1:24 pm - Thursday October 2, 2014
Mbabazi addressing party members during the recent Kyankwanzi retreat

Mbabazi To Fire Back on Caucus Primaries Report

The National Resistance Movement Secretary General, Amama Mbabazi, is preparing a dossier to respond to accusations of incompetence and poor planning during the 2011 party primaries marred by irregularities and violence. This followed a damning report by a select committee of NRM Caucus headed by... read more »

Police removing 'yellow pigs' from Kampala streets

More ‘Yellow Pigs’ Poured on Kampala Streets

The opposition youth groups have once again released more yellow-painted pigs in the heart of Kampala before being taken off the streets by police. Police officials led by James Ruhweza on Wednesday struggled to grab the four pigs which were running along Kampala Road. Due to the heavy downpour,... read more »

Mbabazi and Museveni at the presidential farm in Ngoma during the recent Kyankwanzi retreat

NRM Tightens Noose Around Mbabazi Neck

The NRM Caucus has resolved that in a bid to build stronger structures and maintain momentum in mobilising supporters at the grassroots, all party leaders holding ministerial positions should not contest for positions in the political organisation. This was premised on earlier complaints by a... read more »

(L-R) King Oyo,PM Mbabazi and Queen Mother Kemigisha at Empango health and nutrition week inauguration of the leadership of Amacumu ne Bitara   in Fortportal (Photo by PMPU)

Inside the Dark World of Mbabazi 2016 Mobilisation

Chimp Investigations Unit  A top secret intelligence report into the clandestine operations of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to take over the highest and most coveted political office in the land in 2016 has leaked exclusively to Chimpreports. The damning dossier sheds ample light on the covert and... read more »

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Musician Joe Snubs Guvnor Meet and Greet

Celebrated American RnB musician, Joe Thomas who jetted into the country on Tuesday afternoon and is scheduled to perform at the 7th annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari this Friday, 3rd October ditched his own Meet and Greet party that was held at Guvnor last night. Joe was... read more »

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Kirya to Host Classical Music Show at Soundcup

Renowned Soul musician and C.E.O of The Sound Cup at Garden City, Maurice Kirya is set to host the first ever classical music show by the Kampala Music School on Thursday 2nd October, at The Sound Cup. The ‘Work it Out’ star shared the details with his fans on... read more »

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Bebe Cool Dedicates ‘Love You Every day’ Song to Museveni

Local musician,Moses Ssali alias, Bebe Cool has dedicated his latest hit single ‘Love You Every day’ to President Museveni as he performed at the 4th Future of Cities Forum last Wednesday 1st October at Lakeside Munyonyo. The self-proclaimed Big Size who is known... read more »

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Daxx Kartel Speaks out on Congo Fake Gold Scene

Ugandan musician Daxx Kartel has revealed that he is free, safe and back home after an attempted arrest at the Uganda -Congo boarder earlier this week. Daxx is alleged to have been arrested with forged travel documents that he had used to enter into Congo and later... read more »

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Meet Frankie and Arthur, Rwanda’s BB Hotshots Representatives

Frankie – Rwanda Frankie is a singer, model and actor with a degree in Financial Management. His favourite food is ugali with beef stew and his favourite book is Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk To Freedom’. Frankie enjoys the music of Joe Thomas, Luther Vandross... read more »

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20 Uganda Beauty Queens Move to Promote Agriculture

Miss Uganda Foundation in conjunction with Kezzi Entertainment has revealed to the public the 2014/2015 top 20 finalists. Last week, the foundation held a pre-selection at MacKinnon Suites in Nakasero Kampala to finalise the activity already carried out in the four... read more »

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RnB Star, Joe to Meet Fans at Guvnor Tonight

Jazz enthusiasts in Uganda are excited about getting up close and personal with American RnB Star, Joseph Lewis Thomas better known as Joe tonight, Wednesday 1st  October at Club Guvnor as he prepares to perform live on Friday at the 7th Nile Gold Jazz Safari taking... read more »

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Red Banton Arrested Driving DMC while Drunk

Just when we thought local musician, Red Banton had learnt his lesson the last time he was arrested for drunk-walking, he was on the wrong side of the law’s arm again on Tuesday, 30th as he was arrested on Entebbe Road for drunk driving. Red Banton who is an almost... read more »

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URA Champions Decent Ushering

One of the areas on which contemporary weddings, dinners, parties and such events will be rated, is how the ushers turned out. [The females are apparently termed as usherettes. But this is not England!]. And so, it’s now common practice that at such high-budget... read more »

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Radio and Lillian to Wed in December

Over the years, we have seen Mowzey Radio and Weasel grow musically into big artistes and it seems they have also started to set out to be responsible men given that Radio has also come out to show interest in walking his baby mama, Lillian Mbabazi down the aisle in... read more »

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SPLA are fighting Machar's rebels in South Sudan

South Sudan Rebels Warn Juba

South Sudan rebels have expressed “deep concern” by the latest statements made by the Minister of Information and Public Broadcasting, also the government spokesperson, Micheal Makuei Lueth, that... read more »

Machar and Kiir are likely to agreed to a peace deal in the near future, according to the latest developments in Ethiopia

Machar, Kiir Edge Closer to Power Sharing Deal

The Sixth Session of the Second Phase of the IGAD-led multi-stakeholder peace talks on South Sudan officially opened Tuesday, Chimp Corps report. The... read more »

World Leaders Warn South Sudan on Militancy  

Machar and Kiir have been warned against stoking tensions in South Sudan

World leaders, aid chiefs and other senior representatives at the United Nations have joined hands to raise awareness about the worsening humanitarian... read more »

South Sudan: Rebels Accuse SPLA of Shelling Relief Cent...

