South Sudan rebellion, has expressed determination to press harder for the overthrow of President Salva Kiir even after the insurgents... read more »

President Uhuru Kenyatta with South Sudan President Salva Kiir, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Ugandan Prime Minsiter Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at State House, Juba on Wednesday

IGAD Sees ‘Breakthrough’ in Kiir, Mach...

Regional leaders have met in South Sudan’s capital, Juba in a move that appears to herald a breakthrough in the country’s peace... read more »

Juba, Rebels Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement in T...

Kiir and Machar are edging closer to a power sharing deal

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

Machar Meets Kenyatta as AU Mulls Sanctions

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

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 President... 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 »

Rwanda
Genocide survivors, Rwandans and friends have been holding protests against the genocide denial film produced by BBC

Why Rwanda Suspended BBC  

Following local and international outrage over a genocide denial film produced and aired by BBC, the government of Rwanda has suspended the broadcaster’s Kinyarwanda programs. The move underlines... read more »

Rwanda Health minister Agnes Binagwaho

EBOLA: Kagame Slams Health Minister on Twitter

President Paul Kagame has blasted his Minister for Health Agnes Binagwaho after she announced that travellers from western countries including... read more »

Kagame: Good Governance Key to Economic Transformation ...

Kagame and investors at the UK-Rwanda Trade and Investment Forum on Wednesday

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has emphasised the need to bolster governance and harness the culture of accountability to promote inclusive growth and... read more »

Kagame: We’ll Not Wait for Favours

President Kagame meets with the Rwandan community in London this week

President Kagame has revealed Rwanda will give its all to achieve complete autonomy, saying days of reliance on aid are coming to and. Kagame made the remarks... read more »

Rwanda Challenges Burundi on Rweru Dead Bodies

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

Rwanda Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo has told the media that the assumptions that the bodies found in Lake Rweru were from Rwanda are... read more »

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AU to Hold Workshop on Explosive Ordinance Disposal

The Commission of the African Union (AU), in partnership with United Nations Mine Action Services (UNMAS) and the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS), are convening Explosive Ordinance Disposal... read more »

HE Nkurunziza receiving the EAC Flag from the Exercise Director Maj Gen Cyprien Hakiza to mark the end of the exercise

Nkurunziza Closes EAC Field Training Exercise

The East African Community Field Training Exercise Code named “Ushirikiano Imara 2014,” which has been underway since 13 October in Burundi, was... read more »

Fire Brigade Cop Perishes in Nasty Ntoroko Accident

The road has many turns

Fort Portal Police are investigating circumstances under which a police officer died and two others were severely injured in a motor accident along Fort... read more »

UNICEF Partners with CSOs to Promote Child Rights

UNICEF country spokesperson, Mr. Jaya Murthy

UNICEF has today launched a strategic partnership with Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) with the aim of amplifying the voices of child rights advocacy... read more »

Former Kawempe Mayor Remanded Back To Luzira

The suspects being taken back to Luzira

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Lilian Buchana has remanded former Kawempe Mayor, Haji Kibirige Takuba and his co accused, Valentine Bayogera Kajungu back... read more »

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Wiz Kid talks to journalists in Kampala

Wiz Kid to Rock Partiers at Guinness All Black Party

Nigerian Star, Wiz Kid real name, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is set rock partiers at the show dubbed Guinness All-black V.I.P Party on Wednesday 22nd October at the Golf Course Hotel ballroom. The... read more »

Uganda's Ellah with Idris

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... read more »

Bebe Cool Counsels Jennifer Musisi

Bebe Cool and Kampala boss, 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... read more »

Ellah Celebrates Birthday in Big Brother House

Ellah

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.... read more »

Juliana Releases New Song in Keron’s Memory

Juliana Kanyomozi

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... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Kajungu (black jacket) and Haji Takuba (pink shirt) in the dock

