11:47 am - Wednesday August 20, 2014
The state-of-the art medical facilities being built in Kampala

Kampala: A City on the Rise

The World Bank has described Kampala as a “city on the rise” after scoring huge achievements in infrastructure development, Chimp Corps report. In 2010, Kampala City was in desperate need of repair. Many city roads were riddled with potholes, most of the street lights were not working, and... read more »

Gen Saleh (C) and soldiers who acquired skills in agriculture at Makerere University on Tuesday

Gen Saleh: We’ll Liberate Uganda from Poverty

Senior Presidential Advisor on Defence and Security, Gen Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh, who doubles as the Commander of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Project, has called on UPDF officers to use the acquired knowledge to liberate the country from poverty. The retired General made the remarks... read more »

Lukwago in a confrontation with police officers last year in Kampala

Supreme Court Sets Date for Lukwago Ruling

The Supreme Court of Uganda will this Thursday August 21, delivers its decision on whether or not Erias Lukwago resumes his seat as the Lord Mayor of Kampala City. The notice of the ruling was Tuesday handed to Lukwago’s lawyers in Kampala. The ruling will end months of waiting and close to a... read more »

Road construction under way in Katosi

Minister Byandala Under Fire over Mafia Claims

Works and transport Minister Hon Abraham Byandala has been tasked to cease claiming the existence of Mafias in his Ministry, but to come out in the open and name them. The minster is currently sandwiched in a Sh 24 Billion saga that involves a dubious American construction company, EUTAW. Byandala... read more »

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Chameleone ‘One Million’ Show to Rebuild Lives in Karamoja

Dr. Jose Chameleone finally revealed the reason behind his debated December show dubbed ‘One man, One show, One million’. Contrary to what people expected, Chameleone is in for a noble cause. In an interview with a local TV station, the music doctor revealed that... read more »

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Select Garments Bounces Back Into Business

The proprietor of Select Garments, Robert Ahimbisibwe has come out to refute the reports that his fashionline, Select Garments was crumbling due to his indebtedness. The closure of the Select Garments main branch at Forest Mall recently due to lack of rent sent tongues... read more »

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Katatumba Copyright Case Sets Historic Precedent

Angella Katatumba, a celebrated vocalist finally won the case where she was battling the Anti-Corruption Coalition (ACC) for illegally using her song titled ‘Let’s Go Green’ to further their campaign against the give-away of Mabira forest to investors. Justice... read more »

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Zari: My Bond With Farouk is Unbreakable

Zarinah Tlale, a socialite commonly known as Zari has taken to social media to rubbish reports that she had gotten back together with Ivan Semwanga, her ex and the father of her children. This is after word spread around on social media platforms suggesting that Zari... read more »

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Rema Flaunts Bulging Baby Bump

Local musician, Rema Namakula famous for hits like Oliwange and Sitaki was spotted with a baby bump at UMA show grounds where she was performing at a wedding reception of a friend. Regardless of the fact that she put up a very good performance and left the crowd... read more »

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Kenya Suspends Travelers from and via Ebola Struck Countries

The Government of Kenya has suspended travelers coming from or travelling via the three West African countries that have been declared to be affected by the deadly Ebola virus by the World Health Organization. The countries are Sierra Leone, Guinea and... read more »

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Zari Returns to Ivan’s Arms

Controversial South Africa-based Ugandan celebrity and businesswoman, Zarinah Tlale alias Zari has repaired her marriage with tycoon Ivan Semwanga. The reunion is thought to have marked an end to her relationship with Farouk Sempala, a security agent. But Zari was... read more »

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Desire Luzinda Lands UK Gig

Curvy Desire Luzinda, one of Uganda’s finest female musicians got an early birthday present when she landed a gig to perform at the Ugandan Convention UK come September. The Fitting and Equation songbird was so excited at being chosen to headline the after party... read more »

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Gaetano Now Into Film Industry

