1:45 am - Tuesday October 21, 2014
SFC Commander, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba with some of the commandos passed out recently to take on Al Shabaab in Somalia

Muhoozi Breaks Silence on Calls to Stand for President

Special Forces Commander, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba has for the first time spoken out extensively on his future plans and growing calls from the youth to stand for President in 2021. Brig. Muhoozi said in a statement sent exclusively to Chimpreports that while he fully appreciates the support of the... read more »

PM Mbabazi receives his Portrait from Kanungu District Councillors who bought it at 4 million shillings recently, asking him to stand for President in 2016

Mbabazi Takes Leave from Office

As Chimpreports exclusively reported on Sunday, Amama Mbabazi has now taken “leave” of office as Secretary General to pave way for the election of a successor. The NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) resolved that President Museveni takes a “decisive” action against “disharmony” in... read more »

Youth led by Nyanjura addressing a press conference in Kampala recently(Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

Unemployed Youth Plan ‘Kampala March’

The Unemployed youth movement is planning to hold a march in Kampala to the Ministry of Gender to submit a report on their recent grassroots mobilisation campaign aimed at registering unemployed people in the country. While the move appears innocent, political observers say the youth could be... read more »

The historic CEC that forced Mbabazi out of power

INSIDE CEC FIGHT: Kyaligonza, Basajja Flex as Kyambadde Blasts Namara

More details of the stormy NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) held at State House Nakasero on Saturday morning have emerged. The meeting which started at 10:00am ended at 11pm, with members agreeing that Amama Mbabazi takes an “administrative leave” after which a new Secretary General will... read more »

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Zari in Property Row with Ivan’s Family

City socialite and businesswoman, Zarinah Tlale is surely a woman full of surprises and this shocking new video of her quarreling with her in laws over Ivan’s property even when he is still alive is another of those surprises. Zari was at a vigil of a muzeeyi only... read more »

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Singer Big Eye’s Car Torched

Local musician, Ibrahim Mayanja better known as Big Eye is in grief after his car was burnt to ashes in his compound parking as he slept Sunday night at his home in Makindye. Big Eye took to Facebook to tell his fans about his burnt car. He also shared pictures of the... read more »

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Judith Heard, Luswata Meet in Person

Well, by now we are all aware of the constant bickering between gossip guru, Mary Luswata and socialite, Judith Heard so we couldn’t have been wrong in imagining that their first physical encounter would be hostile but to our surprise, it was all peaceful and they... read more »

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Esther Dance Rocks BBA House  

Soon after the Extravaganza show was over, housemates Saturday left the auditorium and scurried back into the house. Dancing ensued, displaying relief over the end of the extravaganza. Lilian and Esther danced in front of the mirror in utter excitement and went... read more »

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Bebe Cool, Tshaka Pay Homage to Kasiwukira

A continuum of players in the Ugandan entertainment industry including Bebe Cool and Tshaka Mayanja have come forward to pay homage to fallen pioneer music promoter and businessman, Eria Ssebunya Bugembe alias Kasiwukira who was knocked dead by a car Friday morning... read more »

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Select Garments Empire at the Verge of Collapse

Things must be too tough for renowned city businessman, Billy Robert Ahimbisibwe, the proprietor of Select Garments & Beyond after the Select Garments branch at Forest Mall, Lugogo was closed October 16th over nonpayment of rent arrears amounting to a staggering... read more »

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Esther Keeps Africa Guessing on Relationship in the House

The ever giggling Ugandan hotshot, Esther alias Small Pepper has continued to keep Africa guessing on which guy in the house she is eyeing for a relationship. While in the diary room recently, Esther thoroughly enjoyed her diary session with Biggie as she let out some... read more »

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Ellah Fears Uganda Hates Her for Showering Naked

Uganda’s representative in Big Brother, Ellah recently shared her fears of not being accepted in the Ugandan community for the things she is doing in the house like showering naked and wearing very skimpy outfits. Ellah confided in fellow Hotshots, Sabina and Kacey... read more »

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Esther, Ellah Sexually Frustrated In Big Brother House

The two Ugandan Hotshots in the Big Brother house recently came out and let everyone including Biggie know that they are sexually frustrated in the house and need some single men to visit the house. In a meeting chaired by Alusa, Esther was the first to introduce... read more »

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Tullow Oil Donates to Philly Lutaaya Golf Tournament

Tullow Oil Uganda October 15th, handed over a cheque worth Shs. 2.5million to Philly Lutaaya Cares, an organization working on promoting collective responsibility for the struggle against HIV/AIDS. The cheque was handed over at the Tullow Oil offices by Tullow Oil... read more »

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President Uhuru Kenyatta recieves South Sudanese former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar who called on him at State House, Nairobi (File Photo)

Machar Meets Kenyatta as AU Mulls Sanctions

As the region struggles to find a local solution to political turmoil in South Sudan, rebel leader Dr Riek Machar on Saturday held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Machar, who arrived in... read more »

President Salva Kiir

Kiir Shakes Up Cabinet

South Sudan leader, Gen Salva Kiir has appointed six envoys to different countries in Europe and Asia, Chimp Corps report In a decree issued Friday... read more »

