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Burkina Faso Parliament is on fire

Burkina Faso Turmoil Deepens

8:17pm: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed deep concern about the unfolding situation in Burkina Faso and is following its evolution very closely. The statement came in just a few minutes after President Blaise declared a state of... read more »

Uganda national pool team could not travel to UK due to denied visas

Uganda Misses World Pool Championship Over Denied UK Visas

Uganda which was scheduled to start its World Blackball Title pool campaign against Ireland last weekend was cancelled from the event due to late entry due to delayed UK visas, Chimp Corps report. The Scottish Pool Association, the host and Blackball International (organiser ),could not do much to... read more »

Some of the  suspects in the dock

‘Gen Sejusa Told me to Recruit Secret Force’

The hearing of a case in which 6 former aides of self-exiled former spymaster, Gen. David Ssejusa are accused of trying to overthrow the legitimate Government of Uganda has proceeded at the Makindye-based General Court Martial in Kampala on Wednesday evening. In his testimony, Katwe Police... read more »

Former MD Byarugaba (R)  attended the NSSF annual members' meeting in Kampala on Tuesday (Photo: Sam Waswa)

EXCLUSIVE: Byarugaba Returns to NSSF

Richard Byarugaba has accepted being reappointed Managing Director (MD) of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Chimp Corps exclusively report. Byarugaba confirmed in a telephone interview on Wednesday afternoon that he is ready to resume work as the workers’ fund boss as soon as... read more »

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Desire Luzinda Arrested over shs 16m Debt

Prominent local artiste, Desire Luzinda has been arrested for non-payment of a loan amounting to shs 16m. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango tells ChimpLyf that Luzinda was picked by court Bailiffs of Thursday afternoon following a court... read more »

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INTERVIEW: Suzan Nava opens up on Life, Work and Love

Well, you might remember her as the beautiful girl that used to take you through Kampala’s night life and present NTV’s Login Program but Susan Nava, has proved repeatedly that she is more than a pretty face. Nava at just 26 is an actress, poet, student and... read more »

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Gashumba at War with Ritah Kagwa over Daughter’s Tuition

Controversial City motivational speaker, Frank Gashumba has come out and blasted Ugandan social media zealots living in the diaspora; Ritah Love Kagwa and Jaksaw Reech for starting a foundation to contribute school fees for his other daughter, Catherine Mutesi... read more »

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College Girl Expelled over Prostitution

The African College of Commerce in Kabale District has indefinitely suspended a female student for allegedly practicing prostitution contrary to the institution’s values and rules. Doreen Niwamanya, a student at the college pursuing a Diploma in Secretarial Studies... read more »

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I Fear Only Yung Mulo – Luswata

City gossip queen, Mary Luswata of Urban TV might have made us all believe that she is not scared of any celebrities but she recently revealed that she fears local dancehall musician Yung Mulo only. Saying that Luswata has made enemies in the entertainment industry is... read more »

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Rebecca Jjingo Flees Isabirye’s Home

The marriage of radio consultant, Joel Isabirye and local musician and radio presenter, Rebecca Jingo is on the rocks. Reports of their break up first surfaced a few days ago when Isabirye reported a case at Najeera Police Post accusing his wife of trying to stab him... read more »

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Chameleon Fights with DJ at Club Venom

There was drama over the weekend at Club Venom when a bitter exchange ensued between singer, Jose Chameleon and one Roja, a Dj at the club. In an exclusive interview with Roja, he says that the trouble started when one of Chameleone’s men approached him with a flash... read more »

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Miss Uganda, Leah Fires Back at Haters

Social media platforms in Uganda are trending with this one topic, the newly crowned Miss Uganda 2014/15, Leah Kalanguka with most of the feed being ridiculous and some supportive. Kalanguka in an interview with a certain TV station fired back at her haters and all... read more »

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Meet the Ugandan Running for Toronto Mayor

Time and time again we have heard of the saying that miracles never cease and that there is a reason for everything and Oweka-Arac Ongwen, the Ugandan who is running for the Toronto Mayor seat (2014) is true testimony to that. Growing up in the war-torn northern Uganda... read more »

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Miss Uganda 2014 Attracts Mixed Reactions

On Saturday evening 23-year-old Leah Kalanguka from Iganga District beat other contestants to be crowned the 2014/2015 Miss Uganda at a function held at Speke Resort Munyonyo. However the crowning has attracted mixed reactions from the public with some people... read more »