Rebel spokesperson, Brig Lul Koang

The South Sudan rebel movement under former vice president Dr. Riek Machar has accused government’s SPLA forces of attacking relief centers, the sole... read more »

Kiir Blasts Machar’s Greed for Power

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Following a failed coup by a former deputy that sparked a violent, months-long conflict in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir told the United Nations today that... read more »

Rwanda
Rwanda ICT Minister, Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Rwanda: ‘Smart Days’ to Stimulate Debate on ICT Oppor...

Hundreds of ICT experts are gathering in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday for the two-day second edition of SMART Days Rwanda. The event comes as the country re-doubles its efforts to digitise and take... read more »

Col Byabagamba, Brig Gen( Rtd) Rusagara and Sgt Kabayiza at the Military Tribunal on Tuesday

Senior Rwanda Army Officers’ Detention Exten...

The Rwandan military tribunal has extended the detention period of three army officers accused of engaging in acts that threatened state security by... read more »

Belgium Bolsters Rwanda Decentralisation Project

Gatete and Belgium's Arnout signing the agreement this week in Rwanda

The government of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Belgium have signed €13.5 million (approximately RwF 12 billion) to support Rwanda decentralization... read more »

Rwanda Preps for 164 Dev’t Projects

Rwanda Finance Minister, Claver Gatete

Rwanda Finance Ministry has signed off Government consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014. Officials said this was in... read more »

Rwanda: Relief as ICTR Upholds Genocidaires’ Sent...

Capt. Ildephonse Nizeyimana and Callixte Nzabonimana

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has Monday upheld life sentences of the country’s former top leaders for planning and... read more »

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Fisherman

Buikwe Fishermen to Benefit from Iceland $7M Grant

The government of Uganda through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has today signed a financing agreement with the Republic of Iceland under Icelandic International... read more »

Patrick Salvador with Alex Muhangi

Crackers, Omondi to Thrill Mbarara

One of Uganda’s biggest comedy groups, the Crackers and Kenya’s Eric Omondi are set to export their dose of unending laughter to the land of milk... read more »

Census Officials to Demonstrate over Non Payment

An enumerator at work

Seventy five officials that participated in the recently concluded National census in Rubaga, Kampala have threatened to strike over delayed payment of their... read more »

Kabarole Hailstorm Victims Seek Relief

A farmer, in front of a plantation destroyed by a hailstorm

Over 1,000 people who were affected by a heavy hailstorm in Fort Portal Municipality and Karambi Sub County in Kabarole District have called for relief from... read more »

‘Somalia will be united by 2016′

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Somali Republic, addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Somalia is at a critical juncture in its efforts to achieve security and stability, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly calling... read more »

Entertainment
Zari during her 34th Birthday

Zari Defends Self on Lavish 34th Birthday

City socialite and businesswoman, Zarinah Tlale is once again in the news after she took to Facebook to fire back at all the haters that were saying that she is broke and could not afford a real... read more »

Maddox Sematimba

Maddox thrills Bayimba Festival

For those who didn’t make it to the BAYIMBA festival that went down last week, it was a night to remember with a spectacular performance from... read more »

Chameleone’s Son, Abba Launches Music Career

Abba on the guitor

We have seen time after time, sons walking in the footsteps of their fathers just like Jaden Smith and his father Will Smith, local musician Chameleone’s... read more »

Lynn Mbabazi’s Father Speaks-out

Lynn Mbabazi has gone missing

It was a moment of happiness and relief when the news broke that Lynn Mbabazi who was presumed kidnapped had contacted her family and was still alive. On... read more »

Rwanda Reinstated in Big Brother Contest

Rwanda has once again been admitted in Big Brother

Entertainment enthusiasts in Rwanda should weep no more, the country will participate in the Big Brother show for the year 2014. In a statement sent to... read more »

Crime & Investigation
KMP commander Harunah Isabirye (Photo by Michael Nteza)

New Kampala Police Boss Warns on Reckless Driving

The New Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Harunah Isabirye has warned Drivers and Cyclist against reckless road use saying that it is the number one cause of the accidents that have resulted in... read more »

The bus after the accident. Photo by Pat Robert Larubi

Full List: South Sudan Bus Accident Victims Named

Police have released the names of passengers who perished in the accident which occurred in South Sudan on the 29th Sept 2014 in Nesito about 15... read more »

