1:57 am - Wednesday January 28, 2015
Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze

Tumwebaze Blames Rivals for Shs10bn Cash Saga

Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze has broken silence on allegations that he is being probed by security which reportedly found shs10bn on his bank account, saying the reports are being “engineered by sympathisers of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.” Tumwebaze told Chimpreports on Tuesday... read more »

The weather twister swept way a service tent at Boma grounds on Monday

PHOTOS: Museveni Tent Survives Strange Shock Wind

A very strange incident occurred at the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Victory Day celebrations at Boma grounds in Soroti on Monday, sparking superstitious insinuations. The function kicked off in the morning, with President Museveni being welcomed to the event by Vice President, Edward... read more »

Museveni and NRM bis shots celebrating the appointment of Lumumba as the party's Secretary General on Sunday in Bugiri district

Museveni: NRM is a Big Party

President Yoweri Museveni has said that NRM is a big Party that has 9 million members in almost 60,000 branches countrywide and assured supporters that with the new team at the Party Secretariat, NRM will grow from strength to strength. “The Party was like a big garden that you don’t care for.... read more »

Kiir and Machar sign an agreement in the presence of Tanzania president, Jakaya Kikwete this week

South Sudan Guns Roar After Peace Agreement

Heavy clashes between the government SPLA forces and the rebel movement also known as SPLA- In Opposition intensified in the oil rich Unity State on Thursday just hours after signing a Reunification Agreement and mutually accepting a cease fire. In the Wednesday agreement, the two significant... read more »

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Derrick Walulya goes missing again

SC Villa team manager Sulait Makumbi has told ChimpSport defender Derrick Walulya is missing from the club without leave and is to face stern disciplinary action as a result. The record Ugandan league champions resumed training two weeks ago ahead of the Uganda... read more »

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SC Villa tear up Ali Kimera contract

Ali Kimera is on the lookout for yet another club as Uganda Premier League side SC Villa ripped up his contract on Monday after the goalkeeper asked for unpaid wages. A club insider said the agreement had been mutual. The former SC Victoria University player was... read more »

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Mathew Odong signs for Tusker of Kenya

It has been confirmed that the Ugandan forward, Mathew Odong, has officially signed for Kenya Premier League side Tusker FC from struggling SC Victoria University. After a reasonably successful spell at SC Victoria University, Odong has signed a three year contract... read more »

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Early Sserumaga goal sinks SC Villa

Mike Sserumaga scored late to set Lweza FC on their way to victory over SC Villa in a Liberation Day Cup contest at Nakivubo on Monday though a series of missed opportunities by kept the score to 1-0. It had threatened to be a runaway triumph for Coach, Hamza... read more »

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Brian Umony joins Ethiopia’s St George FC

Uganda Cranes striker has joined Horn of Africa outfit St George Football Club in a deal close to US30,000$. The 26 year old Cranes international had recently terminated his agreement with Uganda Premier League champions Kampala City Council and will have the company... read more »

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How NRM Defeated Opposition’s Njoki in Busia

The National Resistance Movement has maintained its grip on Busia, defeating the opposition coalition candidate; Deo Hasubi Njoki in Thursday’s hotly contested election. The ruling party’s flag-bearer Stephen Wanyama Oundo scored 31,443 votes which is 59 percent of... read more »

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Tension as Sheikh Kamoga is Arrested

Police are holding controversial Muslim cleric Amir Sheikh Kamoga on charges of fuelling religious turbulence in Uganda and maintaining ties with the deadly DRC-based rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). Kamoga was reportedly picked in the wee hours of Wednesday by a... read more »

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Museveni Blasts Opposition as Busia Polls Heat Up

President Museveni and National Chairman of NRM, has urged the electorate of Busia district to elect leaders who can work closely with NRM government to guarantee development in their area. “When you elect NRM leaders, they can easily lobby for development programmes... read more »

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Machar Meets Kikwete in Tanzania

The leader of South Sudanese rebel movement, SPLA/M- In Opposition, Dr. Riek Machar, is in Tanzania for the second phase of the Intra-SPLM Dialogue. Dr. Machar arrived at the East African Community headquarters in the town of Arusha on Sunday to be physically present... read more »

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Saints FC New Star Kibirango Promises Goals

