4:58 pm - Tuesday September 2, 2014
Retired Captain David Kabuye has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm

Illegal Possession of Firearm Lands Capt. Kabuye In Trouble

Capt. (Rtd) David Kabuye returns to a civilian court in Kigali on Tuesday for a judge to determine whether to remand him for 30 days or grant him bail, Chimp Corps report. Kabuye was last week arrested alongside Rwanda’s outgoing Military Attaché to UK, Brig General, Rusagara and former... read more »

Lukwago speaking to journalists at his office in Kampala

Lukwago Wants Showdown with Museveni

In what looks like a series of attacks on President Museveni, embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has dared  the former to organize what he has termed as a ‘showdown’ with him in the city. Addressing journalists in Kampala on Monday afternoon, Lukwago said the President has on many... read more »

Sarah Kagingo

Maid Saga: Kagingo Heart Bleeding

Sarah Kagingo, the special presidential communications assistant, has described as “extremely malicious,” reports that she has been abusing the rights of a 16-year-old girl by holding her incommunicado at her home and delaying to pay her wage for 8 months. Security on Sunday raided Kagingo’s... read more »

Prof. Balunywa during the interview with Chimpreports in August

Prof. Balunywa: Uganda’s Education Strongman

Sometime in 1987, while Uganda’s most prestigious higher institution of learning, Makerere University, was struggling to cope with shortage of resources, teaching materials and even toilet papers, a youthful lecturer in the department of commerce embarked on an ambitious adventure that saw him... read more »

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Government to Train Teachers Singing the National Anthem

Government has expressed concern about the emerging fact that majority of Ugandans cannon successfully croon through the Uganda National Anthem. News of a recent Head teachers forum on which teachers were reported unable to sing through the three stanzas of the... read more »


Ivan Adds Fancy New Wheels to His Fleet

Things must be going on well for celebrated city partier and socialite Zari’s estranged husband, Ivan Semwanga as he has added another luxurious car to his fleet of fancy and expensive cars. The South African based Ugandan businessman shared pictures of his sleek and... read more »


Bebe Cool, Tshaka Mayanja in Bitter Feud over ‘Love You Every day’

We all know Bebe Cool to be that kind of a musician that always picks up fights with almost everyone else in the entertainment industry (may be, apart from Zuena). This time around, jazz and reggae maestro Tshaka Mayanja is the unfortunate victim. Forget his feuds... read more »


MARATHON PHOTOS: Ugandans Rise Against Cancer

More than 20,000 people participated in the 2014 Rotary Cancer Run held on Sunday in Kampala in a bid to raise funds to help construct the cancer ward at Nsambya hospital. Addressing participants, the chief runner and former Tanzanian president Hassan Mwinyi said this... read more »


There Is Too Much Sleeping in Africa – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has called on all Ugandans especially the youth to be more innovative and identify all available opportunities, saying that one has to combine all the factors of production such as land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship and knowledge to create... read more »


Balotelli’s Girlfriend of Rwandan, Congolese Decent

If you have been closely following the intensive talk that has been in the press about Mario Baloteli’s return to the English Premier League, there is one beautiful thing you must have observed, that is the new Liverpool striker’s stunningly beautiful fiancée. And... read more »


Watching Arsenal Live Leaves Walukaga Breathless

Kadongokamu artist Mathias Walukagga could not hide his excitement as for the first time, he walked through the gates of the great Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal make its way into the UEFA Champions League in a 1 0 Win over Besiktas last night. A source close to the... read more »


Government Acquires 2800 Acre Land to Resettle Landslide Victims

Government has finally completed the purchase of a 2800 acre piece of land to which persons at the risk of landslides will be replaced. The land Chimpreports understands has been procured in Bunambutye sub-county, lower Bulambuli District, at a cost Sh. 8 billion. The... read more »


Traditional Medical Doctors Could Help in Ebola Fight – Rugunda

With fresh cases of the deadly Ebola Virus being reported next door in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week, officials in the Ministry of Health are on the tenterhooks. A string of high level meetings are being held to the effect of averting the scourge... read more »


UPC Blasts Kayihura, Kaweesi Over Drivers’ Strike

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has condemned the intervention by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Andrew Felix Kaweesi in resolving drivers’ taxi drivers’ recent... read more »