  From Big Bother, to radio, to Television to Emceeing, back to radio, Gaetano Kagwa is now hefting his luck in the movie industry.   The Capital FM’S Over Drive presenter has jumped on the wagon of acts lined up for the looming Beneath the Lies which will... read more »

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Singer Weasel Moves Closer to Marriage

Goodlyfe Crew singer Douglas Mayanja alias Weasel TV has edged closer to marriage after being introduced by lover Samira at her parents’ home in Jinja. Accompanied by several singers including partner Mowzey Radio, Weasel exhibited readiness to wed Samira as early as... read more »

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Presidential advisor Ezra Suruma says Museveni should review his ideas of pumping all oil funds into infrastructure

EXCLUSIVE: Suruma Counters Museveni on Oil Money

Former Finance Minister Ezra Suruma is not happy with Government and President Museveni’s resolution to sink all revenues generated from oil production, into infrastructure development. Suruma... read more »

Taxi drivers unanimously endorsing Monday's sit-down strike (Photo: Michael Nteza)

Breaking: Kampala Taxi Drivers Announce Sit-down S...

Residents of Kampala who us public transport to access the city should prepare for tough times after taxi drivers announced plans to hold a sit-down... read more »

Shs1.5tn Phosphate Project Launched in Tororo

The Sukuru phosphate project masterplan

President Museveni has launched the construction of Sukuru Phosphate Project in Tororo district with an appeal to the people of the area to take advantage of... read more »

Pakistan Doctors to Reboot Masaka Hospital

investors

President Yoweri Museveni, on Monday  morning welcomed  Pakistani entrepreneurs who  expressed interest in investing in the Ugandan medical sector by... read more »

PHOTOS: Police Take Over Security At Three City Arcades

Striking Traders gathered outside their business premises

The situation at Galiraaya, Gazzaland and Grand corner Arcades in Kampala remains tense  with police taking over security of the premises after angry traders... read more »

Court
Songstress Katatumba

Court to Give Ruling on Katatumba Case

Court is slated to give its ruling Monday on a case in which singer Angella Katatumba is accusing Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) case of plagiarising her song. The super talented vocalist... read more »

Attorney General, Peter Nyombi at the High Court on Thursday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

Nyombi: I Thought Karamagi was a Lunatic

The State has commenced proceedings against Andrew Karamagi, a law student who grabbed and disappeared with a document containing Attorney General,... read more »

How We Cornered Pakistani Sodomites – Witness tells cou...

The suspects after being aprehended

Prosecution by Linno Anguzo today paraded two more witnesses pinning the two Pakistan nationals, Ahamad Shahbaz and Muhammad Wagasahad suspected of sodomising... read more »

Boy Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Brutally Murderi...

The boy murdered his girlfriend and sliced her body into pieces

Court in Hoima has sentenced a 19 year old student to life imprisonment after he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend who he suspected to have infected... read more »

State’s Case Against Journalist: New Date Set for...

Mulindwa Mukasa at LDC, today.

LDC Grade I Magistrate, Nkore Molly has pushed the ruling to decide the fate of Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist and a human rights activist who challenged the... read more »

Entertainment
Khalifa Aganaga

Aganaga: Fans Used Axes To Extract Me From Bus Wreckage

Local musician, Khalifa Aganaga real name Sadat Mukiibi has finally spoken about the gruesome car accident he was involved in Monday in Nakasongola as he returned to Kampala from Koboko where he had... read more »

Uganda Police Force, Spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed the accident

Bus Crash: 8 Dead, 18 in Critical Condition

Updated at 5:39pm: Police spokesperson Fred Enanga tells Chimpreports that 8 people have been confirmed dead in today’s accident in... read more »

Continental Fame Beckons For Big Brother Hotshots

Big Brother Hotshots will be rolled out on September 7

The continent’s biggest reality show returns for its ninth season on Sunday 7 September with the housemates competing for a massive prize pot of USD 300 000... read more »

Former Children’s show Host Keza Namazzi is Miss Teen

The winners pose for a photo with Crown Beverages' Berna Kizza,

The search for Mirinda Miss Teen 2014 came to an end last Saturday at Kati Kati grounds in a show that gathered hundreds of teens from all over Kampala and... read more »

