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Fired Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi

Mbabazi’s Return to NRM Offices Meets Resistance

Anyone would imagine that after being sacked as Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi would concentrate on his role as Secretary General in the ruling NRM party. But this is not likely to happen – at least there will be resistance should Mbabazi choose to settle at his Nakasero office for party... read more »

Rwanda Defence Forces in a training exercise. The country continues to grapple with the FDLR threat

FDLR Threat Takes Centre Stage at UN Meeting

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that addressing the root causes of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region requires a recommitment to all national and regional commitments under the agreed-to peace Framework. “In recent months, there has... read more »

Sheba and Pallaso perform

Much Anticipated Club Mega Fest turned into Mega Fist at Namboole

The highly advertised and much anticipated Club Mega Fest turned out to be the highest sham of the year. As revelers seemed to be excited to Khona with Mafikizolo they were treated to Mega Kadongo Kamu stars one after another. First of all, Club beer must have procured an amateur at Events... read more »

Museveni meeting Dr Machar in Ethiopia this year

South Sudan Rebels Open Office in Kampala

The South Sudan rebel movement led by Dr Riek Machar has opened a liaison office in Kampala as part of an agreement with the Uganda government to find a long-lasting political solution to the crisis in the war-torn country. The rebels recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with senior... read more »

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Patra Shocked at How Ugandan Men Dance

Jamaican raggae artiste, Patra was shocked and disappointed at the way Ugandan men dance during the just concluded Club Megafest at Namboole last Saturday when she invited two men to dance with who failed to meet her standard or live up to her expectation prompting her... read more »

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Pictures: Uwera Gets 20 years Jail Term

High Court in Kampala today filled to excess, as Judge Dancan Gaswaga read out his sentence to Jackie Nsenga Uwera, who is accused of murdering her husband Jovenale Nsenga last year. Crowds turned out to catch the finale of the court case which was widely publicised... read more »

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BBA Profiles: Ghana, Namibia Nigeria Housemates Unveiled

M’am Bea – Ghana Ghanaian M’am Bea is 25 years old and lists her occupation as ‘Acting Trainee Manager/Fashion Designer’. She also has a diploma in Management Finance. Her favourite foods are yam and nkontomere stew, fufu, palm nut soup and jolof rice.... read more »

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Cindy Loses Daughter’s Custody to Ex Husband, Mario

Local musician, Cindy Sanyu’s happiness after introducing her new man to family was short-lived when she lost custody over her daughter, Amani to estranged Italian husband, Mario Brunet recently. Cindy and Mario had a bitter split early this year and were both... read more »

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Bobi Blasts Bebe’s Tasteless Remarks on South Sudan

Self-proclaimed Ghetto President Bobi Wine has challenged Gagamel boss, Bebe Cool to apologize to the people of South Sudan for the careless remarks he made that he would ban all South Sudanese from attending his shows if the South Sudan government expels all the... read more »

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Luswata Attends Mega Fest Incognito

Well, by now we can all agree that controversial TV and radio presenter, Mary Luswata has made her name doing what she does and that her line of work has made her the most hated celebrity of the time and this might be why she appeared for the recently concluded Mega... read more »

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Singer Rena Slaps Pervert for Bad Touch

Many times, female musicians and performers in Uganda and elsewhere in the world have been molested and disrespected by revellers while on stage but local musician, Renah Nalumansi showed that she cannot let that happen to her as she heavily slapped a disrespectful fan... read more »

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Profiles: More Big Brother Housemates Unveiled

Kacey Moore - Ghana Kacey is 29 years old and born in Accra. He is a married poet and songwriter, with a daughter. He enjoys banku and okro stew and says his favorite books are the Bible, the dictionary, and the thesaurus. Kacey also likes the music of Usher and Lauryn... read more »

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Tiffany Kawah Crowned Miss Uganda UK 2014

It was all cheers and glee as Tiffany Shine Kawah was crowned Miss Uganda UK 2014 at the finals that went down last Saturday, 20th October at the Stratford Town Hall in London. Tiffany who was the majority’s favorite beat 11 other contestants who were all vying for... read more »

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Alinda is Miss Tourism, Tooro

As the search for Miss Tourism, Uganda rages on at regional level; Jovia Alinda has been nominated for the national beauty contest after beating 11 other contestants to the crown of Miss Tourism, Tooro at Fort Fun City Hotel in Fort Portal on Friday. The colorful event... read more »

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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 more as he... 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... read more »

Ugandans Speak Out On Mbabazi Exit; Winnie Byanyima Uns...

