2:35 am - Saturday August 23, 2014
Jeff emerges from an ill-fated plane in Kabarole on Friday

PHOTOS: How Kabarole Plane Crashed

A team of pastors led by an American has survived death in a plane crash in Fort Portal, Western Uganda. They were aboard a plane registration number N9698G white in colour that crashed at Saaka air field, Kicwamba sub-county, Kabarole district on Friday at around 11:00am. It’s alleged that the... read more »

Gen Salva Kiir ad Museveni at State House, Entebbe on Friday

Museveni, Kiir Meet At Entebbe

President Museveni has Friday met his South Sudan counterpart, Gen Salva Kiir at State House Entebbe, Chimp Corps report. The meeting was reportedly attended by Uganda’s senior army officers. The Deputy Presidential spokesperson, Linda Nabusayi confirmed the meeting which lasted a few... read more »

Finasi officials with Museveni at Rwakitura in July

Museveni Orders Sacking of Ministry Official Over Investor Bribe

President Museveni has directed the Permanent Secretary Asuman Lukwago in the Ministry of Health to dismiss the Head of Procurement Frank Mugisha Kasaka, for allegedly asking for a bribe from an Italian investor. The President’s directive follows a complaint from Enrica M. Pinetti the chairman of... read more »

Minister Okello with Ahmed AbdalazizMostafa, the Egyptian ambassador to Uganda in his office Kampala this week

Egypt to Train Ugandan Spies

The Government of Egypt has decided to build stronger ties with Uganda’s security forces by training spies in External Security Organisation (ESO) and Internal Security Organisation (ISO). It should be remembered that the current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi -had developed warm relations with... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: M23 Fighting DRC Army?

Heavy fighting has been raging on in Eastern Congo for the last four days with a new group of militants, suspected of being loyal to the M23 movement, engaging the DRC army in deadly battles, Chimp Corps exclusively report. This development has been confirmed by the UN... read more »

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Tears as Big Brother Shatters Toniks’ Dream

Singer Allan Toniks is nursing a broken heart after he was rejected for the Big Brother show slated to start on 7 September. Worried and pondering the next move, the hunky ‘Tukyekole’ star popular among teens could not believe his eyes when he learnt that... read more »

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Museveni Blocks Makerere 10% Tuition Increment

President Museveni has with immediate effect stopped Makerere University from slapping a 10 percent tuition increment on new students, saying government will increase its spending on the higher institution of learning, Chimp Corps exclusively report. Museveni made the... read more »

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Supreme Court Blocks Lukwago Return

The logic behind the saying, ‘don’t count chicks before they hatch’ was manifested today (Thursday) morning when embattled Kampala  Lord Mayor who had come in joyful moods was ordered to stay out of office until further notice by the Supreme court. In a... read more »

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Zari: Help, Luswata is Stalking Me!

Well, the feud between city socialite / businesswoman Zarinah Tlale and TV presenter, Mary Luswata is no new thing but Zari today morning decided to fuel the feud by calling Luswata a low life sexually frustrated woman on Twitter. “About to head out and chase this... read more »

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Supreme Court: Lukwago Must Stay out of Office

10:30am: The Supreme Court has ruled that Lukwago stays out of office, blowing his chances of returning to City Hall in the near future. The development is said to have stoked tensions in the city with Police reinforcing security in downtown Kampala to prevent the... read more »

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Chameleone ‘One Million’ Show to Rebuild Lives in Karamoja

Dr. Jose Chameleone finally revealed the reason behind his debated December show dubbed ‘One man, One show, One million’. Contrary to what people expected, Chameleone is in for a noble cause. In an interview with a local TV station, the music doctor revealed that... read more »

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Select Garments Bounces Back Into Business

The proprietor of Select Garments, Robert Ahimbisibwe has come out to refute the reports that his fashionline, Select Garments was crumbling due to his indebtedness. The closure of the Select Garments main branch at Forest Mall recently due to lack of rent sent tongues... read more »

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Katatumba Copyright Case Sets Historic Precedent

Angella Katatumba, a celebrated vocalist finally won the case where she was battling the Anti-Corruption Coalition (ACC) for illegally using her song titled ‘Let’s Go Green’ to further their campaign against the give-away of Mabira forest to investors. Justice... read more »

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Zari: My Bond With Farouk is Unbreakable

Zarinah Tlale, a socialite commonly known as Zari has taken to social media to rubbish reports that she had gotten back together with Ivan Semwanga, her ex and the father of her children. This is after word spread around on social media platforms suggesting that Zari... read more »

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R-L RDC Kyegegwa, Mrs Mary Baguma  signing agreement with UWA officials.