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Mafende being led to CPS

Kikubo Lorry Operators Protest High Parking Charges

Police in Kampala have arrested Jotham Mafende, a businessman operating in Kikuubo for leading lorry owners and drivers protesting against what they called extortive parking fees charged on lorries... read more »

Gender Permanent Secretary, Pius BIgirimana

Bigirimana Inspires University Students

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, Pius Bigirimana has appealed to the youth to be courageous in order... read more »

Shs22tn Railway Deal Takes New Twist

A Rift Valley Railways Vehicle

The awarding of contract to upgrade and expand Uganda’s railway network to standard gauge, to a Chinese firm China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) has... read more »

PHOTOS: Pomp as Miss KIU Finalists are Unveiled

Some of the finalists in the contest

Club Amnesia was packed beyond capacity on Thursday night as anxious revelers turned up to have a glance at the ten finalists that are going to contest in... read more »

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Uganda Invites 5 Presidents

Presidents Museveni, Uhuru, Kagame and Kiir at the previous NCIP Summit in Kigali in July

Kampala will be hosting the Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit on the Independence Eve, October 8. Officials at the Foreign Affairs Ministry say... read more »

Pator Chris Oyakhilome with wife, Anita Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Served with Divorce Papers over Adultery

Popular Nigerian Pastor, Entrepreneur and the founder of the Christ Embassy Church and Ministries, Chris Oyakhilome is over the edge as his wife and fellow Evangelist, Anita Oyakhilome filed for... read more »

Besigye and other suspects in court during an earlier hearing

Fresh Court Summons for Besigye, 4GC Activists

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate, Lillian Buchana has issued summons for Dr. Kizza Besigye and seven others who include Hon Matthias Mpuuga, Erias... read more »

Rwenzori Attacks: General Court Martial Starts Hearing

The killings in Kasese left scores dead

The trial of 53 persons indicted by the UPDF General Court Martial in connection with the July 5th attacks in Kasese District, progressed to hearing stage on... read more »

New Date Set for Journalist Vs State Case Ruling

Mulindwa Mukasa at LDC, court.

LDC Grade one Magistrate, Molly Nkore has adjourned  pronouncement of her ruling in the matter in which Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist and a Human right... read more »

Teenager, 4 Others Convicted of Murder

The convicts leaving court

The High Court in Kampala on Monday convicted a group of 5 shamba boys including a 16 year old of murder of their 70 year old boss. Justice Elizabeth Alividiza... read more »

Big Brother Hotshots will be rolled out on September 7

Rwanda Eliminated From Big Brother Africa

Rwandans who were so eager to enjoy the ninth edition of Big Brother Africa, are in shock after the country’s participation in the continent’s biggest reality series was cancelled just a week to... read more »

Besigye, Family have lunch with Ochieng

Besigye Finally Dines with Kenyan Look-alike

Ugandan opposition leader, Rtd Col. Kizza Besigye finally met the 22-year-old Kenyan photojournalist, Jeff Ochieng with whom he shares an uncanny... read more »

Museveni Donates Shs50m to Western Musicians

Singer (L) Gatoto with Enock Potel Kivuna during the video shooting of her song in Mbarara recently. Museveni is supporting artistes in the region

President Museveni has said that songs and plays are important tools that capture history and historical events adding that he was ready to partner up and... read more »

PHOTOS: Kenyatta Surprises Partiers at Mombasa Beach

President Kenyatta at Jomo Kenyatta public beach

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday made surprise visits to the beach, exciting crowds. ChimpLyf reports that Kenyatta, whose humble nature continues to... read more »

Sheba Rocks MTN Internet Expo in Mbarara

Sheeba performing

Local talented singer, Sheebah Karungi, known for songs like ice cream, and Twesana wowed revelers in Mbarara, yesterday as she performed at the MTN Internet... read more »

Congolese troops hunting down ADF rebels in North Kivu

MSF Woman Escapes from ADF Rebels

After the escape of one of its abducted colleagues, a French humanitarian group, MSF, has asked for help to find the three other members of its team who were taken more than a year ago On Friday,... read more »

Fr. Simon Lokodo

Black Monday Fires Back at Lokodo – He is Seeking ...