Mbabazi and the New PM Rugunda

As anticipated, Uganda is still kicking about, assaying to take in news of Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi who today was relieved of his duties at Prime Minister of... read more »

MP Sekikubo: Only Rebels Can Face President Museveni

MP Theodore Sekikubo

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

INSIDE STORY: Why DPP Withdrew Charges Against Ojangole

Ojangole's corruption case victory has exposed the IGG's flaws

The Director of Public Prosecution, Mike Chibita decided to withdraw proceedings against Uganda Development Bank Limited boss Patricia Ojangole after realising... read more »

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Big Brother Unveils another Ugandan

As announced earlier this week, big brother Africa is continuing to unveil 3 housemates at a time, every day. The first lot was unveiled yesterday and included Miss Uganda, Stella Nantumbwe, a Kenyan... read more »

The unveiled housemates; Uganda's Ellah, Kenya's Alusa, and Zimbabwe's Butterphly

Housemate Profiles: Big Brother Hot Shots

Kenya: Alusa Alusa is 33 year old actor, radio drama director and MC from Nairobi, Kenya. He is married and has three children. His favourite food is... read more »

Miss Uganda Confirmed for Big Brother

Uganda's Stellah Nantumbwe

Big Brother Africa has unveiled the first three Housemates that are going to feature in this year’s edition of the Big Brother Reality Show dubbed Big... read more »

3 Big Brother Housemates to Be Unveiled Today

Former Ugandan BBA Housemate, Kyle Duncan Kushaba

Big Brother Africa management has announced that they are to launch their all new website and that three Big Brother housemates will be introduced on a daily... read more »

Date Set for Big Brother as House Is Found

Uganda's Kyle Duncan Kushabaafter being unveiled at the last Big Brother Africa

Big Brother Africa has found a new house for this year’s reality show after their premises were gutted by fire a fortnight ago. In a statement to ChimpLfy,... read more »

Blogs
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 declaring:... read more »

Eng Irene Muloni attending the Energy Week in Kampala recently

Energy Efficiency: It’s Gov’t to Move ...

The month of September sees the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), development partners and energy sector stakeholders participating... read more »

Kampala Women And Their Names: Who On Earth is Mama Nak...

Kampala suburban women going about daily chores

Sunday is naturally the calmest day, and so, many people who don’t fancy church sermons like myself, get to oversleep until we are virtually forcing... read more »

Ssali: How Umeme Shares Proved Critics Wrong

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This follows payment to the Fund by UMEME of a dividend of more than 3.3 billion for this year. The payment was witnessed Monday morning by UMEME’s... read more »

Terrorism: RPP Sympathy to Tanzanian People

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The bomb blast occurred in an Indian Restaurant popular with western tourists and wealthy Tanzanians. Eight people were wounded, one critically in this... read more »

Business
The Namungoona tragedy

Petroleum Companies Unite to Combat Oil Spill Disasters

The Association of Petroleum Professionals including Vivo Energy Uganda, Total Uganda, Kobil, and Mogas in conjunction with Uganda Police yesterday  conducted a joint fire drill along Seeta –... read more »

Uganda Revenue Authority, Commissioner General, Allen Kagina (seated middle) poses for a photo with the 12 companies who achieved the Authorised Economic Operator status together with 4 others who qualified for the Bonded Warehouse – Operator Managed status Monday at the URA head offices, Nakawa

12 Top Companies to Enjoy Special URA Privileges

Uganda Revenue Authority has awarded two categories of certificates including the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status to 12 companies which... read more »

Museveni Vows Massive Shakeup at UIA

Museveni attending a function in United States on Sunday

President Museveni has said that there will be a shake-up in the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to make it more effective as a one stop centre and to be... read more »

Tourism: Museveni Warns Lazy Diplomats

Museveni meeting Ugandans in United States during the weekend

President Museveni has called on American investors to compete for investments in Africa and Uganda saying countries like China have seen the potential in... read more »

Uganda, Kenya Get First New Trains in 27 years

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Regional rail operator, Rift Valley Railways has acquired brand new locomotives hoped to improve railway infrastructure in Kenya and Uganda, the first since... read more »

E.A Live News
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Museveni, Kagame, Kenyatta to Discuss DRC Turmoil