Museveni Launches Police Garments Factory

Museveni, Kayihura and Aronda at the launch of the police garments factory in Kampala on Tuesday

President Museveni has expressed his pleasure over the newly established Police garments factory. He said that the facility will go a long way in reducing the... read more »

Officer Renting out Guns to Thugs Nabbed

Ugandan Police utilises the automatic Riffle, AK 47

Police in Mubende District yesterday (29th September 2014), arrested an officer at the rank of corporal who has reportedly been for a long time conniving with... read more »

Centenary Fete: Kayihura Defends Police Record

Gen Kayihura addressing press on Monday at Police headquarters in Naguru (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

As the country prepares for Uganda Police Centenary Celebrations set for October 3 at Kololo Airstrip, police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has revealed the force has... read more »

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Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya Reforms Agricultural Sector

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said his Government is undertaking major reforms in the agricultural sector to boost production and increase profits for farmers. He said various agricultural... read more »

Mteto Nyati has been appointed the new MTN group Chief Enterprise Officer.

MTN Gets New Enterprise Chief

The MTN Group has appointed Mteto Nyati as their Chief Enterprise Officer, effective 1 October 2014. Formerly working with Microsoft, where he was... read more »

Museveni: Uganda Ready For Mineral Wealth

President Museveni speaking at the mineral wealth conference on Wednesday

President Yoweri Museveni has urged mining investors in Uganda to prioritize value addition to minerals in order to build a strong base for the economy of the... read more »

Fly Dubai Commences Operations in Uganda

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Fly Dubai yesterday officially launched its airline services in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport with a declaration that they will offer cheap flight... read more »

NSSF to pay Shs 366bn to Members as Interest in 2014

Acting NSSF MD, Geraldine Busuulwa, Kajara and Kyayonka at a press conference in Kampala on Wednesday

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) will pay its members an interest rate of 11.5 percent for the Financial Year 2013/14. This is about Shs366 billion in... 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 »

UTAMU Vice Chancellor Venansius Baryamureeba

Prof. Barya on the Unfolding Ugandan Politics

There was a time when Hon Amama Mbabazi had the option of choosing between serving as Prime Minister (PM) of the Republic of Uganda and NRM Secretary General (SG) but not both. This is no... read more »

Renegade Col Samson Mande

Col Mande: Mbabazi was Father of Corruption

Exiled Col Samson Mande, a former UPDF top officer has congratulated President Yoweri Museveni upon getting rid of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in what seems to blend more drama into the... 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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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 »

Pope Francis is expected in Uganda next year

Uganda Preps for Pope Francis Visit 

As Uganda plans to receive Pope Francis next year, government has intensified preparations for the renovation of Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Chimp Corps report. Recently, it was decided that... read more »

Kasiimo confirmed Lech's death

British Tourist Investor Dies in Fort Portal

Fort Portal Police are investigating circumstances under which Lech Zielinski, 60, a British National, died at Kitojo Integrated Development Association (KIDA) Hospital in Rutete sub... read more »

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Uganda has oil worth billions of dollars

Secret Uganda Oil Contracts Leaked

Ugandan oil contracts seen by Global Witness show the Government has got a better financial deal for the country’s oil but has failed to put in place crucial environmental and human... read more »

Museveni meeting the Chairman of Hampton Group, Canada Peter M. Deeb at his residence at the Lone Star Ranch in Dallas Texas.

Museveni: Oil Revenues to Boost Agriculture

President Museveni has urged prospective investors in the oil and gas sector to take advantage of the opportunities the country offers and compete in the exploration of the new oil... read more »

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MP Sekikubo: Only Rebels Can Face President Museveni

MP Lwemiyaga County Hon. Theodore Sekikubo has warned that the ninth parliament, whose performance at the beginning of the term was described as exceptional, will be at its worst in the... read more »

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UPC's Okello Luciima

UPC Decries Tribalism at Work Places

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has highlighted the need to merge the Human rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission in the country if work and labor is to be... read more »

Dr. Rugunda with his predecessor, JP Amama Mbabazi

Full Speech: Rugunda Vows to Fight Corruption

This is the Speech by Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda after Parliament approved his appointment as Prime Minister of Uganda on Tuesday, 30th Septenber, 2014. Madam Speaker, Honorable members; I wish... read more »

Mao with Makerere University Leaders

Mao: Gov’t Tribalism Fueling Unemployment

Democratic Party President, Norbert Mao has blamed the National Resistance Movement party for being segregative along tribal lines while giving out top government posts which has led to... read more »

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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 »

Such Rafting Moments Along R.Nile are said to be threatened by construction of the Isimba Power Dam

Government Responds To Tour Operators on ‘Endangered’...

Government has come out to clear the air on emerging concerns that construction of a 183 MW Isimba Hydropower plant will greatly endanger the adventure tourism industry and the surrounding... read more »

Hot Balloons will be flying over Mbale town stating Tomorrow Thursday

Tourism Day: Mbale Set For Hot Balloon Flights

Uganda will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s World Tourism Day on 27th September, whose purpose is to foster awareness among communities on the importance of... read more »