10:51 pm - Monday December 22, 2014
Lumumba is New NRM SG

Museveni Appoints Lumumba to Replace Mbabazi

News trickling in from the ruling NRM Party indicates that President Yoweri Museveni has Appointed the Government Chief Whip Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba to replace the Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi at the Party Secretary General. Museveni is putting to use the powers bequeathed to him by the... read more »

Sejusa upon return to his country home in Sembabule

Sejusa, Police Brace for Christmas Street Battle

Following his return from exile a few weeks ago, former spy master and coordinator of intelligence organs Gen. David Sejusa has finalized plans for his welcoming party set for tomorrow Tuesday at his city home in Naguru. According to the Return Sejusa Committee Publicity Secretary Moses Bigirwa,... read more »

Regional leaders are concerned by the instability in DRC

ANALYSIS: Inside Zuma’s Trip to Uganda

South African president Jacob Zuma is in Tanzania for talks with his counterpart, Jakaya Kikwete, after which he will on Monday travel to Uganda to meet President Yoweri Museveni. The South African presidency said the “visit is purposed on engaging his counterparts on peace and security on the... read more »

SPLA are fighting rebels in the Upper Nile State

South Sudan Peace Talks Disintegrate

The peace negotiations between the South Sudan government and the rebels have once again collapsed over disagreement over what is known as the “security matrix.” The rebellion against the government of President Salva Kiir in South Sudan in December entered a decisive stage with the... read more »

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Abraynz Named in Money Laundering Scandal

Fashion icon Brain Ahumuza also Known as Abryanz has been named in a money laundering scandal alongside 50 other individuals and companies. Abryanz who was a Kyambogo University student only four years ago now owns one of the biggest and the most respected fashion... read more »

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Photos: Chameleone Celebrates Concert Success at Arab Money

Ugandan music doctor Jose chameleone Thursday made it a point to make a guest appearance at the Arab money Party that took place at Cayenne Lounge in Bukoto. Chameleone personally had staged a vibrant show dubbed the One Man, One Million Concert at Serena before... read more »

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Cindy Bleaches Ahead Of Rwanda Tour

Singer Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy has now decided bleach her body changing it to pale brown which she says is a gift for Kigali fans where she is heading for a Christmas tour. The singer who recently broke up with her latest boyfriend Ken Muyisa had been quiet for some... read more »

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Minister Onek to Sue Singer Chameleone

Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness, Hon Hillary Onek is set to sue singer Jose Chamelone after he failed to perform at Booma Hotel in Gulu which he (Onek) owns. The singer was paid millions of shillings to perform at the VIP event only not to show up which... read more »

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Kenzo Breaks Own YouTube Record

Singer, Eddy Kenzo famous for his song Sitya Loss that got him international award nominations has broken yet another YouTube record. The singer who recently shot the video for his latest song, ‘Be Happy’ while on a mini-tour in South Africa released it a few days... read more »

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Ivan Vows to Beat Zari’s Ciroc Party

A lot of competition is expected to be witnessed at the upcoming Rich Gang Party that is organized by South Africa-based Ugandan businessmen that include Ivan Semwanga, Katsha DeBank, King Lawrence, and Ed Cheune. After the Thursday sold out Ciroc All White Party at... read more »

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Radio & Weasel Selling Like Hot Cake in Nigeria

East Africa’s Dynamic Duo, Radio and Weasel are at it again. Just days after they released the video for their collabo with Nigerian singer, Wizkid titled ‘Don’t Cry’, a Nigerian music download website has reported that the video registered 20,000 downloads on... read more »

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Bebe Cool Sets Date for Next Year’s Concert

The ‘Love You Every Day’ hit maker; Bebe Cool can’t wait to let the Gagamel fans know of the goodies he has in stock for them this coming year. He has already officially launched a campaign for his 2015 headline concert, ‘Friends and Fans of Bebe Cool.’ The... read more »

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Iryn Namubiru Holds Birthday Party on Boat

Fresh from her recent historical UK performance at the Grajoh End of Year Concert, ‘Temperature’ singer, Iryn Namubiru is back in the country and with fresh energy. Upon her return, she celebrated her birthday on a boat. Iryn who was with a few close friends... read more »

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Desire Luzinda in Ibanda Christmas Charity Drive

