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Pastor Ssempa (R) and other religious leaders at the Constitutional Court on Friday

PHOTOS: Pastors, Gov’t to Defend Anti-Gay Law at Supreme Court

The lead advocates of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 have vowed to challenge Justice Steven Kavuma’s Friday ruling at the Supreme Court. Led by Makerere University’s One Love Church Pastor Martin Ssempa, the Anti-gay activists vowed to join the Attorney General in reversing... read more »

Justice Steven Kavuma

Court Nullifies Anti Gay Law

The Constitutional Court has this afternoon nullified the Anti-homosexuality law (2014) which was passed and signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February this year.   The law was in April challenged in the court by Counsels Alaka, Nicholas Opio, and eight others, on grounds that it was... read more »

Music dancers at the 2013 Kampala City Festival

Kampala City Festival Targets One Million Fans

Kampala Capital City Authority’s Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has announced that the Kampala City Festival slated for 5th October, 2014 will see the city host over 1 million people in the biggest street party in East Africa. With the theme ‘For the love of Kampala’ the Kampala City... read more »

Kalan (R) and Sudhir at the opening of Crane Bank Masaka branch

CRANE BANK SAGA: Pressure Mounts on Kalan to Speak Out

Ugandans continue to pile pressure on Crane Bank’s former Managing Director A. Kalan to speak out on allegations that billions of shillings were lost under his management, Chimp Corps report. Owned Forbes-listed billionaire, Sudhir Ruparelia, the financial institution on Thursday morning issued a... read more »

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Museveni Rewards Gold Medalist Cheptegei

President Museveni has congratulated Gold medal winner Joshua Cheptegei for his recent outstanding performance in the 10,000 metre World Junior Championship race that took place in USA in Oregon State from July 22 to 27. “I congratulate Joshua and the group for their... read more »

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INTERVIEW: Kebirungi Beats Byanyima’s Aerospace Engineering Record

Well, who ever had the notion that girls are not as smart as boys or that they cannot take on hard science subjects should start thinking otherwise. ChimpReports brings you Uganda’s second female Aerospace Engineer, Lynette Kebirungi, after Eng. Winnie... read more »

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Zari Survives Pick Pocket at Entebbe Airport

South Africa-based Ugandan socialite, Zarinah Tlale, has expressed outrage at an attempt by security staff at Entebbe International Airport to steal her money and expensive jewelry, ChimpLyf reports. Zari arrived in Uganda last weekend for Eid-el-Fitri celebrations... read more »

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State Defends Anti-gay Law

The state has finalized its submission in the petition filed by nine gay activists in the Constitutional Court, challenging the enactment of the Anti Homosexuality Act that was passed by Parliament last year. State Attorney, Patricia Mutesi said petitioners did not... read more »

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Shaggy, Mafikizolo Prep for Kampala Concert

In what appears a move to reboot its brand, Club Pilsner is planning a huge concert in Kampala on September 20, ChimpLyf reports. The four-in-one music Megafest will feature heavyweight musicians Mafikizolo, Shaggy, Burnaboy and Patra at Mandela National... read more »

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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 county, Kabarole District. Rwenzori region Police Commander (RPC), Thomas Kasiimo,... read more »

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Police: Kirumira Must Face Full Wrath of the Law

The Uganda Police Force has vowed to deepen investigations into the conduct of its controversial officer, Mohammed Kirumira, insisting tarnishing the force’s reputation does not clear the cop of allegations of corruption levelled against him. Deputy Police publicist,... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Museveni Moves To Eject Mbabazi from Cabinet

President Museveni has intensified consultations as he prepares to release what top advisors have described as a “2016 Cabinet” in which several ageing ministers will be relieved of their duties and replaced with youthful officials to take over the mantle of... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Kagame Shakes-up Parastatal Bodies

Just a few days after appointing a new Cabinet, President Paul Kagame has made changes in the Foreign Affairs department, deploying former ministers to head the country’s diplomatic missions in foreign countries. Former Sports and Culture Minister Protais Mitali... read more »

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Woman MP Threatens To Undress

A woman Member of Parliament has threatened to undress in front of the country’s national assembly protesting what she described as “disrespectful touching of women in front of men” by security officers at the August House. Apac Women MP, Lucy Ajok who exchanged... read more »

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British Airways Unveils e-Training for Travel Agents

British Airways has invited travel consultants operating in Uganda to improve their travel consultancy and management skills by undertaking the BA Academy programme via an online e-learning module... read more »

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Toniks to Perform at New Beer Launch

Ugandan singer Toniks is Friday set to perform at the launch ceremony of Heineken Beer’s new brand. The function will be held at the Sky Lounge... read more »

Gov’t Fights Bacteria Wilt to Boost Banana Yields

Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi addressing Parliament on Thursday