Anti-corruption crusaders, under their umbrella organization, Black Monday Movement have asked Ethics and Integrity Minister, Rev Fr. Simon Lokodo to... read more »

Heavy Rains Kill One in Ndeeba


As Kampala and the surrounding areas continue to experience heavy rains, the heavy downpour that was experienced in Natete, lower Mutungo, Katwe, Nalukolongo,... read more »

5 Electrocuted at Kajjansi SDA Church

Its suspected that the hanging live wire was left by a negligent electrician

Five people were electrocuted at Kajjansi SDA church, yesterday (Sunday) between 5 and 6 PM as they tried to move a tent around the Church compound. Two of the... read more »

How Ex ADF Abductee Battled Rwenzururu Militants

Bundibugyo suspected attackers being led to jail on July 6

Officials of the UPDF General Court Martial and members of the general public in Bundibugyo district were this week stunned by a prosecution witness’... read more »

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Farmers' leaders in an engagement in Kampala on Friday

Oil High on Agenda as Farmers Elect New Leader

Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) is Friday electing the new farmer’s leadership at the National Level. UNFFE is a home to over one million farmer subscriber members and a number of... read more »

More oil resources have been discovered in Western Uganda

Great Expectations as Uganda Discovers More Oil

Uganda’s Petroleum resources are now estimated to be 6.5 billion barrels of oil initially in place, officials have revealed. This is up from 3.5... read more »

Experts Demands Transparency in Uganda Oil Sector

Ggoobi speaking at the conference

Makerere University Business School Economics Lecturer, Ramathan Ggoobi has challenged the government of Uganda, oil companies and all key players in the... read more »

Second Oil Exploration Licensing Phase to End by Decemb...

Commissioner, Earnest Rubondo

The commissioner for the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Ernest Rubondo has assured Ugandan... read more »

Total E & P Completes Shs5bn Compensation of Bulii...

More oil resources have been discovered in Western Uganda

Total E&P Uganda through its contractor, BGP, a Chinese firm has successfully concluded compensation activities for 13,663 gardens that were impacted by... read more »

Brig Muhoozi attending the international Special Operations Forces (ISOF) conference in Florida, United States recently

Muhoozi Promotion Not a Problem – FDC

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change have joined the debate that recently rocked Parliament on the national defence forces (UPDF) promotions. The debate, at the center of which was head of the... read more »

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

EXCLUSIVE: NRM Plans Massive Overhaul of Structure...

The ruling National Resistance Movement party is set for a total overhaul of all structures in what appears a move to weaken the arm of Prime... read more »

Lukwago, Museveni in Fresh Bitter Exchange

President Museveni (R) and Erias Lukwago

Drama continues unfold on the fracas surrounding the fate of the office of the Kampala City Lord Mayor. After a devastating Supreme Court Ruling last week that... read more »

2016 Watch: DP Moves to field Bukenya

Prof. Bukenya campaigned for DP's Nabukenya during the Luweero Woman MP bye election

Despite former Vice President, Gilbert Bukenya rubbishing reports of him joining an opposition political party for 2016 presidential elections, research has... read more »

Otafiire: Mitooma Has Endorsed Museveni for 2016

President Museveni visiting Animal Industry &Fisheries Ministry fish breeding centres in Ruhandagazi, Bushenyi this week

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Mitooma MP, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has revealed that his constituents will back President Museveni... read more »

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Kenyatta has launched he biometric registration of Kenyan voters

Kenya Registers Civil Servants

President Uhuru Kenyatta has moved to entrench efficiency and effectiveness in public service by kicking off the biometric registration of civil servants. Speaking Monday at State House, Mombasa,... read more »

Kagame addressing RPF leaders in Kigali on Sunday

Kagame Warns RPF Leaders on Indiscipline

Just a few days after the military tribunal in Rwanda charged powerful army officials with offences related to threatening state security, President... read more »

Ebola Cases Might Exceed 20,000 – UN

The caseload could exceed 2000

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the... read more »

JEM Fighters Begin Integration Into Sudan Armed Forces

Justice and Equality Movement(JEM) leader Dr. Khalil Ibrahim, during the Darfur Peace Talks, in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. Peace talks between a major Darfur rebel group and the Sudanese government are under way in Qatar's capital Doha. (AP Photo/Maneesh Bakshi)