Gorgeous Ugandan singer, Desire Luzinda is currently packing her bags to head to western Uganda where she is expected to give away various items to children at Ibanda Babies Home and orphanage in Ibanda District. A few weeks ago, ChimpLyf reported to you how the singer... read more »

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South Sudan
President Kiir meting Gen Salim Saleh at State House Entebbe in December

Gen Kiir Defence Blueprint Unveiled

The Government of South Sudan has prepared a blueprint of the structure, command and composition of her armed forces as Juba prepares to sign a peace deal with Riek Machar to end the one-year-old... read more »

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

Machar Rebels Rape Women, Butcher Civilians

Dr Riek Machar’s rebel group has once again come under the spotlight over war crimes and human rights abuses in South Sudan, Chimp Corps report. In... read more »

Breaking: Two Ugandans Shot Dead In South Sudan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS Amb James Mugume

Sad news trickling in from neighboring South Sudan indicates that another two Ugandans have been shot dead by the country’s security forces. Uganda’s... read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Machar Rebel Command Sets New Demands

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

The rebellion against the government of President Salva Kiir in South Sudan is entering a decisive stage with the insurgents’ leadership setting fresh... read more »

Uganda Army Speaks on Nimule-Juba Attacks

Deputy CDF, Lt Gen Charles Angina in Juba his year to monitor progress of UPDF soldiers in stabilising the war-torn country

12:22pm: The Ugandan army has appealed to travelers and traders using the Nimule-Juba road to be more careful following an attack on two vehicles on the route... read more »

Rwanda
President Kagame attending a function in Seoul, South Korea to deepen mutual relations

Belgium Blocks Aid to Rwanda

Belgium has withheld 40 million Euros in development aid that had been earmarked for Rwanda, Chimp Corps report. This comes just a few days after President Paul Kagame urged the nation to “brace... read more »

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Kagame Warns on Destabilising Rwanda

President Kagame has said that Rwandans cannot exchange anything for their right to be who they are and what they want to be. While concluding the... read more »

Kagame: Rwanda’s Growth Unstoppable

Kagame (C) in an interactive session at the National Dialogue in Kigali on Thursday

President Paul Kagame has expressed hope that Rwanda is on the right path of achieving a middle-income status, urging more hard work, resilience and... read more »

Rwanda Protests Cross-border Bombing by DRC

Rwandan soldiers that will form part of East Africa Standby Force to engage negative militant groups in the region especially Eastern Congo

Kigali is investigating circumstances under which the Congolese army fired a rocket projectile on territory of Rwanda on Wednesday, stoking tensions among the... read more »

From Kigali to Kigeli, will you come home?

King Kigeli

There is no lost love between Rwanda’s former Monarch and its current President, Paul Kagame- or so the rumor often goes. King Kigeli, the last King of... read more »

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Akena cuts the tape to commission the facility

Shs 500M Prison Ward Built in Kabale

Prisoners at Ndorwa Prison in Kabale have a reason to celebrate Christmas early this year after the leadership of the Uganda Prisons led by the Commissioner General, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija... read more »

Displaced people in North Kivu. Many parts of the province have been relatively quiet in the past two years, but UNHCR is concerned about violence in the Beni region. Photo: UNHCR/B. Sokol

Congo Massacres Worry UN

Continuing violence and multiple attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have sown widespread fear and sparked displacement of... read more »

Janet Piles Pressure on RDCs

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First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Hon. Janet Museveni has requested the RDCs in the seven Karamoja Districts to monitor the implementation of the... read more »

President Zuma Jets In For Security Talks

Museveni With President Zuma in 2011

  South Africa’s President, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is set to jet in for a two – day working visit to Uganda ahead of Christmas.   President... read more »

Kidega Replaces Zziwa As EALA Speaker

Dan Kidega is EALA's new Speaker

The East Africa Legislative Assembly has Friday afternoon elected Rt Hon Dan Fred Kidega as Speaker. Rt. Hon Kidega becomes the fourth Speaker of EALA,... read more »

Entertainment
Irene Ntale is the new Red Campaign Ambassador

Irene Ntale Named Red Card Ambassador

Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has unveiled multiple award-winning musician Irene Ntale as the new campaign ambassador for the Red Card to Drunk Driving campaign which kicked off on December 16,... read more »

Idris with Samantha

Idris Leaves Ellah for Samantha

Tanzania’s Big Brother Hot Shots representative and grand winner, Idris has now met up with fellow former housemate, Samantha as the two have been... read more »