Government interventions against the Banana Bacterial Wilt (BBW) have reduced the overall prevalence of the disease by half leading to an increment in banana... read more »

Uganda Moves To Eradicate Non-Tariff Barriers

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde(middle) being prepared to commission the NTB Reporting System by a press of the button at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala on Thursday

The Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives Thursday commissions the NTB (Non-Tariff Barriers) Reporting System, a mobile phone and email-based system that... read more »

How to Get Youth Involved in Agriculture

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Ugandan population is mainly comprised of youth with about 78 percent of the population below the age of thirty. An uncomfortably big majority of these youth... read more »

Entertainment
Famous actress Lupita Nyongo began her acting career in Kenya

Zuku Partnerships to Improve Kenyan Film Quality

African film makers are known for producing low quality videos due to lack of specialization of roles and audience research. In a release by Webaraza, a Kenyan news agency, Africa film makers are in... read more »

Tuff B with girlfriend, Mimi Semakula

Leave My Woman Alone – Tuff B tells Luswata

Gagamel Singer and NBS presenter, Tuff B has asked celebrated gossip journalist, Mary Luswata to desist from antagonizing his family by making  the... read more »

PHOTOS: Lutalo Unveils ‘Akantu’ Video at Silk

Lutalo performing his hit 'Akantu'

Club Silk Lounge ‘caught fire’ on Tuesday night as big spenders and the beauties of this city embraced David Lutalo’s  event where... read more »

Hero’s Welcome for Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz

The situation in Dar es Sasalaam after the arrival of Diamond

It was a hero’s welcome for Tanzanian artist Diamond Platnumz as he returned to Tanzania after winning the award for ‘Best Male East Africa’ at the... read more »

INTERVIEW: Fille Talks About Love, Kats and Music

MC Kats and Fille enjoy a picture moment

Fille Mutoni Clear is one of the new kids on the block that boasts of hits like ‘He Got No Money’, ‘Cherry Boo’ and ‘Where Have You Been’ all of... read more »

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Prof Tickodri of the famous Kiira EV project at Makerere exhibition on Wednesday

Makerere: Museveni Funding Insufficient

Makerere University’s star might be shining brighter across the continent, but her financial woes are far from over. Over the past few years, the institution kicked off a myriad of innovative... read more »

KCCA Councillor petitions court over 10 percent tuition increment at Makerere

Makerere Faces Suit over Fees Hike

Following the decision by the Makerere University Council to maintain the 10 percent tuition increment policy on all private students despite a... read more »

Lyomoki Vows to Fight KCCA New Guidelines for Transport...

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Transporters, today launched their national union, Uganda Transport Development Agency (UTRADA) a private union that brings together all drivers and cyclists... read more »

2 Dead, 40 seriously injured in Lorry Accident

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Two traders were confirmed dead and forty others seriously injured, after a Fuso truck they were traveling in from Kitgum District to Numukora market... read more »

Police Congratulates Golden Cheptegei

Cheptegei won Gold at the IAAF Junior Championships in Oregon, last week

The Uganda Police Force is in jubilant mood and anxiously waiting for the return of Special Police Constable, Joshua Cheptegei who scooped the first Gold medal... 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 »

Oil: HIV Prevalence to double in Albertine Region

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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... read more »

Oil in Buliisa: Natives Decry Land Rights Abuses

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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... read more »

Politics
Prof Gilbert Bukenya says  he is not receiving benefits of a former Vice President as claimed by Minister Mbaguta

Bukenya Blasts Gov’t over Shs500m Benefit Claim

Former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has blasted reports that he is enjoying huge payments from government, saying he has  “never ever received a single penny from government for upkeep”... read more »

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Opposition Wages War against KCCA Evictions

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has condemned Kampala Capital City Authority upon evicting ‘bonfied occupants’ and business... read more »

State House Breaks Silence Mirundi Job Advert

Tamale Mirundi's job is yet to be advertised

State House has rubbished reports that President Museveni’s press secretary Tamale Mirundi’s job is up for grabs, Chimp Corps report. In what it described... read more »

State House Warns on Fake NRM Youth Conference  

Youth leaders praising Museveni at State House, Entebbe recently

State House has come out to distance itself from reports that it is organising a special conference for National resistance Movement (NRM) youth leaders,... read more »

DP ‘Worried’ About Heavy Deployment in Sses...

DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga addressing the press at City House

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

Regional News
Kenyatta addressing the nation on cancelling title deeds for companies in Lamu coastal town

Kenyatta Revokes Companies’ Land Titles To Stem Lamu Turmoi...

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the revocation of titles deeds to nearly 500,000 acres of land in Lamu County, which he said was acquired fraudulently. He directed Land Cabinet Secretary... read more »

Al Jazeera’s Empire host Marwan Bishara

Another Era of Exploitation as East, West Scramble...

