3:11 pm - Friday December 19, 2014
Museveni shaking hands with Mbabazi during the NRM Delegates' Conference at Mandela National Stadium

Museveni Blames Jacqueline, Mwesigye for Mbabazi Downfall

President Yoweri Museveni has for the first time spoken out extensively on the cause of the rift with his once strong ally and closest friend, Amama Mbabazi, saying the former Prime Minister’s downfall was triggered by his family members. Museveni said “ideologically,” he had no single reason... read more »

Bigirwa (L) addressing the press in Kampala on Friday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

BREAKING: Gen Sejusa To Lead Youth Procession to Kampala

Only a few days after his return from exile where he spent more than a year, former spymaster and Gen. David Sejusa has organized a welcome party for all his friends, fans and relatives on December 23 at plush residence in Naguru, Kampala. This was revealed by the Sejusa return committee Publicity... read more »

Cairo International Bank

INVESTIGATION: Gov’t on Brink of Losing Shs165bn Pension Case

The Solicitor General has questioned the motive of the second report compiled by police in the investigation of financial loss of a staggering Shs165bn earmarked for the country’s pensioners, saying, it lacks the necessary substance needed to cause the conviction of suspected fraudsters at Cairo... read more »

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

EXCLUSIVE: Machar Rebel Command Sets New Demands

The rebellion against the government of President Salva Kiir in South Sudan is entering a decisive stage with the insurgents’ leadership setting fresh demands including the head of state stepping down from office to face a war crimes tribunal. Chimpreports has seen a detailed document containing... read more »

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Idris Leaves Ellah for Samantha

Tanzania’s Big Brother Hot Shots representative and grand winner, Idris has now met up with fellow former housemate, Samantha as the two have been seen already partying hard together in Tanzania and other countries. Even though he was very close to our very own... read more »

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First Lady Hails Chameleone

First Lady, Janet Kataha Museveni last night hailed singer, Jose Chameleone for having offered a helping hand by organizing the ‘One Man, One Million’ Show to help the people of Karamoja In her speech, Mrs Museveni who was the Chief guest at the function heaped... read more »

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Irene Ntale, Chameleone Release Collabo

As the year comes to an end, it looks like singer, Irene Ntale is on a rampage to make collaborations with big music names in the region. Just after she had released her song with Tanzanian rapper, Professor Jay, the singer has now outed a new one with Dr. Jose... read more »

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Zari, Chameleone Surprise Fans at All White Party

Former singer and Kampala socialite, Zari Hassan must be a very happy woman. Her Ciroc All White party held last night at Club Governor was so successful to the extent that some reveler remained outside the venue just to witness it as the inside section was too... read more »

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Photos: Cultural Wear Rules at Arab Money Party

The highly anticipated Arab Money party held last night brought a breath of new life to Kampala as revelers emulated the rich and famous cultures from the Arab world. Fashion and culture are the best words that would describe the situation last night at Cayene Lounge... read more »

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INTERVIEW: I had a Crush on Radio – Model Vanquisha

Modeling especially in a country like Uganda where the industry is not as developed as in most of the other countries is not a job for the faint-hearted. In an exclusive interview with Ugandan model, Vanquisha Ayapu spilled how God protected her from agency owners who... read more »

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Desire Luzinda Tells Friend Off Franklin

Singer, Desire Luzinda is bitter after her longtime friend, one, Shamim Kalanda Kayongo started dating her ex-lover, Franklin Emuobor. The Ekitone singer came out to hit at Shamim through her face book page encouraging her to focus on her marriage advising that she... read more »

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Kenzo to Grace Chameleone’s Millionaire Concert

Big Talent boss, Eddy Kenzo has today purchased his golden ticket for the One Man, One Night, One Million concert that is slated for tonight, Thursday at Kampala Serena Hotel. Kenzo today morning got himself the ticket as he had earlier promised to grace the event in... read more »

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Desire Luzinda Shoots Ebyama Video

Singer Desire Luzinda has finally shot her long awaited video for her new hit song, Ebyama which is expected to be a game changer in the videos industry in the country and beyond. The video was shot in different city locations with very many people who wanted to have a... read more »