Security arrangements for integrating about 1,350 former combatants from Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)- Sudan into government military and police have... read more »

Uhuru Blows Up Ship Carrying 400 Kg of Drugs

The Al Noor Ship that was blown up this afternoon

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this afternoon commanded a Navy team that blew a ship carrying about 400kilos of heroin. The ship was sunk a few kilometers off... read more »

The UPDF team leaders display the silverware from the sports

Photos: Heroes’ Welcome for UPDF Sports Team

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces team was on Saturday evening received at Entebbe Airport after participating in the 8th edition of the East African Military games in Tanzania. Adressing the... read more »

Ugandan forces battling Al Shabaab in Lower Shabelle towns during the weekend

Al Shabaab Lose Stronghold Towns

The Al Shabaab are seeking media attention through “desperate attacks” after losing their strategic stronghold tows of Golweyn and Buulomareer in... read more »

Interpol: Organised Gangs Pose Regional Security Threat

Kenyatta addressing the regional police chiefs' meeting in Nairobi this week

The International police organization (Interpol) has warned of new security threats by organized criminal gangs including terrorist militants which have caused... read more »

AMISOM Digs In Al Shabaab Territory

Somalia troops in a training exercise in the war-torn country

Somali National Army (SNA) and UPDF-led AMISOM troops this week took control of the town of Tiyeglow in Bakool region. Al-Shabaab fled from the town without... read more »

PHOTOS: Detained Rwanda Army Officers Charged

Col Byabagamba (in military uniform) and Brig Rusagara (R) facing a panel of military judges on Friday

Detained former Republican Guard Commander, Col Tom Byabagamba and outgoing defence attaché to UK, Brig Gen (Rtd) Frank Rusagara have Friday appeared before a... read more »

Uganda cranes players during training

Cranes Arrive in Niger

Uganda Cranes have arrived safely in Niamey, Niger for the training camp a head of Ghana game on Saturday. FUFA announced in a brief statement on Monday evening that the team touched down at Diori... read more »

Uganda Cranes in a training exercise at Mandela National Stadium recently

Cranes Off to Ghana

Uganda Cranes players and team officials on Sunday evening set off for Ghana. The contingent departed Entebbe International Airport at 6 pm aboard... read more »

CAF Upholds Rwanda Disqualification

Rwanda national football team, Amavubi

The Appeals Board of CAF has upheld the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations which disqualified Rwanda from the final group phase... read more »

Cranes-Guinea Clash: FUFA Allays Ebola Fears

Cranes take on Guinea next month

FUFA has dismissed media reports that the Ministry of Health has directed the federation not to host Guinea National football team for the Nations cup... read more »

Mwinyi in Uganda for Rotary Cancer Run

Former Tanzanian leader, Hassan Mwinyi

Tanzania’s former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi arrived in the country on Friday afternoon ahead of Sunday’s Rotary Cancer Run for which he is the chief... read more »

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Museveni Commends Pride Microfinance’s Steady Growth

President Yoweri Museveni has applauded Pride Microfinance Ltd for its vigor that has enabled it grow and realize great achievements boosting the banking and loan sector in the... read more »

Kickboxer Moses Golola at the launch of 'Kaja' lottery promotion in Kampala on Friday

MTN Stakes Shs40m Daily in ‘Kaja’ Promotion

MTN Uganda has in partnership with SMS2bet launched a new exciting lottery game named MTN Kaja where customers who subscribe will be entered into a daily draw to win up to Shs 40 million or... read more »

Gatete (R) at a press conference on Thursday in Kigali

Rwanda Treasury Bond Oversubscribed

Rwanda government’s issuance of  RwF 15 billion Treasury bond has scored highly with RwF 34.8 billion as the total amount booked representing a subscription level of 232 percent, the... read more »

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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... 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, Peter Nyombi’s speech during the... read more »

The suspects after being aprehended

How We Cornered Pakistani Sodomites – Witness tells court

Prosecution by Linno Anguzo today paraded two more witnesses pinning the two Pakistan nationals, Ahamad Shahbaz and Muhammad Wagasahad suspected of sodomising a 23yr old woman, Zainab... read more »

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More oil resources have been discovered in Western Uganda

Total E & P Breaks Silence on Waste Disposal Concerns

Concerns have been raised over the manner in which French oil company Total E & P intends to dispose waste from Nwoya District. An investigation by Chimpreports indicates that while... read more »

Youth handing their petition to Kadaga.