President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in New York, U.S. on Sunday to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly and other bilateral meetings. He will be joined by regional leaders, Yoweri... read more »

Hon. Harriet Nyakake, the deputy prime minister of Tooro, thanking president for supporting Tooro kingdom and grooming king Oyo

Museveni Warns Rebellious Cultural Leaders

President Museveni has strongly warned cultural leaders in the country against clashing with government and diverting from their core responsibility... read more »

Belgium, Botswana to Deepen Ties with Rwanda

President Kagame on Tuesday received several envoys to Rwanda

President Paul Kagame has Tuesday received credentials of five new Ambassadors accredited by their respective nations to represent them in Rwanda, during a... read more »

South Sudan Kicks Out Foreign Workers

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Salva Kiir addressing a press conference in Juba in May

South Sudan has stepped up security measures aimed at reducing the influence of external forces in running the country’s internal affairs by ordering all... read more »

Machar Rebels Get Air Force Personnel To Counter UPDF

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

South Sudan rebels under Dr. Riek Machar have received six air force personnel and operators to counter the Ugandan army UPDF`s air power in the war that has... read more »

Entertainment
Bebe Cool Pleading with the fans

Bebe Cool Lobbies Support for Cranes

Local artist, Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool has urged Ugandans to support the national football team, the Cranes by attending their matches whenever they are playing. Bebe who was performing at the... read more »

Mafizolo were ready to perform at the ClubFest

Mafikizolo: Why we Didn’t Perfom at ClubFest

The popular South African music group, Mafikizolo of the famous ‘Koona’ hit have expressed their “disappointment” with organisers of the Club... read more »

PHOTOS: Club Megafest Lights up Namboole

The big Crowd

Tens of thousands of revelers graced the Club Megafest yesterday at Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole where a number of local and international... read more »

PHOTOS: Fun at Club MegaFest

Beauties turn up for the event

September 20 will go deep down in Uganda’s history as the day when Kampala city came to standstill as thousands of revellers from all walks of life... read more »

PHOTOS: Shaggy Tips Ugandan Fans on Patriotism

Shaggy counsels the fans

Award winning Jamaican reggae artist, Orville Richard Burrell alias Shaggy who was in town to perform at last night’s Club MegaFest at Nelson Mandela... read more »

Features
TradeMark Uganda Country Director, Allen Asiimwe (right) and Danish Ambassador, H.E. Dan E. Frederiksen (left) exchange documents after signing a Bilateral Agreement to support implementation of the National Electronic Single Window (NSEW) in Uganda, Tuesday in Kampala.

Uganda Edges Closer to Electronic Trade Clearance System

Uganda is set to attain a one stop electronic trade clearance computerised system which will enhance its competitiveness in regional trade as a result of a partnership between the Royal Danish... read more »

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Besigye: Foreign “Investors” like Tullow Must Resp...

I am informed that Tullow Oil Plc is the single biggest foreign investor in Uganda, with an estimated US$ 2.8 billion investment. Tullow Oil appealed... read more »

Uganda Policewomen: A Tale of Great Resilience

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The Policewomen were ordered off parliament premises on grounds that they were pregnant, triggering furious objection from majorly female members of Parliament... read more »

Mt Rwenzori Snow Cap Faces Extinction

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The Rwenzori mountains national park warden, Sr. Robin Gangiriba, expressed concerns that there might be no more snow in the next fifteen years due to... read more »

Namugongo @ 50: The Mystery Behind Namugongo Pool of Bl...

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Chimp Corp Nixon Segawa trekked to Namugongo to meet the Parish Priest, Emmanuel Kimbowa who has found it relevant to unveil the secrets of the pool of... read more »

Foreign
President Museveni with American counterpart, Barrack Obama

Texas Hotel Cancels Museveni’s Stay over Gay Law

A Dallas-area hotel has reportedly canceled the stay of President Yoweri Museveni, days before demonstrators planned to protest against Uganda’s anti-gay policy during the President’s... read more »

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Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing

Mother pleads guilty to killing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular in Edinburgh in January read more »

VIDEO: 'Flying' car hits upstairs of house

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A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road. read more »

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

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There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. read more »

Body found in search for missing boy

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A body is recovered from the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire by police searching for a missing teenage boy. read more »

Kenya
Kenyans light candles to remember lives taken at the hands of the brutal terrorists one year ago (Photo credit: Robyn Kriel)

Kenya Remembers Westgate Terror Attack

Kenya has Sept. 21. honoured the precious lives of people killed by Al Shabaab extremists in the Westgate Shopping Mall terror attack exactly one year ago. Several people on Sunday gathered at the... read more »

President Kenyatta being welcomed in Migori recently to launch a campaign against malaria

Kenyatta: Youth Were Hired to Attack us with Stone...