Irene Ntale, Chameleone Release Collabo

Chameleone with Irene Ntale

As the year comes to an end, it looks like singer, Irene Ntale is on a rampage to make collaborations with big music names in the region. Just after she had... read more »

Zari, Chameleone Surprise Fans at All White Party

Zari arriving for her party

Former singer and Kampala socialite, Zari Hassan must be a very happy woman. Her Ciroc All White party held last night at Club Governor was so successful to... read more »

Photos: Cultural Wear Rules at Arab Money Party

A dancer performs at the party

The highly anticipated Arab Money party held last night brought a breath of new life to Kampala as revelers emulated the rich and famous cultures from the Arab... read more »

Crime & Investigation
The  Truck lost control and rammed into the shop

PHOTOS: Fire Brigade Truck Rams into Shop

A Fire Brigade Truck Registration Number UP 2346 that was moving along Kyaggwe Road towards old Kampala rammed into an electronics shop on Serwaniiko Plaza paralyzing traffic for some time. The truck... read more »

Mbabazi being restraining from engaging in violent acts at Buganda Road Court on Monday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Photos: Drama as Pakistanis are Acquitted of Sexua...

Drama ensued at Buganda Road Court premises on Monday morning after Chief Magistrate Lilian Buchana set free two Pakistanis accused of domestic... read more »

Fort Portal Municipality Land Titles Missing

Hon.Alex Ruhunda, Fort Portal Municipality MP

The former town clerk Fort Portal municipality Mr Edwards Lwanga is in trouble over the municipal land titles he allegedly disappeared with. Lwanga, who was... read more »

Christmas: Police Intensify Security Operations

Uganda Police have intensified operations to maintain peace during the festive season

The police are to step up its deployment to ensure that the country is safe and calm during the festive season, officials said Saturday. Speaking during a... read more »

Police Warn on Counterfeits

Elly Maate, Kigezi Regional Spokesperson

Police in Kigezi have urged the public to be vigilant on counterfeit goods and currencies in the forthcoming Christmas and New Year festivities. Addressing a... read more »

Business
Museveni attending a function in Tooro this year

Museveni Links Tooro to Wealthy Investors

President Yoweri Museveni met and held discussions with the King Oyo’s Global Business Unit officials led by Mr. Jag  Amooti  Alie,  a member of the  royal family who called on him at  State ... read more »

Men clad in bark cloth

Pictures: Tracing The Roots, Advancement of the Ba...

Olubugo – the  Bark cloth has indeed stood a test of time. Its  one of the first fabrics invented by mankind with its origin said to be in... read more »

M23 Militants Saved by Quiet Diplomacy

The leader of the demobilised M23 , Sultani Makenga at a press conference in Bunagana, DRC in 2013

Following a huge public outcry and quiet diplomatic protests, the Uganda government has agreed to stop plans of repatriating more of M23 fighters to the... read more »

NSSF Launches World Class E- Learning System

The new e-learning system was lauched by NSSF MD, Richard Byarugaba in Kampala  this week

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has launched an E-Learning System that is aimed at improving competences and skills among its staff countrywide,... read more »

$16m Raises for E.A Transport Innovation Challenge

Isaac Njoroge (2nd L Front Row) LIFT Fund Manager poses for a group photo with some of the Transport stakeholders who attended the $16m  LIFT Fund Launch at Protea Hotel in Kampala

Advancing Regional Integration in the East African Community through innovation in transport and logistics A US$16 million challenge fund dubbed the Logistics... read more »

Agriculture
Museveni has urged residents of Gomba to step commercial agriculture to eradicate poverty

Gomba Residents Fight Poverty

President Yoweri Museveni has strongly urged leaders at all levels in Gomba district in particular and Uganda in general to empower people in their areas through sensitization on how to combat... read more »

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... read more »

Janet: Why I Stopped NGO Food Aid in Karamoja

The first lady with Kayunga residents

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... read more »

Mushroom Growing: A Neglected but Profitable Business

Mushroom growing is a source of revenue but the business is yet to be embraced in Uganda

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... read more »

Ugandan Leaders Suffering from ‘Brucellosis Disease’...