Ugandans in America Warm up for Kenzo, Hilderman

Hilderman-as-Bishop

The Ugandan Community in North America must be beyond excited as they will be entertained by Uganda’s finest artistes at the 2014 Uganda North American... read more »

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Ntale, Kansiime London Show Sells out 5 Days Before

As big Ugandan Artists like Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone struggle with a number of promotions to have guests come to their millionaire shows, Songstress Irene Ntale and comedian Anne Kansiime can... read more »

VC

Victoria University Gives Free Laptops to students

As part of their efforts to bolster technology in the country, Victoria University has given out laptops to all their students. The function held at... read more »

NRM Youths Fight Over Accomodation Cash

NRM Youths Exchange insults at Makerere Yesterday

Hundreds of NRM youth from 13 Districts in Central Region who converged for the ongoing 2 days training, Empowering Youth Through Farming, turned rowdy and... read more »

Security Guard Murdered, Gun Stolen

The assailants murdered the guard and took off with his gun

Police are hunting for assailants and the gun which they took away yesterday from a guard who was found murdered in Kansanga a Kampala suburb. Apparently, the... read more »

Luweero Man Arrested for Murdering Wife

The suspect is alleged to have killed his wife last year

Police in Luwero District have arrested Ambrose Sewanyana, a prime suspect in the death of his wife Justine Nalongo, who was found dead and her body dumped in... read more »

Oil & gas
Angelo Izama

Efuna-Ism And Opposition Politics

Uganda’s political opposition is in trouble. At least in Parliament, where despite their small numbers, the national obsession with the political class has turned the House into a sort of daily... read more »

The new technology block at Ndejje University

Ndejje University Rolls Out Technology Complex

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the proprietors of Ndejje University for positively responding to the Government policy of liberalization of... read more »

I Lost $5m in Tullow Oil Deal – Ugandan Investor

Bemuga says oil companies are not helping development of local content

The Parliamentary Forum on Oil and Gas has heard several inflaming accounts of how Foreign Oil Companies operating in Uganda are exploiting existing loopholes... read more »

Development Partners Strike Deal to Light up Africa

Photo Caption: From left to right, Dr Donald Kaberuka President of AfDB, David Mark Rubenstein co-founder and co-chief executive officer
of The Carlyle Group and Mr Sim Tshabalala, Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group, during the panel discussion at the African
Leaders Business Forum

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest lender by assets has renewed its commitment to the Power Africa Initiative, a multi-stakeholder project driven by... read more »

East African Oil Discoveries Give Hope to SMEs

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While Oil and Gas activity in West Africa is nothing new, it is the activity in East Africa which is creating a stir amongst exploration companies and their... read more »

Politics
FDC boss, Gen Mugisha Muntu

FDC to Crack Whip on Defaulting MPs

Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] are exploring the possibility of arm-twisting some of their adamant members of parliament yet to pay up their due monthly contributions to the party coffers. A... read more »

Leader of Opposition Wafula Oguttu

FDC to Expel MPs in NRM Bribe Saga

FDC has commenced an internal investigation into reports that some of its members received shs110m from State House to clear their debts. Observers... read more »

Bigirimana: My War Against Corruption Wolves

Gender Permanent Secretary, Pius BIgirimana

Sometime in late 2012, Gen Kale Kayihura’s phone rang. “Mr IGP, there is something very urgent I want you to look into. Money is being stolen from the... read more »

Museveni Advisor: MPs Got NRM Money

Presidential advisor, Moses Byaruhanga confirms that MPs received money to rescue them from indebtedness

Opposition leader, Wafula Oguttu’s claims that several lawmakers accepted shs 110m from the ruling NRM party to clear debts have been confirmed by President... read more »

Opposition wants All Births , Deaths Registered

PDP President, Abed Bwanika

Opposition People’s Development Party (PDP) has called upon government to ensure mandatory issuance of both birth and death certificate to all Ugandans if... read more »