Saad Kibirango has promised to score goals for The Saints. Kibirango joins on a yearlong loan from Uganda Premier League side Lweza FC. The midfielder started training Monday with his new teammates and was very excited to be part of the Sainthood. “I am very excited... read more »

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Gen Salva Kiir

Kiir Orders Army to Prepare for Combat Action Against Machar

South Sudan leader Gen Salva Kiir has directed all commanders of elite army units of SPLA to prepare for a “protracted” and “decisive” war against the rebels of Dr Riek Machar, saying his... read more »

President Kiir's man today defected to the opposition camp

Kiir`s Top General Defects to Machar

A South Sudanese General has dramatically left the side of President Salva Kiir and joined that of former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar who is... read more »

Uhuru: South Sudan Leaders Stressing

Kiir and Machar sign an agreement in the presence of Tanzania president, Jakaya Kikwete this week

The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has hit at South Sudan leaders for not steering the world`s youngest nation to the directions desired by her citizens. In... read more »

Museveni Hails South Sudan New Agreement

Museveni in a dance to celebrate the signing of the new agreement in Arusha

President Museveni has congratulated the leaders of the South Sudan political Party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), for signing a... read more »

Kiir, Machar Sign SPLM Reunification Agreement

President Kiir and Machar signing the agreement in Arusha on Wednesday night

A historic agreement aimed at re-uniting warring factions in the South Sudan’s ruling party, SPLM, has been signed in Arusha, Tanzania. President Salva Kiir,... read more »

Rwanda
President Kagame greets Eric Wong, Deputy Chief of Mission when Mrs. Erica Jean Barks Ruggles, Ambassador designate of the USA to the Republic of Rwanda presented credentials to President Kagame – Kigali, 26 January 2015

U.S., Turkey To Strengthen Ties with Rwanda

President Kagame has received credentials of 4 new envoys accredited to Rwanda. The new Ambassadors will represent Burundi, Indonesia, Turkey, and United States. President Kagame on Monday received... read more »

Kagame addressing the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Kagame Roots for Action on Gender Parity

The year 2015 could be a landmark one to lay the foundations for achieving gender parity, according to Rwanda President Paul Kagame and other eminent... read more »

Kagame: Rwanda a Resilient Nation

Kagame (2nd Right) and Blair at the conference in Davos on Wednesday

Rwanda is a country built from scratch and has sailed through turbulent times to become a shining example for economic success, President Kagame has... read more »

Rwanda Fortifies Natural Disaster Response Capability

The modern meteorological equipment installed by the Rwanda Meteorological Agency includes 22 automatic weather stations and a world class cluster computer

The Government of Rwanda has invested over 1.2 billion Rwandan francs (US $2 million) to strengthen the nation’s capacity to respond to natural... read more »

Rwanda Boosts Population Influx Response Capabilities

housands of Congolese refugees in Nkamira Transit Centre in 2012

Over 100 people from both government and various humanitarian organizations have completed a three-day simulation exercise on mass refugees’ influx. The... read more »

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Ugandan Tacticians Start Elite Course

Ugandan football coaches from UPL clubs and from across the region are converging in Njeru, Jinja for the Confederation of African Football Associations (CAF) ‘A’ coaching course that started on... read more »

Museveni in Soroti for the NRM Victory Day celebrations

Gov’t to Compensate Teso for Lost Cows

President Museveni has assured the people of Teso Sub-Region that they will be compensated for their lost cattle as soon as the Attorney General’s... read more »

Mbabazi Aide Vows To Fight Museveni

Luzindana [on Museveni's right] with fellow youth leaders at State House in December

Controversial National Resistance Youth leadership faction has rekindled their clash against the NRM government under the stewardship of President Yoweri... read more »

Museveni Supports Namirembe Church Renovation

Museveni and wife Janet attend a Sunday service in Kiruhura recently

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the congregation of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe for doing a perfect job in the renovation of the Cathedral. Mr.... read more »

Kigezi Tea Company Boss Sticks To Child Labor

James Musinguzi Garuga [C] with samples of his tea products

The Director Kigezi highland tea company limited James Musinguzi Garuga has said that his company will continue employing children, despite complaints from... read more »

Entertainment
Kigongo, Nakazibwe and Olive

Kigongo Marriage Crumbling

NRM Vice Chairman Moses Kigongo’s marriage with Olive Kigongo is on the edge over accusations of untrustworthiness. ChimpLyf understands that Olive has dragged her husband to court, seeking... read more »