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he understood that those who disrupted a public function in Migori County early this month were hired... read more »

HBO Produces West Gate Attack Documentary

Some of the people on the mall during the attack

International Film Company HBO Films that boasts of popular movies like Game of Thrones has made a documentary about the Al-shabaab terrorist attack at West... read more »

Kenya, Equatorial Guinea Strengthen Ties

Kenyatta and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart in Malabo on Monday

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has held bilateral talks with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of in a bid to tighten relations between the two... read more »

Kenya, Angola Strengthen Ties

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Speaking Wednesday when they met in Nairobi at the end of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) special summit, President Uhuru... read more »

News
Uwera Nsenga being led to court by a prison warder during the murder trial this year

Uwera Gets 20 Years in Jail

The High Court in Kampala has sentenced Jackie Uwera Nsenga to 20 years in prison after being convicted of murder when she knocked dead her husband Juvenale Nsenga at their home in Bugolobi in... read more »

Aerial downstream view of the Bujagali power plant

Fear As New Bujagali Dam Develops Cracks

After only two years of operation, engineers have expressed fear after cracks and an array of other defects started to emerge in the new Bujagali... read more »

Mbabazi Virals: How Ugandans on Social Media responded ...

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Its Friday Morning 20th September 2014, every Ugandan expects to go through their days work and of course the usual TGIF. But Wait, something is brewing on... read more »

PHOTOS: Rwanda Day Celebrated in Style

President Kagame poses for a selfie with one of the particiapants at Rwanda Day celebrations in Atlanta, U.S. on Saturday

It was all fun Saturday as Rwandans in the Diaspora met in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., for the annual Rwanda Day celebrations. Kids were seen taking selfies with... read more »

Mbabazi Was An Exceptional Leader – FDC’s Mafabi

Former Leader of Opposition Hon Nandala Mafabi

Former Parliamentary Leader of Opposition Hon Nathan Nandala Mafabi has expressed solidarity with the ejected Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and accused... read more »

Oil & gas
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 with the... read more »

The management facility under consruction in Hoima

Multi-million Hazardous Waste Facility under Const...

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

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.

Africa’s oil and gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review. In a report release... read more »

Tullow Wins Heritage Appeal

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In June 2013, Tullow succeeded in the High Court in London with its indemnity claims against Heritage with regard to Capital Gains Tax payments that Tullow had... read more »

Total Lights Up Albertine Region

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“There are affordable and environmentally friendly lighting systems for our communities,” said the firm’s publicist, Chris... read more »

Politics
Museveni meeting Ugandans in United States during the weekend

Museveni Breaks Silence After U.S. Gay Hotel Incidents

President Museveni has blasted gays after three hotels in United States refused to host him over his stance on homosexuality. The Anti-gay law was recently annulled by the Constitutional Court but... read more »

Dr Ruhakana Rugunda was appointed Prime Minister last week

Dr Rugunda Appointment Meets Stiff Resistance

The appointment of Dr Ruhakana Rugunda as Uganda’s Prime Minister has not gone unchallenged, Chimp Corps report. Members of the National Political... read more »

Lukyamuzi Woos Mbabazi to Opposition

Fired Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi

Controversial legislator Ken Lukyamuzi has urged sacked Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to consider joining the opposition, Chimp Corps report. In an exclusive... read more »

Mbabazi Put Under 24-hour Security Surveillance

Mbabazi and Gen Kayihura at a recent function

A team of highly-trained intelligence operatives has been rolled out to maintain a close eye on sacked Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and his closest allies,... read more »

Mbabazi Never Understood the President – Mirundi

President Museveni with former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi

Controversial Presidential Press Secretary, Tamale Mirundi has spoken out on the sacking of Amama Mbabazi as Prime Minister and said that he (Mbabazi) was at... read more »

Rwanda
Dr. Jean-Damascène Ntawukuliryayo

Why Rwanda Senate President Resigned

Rwanda’s Senate President Dr. Jean-Damascène Ntawukuliryayo chose to resign on Wednesday after learning of a plot to impeach him, Chimp Corps report. Ntawukuliryayo said he decided to throw in the... read more »