Regional News
Inside Bakhita radio station in Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan Journalist Finally Released From Jail

South Sudan security services have finally released a journalist who was picked last Saturday for what the authority described as “broadcasting news items breaching national security.” David... read more »

Riek Machar was sacked from his post as South Sudan's vice-president in July last year

EXCLUSIVE: Machar Rebels Plan to Capture Juba

Dr Riek Machar’s rebels are planning a major offensive against the South Sudan government army if a peace agreement is not signed by August 28, a... read more »

Kenya, China Strengthen Economic Ties

Kenyatta welcoming Chinese officials to Nairobi on Monday

President Uhuru Kenyatta has welcomed China Communications and Construction Company’s pledge to partner with local companies to boost the steel manufacturing... read more »

Kagame Declares War on Girl Trafficking

President Kagame says trafficking of Rwandans must stop

President Paul Kagame has described as “unacceptable” and “inhumane,” the trafficking of Rwandan girls for exploitation and abuse, Chimp Corps... read more »

100 Former M23 Combatants “Killed in DRC Prisons&...

M23 military leader Brig Sultani Makenga (in jacket) in Bunagana at the peak of the rebellion in 2013 (Photo: Giles Muhame)

The disbanded rebel M23 Movement has expressed shock at what it described as “summary executions” of its members who were arrested by Congolese military... read more »

Security
Gen Muheesi interacting with residents of Mogadishu on Sunday

PHOTOS: Ugandan Army General Walks On Mogadishu Streets

A Ugandan two Star General serving under the African Union mission in Somalia surprised the locals in Mogadishu when he took a decision to walk freely on the assumed risky streets of Mogadishu city,... read more »

Riek Machar with South Sudan Resident, Salva Kiir

South Sudan Gov’t, Opposition Liable for War...

The South Sudan Government, the Opposition and their allies have been accused for being the cause of the cruelties in the country that amount to... read more »

Team Uganda Flagged off for Military Games

The chief of the mission Brig Katirima recieving the  Ugandan flag

The Deputy CDF in UPDF Maj. Gen Charles Angina has warned the army team representing the country in the East African military games in Zanzibar against... read more »

Darfur (SLA) Rebels Denounce Use of Child Combatants

Members of the SLA/MM and his leader, Minni Minawi (left) during their participation at the in a workshop on peace and security in Darfur

The leadership of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur has applauded the Sudan Liberation Army for denouncing the use of child soldiers in its... read more »

We are not Recruiting Students – Police

Students at Makerere University at the Opening of the Training Course

About 2000 university students have so far undergone a somewhat militarized training course by police which is gradually attracting outrage from section of the... read more »

Sport
The King opening the recent Masaza Cup

Kabaka Opens ‘Bika’ Football Tournament

It was all cheers and excitement at Wankulukuku grounds on Sunday as the King (Kabaka) of Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, flagged off ‘this year’s edition of Ebika bya... read more »

Rwanda national football team, Amavubi

Rwanda Kicked out of Africa Cup of Nations

The Organising Committee of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations has Sunday disqualified Rwanda from the qualifiers of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations... read more »

Van Gaal in Nasty Premiership Welcome

Devastated: Van Gaal strolls off the pitch

HE said it clear that no one should be surprised if Manchester United’s rehabilitation takes longer than they would ideally like. Manchester United’s new... read more »

Wenger Could Make more Signings

Arsenal Manager, Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger is delighted with his summer transfer business but could yet make further additions before the window shuts. The Arsenal... read more »

We are Going to AFCON This Time Round – Magogo

FUFA President, Magogo

In his key note address to the media about the launch of the 2015 Nations cup group stage campaign during today’s press conference at FUFA House, Eng Moses... read more »

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NITA-Uganda boss, James Saaka

Gov’t Told to Ban Old Computers

A fresh study carried out recently to investigate the effectiveness of the ban by government on importation of used computers has brought out conflicting voices from Ugandans. The ban which... read more »