Low Compensation Sparks Outrage in Oil-rich Bunyoro

Youth from Bunyoro region under their umbrella body ‘The Concerned Youth’, have petitioned Parliament, seeking immediate   intervention into the alleged low compensation by... read more »

oil operations in the Albertine

Ugandans to be Empowered on Oil Resource Management

LéO Africa Forum and the Konrad Adenuer Stifftung Uganda, are set to boost Uganda’s Capacity in the Oil and Gas Sector by organizing a third high-level conference in the country on... read more »

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PM Mbabazi and his wife Jacqueline pose for photos with exhibitors at the 26th UNAA Convention in San Diego,Carlifornia,USA (Photo by PMPU)

Mbabazi: Uganda Not Persecuting Homosexuals

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has told Ugandans in the Diaspora that Government is not persecuting homosexuals as alleged by some sections of the community. This was in a response to a... read more »

NRM Youths Exchange insults at Makerere Yesterday

NRM Youths Fight Over Accomodation Cash

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 attempted to beat up Movement... read more »

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 Blasts Kayihura, Kaweesi for interfering with Drivers’ Strike

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has condemned the intervention by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Andrew... read more »

Former VP, Bukenya addressing the Youth

Bukenya Opens up on Presidency Ambition – I am Losing Patience

Following rumors which have been doing rounds that any time, former Vice President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya is going to join one of the opposition parties so that he gains support to stand... read more »

MP Odonga Otto has been accused of threatening our journalist

Chimpreports Warns MP Otto Against Harassing Journalist Okello

A Parliamentary reporter for Chimpreports, Uganda’s most prominent news website, Dickens Okello, has been quizzed by the police for about an hour over an alleged defamation case filed by... read more »

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President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Navy during the official opening of the 2014 Mombasa International Show, Mombasa County

Kenyatta To Destroy Kshs1bn ‘Heroine Ship’

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has put drug barons in Mombasa on notice, declaring a total war on the menace that has ruined the lives of many young people in the country. The President... read more »

President Museveni greeting Machar in Addis Ababa on Monday during the extraordinary session for IGAD leaders

INSIDE STORY: Why Machar Rejected Power Sharing Deal

Details have emerged on why South Sudan rebel movement leader Dr. Riek Machar refused to sign a power sharing agreement in Addis Ababa on Monday, showing the former Vice President had been... read more »

Museveni, Riek and Kiir Recently

Breaking: South Sudan Peace talks Postponed

The frosty South Sudan peace talks have been postponed to next month to allow stakeholders engage in direct consultations to find a political solution to the 8-month armed conflict. A... read more »

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Gen David Sejusa has been warned against stoking tensions in Uganda with his war threats

Gen Sejusa: Museveni Downfall Imminent

Fugitive former spymaster, Gen David Sejusa who is wanted by the state for a series of offences including treason, has warned that President Museveni’s downfall is around the... read more »

President Kagame addressing RDF Generals and senior army officers on Wednesday

Kagame Meets Army Generals

Rwanda President has cautioned army general and senior officers on the need to maintain the highest level of discipline and vigilance, Chimp Corps report. Kagame made the remarks on... read more »

Kenyatta addressing regional police chiefs in Kenya on Wednesday afternoon

Kenyatta Roots For Joint Front Against Terrorism

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged regional police chiefs to consolidate their efforts in combating terrorism and other crimes. He said victory in the war against crime will be... read more »

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Emma Okwi (R) has been dropped from the national team

Okwi Dropped as Micho Names Cranes Squad

Uganda Cranes striker Emma Okwi has been dropped by Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic in his 25-man provisional squad set for the group stage of Nations Cup qualifiers next month. Announcing... read more »

Photo: A sample of the discounted ticket for the Uganda vs Guinea match on 10th September at Namboole (Credit: Fufa)

Cranes Fans Get Ticket Discounts for Guinea Match

The build up to the Uganda Cranes encounter with Guinea Nations cup Group E qualifier on September 10 is gaining momentum each passing day after the campaign was launched last Wednesday at... read more »

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... read more »