UWA Evicts Katonga Encroachers

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have evicted 38 families who have been encroaching Katonga Game Reserve after compensating them with a sum of shs 2.97Bn. Katonga Game Reserve is shared by the... read more »

The suspect is alleged to have killed his wife last year

Bank Robbers Arrested at Orient, Kabalagala

Police in Kabalagala have arrested 4 thugs after they were rounded up inside the bank premises of Orient Bank, Kabalagala branch at 4:00 AM on... read more »

Rwanda Launches Public Services Online

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The Government of Rwanda and Rwanda Online Platform Limited have kicked off the beginning of the first phase of implementation of the Rwanda Online platform... read more »

MTN Customers To Buy Internet Bundles using Mobile Mone...

MTN CEO Brian Gouldie

Today MTN Uganda launches another milestone service in the Mobile Money industry by enabling customers to directly buy internet bundles off their Mobile Money... read more »

Rwanda to Issue RwF 15bn Bond

Rwanda Finance Minister Claver Gatete

The Government of Rwanda will on August 27 issue a 5-year fixed coupon rate treasury bond amounting to RwF 15 billion. The investor book will be opened from... read more »

Court
Ugandan Police has been faulted several times for mistreating journalists.

UHRC Starts Hearing Shot Journalist’s Complaint After 3 yea...

The Uganda Human Rights Commission has started the hearing of the complaint in which a former reporter of Capital Radio, Gideon Tugume was shot by one of the IGP’s body guards as he covered the... read more »

Mubiru at Buganda Road Court

Chris Mubiru Sodomy Case Adjourned

Buganda road Grade I Magistrate, Joan Aciro Joan this morning adjourned the hearing of the case where former SC Villa Coach, Chris Mubiru is accused... read more »

Lukwago Blasts Museveni: You’ll Never Break My Spirit

Lukwago in a confrontation with police officers last year in Kampala

Ousted Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has warned of a “protracted war” with government until he returns to his office at City Hall, Chimp Corps... read more »

Court to Give Ruling on Katatumba Case

Songstress Katatumba

Court is slated to give its ruling Monday on a case in which singer Angella Katatumba is accusing Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) case of... read more »

Nyombi: I Thought Karamagi was a Lunatic

Attorney General, Peter Nyombi at the High Court on Thursday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

The State has commenced proceedings against Andrew Karamagi, a law student who grabbed and disappeared with a document containing Attorney General, Peter... read more »

Entertainment
PM Mbabazi and wife Jacqueline at the Okuhingira ceremony of Pearl and Daniel at Lubowa on Thursday ( Photo by PMPU)

Mbabazi Roots for Flexible Cultural Practices

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has said that current trends in the modernization process require adjustments in the way society embraces cultural norms and practices. Mbabazi said cultural rigidity has... read more »

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Kansiime, Kenzo Scoop Awards

Though local comedian Anne Kansiime and artiste, Eddy Kenzo have received so much victory and achievements this year, luck is still smiling down on... read more »

Aganaga: Fans Used Axes To Extract Me From Bus Wreckage

Khalifa Aganaga

Local musician, Khalifa Aganaga real name Sadat Mukiibi has finally spoken about the gruesome car accident he was involved in Monday in Nakasongola as he... read more »

Bus Crash: 8 Dead, 18 in Critical Condition

Uganda Police Force, Spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed the accident

Updated at 5:39pm: Police spokesperson Fred Enanga tells Chimpreports that 8 people have been confirmed dead in today’s accident in Nakasongola. He names... read more »

Continental Fame Beckons For Big Brother Hotshots

Big Brother Hotshots will be rolled out on September 7

The continent’s biggest reality show returns for its ninth season on Sunday 7 September with the housemates competing for a massive prize pot of USD 300 000... read more »

News
President Museveni speaking at a recent function.