MTN CEO Brian Gouldie

UCC Commends MTN’s Improved Network Service

Uganda Communications Commission’s Quality of Service (QOS) report indicates MTN Uganda as the leading network operator. The independent Quality of Service (QOS) assessment that was... read more »

Museveni on arrival at the White House for dinner during the U.S-Africa Summit last week

Why USA-Africa Business Strengthens Africa’s Bargain With China

According to Wikipedia, China and Africa have a history of trade relations, sometimes through third parties, dating back as far as 202 BC and AD 220. The first mention of Africa in Chinese... read more »

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Peter Semiga one of the beneficiaries of Tradelinks tells his story to journalists at Kontik Hotel in Hoima

Hoima Destined For Oil City Status amidst Challenges

Business in the oil rich Hoima is on a steady growth as it grapples to attain an oil city status.  A visit to the district over the weekend revealed a number of cross cutting experiences... read more »

The management facility under consruction in Hoima

Multi-million Hazardous Waste Facility under Construction in Hoim...

The construction of a multi-million dollar hazardous waste management site has kicked off in Nyamasoga village, Buseruka Sub County, Hoima District. Speaking to a team of journalist under... read more »

Africa’s oil and gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review.

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. In a report release by PwC’s ‘Africa oil... read more »

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DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga addressing the press at City House

DP ‘Worried’ About Heavy Deployment in Ssese Island

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has called upon government to explain reasons behind the heavy deployment in Ssese Island, Kalangala District. “We have received many phone calls from DP... read more »

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UPC Vice President, Joseph Bosa

UPC Vows to Punish MPs for Taking Bribes

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) is set to issue appropriate disciplinary measures against its party members that receive the money that is reportedly being handed out by... read more »

Former Uganda Vice President Dr. Specioza Wandira-Kazibwe

Dr. Wandira-Kazibwe Tips Somali Women Mps

Former Uganda Vice President Dr. Specioza Wandira-Kazibwe has today told Somali Women Parliamentarians that issues of women are the same irrespective of whichever tribe they originate from.... read more »

Oguttu alleged that MPs were receiving money from NRM to pay their debts

Oguttu Attacked in Secret Opposition Meeting

The opposition leadership in Parliament held a closed door crisis meeting on Tuesday over the reports that up to 18 members of opposition Members of Parliament have picked money from the... read more »

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Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan Mashood Adebayo Baderin. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré

Sudan Under Fire Over Political Detentions

A United Nations human rights expert today denounced the arrest and sentencing of political activists in Sudan, reiterating his call on the Government to free all the political detainees to... read more »

Dr Machar and President Kiir before the pair split

Politician Moves to Release Machar Coup Spy Tapes

A controversial politician in South Sudan has threatened to release spy tapes implicating Riek Machar in conspiring to overthrow the government of President Salva Kiir in 2013, Chimp Corps... read more »

The UN Security Council left South Sudan this week after several meetings with the country's leaders, civil society and displaced people at the UNMISS base in Malakal

IGAD Probes Deadly South Sudan Fighting  

IGAD Special Envoys have commenced investigations into Friday’s heavy fighting in South Sudan in which hundreds of rebels were killed by government forces. SPLA accused rebels of starting... read more »

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Bobby Williamson is Kenya‘s New Coach

The Kenyan football Federation has taken on former Uganda Cranes coach; Robert ‘Bobby’ Williamson as the new coach for Kenya’s national football team, the Harambe stars. This... read more »

NSSF Ag head of marketing Birungi hands over Cheques to KAVC's President Masaba.

NSSF Injects Shs50m In KAVC Tourney

As part of their sponsorship package, NSSF have injected Shs 50 million in the forth coming NSSF KAVC tournament scheduled for this weekend in Kampala. This was revealed by the body’s... read more »

Gold medalist, Moses Kipsiro

Commonwealth Medalists to Grace Bebe Cool’s Concert

As preparations for Ragga artist, Bebe Cool’s Friday concert are in high gear, the singer has announced that all medal winners at the recently concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games in... read more »