Museveni flagging off the issuance of national IDs at a function at Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo in Kampala on Tuesday night

President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his call to all leaders at all levels in Uganda to support the new production programme of seedling distribution that... 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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Museveni wants political leaders to monitor public funds spending by civil servants

Museveni Meets Kampala Leaders at Entebbe

President Museveni has urged all Ugandans, especially those in leadership positions, to support and embrace government programmes that are tailored to defeating and eradicate poverty and... read more »

Tea growing in Uganda needs a regulatory authority, according to lawmakers

Leaders Want Tea Regulatory Body

Following the current strife at Igara Growers Tea Factory in Kyamuhunga Bushenyi district where farmers have gone up in arms with the factory Board over management’s denial to present an... read more »

Mrs Obama harvesting potatoes at the White House garden

Uganda, White House Eye Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

For the first time, this year’s crop in the U.S. White House kitchen garden included orange sweet potato (OSP), a root vegetable rich in vitamin A, that is becoming popular in Uganda and... read more »

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Government Says Gen Sejusa Can serve again in the UPDF

Sejusa Can Return To UPDF – Government

As Ugandans toil to unravel the mysteries surrounding the ‘heroic’ homecoming of Gen David Sejusa, government has revealed that the UPDF General is not only a free man but also welcome... read more »

Some of the M23 fighters arriving at Entebbe Millitary Airbase on Tuesday evening./Photos Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports

Photos: Uganda Hands Over M23 Fighters to DRC

9:00pm (Tuesday): Over 120 former fighters of the M23 and their commanders plus weapons were on Tuesday evening handed over to the DRC government before being repatriated back home as part... read more »

The demobilised M23 commander, Sultani Makenga at a press conference in Bunagana, DRC in 2013

BREAKING: Uganda to Hand Over M23 Fighters to DRC

Hundreds of M23 combatants have escaped from Uganda military facilities after it emerged that the Ministry of Defence intended to hand them over to the DRC authorities on Tuesday. The DRC... read more »

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The demobilised M23 commander, Sultani Makenga at a press conference in Bunagana, DRC in 2013

M23 Outrage over Forceful Repatriation to DRC

The demobilized M23 fighters have expressed “deep concerns” following attempts to forcefully repatriate the movement’s fighters from a Uganda military facility to DRC, it... read more »

Morrison Rwakakamba

NRM REFORMS: Mulira Unnecessarily Pessimistic

In a recent Op-ed to the New Vision on December 9, 2014, Lawyer Mulira ‘warned’ NRM to tread carefully. He was referring to commentary in the Press that NRM constitution is likely to be... read more »

The Ambassador of France in Uganda, Sophie Makame, and UN Women Country Representative, Mrs. Hodan Addou, on Tuesday signed a two-year strategic partnership

Ugandan Women Empowered to Fight Gender Inequality

The Ambassador of France in Uganda, Sophie Makame, and UN Women Country Representative, Mrs. Hodan Addou, on Tuesday signed a two-year strategic partnership agreement to support various... 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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Victoria University has stepped up teaching oil and gas to fill he skills gap in Uganda

Victoria University Moves to Fill Uganda Oil Skills Gap

Africa’s Oil and Gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review for the year 2013. However, major African markets... read more »

One of the houses constructed by CNOOC to resettle locals

CNOOC Finalizes Resettlement at Kingfisher

The construction of four houses for the people affected by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation operations at the Kingfisher Oil well in Buliisa is nearing completion as the company... read more »

Ministry of Energy PS Kabagambe Kaliisa

Oil Refinery: Government Asks Two Firms For Final Offer

Government has issued a Request for Final Offer (RFFO) to the two preferred bidders for the lead investor for the 60,000 barrels per day (BPD) oil refinery and related downstream... read more »

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Prime Minister Rugunda addressing Parliament this week

Gov’t to Resolve World War II Veterans’ Pay

Government will work with its UK counterparts to see that Ugandans, who served in World War II receive payment for their services. The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Hon.... read more »

Museveni and NRM youth at State House on Tuesday

I’ll Soon Leave Power, says Museveni

President Museveni has hinted on his imminent retirement, saying all those opposed to his prolonged stay in power should know his reign as president is ending soon. “It’s true I will go... read more »

Museveni and NRM youth at State House on Tuesday

Luzindana, Omodo Abandon Mbabazi for Museveni

President Museveni has separately met the wrangling NRM youth leaders as former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, plans to stand for president in 2016. Highly placed family sources told... 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 »