UN Officials Abducted by Gunmen in South Sudan

Residents at the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN Mission for South Sudan (UNMISS) Malakal Base in the Upper Nile State wait in line at the base's health facility. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has strongly condemned the recent abductions of the world body’s personnel at the airfield in Malakal and demanded... read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Riek Machar to Face Sanctions by AU

South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

Hon Oryem Okello, the State Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, has said that African union may consider putting sanctions on South... read more »

Uganda To Procure Arms for South Sudan

Museveni inspecting commando units' combat readiness in Northern Uganda at the peak of the South Sudan rebellion

The governments of Uganda and neighbouring war-torn South Sudan, have signed a historic defence and military cooperation agreement which is to run for an... read more »

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Bodies were found floating on Lake Rweru in Burundi (Internet photo)

Rwanda Challenges Burundi on Rweru Dead Bodies

Rwanda Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo has told the media that the assumptions that the bodies found in Lake Rweru were from Rwanda are “baseless” and that Kigali is ready for a... read more »

Presidents Uhuru and Kenyatta at the EAC Business Summit in Kigali on Thursday

Kagame, Uhuru Allay Fears of Regional Integration

Rwanda and Kenyan presidents want to see the regional integration efforts expedited to boost economic growth and prosperity for the East African... read more »

Kagame Rebukes BBC Over Genocide Denial Film

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has blasted BBC for broadcasting a Rwanda genocide denial documentary

In a fire-and-brimstone speech delivered Tuesday, Rwanda President Paul Kagame has blasted the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for airing what he termed... read more »

Bernard Makuza Elected Rwanda Senate President

Senator Bernard Makuza has been elected President of Rwanda Senate

Senator Bernard Makuza has been elected President of the Senate of Rwanda, the second highest ranking position in the country, Chimp Corps report. Makuza, who... read more »

BBC Told to Probe Rwanda Genocide Revisionist Film

Performers re-enact the events at a public ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, at Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda Monday (Internet Photo)

At least 38 academics and experts on Rwanda have written to BBC to hold an inquiry into how the genocide denial film “Rwanda’s Untold Story” was made and... read more »

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President Museveni Lauded the bishop's preaching

Museveni Honours New West Lango Bishop

President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the newly consecrated Bishop of West Lango Diosece, the Rt. Rev. Canon Alfred Acur Okudi upon his consecration and enthronement as the pioneer Bishop of... read more »

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Abuses: DRC’s Expulsion of UN Chief Draws Fi...

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said he “regrets and condemns” the decision of the Government of the... read more »

UN Mulls Major Offensive on ADF Rebels

Joint MONUSCO/FARDC patrol in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO/Clara Padovan

In the wake of an overnight attack by suspected Ugandan-based rebels near the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo town Beni – the second deadly assault... read more »

AMISOM Forces Attacked by Armed Militants, Rioters

AMISOM forces were Sunday attacked by militants

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has described as “saddening”... read more »

PHOTOS: EAC Field Military Training Gains Momentum

The Rwandan Contingent matching at the ceremony

The East African region has intensified training for a regional force to respond to security threats that continue to hinder economic growth and stability,... read more »

Entertainment
BBA Presenter IK chats with Esther and Lillian after they were evicted from the House (Photo: http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com)

Esther’s Reign in BBA Comes to Crushing End

Ugandan representative to Big Brother House, Esther Akankwasa, has been evicted. In the words of IK, we had come to that part of the evening he liked least and being the bearer of the bad news, he... read more »

Idris with Goitse during the dinner

Big Brother: Idris, Goitse Share Romantic Date

All Africa has been waiting for is Big Brother housemate Idris to profess his love for fellow housemate Goitse and this happened over a romantic date... read more »

Meddie Denies Infecting Actress with Gonorrhea

Meddie (L) and Lagu (R)

City socialite and party animal, Meddie Ssentongo took to social media recently to refute reports that back in the day, he infected Evelyn Lagu, a singer and... read more »

Judith Heard Has Open Leg Syndrome – Luswata

Judith Heard (C) with friends

The feud between renowned Gossip presenter, Mary Luswata and socialite Judith Heard is not about to end as it has been reborn in the wake of the rumour that... read more »

Esther Is a Karaoke Dancer Embarrassing Uganda – Bebe C...

Uganda's Esther has been evicted out of Big Brother House

One too many a time, Bebe Cool has written and posted tasteless statements on his official Facebook page and today is not any different as he called upon his... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate

2 Guards Held for Stealing from Tourist

Police in Kabale are holding two security guards, Friday Alozious, 22 and Moses Twebaze, 19 attached to Securiko Uganda for stealing property belonging to a tourist. It is alleged that last... read more »

The casket containing Kasiwukira's body being carried to the church on Sunday (Photos: Michael Nteza)

PHOTOS: Grief at Kasiwukira Memorial Service

Hundreds of mourners Sunday turned up for the requiem mass of the late Eriya Sebunya alias Kasiwukira, the prominent city tycoon whose precious life... read more »

ADF Militants’ Role Suspected in Massive Jailbrea...