Rwanda Defence Forces in a training session

SADC Warns FDLR of Military Action

South African countries have reiterated their determination to use military force to fight and defeat FDLR if the DRC-based genocidal militia refuses... read more »

UN Police Chief Visits Rwanda Camp In CAR

Rwanda National Police spokesperson, D. Gatare

The director of the Police division in the United Nations, Stefan Feller Friday visited the Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU) camp in the Central African... read more »

Lt Mutabazi Judgement Day Set

Lt Joel Mutabazi on trial with his co-accused

The military trial of Lt Joel Mutabazi and his co-accused on charges of terrorism came to a close Friday, with court setting October 3 as the day of judgement,... read more »

Kagame Sacks Ministers in New Cabinet Reshuffle

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The new cabinet is set to be announced and sworn-in a few minutes from now at the Parliament Buildings in Kigali, Rwanda. Chimpreports understands that... read more »

S.Sudan
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We Can Never Allow to be Ruled by Kiir – Machar Rebels

South Sudan rebels have sworn never to sit down and leave the country’s incumbent President, Salva Kiir Maydat to continue leading the country claiming that he is incompetent to lead a modern South... read more »

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Uganda, South Sudan Resolve on Moyo Conflict

Delegations from Uganda and South Sudan held an emergency meeting at Multipurpose Training Centre Hall, Moyo District on Saturday in a bid to come... read more »

Machar Rebels Laud UPDF Presence in South Sudan

UPDF Troops in South Sudan

SPLM/A in opposition has today commended the presence of Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in South Sudan during the opening of their liaison office in... read more »

South Sudan Peace Talks Resume

South Sudan peace talks have resumed in Ethiopia

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

Fresh Gun Battles in South Sudan Worry IGAD

SPLA are fighting rebels in the Upper Nile State

The IGAD Special Envoys to the South Sudan Negotiations have condemned in the “strongest terms” the ongoing fighting between SPLA and rebels loyal to Dr... read more »

Sport
Fahad Musana passed away on Sunday (Photo Credit: FUFA)

Simba FC Player Musana to Be Laid To Rest Today

Uganda Premier League (UPL) clubs will this week honour departed Simba defender Fahad Musana by observing a minute of silence and wearing black armbands. This will take place just before kickoff of... read more »

FUFA's Moses Magogo was also in attendence

USPA Honors Fallen Sports Scribes

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President, Eng. Moses Magogo was among those that joined members of the Uganda Sports Press... read more »

Zambia Return Leg to Be Played At Nakivubo

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The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed that the third round 2nd leg of the CAF U-17 Championship between Uganda and Zambia will be... read more »

SPORT: Uganda Climbs in Latest FIFA Ranking

Uganda Cranes Top Max Man Massa Celebrates Goal Vs Guinea

The Uganda soccer team has climbed two positions in the latest world rankings released by world football governing body FIFA, The Cranes are now ranked 79... read more »

Uganda Premier League to Kick off Friday

URA is to play Bright Stars at Metha Stadium on Match Day 1

The long awaited 2014/15 Uganda Premier League (UPL) finally kicks off this Friday (19th September 2014). There will be action at 4 different venues on Friday... read more »

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Gen Kayihura addressing Makerere students recently

Kayihura: I am Crucified for Doing Right

A prophet is honoured everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family; says the Holy Scripture. So is the Uganda Police Force, which according to IGP Gen... read more »

New General Assembly President Sam Kutesa opens the 69th session of the Assembly in the newly-renovated Hall. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Kutesa Vows to fight Poverty, Global Extremism

The United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session on Tuesday with the body’s new President declaring that it would be a historic opportunity to formulate a post-2015... read more »

Prof Mondo Kagonyera says history studies must be made compulsory in Uganda

Kagonyera: History Studies Must be Made Compulsory

As president Museveni and government continue to underscore the need to streamline teaching of science subjects in the country, calls have now emerged at Makerere to have some arts subjects... read more »

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Understanding Conflicts in Africa

With majority of the major conflicts in Africa being caused by groups attempting to capture state power by force of arms, in this article will majorly discuss the reasons behind such risky... read more »

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Electricity Costs, Agriculture Taxes Threaten SMEs' Growth