Edith K on the hospital bed

Gagamel Singer Seriously Sick

The Gagamel girl who featured in Bebe Cool’s Mwoyo wangu song, Edith Khedy Nantabazi, popularity known as Edith K is in wallowing... read more »

Anti Gay Law Aint Right – Chameleone

Jose Chameleon

The mad debate was almost dead and buried for the last several months, but Ugandan top artists Jose Chameleone seems hell bent to hoist it again. Chameleone... read more »

Bukedde TV Presenter Under Fire over Song Theft

Nsubuga (L) and Fifi Da Queen (R) are rivaling over a song

A Bukedde TV presenter and upcoming musician called Nabitengero Phionah commonly known to her fans as Fifi Da Queen is in trouble after allegedly stealing a... read more »

Tuff B to Reap Big from MTN Deal

Tuff B

Local musician and NBS TV presenter, Robert Sekidde alias Tuff B is on cloud nine after being appointed the MTN Uganda’s brand ambassador. MTN Uganda has... read more »

Education
Kenneth speaks to our reporter

Mak Students Unworried About Jobs

The rate of job creation in the country has grown lower and lower compared to the rate at which students graduate from campuses in the country. Just in the month of January, thousands students have... read more »

Teachers march to Ministry of Education offices this morning

Teachers Threaten Another Sit-Down Strike

Teachers under their umbrella association UNATU have threatened to hold yet another strike at the beginning of the first term once the Education... read more »

IFC In Sh. 11bn Support to Merryland Schools

Ms-Aida-Kimemia-the-head-of-manufacturing-services-in-subsaharan-Africa-in-IFC-handing-exchanging-agreements-with-Dr-Dalton-Segawa-the-director-after-the-signing-ceremony [PHOTO: Michael Ntezza/ChimpReports

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, yesterday announced an investment of $4.1 million in Merryland High Schools to expand... read more »

Pictures: Makerere Honors Wildlife Hero Ruth Keesling

Makerere University Chanceloor Mondo Kagonyera awards Keesling a Doctorate degree

Makerere University has today during their 65th graduation ceremony, appreciated the work by an outstanding global figure in wildlife conservation, Ms. Ruth... read more »

Nkumba Pardons Suspended Students

Nkumba University

Nkumba University has recalled the suspension against six of its students who it had suspended for one semester over the strike that led to the closure of the... read more »

Crime & Investigation
The prospective recruits in a physical fitness raining exercise  (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

PHOTOS: Police Recruitment Exercise kicks off

The Police recruitment exercise targeting 3,500 personnel has kicked off throughout the country. The exercise, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, is intended to... read more »

A man descends down a mine in Mubende.

Mubende Man Buried In Mine

Police’s rescue team yesterday attempted but failed to save a man who got buried alive morning by crumbling soil mixed with huge stones in the 300... read more »

Doctors Netted Selling Government Drugs Abroad

Kampala Police Spokespersom Patrick Onyango

Police today arrested three suspects in connection to stealing government drugs and selling them to neighboring countries. Police identified the trio as... read more »

Muslims Want CMI, ISO to Probe Clerics’ Killings

Sheikh Yunus Kamoga arrives at court on Thursday to answer to charges of murder and terrorism

Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has blamed police for making “selective arrests” during investigations into murders of high profile clerics in the... read more »

Three Netted In Child Trafficking

Police Deputy Spokesperson Polly Namaye

Police yesterday arrested three people for alleged trafficking of a Primary Seven girl and a senior two student of Hope Integrated School Kyetume. The suspects... read more »

Court
Ongwen Appearing before the ICC this Afternoon

ICC Trial: Ongwen Wants Acholi Translation

Captured former Commander of the Lords resistance Army [LRA] Dominic Ongwen will need to wait until August 28, this year when the International Criminal Court [ICC] convenes to hear the confirmation... read more »

Dominic Ongwen [R] Moments before be he was flown to the ICC

ICC Commences Case Against Ongwen

Case: The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen Number: ICC-CPI-20150121-MA173 Former Lord’s Resistance Army... read more »

Unemployed Youths Out On Bail

Four of the accussed at Nakawa court

Nakawa grade one magistrate Emmanuel Baguma has today granted bail to four of the five members of the Unemployed Youths group accused of inciting violence. The... read more »