Former Kawempe LC III Chairman Granted Bail

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Lilian Buchana has today (Friday) granted bail to former Kawempe Mayor, Haji Kibirige Takuba and his co accused, Valentine Kajungu. The magistrate honoured the duo’s... read more »

The shs600m MTN fraud case started Thursday in Kampala

Shs600m MTN Fraud Case Hearing Kicks Off

The Anti-corruption magistrate’s court in Kololo has began the hearing of a case against a former MTN employee, one Naphtali Were who faces three... read more »

Kabale Priest Accused of Raping Disabled Woman

REV. JULIUS KYARIKUNDA

The Parish Priest at Ikamiro Church of Uganda in Muko Archdeaconry, Kabale, Rev. Julius Kyarikunda has been accused of impregnating a 24 year old disabled... read more »

Kampala Terror Suspects Case Hearing Flops

Terror suspects appearing at Buganda Road Court on Thursday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

Buganda road Magistrate Simon Kintu Zirintusa has Thursday remanded 10 suspected Al Shabaab terrorists who were arrested in a recent police swoop in Kisenyi, a... read more »

‘Kololo Turned World Illegal Ivory Trade Center’

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Uganda Wildlife Authority are exploring means of unraveling the cause of expanding volumes of illegal trade in ivory in the country. The capital Kampala... read more »

Business
MTN Group President and CEO Sifiso Dabengwa will deliver a keynote address on the opening day of the conference

MTN Platinum Sponsor at GSMA Mobile 360-Africa

MTN Group today announced it is the Platinum Event Sponsor for the GSMA Mobile 36 -Africa event to be held in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014. Mobile 360-Africa will attract key stakeholders from... read more »

Busega Preparatory PS share a moment of joy as they pose for a photo with Vivo Energy MD Hans Paulsen

Vivo Energy Rewards best School in Road Safety Com...

Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander, Lawrence Niwabiine has appreciated Vivo Energy Uganda upon their initiative of Road Safety Education... read more »

‘Racist Company’ Linked to Mike Mukula

Capt. Mike Mukula

Government has moved a step forward to crack the whip on Shell and Bolton International, a suspected bogus company which posted a racist advert in New Vision... read more »

Total E & P Replaces Deceased Chairman

Comité stratégique de TotalSalle des conseilsConseil d administrationThierry Desmaretsadministrateur16 01 2013CoupoleParis la DéfenseEurope/France

Total E & P Board of Directors met October 22nd to pay homage to deceased Chairman and CEO, Christophe de Margerie, who died tragically in an airplane... read more »

Gen Katumba Explains UPDF Role In Railway Deal

East African leaders launching the Uganda standard gauge railway at function in Kampala this month

Chief Of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala has revealed plans to slowly advance the UPDF’s engineering brigade to compete in the future with big... 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 »

Amama Mbabazi's support in the north is a concern to the NRM

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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MP Katoto (R) at the Emirates Stadium in London

Photos: Uganda’s Solitaire MP Shines at Emirates Stadium

The Honorable legislator who a few months ago was pictured playing solitaire cards on his newly acquired iPad in the heat of a parliamentary committee sitting, going by the names of Hon.... read more »

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 »

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 »

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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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Kampala RCC, Aisha Kabanda

RCC, Women Activists Fight Over “Anti Museveni” Campaign

An altercation erupted Friday morning between Kampala Resident City Commissioner Ms Aisha Kabanda and female civil society activist over remarks against President Yoweri Museveni. A hot... read more »

Lukwago says Musisi is mismanaging KCCA and that donor should do an audit of the funds to the city authority

Lukwago Writes Missive to Donors over Kampala

Embattled Kampala Lord Mayor has revealed that he has written to donors highlighting the mess at the City Hall which he said has led to loss of huge sums of donor and tax payers’... read more »

Lukwago addressing journalists in Kampala on Friday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

Lukwago: Mbabazi Spineless without Jacqueline

In what appears a provocation to the political battlefield, embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has urged former premier Amama Mbabazi to come out and explain why he was sacked. “I... 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 »