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South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

Machar Mobilised 7,000 Fighters In Bentiu Attack

More details have emerged on the South Sudan rebel attack on SPLA bases in Unity State, showing Dr Riek Machar mobilised at least 7,000 combatants in a bid to capture the strategic oil-town of... read more »

South Sudanese soldiers walk alongside a tank as they withdraw from the town of Jau, at the disputed border with Sudan March 17, 2013 (Internet Photo)

South Sudan Rebel Offensive Backfires

The elite South Sudan army used heavy artillery and commando units to defeat hundreds of rebels who on Wednesday waged a multi-pronged offensive on... read more »

1 Killed in Fresh South Sudan Ethnic Clashes

South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia. Photo: UNHCR/L. Godinho

At least one person has been confirmed dead in fresh ethnic fighting between the Neur and Shilluk at the Malakal United Nations base sheltering internally... read more »

Pressure Mounts On Kiir, Machar to End War

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

South Sudan must silence the guns, immediately agree to a peace deal and return to the path of peace and stability, the UN envoy to the country said in New... read more »

South Sudan Rebel General Vows to Overthrow Kiir

Gathoth Gatkuoth being interviewed by the media recently

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

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President Kagame speaking Tuesday at the 19th Plenipotentiary Conference held in Busan, South Korea

Kagame: ICT Key in Unlocking Africa’s Human Potential

The world today owes a sustainable, inclusive and secure future to future generations, Rwanda President Paul Kagame has revealed. Kagame made the remarks Tuesday at the 19th Plenipotentiary... read more »

Rwanda accelerates digital payments by joining the Better Than Cash Alliance

Rwanda Edges Closer to Cashless Economy

In a bid to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017, government has moved... read more »

Rwanda Issues New Visa Policy

Rwanda Immigration has reviewed its visa policy

The government of Rwanda through the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration has reviewed and updated its immigration Visa regulations, Chimp Corps... read more »

Why Rwanda Suspended BBC  

Genocide survivors, Rwandans and friends have been holding protests against the genocide denial film produced by 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... read more »

EBOLA: Kagame Slams Health Minister on Twitter

Rwanda Health minister Agnes Binagwaho

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

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Museveni launching construction of the new Mbarara campus on Wednesday

Gov’t Raises Science Lecturers’ Salaries

President Museveni has revealed that government will, in the coming financial year, increase the remuneration of teachers and lecturers in public universities and institutions. He said this will... read more »

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Tourists accused of Inciting Violence Among the Ba...

A section of local leaders in Butanda Sub County, Kabale district have accused tourists for inciting violence among the Batwa community. The... read more »

North Korea’s Powerful Man Arrives in Uganda

Kiyingi welcomed the Korean official on Wednesday night at Entebbe International Airport

North Korea’s second most powerful man, Kim Yong Nam, is Uganda for a four-day state visit. The President of Korea’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s... read more »

Madhvani Foundation Alumni Share Experiences

Mrs. Anne Magona addressing the Madhvani Foundation Alumni during their 5th Annual General meeting held at Hotel Africana

Madhvani Foundation’s Alumni Association, a liberal association formed by former beneficiaries, held their 5th annual General meeting at Hotel Africana... read more »

JLOS to Decentralize LDC

Justice Minister, Kahinda Otafiire addressing the press at the Media Centre

The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire has revealed that plans to decentralize Law Development Centre (LDC) services... read more »

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Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye

Baby,1, Missing in Mukono, Feared Dead

Police in Mukono are looking for a one-year-old child who went missing 3 days back from his parent’s residence at a trading center commonly known as w’Anthony in Mukono Town Council. The kid who... read more »

Brenda Nambi

Brenda Nambi Exposes Breast in Facebook Photo

Ugandan Singer Brenda Nambi is at it again. With a struggling musical and fashion career, she has decided to keep her fans and followers occupied... read more »

I’m 33, not in a Rush to Get Married – XFM’s Siim...

X fm's Siima

The bubbly X FM radio presenter, Siima Sabiti in a recent  interview revealed that though she is 33 years old, she is not ready to get married and is under no... read more »

Ellah Survives Eviction, Kenya Out

Uganda's Ellah with Idris

Alusa from Kenya is the first male and 7th Housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother House and this means Kenya is out of the game. Three of the housemates... read more »

Photos: Kalanguka Crowned Miss Uganda 2014

Miss Uganda 2014 Leah Kalanguka (C) poses with the 1st and 2nd runners up.