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Mbiire Family Books Table at Chameleone Concert

Tycoon and chairman of MTN Uganda, Charles Mbiire has bought ten tickets worth Shs10m for Singer Jose Chameleone’s concert to be held at Serena hotel on Thursday. The show will be grace by the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni who doubles as the Minister for Karamoja... read more »

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS Amb James Mugume

Breaking: Two Ugandans Shot Dead In South Sudan

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

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

Uganda Army Speaks on Nimule-Juba Attacks

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

A Year of War: Peace Still Eludes S. Sudan

IGAD is yet to realise fruits of its hard work to reconcile Kiir and Machar to form a transitional government

One year since conflict broke out in South Sudan and the country’s warring factions have yet to reach a comprehensive peace agreement, endangering the... read more »

UN Demands Security Meeting on Sudan Crisis

UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council has urged Presidents of Sudan and South Sudan to hold a high-level security meeting as soon as possible and urged all... read more »

S. Sudan Humanitarian Delegation Visits Rwanda

South Sudanese team preparing to travel to Rwanda on Friday

A team from Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) South Sudan arrives in Kigali Friday, to learn from the success stories and experience of AHA’s response to... read more »

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

Kagame: Rwanda’s Growth Unstoppable

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

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

Rwanda Protests Cross-border Bombing by DRC

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

From Kigali to Kigeli, will you come home?

King Kigeli

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

Rwandans to Dialogue on Fighting Genocide Denial

Kagame waving at cheering crowds in Gasabo this year during a presidential outreach programme

Rwanda’s annual national dialogue known as ‘Umushyikirano’ will bring together leaders and citizens to discuss the country’s progress, the importance... read more »

Rwanda Trains Police Commanders

The course is a brain-child of RNP, having started in 2012

At least 25 Police officers from Rwanda National Police (RNP) and five from South Sudan National Police Services, on December 10 completed the third intake of... read more »

News
Minister Muruli Mukasa

Minister Defends KCCA Law Enforcement Squad

Minister In Charge of Presidency and KCCA Hon Wilson Muruli Mukasa has defended the services of the Kampala Capital City Authority’s Law Enforcement Team, and decried manner in some of them are... read more »

Museveni Meets Former Nigerian President Gen Gowon

Former Nigerian President Hails Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has met and held discussions with visiting former Nigerian leader, General Dr. Yakubu Gowon who called on him today at... read more »

Janet Warns on Cyber Child Abuse

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The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni has asked telecommunications regulator, Uganda Communications Communication (UCC), to launch a... read more »

Gov’t Seeks Stronger Ties with Church

PM Rugunda being recieved by His Eminence Emmanuel Dec 14

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has hailed Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Kasanga Catholic Parish, for the physical achievements over the period of twelve years... read more »

Municipality Council to Demonstrate over Poor Road

Mayor, Dr. Ruhemurana

Kabale Municipality Council officials have today unanimously resolved to hold a peaceful demonstration after the Christmas festival if the 2.5 km stretch that... read more »

Entertainment
Flavia Tumusiime addressing a press conference in Kampala last evening (Photos: Pat Larubi/ChimpLyf)

PHOTOS: ‘Beneath the Lies’ Reinvigorates Uganda Movie...

It was all glamour as Ugandan movie stars started a graceful journey to ink their names in the hall of fame as they premiered the much-anticipated ‘Beneath the Lies’ at Kampala Serena Hotel on... read more »

DSTV and journalists in a year-ender dance recently

MultiChoice Celebrates Fruitful 2014 in Style

To celebrate what has been a fruitful 2014, MultiChoice Uganda recently treated the local media fraternity to a lavish Party at Mantra Restaurant... read more »

Bebe Cool Plans Special X-mas Package for Fans

Bebe Coolis set  to roll out a new hit for fans

Big size extra-large, Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool, has revealed plans to hit the airwaves with his new album, Go Maama. Speaking to ChimpLyf on Wednesday, the... read more »

Singer Diamond Arrives for Zari’s White Party

Diamond on arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platinumz has Wednesday arrived in Uganda ahead of his performance at Zari Hassan’s ‘All White Ciroc Party’ set to be held at... read more »