Court Throws Out Fraud Case Against Desh Kananura

Desh Kananura in Court today

Buganda road grade 1 magistrate Simon Kintu has dismissed a fraud case where city businessman Desh Kananura is accused of obtaining 340 million by false... read more »

Katosi Road: Court Throws Out Eutaw Petition

President Museveni commissions the controversial Katosi road project

The Constitutional Court yesterday dismissed with costs, an application filed by EUTAW Construction Company and Apolo Senkeeto in which they asked court for an... read more »

Business
AFRICA CEO FORUM 2014 participants will discuss Africa's new economic environment

Inside Africa’s New Economic Environment

Falling raw materials prices, health crises, security threats and so on have led the International Monetary Fund to adjust its growth forecast for Africa downward. What are the implications for... read more »

NRA fighters in combat in the 1980s (Photo credit: Daily Monitor)

How Kampala Fell to NRA

In his speech to the nation during the 27th NRM Anniversary celebrations in Kasese on January 3, 2013, Museveni recounted how NRA captured... read more »

Can Judiciary Bite Polluting Oil Companies In Uganda?

The Author: Henry Mugisha Bazira

By Henry Mugisha Bazira On April 20th 2010 an oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico of the United States of America attributed to an explosion and sinking... read more »

How ADF Commander Jamil Mukulu Eluded Death in DRC

Jamil Mukulu and the ADF high command (UN photos)

A new United Nations report has revealed that a military camp where rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Supreme Commander, Jamil Mukulu was based, came under... read more »

Burundi: Escalating Crackdown on Critics as Election Ne...

Bob Rugurika arriving at the prosecutor’s office in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, January 20, 2015.
@ 2015 Iwacu

Burundian authorities arrested a prominent journalist on January 20, 2015; days after his radio station broadcast a series of investigative reports into the... read more »

Agriculture
Museveni also toured 400 - acre Ruimi Prison maize farm that serves as training wing for junior prisoners in Kabarole district

Museveni: Land Fragmentation Breeding Insecurity

President Museveni has urged Ugandans in general and in particular the people of Kibaale District to fight against household poverty and insecurity. He has also called on the political, religious and... read more »

Museveni is touring Rwenzori region

Museveni Refuses to Give Rwenzori Youth Cash

President Museveni has left the Rwenzori youth and their leaders disappointed after refusing to hand them cash. The president who is on his tour in... read more »

Museveni Starts Rwenzori Tour

President Museveni in touring Rwenzori area to popularise the wealth creation schemes

President Museveni has advised the people of Kasese district in Western Uganda, to use proper methods of cultivating on the hills to prevent soil... read more »

Museveni: Agriculture Possible in Urban Areas

Museveni tours businessman Tom Mugenga's plant that processes irish potatoes into finished products

President Museveni has said that a special package of economic activities will be promoted in urban areas that are much different from those in rural areas in... read more »

PHOTOS: Museveni Concludes Kigezi Tour

Museveni in a Kikiga dance in Kanungu district during the weekend

President Museveni has concluded a 5-day tour of Kigezi Sub-Region’s districts of Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri with a strong cautioning to the... 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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Some of the tea farms in Igara

Shs 36bn Scandal Uncovered at Igara Tea Factory

Tensions yesterday engulfed Igara Tea factory in Bushenyi District during a meeting in which a section of farmers affiliated to the factory demanded that the Board of Directors steps aside... read more »

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... 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 Business

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

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Museveni is touring the Rwenzururu area

Museveni Warns Rwenzururu Against Tribal Wars

President Museveni has strongly cautioned the people of the Rwenzururu area in Western Uganda against promoting tribalism, ethnicity, religion or any other form of sectarianism noting that... read more »

Col Kabango shakes hands with Ongwen whose brutality will be penalised by ICC

Uganda to Support Ongwen ICC Trial

Government has promised to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the trial of former rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen, Chimp Corps report. The... read more »

Kabila and military commanders visit a war zone in Eastern Congo during combat operations against M23 rebels in 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Why Kabila Fears Attacking FDLR

Two weeks after the deadline passed for the DRC-based genocidal group, FDRL to surrender weapons and demobilise combatants as directed by SADC, ICGLR and United Nations, the joint... read more »