Al Jazeera’s Empire host Marwan Bishara travels to Kenya to ask who is benefiting from the ‘rise’ of African countries – and whether the... read more »

S. Sudan: Cholera Claiming Lives in Upper Nile State

Emergency medical coordinator Sophie Sabatier, who runs the Gudele 2 cholera treatment centre, checks up on a cholera patient and his family

Communities and displaced populations living in congested camps with poor hygiene and sanitation are at high risk of contracting cholera in South Sudan. Since... read more »

Gaza: Deadly Shelling of UN School Draws Condemnation

Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early Tuesday, July 29, 2014. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells this morning, killing children, senior UN officials strongly... read more »

Machar Rebel Military Leaders ‘Arrested’ at Juba Airpor...

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South Sudan rebels loyal to Dr Riek Machar have protested the alleged detention of its senior military leaders at Juba International Airport, Chimp Corps... read more »

Sport
Uganda Cranes in a training exercise at Mandela National Stadium recently

SuperSport to Resume Uganda Football Broadcast

With negotiations in progress to bring back SuperSport to broadcast the top flight league, FUFA has expressed confidence that the project is on the right track. While addressing the media on... read more »

Deadly Weapons: Gor Mahia striker Dan Sserunkuma (extreme right) closes in on fellow striker Brian Umony (Photo Credit: Fufa)

Sserunkuma Takes Okwi Slot

Gor Mahia striker, Dan Sserukuma has been recalled to Uganda Cranes team in the place of injured Emma Okwi, ChimpSport reports. FUFA’s decision was... read more »

Museveni to Fund Uganda Cranes’ Away Matches

President Museveni displays his skills before Uganda Cranes players at Mandela National Stadium a few years ago

President Museveni has agreed to fund the two upcoming away matches of the national teams-Uganda Cranes and Uganda Cubs (U-17 team), ChimpSport reports. The... read more »

Cranes Prep for Away Mauritania Clash

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Uganda Cranes travel to West Africa in Mauritania with the winner expected to face Ghana, Togo and Guinea in group E of the last qualification phase. –... read more »

Dunga Back as Brazil Coach

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Dunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach. The 1994 FIFA World Cup winning captain on Tuesday afternoon conducted a press... read more »

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Mobile Money subscribers will be able to shop online.

MTN Subscribers to Shop Online Using Mobile Money

MTN Uganda today(Tuesday) announced the launch of an online payment system using the Mobile Money service, adding to a wide range of innovative products attached to the service including... read more »

The interior of the passenger coaches which will transport people to and fro the City (KCCA Photo)

KCCA: Railway Reserve Occupants Must Quit

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has come out to clarify on the ongoing eviction of residents in the areas around the railway line in Kampala. An estimated 60,000 residents were... read more »

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda [PSFU], Mr Gideon Badagawa

Ugandans Call for Return of Graduated Tax  

Ugandans in the private sector have expressed concern over government’s underfunded activities at the Local Government level and are now calling for restoration of the obliterated... 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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What If Museveni Stepped Out For Six Months?

Imagine a situation where President Yoweri Museveni caught an illness or something necessitated that he steps out of the county for about six months! Who would take over from him? What... read more »

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Bukenya has arrested himself Friday at Kakiri Police Station

Bukenya Arrest Stunt Flops

Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya on Friday stormed Kakiri Police Station, Wakiso, where he decided to “arrest himself” following the detention of his supporters. Namaye said... read more »

Mbabazi is under fire for blasting the police boss before Parliament

Youth Protest Mbabazi Parliament Remarks

Youth leaders have petitioned Parliament over what they termed as a “reckless” statement made by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on the floor of Parliament in which he accused Police boss... read more »

Kayihura (L) and Mbabazi at a recent function in Kampala

Police Fire Back at Mbabazi

Uganda Police have come out to clear the air on the events that led to the recent arrest of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s supporters, accused of torching property belonging to a... read more »

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Kenyatta attending the Road Infrastructure Development Stakeholders Conference at KICC

Kenyatta Launches Jubilee’s 10,000km Road plan

The Government has Wednesday rolled out a new plan to tarmac 10,000 km of roads in five years. This will nearly double the number of tarmac roads from the current 14,000 km to 24,000... read more »

Rwanda National Police spokesperson Damas Gatare

Rwandan Man Sets Himself on Fire

Rwanda National Police have commenced investigations into a possible act of desperation after a man set himself ablaze before sustaining severe injuries. Fortunately, Dieudonne Nsengiyumva... read more »

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Malagon Tribe Petition Parliament after Being Denied ID Registrat...

Close to 40 members of the Malagon Tribe residing in Kiryandongo and Kigumba regions have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament requesting for Parliament’s intervention to have them... read more »