Anne Kansiime Makes History in Kenya

Kansiime entertaining large crowds in Kenya on Saturday

There was drama and stampede as Kenyans tried to have a glimpse of our very own Anne Kansiime as she performed at ‘The Old Mutual Family Fun Day’... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Jinja District Police Commander, Apollo Kateeba

Father Strangles Son to Death

Paul Muwafu, a resident  of Naranbai in Jinja Town Council, Jinja District has today November 18th been arrested after he killed his 8 month son. Apparently, Muwafu who has been a regular drunkard... read more »

Muhirwa (in suit) heading to court cells today

Ndeeba Businessman Faces Fresh Charge

Makindye Grade One Magistrate, George Watyekere has charged embattled Ndeeba businessman, Godfrey Muhiirwa with a fresh count of murder taking the... read more »

AK 47 Rifle, Ammunition Recovered from Poachers

An UWA ranger inspecting in a National Park

Police and Army in the the Rwenzori Region have recovered an AK 47 rifle and 30 rounds of ammunitions from suspected poachers. This was during a joint... read more »

Kabamba Barracks ‘Attack’ Case Hearing Flop...

The officers suspected of planning to attack Kabamba barracks this year in court at Makindye (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

The hearing of the case in which 14 people, including 4 UPDF officers, are charged with planning to attack Kabamba military barracks in Mubende, has failed to... read more »

Deadly Road Accident in Mbarara

One person was killed and another injured in the Mbarara-Masaka road accident on Tuesday

Police have commenced investigations into circumstances under which an accident occurred along Mbarara-Masaka road, killing a 24-year-okd woman identified as... read more »

Business
Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni at the launch of Fine Spinners in Kampala on Wednesday

Uganda to Stop Raw Cotton Exports

President Museveni has highly commended foreign investors for their contribution to the social and economic development of Uganda and assured them of government’s support, adding the country wll... read more »

The demolition underway

Mbarara Illegal Structures Demolition Causes Uproa...

Tensions have been looming at Mailo Ibiri on Mbarara-Masaka Road in Mbarara Town for some time following a pending demolition of several business... read more »

PHOTOS: URA Cracks Whip on Tax Defaulters

Grace Land Gardens was sealed off for failure to pay over Shs 60m. The client issued cheques to URA that later 'bounced'

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has cracked down on non-compliant taxpayers in Kampala, closing down businesses which have refused to pay their arrears worth... read more »

Uganda Misses Top Rank in E-commerce

E-commerce is the engine of Africa's growth

As e-commerce faces a constant rise in Africa and internet penetration rapidly spreads across the region, one of the continent’s leading e-businesses... read more »

Museveni Warns on Monetisation of Politics

Museveni greeting Mbabazi at the NRM conference on Monday this week

President Yoweri Museveni on Monday addressed members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) on the dangers of electioneering and cash splashing in... read more »

Agriculture
The first lady with Kayunga residents

Janet: Why I Stopped NGO Food Aid in Karamoja

The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni has advised residents in Kayunga district to ensure that they work hard and fully utilize the available resources around them to fight... read more »

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

Mushroom Growing: A Neglected but Profitable Busin...

Mushroom growing is a neglected agricultural activity in Uganda. They exist in different varieties and are now on high demand in the country by... read more »

Ugandan Leaders Suffering from ‘Brucellosis Disease’...

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

President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his call to all leaders at all levels in Uganda to support the new production programme of seedling distribution that... read more »

Museveni: Ideological Under-nourishment Crippling Growt...

Museveni says ideological under-nourishment is hurting Uganda's economic transformation

President Museveni has said that the practice of nationalism means no sectarianism, chauvinism and marginalization of any group of people adding that if... read more »

Universities Urged to Embrace PIBID for Research

Prof. Florence Muranga,director PIBID(Left) talking to guild officials of Bishop Barham University during the tour of the factory on Thursday

The Director for Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PIBID), Rev. Prof. Florence Isabirye Muranga has called upon public and private... read more »

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    Gumikiriza Claims 2014 Kampala Pool Open Title

    Reigning PAU Seed 3 and 2012 National Champion Alfred Gumikiriza “Black Sheep” claimed this year’s title winning himself a trophy and bagging the UGX 1,000,000 cash prize after... read more »

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Mrs Obama harvesting potatoes at the White House garden

Uganda, White House Eye Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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

The author: Stuart Oramire

Will New Law Curb Environment Degradation in Uganda?

