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Museveni addressing a three-day National family planning conference at Kampala Serena Hotel on Monday

Museveni: Huge Population Good for Economic Growth

President Yoweri Museveni has Monday opened a three-day National family planning conference with a warning to stakeholders in the health sector, Uganda’s development partners and policy formulators, not to confuse family planning for population control. He said that family planning was good for... read more »

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

Huawei Donates shs1.8bn Security Equipment to Uganda

President Museveni has praised the Chinese Telecommunications Solutions Company, Huawei Technologies Company Ltd, for donating a multi-media tracking system to the Uganda Government. He paid the tribute Sunday at State House, Entebbe where he received the donation from the Huawei Vice President for... read more »

AMISOM together with the Somali National Army have today recovered an assortment of weapons and bombs from al Shabaab suspects in the capital Mogadishu. These were captured at the Asuman Atto Garage in Mogadishu town during a cordon and search operation conducted in the city on Sunday morning

PHOTOS: UPDF Foil Massive Al Shabaab Attack

AMISOM troops from Ugandan contingent together with the Somali National Army have today captured an assortment of weapons and ammunition from al Shabaab suspects in the capital Mogadishu. These were seized at the Asuman Atto Garage in Mogadishu town during a cordon and search operation conducted... read more »

Police have in recent years militarised their training exercises to have an edge over armed criminals

Inside Story: How Gunmen Killed Flying Squad Cop

At around 7:15 pm on Friday, Herman Owomugisha – the commander of Police’s elite and battle-hardened Flying Squad directed a team of heavily-armed commandos to ‘fly’ to Kyayi Zone in Kawanda, Kawempe Division, Wakiso District. The Flying Squad is a special branch of the specialist crime and... read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Politicians, Experts Meet At Rwakitura over Karamoja Resources

President Yoweri Museveni has directed officials from Uganda Wild life Authority and those of National Forest Authority who carry out eviction exercises to stop harassing and destroying the property of Ugandans, but to intensify sensitize programmes and ask them to... read more »

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DPP: Uwera Intended to Kill Nsenga

The prosecution side has urged High Court judge Duncan Gaswaga to convict Jackie Uwera Nsenga of what it described as “intentional killing” of her husband Juvenal Nsenga in January 2013. In their submission on Friday morning, the lawyers led by Suzan Okalanyi and... read more »

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

South Sudan: Riskiest Business Destination in the World

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 Index, a non-profit research... read more »

Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka's new taxes on agriculture have met stiff resistance from thepublic

Uganda Agricultural Taxes Meet Stiff Resistance

Farmers from various parts of the country with support from civil society and some members of Parliament have compiled a petition to Parliament... read more »

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.

Africa’s oil and gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review. In a report release... read more »

Kenya to Strengthen Economy, Security at US-Africa Summ...

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The Kenyan Government will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government, officials have... read more »

URA, Trade Ministry Move To Eliminate Business Barriers

Hon. Amelia Kyambadde and C.G Allen Kagina append their signatures on M.O.U forms

Uganda Revenue Authority and Ministry of Trade have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to eliminate barriers and bureaucracies that affect the ways of doing... read more »

Entertainment
Juliana, Amon and Mugisha at Keron's memorial service

How Sorrow has Reunited Juliana, Amon

The sorrow and pain of losing their only child has worked a positive force of bringing singer Juliana Kanyomozi and her former husband Amon Lukwago back together. The past week of mourning of... read more »

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Photos: When Kampala was Painted Black, Yellow, Re...

The mere mentioning of the word football in Uganda, the minds of most Ugandans run to either Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea and other European... read more »

Behind The Scenes: David Lutalo’s “Nandikulese Mu Kyalo...

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David Lutalo, one of Uganda’s dynamic artists with a number of songs and ‘collabos’ from different genres has finalized the shooting of a video... read more »

Local Musician Succumbs to Lung Cancer

Ronald Kyazze, who was a member of King Michael's Dancehall crew

Ugandans were shocked to learn of the passing of local musician Ronald Kyazze commonly known as Wicked M at Mulago Hospital where he succumbed to lung... read more »

Katatumba, Radio and Weasel in New Collabo

Songstress, Angella Katatumba

Ugandan songbird Angella Katatumba has added a new song titled ‘Multiply by 2’ to her discography and list of accomplishments in the music industry In the... read more »

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

Uganda Marks Eid-el-Fitri

The Uganda Muslim community has started celebrations for Eid-El-Fitri with thousands heading to Mosques for prayers. This followed an announcement by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) Director of... read more »

the State Minister for Gender and Culture, Hon Rukia Nakadama  after being ordered out

Culture Minister thrown out of Parliamentary Commi...

The parliamentary committee on gender and social development has thrown out the State Minister for Gender and Culture, Hon Rukia Nakadama After she... read more »

MPs Angry Over ID Registration Irregularities

MP Wamanga addressing Parliament this week

Members of Parliament have raised concern over the on-going National Identity Card registration process, calling for the provision of special facilities for... read more »

Aronda Guarantees Security after Rwenzori Attacks

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The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Internal Affairs has appealed to all Ugandans, regional and International tourists and visitors to distance... read more »

Uganda Assures Tourists’ Safety

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The Government of Uganda has Friday assured Ugandans, regional and international tourists and visitors that the country that it is safe, secure and well... read more »

Oil & gas
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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 population attracted to business in the Albertine region... read more »

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Oil in Buliisa: Natives Decry Land Rights Abuses

As the Government of Uganda edges with the process of starting oil and gas production expected in 2018 in the Albertine grabben, residents affected... read more »

Politics
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 detention of his supporters. Namaye said police... read more »

Mbabazi is under fire for blasting the police boss before Parliament

Youth Protest Mbabazi Parliament Remarks

Youth leaders have petitioned Parliament over what they termed as a “reckless” statement made by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on the floor of... 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...

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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 »

FDC: We are not broke

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Forum for Democratic Change are set to launch into another election since the controversial November 2012 poll which near ripped the leading opposition party... read more »

Regional News
Dr Machar and President Kiir before the pair split

S. Sudan Talks to Focus on ‘Transitional’ Gov’t

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 Wednesday. IGAD last week announced that the Fourth Session... read more »

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

AMISOM Destroy Al Shabaab Centre of Power

In the latest war against Al-Shabaab terrorists, AMISOM forces on Thursday captured a strategic militant training and planning camp in the village of... 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 »

PHOTOS: Kagame Inspires Youth on National Identity

President Kagame speaking to the youth in Rwanda on Friday

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... read more »

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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 »

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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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Outrage as Tullow Oil Loses Shs1 Trillion Case to Uganda

Tullow Oil plc has announced its intentions to appeal against a ruling delivered Wednesday by Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT) in Uganda ordering the oil firm to pay Uganda Tax Revenue Authority... 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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DP Demands Report on Rwenzori Attacks

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has mounted pressure on government, calling for a thorough scrutiny and immediate release of Ntoroko District party Chairman, Misairi Mukwenda who is still... read more »

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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 »

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South Sudan Rebels Strike Ayod

Heavy fighting has resumed Tuesday in South Sudan with rebels launching deadly attacks on SPLA positions in the town of Ayod . Officials told Chimpreports the rebels struck at 8:00am, less... read more »