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The 1995 Constitution of Uganda

20 Years of the 1995 Constitution

By Angelo Izama When Mercy Ayiru walked into the operating room just five days after independence celebrations on October 14, 2010, she expected to be home before supper. She died less than... read more »

Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba

Barya: Uganda Needs Orderly Political Transition

By Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba The majority of Ugandans, I inclusive, belong to the post independence era. I was born seven years after independence. As a young curious boy, I witnessed... read more »

Author: Morrison Rwakakamba

Pension Bill: More Questions And Fewer Answers

By Morrison Rwakakamba While reading the budget for 2014/2015 financial year, Uganda’s Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Maria Kiwanuka announced that Retirements... read more »

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Justice Steven Kavuma

Why Ugandan Courts Could Soon Lose Meaning

As the saying goes ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, some Ugandans have little by little lost interest in court, due to the delayed proceedings that ware them out and some have... read more »

Justice Steven Kavuma

Justice Kavuma: I m Not Pro-Government

The Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma has dismissed relentless allegations that he has often determined cases in favour of government. While addressing journalists after the launching of... read more »

Justice Kavuma said he would not be intimidated by the Lawyers

Justice Kavuma Slams Law Society Over Boycott

Following their boycott of the New Law Year function held at High Court in Kampala on Friday, the Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma has warned lawyers under the Uganda Law Society against... read more »

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Education Minister Jessica Alupo receives PLE results from UNEBs' Prof Mary Okwarol

PLE Results: English Worst Done

The Ministry of Education and Sports has today released the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results for the year 2014 indicating an increase in the performance, compared to the year... read more »

Quality Chemicals Limited founder Emmanuel Katongole  handing over a shs 10 million cheque

Nabbingo Old Girls Raise Funds for Primary School

The old girls of Trinity College Nabbingo have stepped up plans to have Trinity Junior School built ahead of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations slated for 2017. This was revealed during the... read more »

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Makerere Outs Graduation Dates

Makerere University is slated to hold its 65th Graduation ceremony on Wednesday January 21 at the main campus. A brief communication from the Academic Registrar Alfred Nemoah’s office... 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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Tullow Oil intends to drill oil in the Albertine Region

Lake Albert Gas to Process Iron Ore

President Museveni has disclosed that the Government will use gas extracted from the Lake Albert Region in Western Uganda for processing iron ore into finished products. The President was... read more »

Local Fuel Pump Prices could remain high

Why Local Pump Prices Wont Match Global Oil Price Trend

By Henry Mugisha Bazira Last week I wrote an article that was published on Chimpreports website titled “Impact of Falling Oil Prices and Cold Wars on Uganda’s Oil Prospects”. The... read more »

Minister Oryem hands a plaque to Ambassador Abderrahmane Ben Mokhatar

Uganda Seeks Algeria Oil Expertise

Minister State of Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs Hon Okello Oryem has asked Algeria to cooperate with Uganda in the Oil and Gas Sector. He said that since Uganda has... read more »

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John Mukasa

Common Man Speaks on NRM Victory Day

With the celebrations to mark the 29th anniversary of the NRM Victory Day underway in the country, Ugandans have opened their hearts to ChimpReports about their perception of this historic... read more »

President Museveni received by Vice President Edward Sekandi at the NRM Liberation day in  Soroti

Museveni Blames NRM Poll Losses On Mbabazi, Opposition

President Yoweri Museveni has today showered praises to his ruling NRM party top organs NEC, CEC and the Delegates Conference, for their recent endorsement of key constitutional amendments... read more »

DRC President Joseph Kabila

DRC Parliament Defeats Kabila’s 3rd Term Plot

The Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has finally refused to approve plans by President Joseph Kabila to extend the term of his office through a prolonged national census... read more »

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Mr John Ssempebwa while speaking to press today

93% Discount for Rwenzori Trek With U.S. Model

Adventurous and fun loving Ugandans are rubbing hands for a mega trek up the Rwenzori Mountain in Kasese district with American Super model Marlina Morena, and a mega party at the foothills... read more »

The Kananuras in the cockpit

Deshi Granted Honeymoon Gift By Fly Emirates

Newlyweds Andrew Deshi and Taratibu Kananura received a special gift from Fly Emirates while aboard one of their aircrafts heading to Island Maldives Capital Malé. The couple, who are well... 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 »