By Stuart Oramire  Recently, the Ministry of Water and Environment hired a consortium of consultants to draft a new National Environment Act (NEA) that Parliament will later enact into law... read more »

Water and Environment Miniser, Maria Mutagamba

Gov’t, AfT to Protect Farmers from Climate Challenges

Uganda National Meteorological Authority and Climate Change Unit have Wednesday signed a collaborative agreement with Agency for Transformation to build and strengthen government and... read more »

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

Photos: Uganda Hands Over M23 Fighters to DRC

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

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

BREAKING: Uganda to Hand Over M23 Fighters to DRC

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

Gen David Sejusa remains in exile wh

EXCLUSIVE: What Next for Gen Sejusa?

In early 2013, Gen David Sejusa, the then powerful and dreaded Coordinator of Intelligence Organs, who also doubled as the army representative in Parliament, wrote to the Speaker of... read more »

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

M23 Outrage over Forceful Repatriation to DRC

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

Morrison Rwakakamba

NRM REFORMS: Mulira Unnecessarily Pessimistic

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

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

Ugandan Women Empowered to Fight Gender Inequality

The Ambassador of France in Uganda, Sophie Makame, and UN Women Country Representative, Mrs. Hodan Addou, on Tuesday signed a two-year strategic partnership agreement to support various... read more »

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Museveni attending the 39th World Congress of the ATA at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Wednesday

Why Museveni Banned Air Conditioners At State House

President Museveni has expressed dismay at Ugandans who hold as a necessity, installation of air conditioners in their houses, hotels and other building structures, ‘in a country that... read more »

Uganda Kobs at queen Elizabeth National Park

Museveni: Uganda Has Best Climate in the World

President Yoweri Museveni has strongly encouraged tourists globally to visit the African continent in general and Uganda in particular as the country enjoys the best climate in the... read more »

MP Katoto (R) at the Emirates Stadium in London

Photos: Uganda’s Solitaire MP Shines at Emirates Stadium

The Honorable legislator who a few months ago was pictured playing solitaire cards on his newly acquired iPad in the heat of a parliamentary committee sitting, going by the names of Hon.... read more »

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Victoria University has stepped up teaching oil and gas to fill he skills gap in Uganda

Victoria University Moves to Fill Uganda Oil Skills Gap

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

One of the houses constructed by CNOOC to resettle locals

CNOOC Finalizes Resettlement at Kingfisher

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

Ministry of Energy PS Kabagambe Kaliisa

Oil Refinery: Government Asks Two Firms For Final Offer

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

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Museveni and NRM youth at State House on Tuesday

I’ll Soon Leave Power, says Museveni

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

Museveni and NRM youth at State House on Tuesday

Luzindana, Omodo Abandon Mbabazi for Museveni

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

FDC President, Gen. Mugisha Muntu

Muntu Starts Early Campaigns in Rwenzori

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Gen. Mugisha Muntu has urged the youth in Rwenzori region to vote out what he called a “corrupt leadership” come 2016 general elections. He... read more »

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Nwoya gets 136 M Hostel from UWA

Residents of Koch Goma Sub County in Nwoya district are in jubilant mood following the completion and commissioning of a hostel facility valued at 136 million shillings from the Murchison... read more »

Charles Peter Mayigga

We Must Reach Where We Are Going – Katikkiro

The Premier of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga, has called upon all the King’s subjects not to tire until the Kingdom’s glory is restored. He said that the Kingdom faced alot of... read more »

A hippo at Lake Mburo park

Kiruhura Residents to Legally Herd Wild Animals

Talks are progressing between Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and people neighbouring Lake Mburo National Park in Kiruhuura district, to have some of them obtain legal rights to herd... read more »