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Sam Mugumya(L) has been arrested by security

Col Besigye’s Top Aide Arrested

FDC President Col Kizza Besigye’s aide former aide Sam Mugumya has been arrested by security, Chimp Corps report. Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed the arrest which will surprise the nation. “It is true we have arrested him,” said Ankunda without providing other details. He... read more »

Museveni's Mercedes Benz reported in an accident in Kampala

BREAKING: Museveni Car Reported in Accident

President Museveni’s armoured Pullman Guard Mercedes Benz car has Friday morning been involved in a minor accident, Chimp Corps report. The incident occurred at around 8:00am as the expensive sleek car was being driven by presidential escorts to Mbuya barracks for refuelling. President Museveni... read more »

A family struggling to get way out

PHOTOS: PLE Candidates on Edge as Floods Devastate Ntoroko

Hundreds of Primary Seven Candidates in Ntoroko district are likely to miss their Primary Leaving Examinations slated for Monday and Tuesday next week as the floods continue to ravage the areas. Joseph Kule and Moses Byaruhanga, all P7 candidates at Bweramule primary say they are likely to miss... read more »

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 »

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Desire Luzinda Nude Photos go Viral

Just a day after singer Desire Luzinda was humiliated when she was picked by court bailiffs and dragged to Kampala High Court over an unpaid shs 16 M debt, her nude photos have leaked and gone viral on the internet. The photos which are spreading like a wild fire on... 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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Museveni meeting Dr Machar in Ethiopia this year

IGAD to Hold South Sudan Crisis Meeting

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s Heads of State summit is expected to sit this weekend to brainstorm on easing the crisis in South Sudan. Regional leaders will also push for the... read more »

South Sudan First Bank Governor, Gen Elijah Malong Aleng has passed away

S.Sudan First Bank Governor, Gen Malong Aleng, Die...

South Sudan’s first Central Bank governor, Elijah Malok Aleng, 77, is dead. A war veteran of both Anyanya one and the SPLM/A, Aleng passed away on... read more »

UN Condemns Fresh South Sudan Hostilities

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate end of all hostilities in South Sudan amid a renewed outbreak of violence in two towns in... read more »

South Sudan Rebels Claim Victory over SPLA

Rebel spokesperson, Brig Lul Koang

South Sudan rebels have claimed repulsing government troops who reportedly launched a counter attack on the insurgents’ positions on Thursday following... read more »

Machar Mobilised 7,000 Fighters In Bentiu Attack

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

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... read more »

Rwanda
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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Gen Ali. Watching is UPFM chairperson, Hon Mariam Nalubega and Joachim Duster from the German Embassy

Gen Ali Curses Ugandan Media

A group of lawmakers has launched a scathing assault on the country’s media fraternity for what they termed as ‘illegal encroachment on our private lives.’ While meeting with... read more »

Mubs Vice Chancellor, Prof Balunywa says reports that courses will be scrapped are inaccurate

Makerere Speaks on Scrapping Courses

Police have Thursday used teargas to disperse Makerere University Business School students in Nakawa, Kampala, who were protesting over reports that... read more »

Gov’t Hesitant to Embrace ‘Democratic Governance’ Fund...

Danish AmbassadorDan Frederiksen  and British High Commissioner Alison Blackburne recieved by PM Dr Rugunda  at his office on Thursday (Photo by PMPU)

The Ugandan government is yet to nominate its representative to the 14-member Governing Board of the Democratic Governance Facility. Chimpreports understands... read more »

Amuru By-election: Okili Declared NRM Flag Bearer

Okili being Congratulated by her supporters

With just a few days for the Electoral Commission (EC) to kick off nominations for Amuru District Women MP by-elections, the ruling NRM party has declared Jane... read more »

Gov’t Raises Science Lecturers’ Salaries

Museveni launching construction of the new Mbarara campus on Wednesday

President Museveni has revealed that government will, in the coming financial year, increase the remuneration of teachers and lecturers in public universities... 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 »

Kalanguka tries out her new ride after being Crowned Miss Uganda

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... read more »

Brenda Nambi Exposes Breast in Facebook Photo

Brenda Nambi

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 with her... 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 »

Crime & Investigation
Mourners paying their last respect to the deceased

PHOTOS: Grief at Murdered Unilever Boss’ Memorial Service

Dozens of mourners have Thursday morning gathered at the All Saints’ Church in Kampala to pay last respect to Shadrack Makanga, the Unilever Uganda area manager for Iganga, Busia, Tororo and... read more »

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... read more »

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

The new 'apology' from Shell and Bolton International company

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

‘Gen Sejusa Told me to Recruit Secret Force’...

Some of the  suspects in the dock

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... read more »

Business
President Kagame shortly after arrival in Seol

President Kagame Pushes for National Broadband Planning

Governments must enhance their National Broadband planning process to enable ICTs and broadband to catalyse socio-economic development, according to an Open Letter from the Broadband Commission for... read more »

President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni

Developments Exploding in Uganda, says Museveni

President Museveni has congratulated Mityana Diocese for contributing not only to the development of the Diocese but also of the nation by... read more »

Total E & P Launches Road Safety Initiative in Bul...

worries have been expressed about safety on the newly constructed Kaiso Tonya road

Total E&P Uganda Thursday launched a road safety sensitization campaign for schools in Buliisa aimed at raising road safety awareness among young people... read more »

MTN Uganda Named Y’ello Care Overall Winner

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

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... read more »

Minister Disapproves Weddings, Graduation Parties

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

State Finance Minister Hon Matia Kasaija has asked the top leadership of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to up their game in helping Ugandans embrace... 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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Besigye waving at crowds as he prepared to travel to Kabale by bus (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe)

PHOTOS: Besigye, Lukwago Use Bus for Kabale Court Trip

Dr Kizza Besigye has Friday made a surprise visit to downtown Kampala, exciting dozens of traders in the area. Flanked by Mayor Erias Lukwago, the former FDC leader greeted people for a... read more »

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 »

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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 »