ADF rebels are suspecting of masterminding a jailbreak in Butembo on Saturday night

Just a day after an attack by rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked and killed 21 people in Eringeti, North Kivu in DRC, a group of armed militants... read more »

AU Probes UPDF, Burundi Army over ‘Sexual Abuses&...

AMISOM soldiers belonging to the Burundian contingent during the advance to Ragaele town in the Hiiraan region on September 30. AMISOM Photo

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has authorized the deployment of an Investigation Team to look into... read more »

Australian Killed by Drugs In Uganda

Christopher David Kirkman

Police are holding a suspect in the death of an Australian man identified as Christopher David Kirkman, 30, Chimp Corps report. Kirkman was found dead at Golf... read more »

Business
The country's capital together with its numerous neighbouring satellite cities, officials say, are expanding at a faster pace than the physical planning there is.

National Planers Worried About Kampala City

Officials at the National Planning Authority (NPA) have expressed fear at the rapid growth and expansion of Kampala city and its neighbouring urban areas. The country’s capital together with... read more »

Museveni meeting UK Premier, David Cameron in London a few years ago

Museveni Travels to London

President Museveni has left for the British capital, London to attend the Global African Investment Summit. The 2-day Summit, to be chaired by former... read more »

RVR Rolls Out $1.8m Simulator

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Regional rail operator, Rift Valley Railways, has begun training its team of 135 drivers on a $1.8 million train simulator that will improve driver skill and... read more »

NSSF to Award Compliant Employers

NSSF Acting Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) will hold its second Annual Members Meeting on October 28th, during which the Fund will award the most compliant... read more »

Gov’t to Borrow shs 220 bn for Mirama-Kabale Electricit...

electricity line

Cabinet has approved a proposal to borrow (us$ 83,750,000) from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to finance the construction of the 132 kv mirama-kabale... read more »

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Amama Mbabazi's support in the north is a concern to the NRM

Todwong, Annite Rush To Lango To Dismantle Mbabazi

Minister without portfolio and in charge of political mobilization, Richard Todwong and ruling National Resistance Movement party Caucus spokeswoman, Evelyn Annite are in Lango to dismantle... read more »

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Kagame: We’ll Fight and Defeat Terrorists

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has called for concerted efforts to defeat terrorism, saying extremist acts are “not caused by religion or ethnicity or even poverty, but by misguided... read more »

UTAMU Vice Chancellor Venansius Baryamureeba

Prof. Barya on the Unfolding Ugandan Politics

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

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David Wangusi Masinde (Author)

Let’s Not Fight Our Young People, They Need Our Mentorship

The elders in Uganda should continue to have young people closer, around them and teach them the secrets of leadership and governance instead of fighting them. It has become a trend where... read more »

With funds from the World Bank Group, UNICEF delivers essential supplies to Sierra Leone to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Photo: World Bank/Francis Ato Brown

Ebola Poses Greater Humanitarian Catastrophe for Africa

The United Nations announced Tuesday that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon... read more »

Eng Irene Muloni attending the Energy Week in Kampala recently

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

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

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The Museveni's visited Kidepo National Park

Conserve the Environment – Museveni Tells K’jong Leaders

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the leadership of Karamoja sub-region to always guide their people on issues pertaining to wildlife conservation, bad human settlement and the... read more »

UTB boss Stephen Asiimwe

Kony, Amin, Kibwetere To Market Uganda Abroad

Uganda Tourism Board, the country’s tourism marketing body has stepped up efforts to brand Uganda abroad as the best tour destination in the region. In their new strategies are plans to... read more »

Pope Francis is expected in Uganda next year

Uganda Preps for Pope Francis Visit 

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

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Uganda has oil worth billions of dollars

Oil: Uganda Environmental Safeguards Wanting

Last week a report by Global Witness based on leaked Ugandan oil contracts indicated that Government had got a better financial deal for the country’s oil but failed to put in place... read more »

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Total E&P Uganda Fights HIV in communities

With shs156 million funding from Total E&P Uganda, Nebbi based NGO, Agency For Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD) is providing life skills training to 140 women involved in... read more »

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Secret Uganda Oil Contracts Leaked

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

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Mbabazi attending the fundraising event in Luweero on Sunday (Photo credit: URN)

Mbabazi: I’ll Return to Luweero for Campaigns

Toppled NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi has promised to start campaigns in Luweero, the cradle of the NRA revolution that would later overthrow the regime of Milton Obote before... read more »

Otafiire has revealed a plan to fail Museveni's government

Gen Otafiiire: We’ll Not Allow Museveni’s Fall

NRA bush war historical and Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has warned he will not look on idly as “someone in NRM” continues to fight President Museveni... read more »

Amanya Mushega was among the top FDC leaders who attended the National Council meeting in Luweero during the weekend

Mafabi, Sabiiti Refuse to Serve in Muntu’s Regime

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is operating without elected finance chiefs after Nandala Mafabi and Jack Sabiiti chose to quit, Chimp Corps report. Sabiiti was the party... 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 »