Establishing an economy’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business compared to other economies and to the regional average which is useful for policy making. According to... read more »

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Gov’t Gazettes Critical Wetlands

The demarcation exercise in critical wetlands in Kampala mainly Kinawataka, Lubigi and Nakivubo systems is on-going and so far 32kms have been covered. The exercise in the Nakivubo wetland... read more »

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Al Shabaab Claims Fresh Terror Attack on Kenya

According to Red Cross, the incidence occurred Friday night when the gun men opened fire at a passenger bus at Corner Mbaya, five kilometers from the coastal town of Witu in LamuCounty,... read more »

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China Ruling Party in Talks with Kenyan Gov't

Speaking Monday when he paid a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, Mr. Guo Jinglong said CPC and Jubilee share common principles of mutual equality and... read more »

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Kenyatta: Role of Women in Gov't to Grow

The President said this as he announced that Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO) will be strengthened to play a central role in development, wealth creation and even security. ... read more »

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Oil: HIV Prevalence to double in Albertine Region

A report on Gender issues in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector Release in June 2014 by International Alert Uganda has revealed that the high population attracted to business in the... read more »

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Oil in Buliisa: Natives Decry Land Rights Abuses

As the Government of Uganda edges with the process of starting oil and gas production expected in 2018 in the Albertine grabben, residents affected by oil activities are calling on... read more »

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Total Lights Up Albertine Region

French oil firm Total E & P has applauded communities in the Albertine region for embracing the use of the Awango Solar Lamps as a way of improving their lifestyles and household income... read more »

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Museveni and family celebrating his 70th birthday on Sunday

DP Youths To Celebrate Museveni’s ’77th Birthday’

  Uganda Young Democrats, -the Democratic Party youth wing- have announced a grand fete to commemorate president Yoweri Museveni’s 77 th birthday. This follows the president’s... read more »

Buganda Premier, Mayiga

Mayiga Roots for Innovation

Buganda’s Premier, Charles Peter Mayiga has urged Baganda to start wondering what they have done for the kingdom before questioning what the kingdom has done for them. Speaking at the... read more »

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PHOTOS: Museveni’s Intimate Moments with his Family

President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend celebrated his 70th birthday, exalting family life and urging young people, his children and grandchildren not to squander theirs. “My... read more »

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Pro-Mbabazi youth in a protest in Kampala this week

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Mbabazi Youth Plan Revolution  

Fired Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s loyalists on Thursday night instructed NRM youth leaders across the country to commence a massive mobilisation in preparation for a revolution aimed... read more »

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PM Reshuffle: Mbabazi Speaks Out

Following the appointment of Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda as the new Prime Minister, former Prime Minister, Patrick Amama Mbabazi has issued a statement thanking President Museveni for letting him... read more »

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Why Court Dismissed Mbabali’s Petition against VP Ssekandi

The Constitutional Court has Friday morning dismissed the petition by city lawyer, Jude Mbabali seeking the dismissal of Edward Ssekandi from the role of Vice President and Member of... read more »

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Why Kagame 'Transferred' Habumuremyi to Burundi

President Paul Kagame today afternoon appointed Anastase Murekezi, Minister of Public Service and Labour to step in the shoes of the outgoing premier. This website understands that... read more »

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BREAKING: Kagame Changes Prime Minister

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday afternoon appointed Anastase Murekezi, Minister of Public Service and Labor to step in the shoes of the outgoing premier. Habumuremyi has served as... read more »

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Kagame Inspires African Youth To Resist Injustice

Kagame said corruption remains one of the reasons for backwardness in Africa and that the vice must be rejected. “Why should resources be a curse? Lack of resources is what should... read more »

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New South Sudan Diplomat Attacks Machar Mov’t

Controversial South Sudanese politician, Gordon Buay has vowed to “serve the country with all my energy” just a few days after being appointed Ambassador in the Ministry of Foreign... read more »

A Ugandan trader in South Sudan

Panic As Torture of Ugandans Resumes in South Sudan

Chairperson of Ugandan traders operating in South Sudan Mr. Rashid Manafwa has raised concern over the resurrection of torture of foreigners in the country following the announcement of the... read more »

UNSC members Powers and Grant meeting President Kiir and government officials in Juba recently

South Sudan Explains New Order on Foreigners

South Sudan government has clarified on its latest notice ordering foreigners, including aid workers, to give their positions to nationals, saying it is “targeting low level positions... read more »