23-year-ol Leah Kalanguka from Iganga district beat other contestants to be crowned the 2014/2015 Miss Uganda at a function held at Speke Resort Munyonyo on... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Joseph Mashuhuko, the Chairman of the District Production and Natural Resources Committee

Kabarole SACCOs Choke on Embezzlement

Savings and Credit Corporative Organizations (SACCOs) in Kabarole District are at the verge of collapse, the monitoring and supervisory team has said. Joseph Mashuhuko, the Chairman of the District... read more »

The new 'apology' from Shell and Bolton International company

Anger Over Shell & Bolton’s New Racist ...

Shell and Bolton International, the suspected sham company which recently sparked public outrage over its racist advert in New Vision, has released... read more »

PHOTOS: Deadly Car Crash in Kiwatule

A scene after today's car crash in Kiwatule (Photos: Pat Larubi)

Police have commenced investigations into circumstances under which a car rammed into PK Supermarket along Kiwatule-Najjera road in Kampala, causing a... read more »

How UCC ED Succumbed to Petty Phone Fraudster

Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director, Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi.

Police at Kampala Central Police Station are holding an unidentified  28 year-old man for allegedly obtaining money through fraud from Uganda Communications... read more »

Kayunga Man Beheads Mother

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James Olawo, 28, chopped off his mother’s head with an axe yesterday, October 28th in Busaana village in Kayunga district after he allegedly abused drugs... read more »

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MTN CEO, Mazen Mroué interacts with students from Makerere College & Gayaza High during the campaign

MTN Uganda Named Y’ello Care Overall Winner

MTN Uganda has emerged as overall winner for 2014, in the annual MTN Group staff voluntarism initiative known as Y’ello Care,  a popular employee volunteer initiative in MTN markets which comes... read more »

Hon Matia Kasaija speaking at the NSSF Annual Members Meeting at Serena on Tuesday

Minister Disapproves Weddings, Graduation Parties

State Finance Minister Hon Matia Kasaija has asked the top leadership of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to up their game in helping... read more »

Rugunda: Gov’t to Lower Power Tariffs for Big Industrie...

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhao Yali discuss bilateral issues during a courtesy call at the PM's office on Tuesday (Photo by PMPU)

Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said the government is considering preferential industrial electricity tariffs for big projects as a part of measures... read more »

NSSF Bosses Insist On A Freer Working Environment

(L-R) Nssf board chairman Ivan Kyayonka, former chairman Hon Elly Karuhanga and current MD Geraldine Ssali at the meeting in Kampala on Tuesday

In the course of celebrating their growth to become the biggest pension fund in East Africa, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) bosses have expressed concern... read more »

Gov’t to Start Shs530bn Housing Project

Migereko (right) briefs PM Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on the housing project as Mugerwa looks on at OPM on Tuesday (Photo by PMPU)

At least 20,000 Ugandans are projected to benefit from a US$200m (about Shs530bn) housing project after the Government identified and secured a total of 650... 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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Hon Peter Lokeris lighting up a candle at Rubaga Cathedral in remembrance of the late Christopher (Photos: Michael Nteza)

PHOTOS: Uganda Mourns Fallen Total Boss

Dozens of mourners have Monday thronged Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala to pay their last respects of the departed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Russia last... read more »

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Total E & P Replaces Deceased Chairman

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 accident in Moscow on the night of... read more »

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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Gen Kayihura receiving a medal from President Museveni at the force's Centenary Celebrations in Kampala in 2014

Parliament Approves Gen Kayihura’s Reappointment

1:52pm: At Parliament, Chimp Corp Dickens Honeywell says the Appointments Committee has given a green light to Gen Kale Kayihura’s reappointment as police... read more »

Gen.(Rtd.) Moses Ali poses for photo with Ministers and Leaders from West Nile Districts after meeting in Kampala recently

Gen Ali Denies Anti-Mbabazi Comments

The Second Deputy Prime Minister, Gen Moses Ali, has disowned recent remarks he reportedly made about former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, and attacked media for depicting him thus and... read more »

MPs have urged government to fulfill Museveni's pledges to the people pf North Eastern Uganda

MPs Query Museveni Unfulfilled Pledges

The Vice Chairperson of the Government Assurances Committee Hon. Isaias Ssasaga has appealed to the President and the Executive to fulfill the pledges made to Ugandans. Hon. Ssasaga said... 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 »