Rwenzori Region: Museveni Warns Wrangling Kingdoms

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the feuding tribes in the Rwenzori Region to maintain peace in their communities so as to have sustainable development. His message was contained in the  speech... read more »

Police deployed at the three arcades in downtown Kampala after the protests broke out

2 Arrested for Battering Journalists during City P...

Police in Kampala arrested two city businessmen yesterday (Wednesday) in connection with the assault of three journalists, who were on duty, covering... read more »

I Saved Tooro Kingdom From Crumbling – Prime Mini...

Tooro premier Steven Kaliba

Tooro Prime Minister Hon.Stephen Kaliba took some time off over the weekend to blow his own trumpet on his insurmountable contribution to the kingdom’s... read more »

Luyiga: l’m Ready to Work With Lukwago

Luyiga addressing journalists in  Kampala on Wednesday.

A few hours to the Supreme Court ruling on the fate of embattled Kampala Lord Mayor set for Thursday morning, Makerere University KCCA  councilor, Bernard... read more »

Modernize Cultural Practices, Museveni Tells Traditiona...

President Museveni at the Imbalu function in Mbale on   Tuesday (Photo Credit: Daily Monitor)

President Yoweri Museveni has urged cultural leaders in the country to examine cultural practices in society so as to identify those that can be retained and... read more »

Oil & gas
Youth handing their petition to Kadaga.

Low Compensation Sparks Outrage in Oil-rich Bunyoro

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

oil operations in the Albertine

Ugandans to be Empowered on Oil Resource Managemen...

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

EXCLUSIVE: Suruma Counters Museveni on Oil Money

Presidential advisor Ezra Suruma says Museveni should review his ideas of pumping all oil funds into infrastructure

Former Finance Minister Ezra Suruma is not happy with Government and President Museveni’s resolution to sink all revenues generated from oil production, into... read more »

Shs1.5tn Phosphate Project Launched in Tororo

The Sukuru phosphate project masterplan

President Museveni has launched the construction of Sukuru Phosphate Project in Tororo district with an appeal to the people of the area to take advantage of... read more »

Efuna-Ism And Opposition Politics

Angelo Izama

Uganda’s political opposition is in trouble. At least in Parliament, where despite their small numbers, the national obsession with the political class has... read more »

Politics
Presidency Minister, Frank Tumwebaze

Mbabazi to Arbitrate Tumwebaze, Byandala Wrangle

President Museveni has directed Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to investigate the cause of fighting between Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze and his works counterpart, Abraham Byandala, Chimp Corps... read more »

NRM officials at the recent retreat in Kyankwanzi

EXCLUSIVE: NRM Meets Over 2015 Primaries

The National Resistance Movement caucus is sitting on Friday to brainstorm on how to conduct transparent party primary elections next year in... read more »

Kiwanuka Under Fire Over NSSF Deal

Finance Minister, Maria Kiwanuka

Workers’ representative on the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board have recommended that Finance Minister, Maria Kiwanuka be censured for failing... read more »

BREAKING: Tumwebaze Blasts Byandala as Road Saga Worsen...

Minister Frank Tumwebaze says Byandala should carry his cross

Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze has angrily fired back at his works counterpart, Abraham Byandala for linking him to the Katosi road scandal, raising... read more »

Supreme Court Sets Date for Lukwago Ruling

Lukwago in a confrontation with police officers last year in Kampala

The Supreme Court of Uganda will this Thursday August 21, delivers its decision on whether or not Erias Lukwago resumes his seat as the Lord Mayor of Kampala... read more »

Regional News
Brig Lul Koang tells Chimpreports the rebels have been attacked by SPLA on Thursday morning

Machar Rebels: We’re Under Heavy Gunfire

South Sudan rebels have protested alleged attacks by government forces in the volatile Upper Nile State. Rebel Spokesperson, Brig Lul Koang told Chimpreports on Thursday night that their bases were... read more »

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

Kampala-bound Somali Generals Held In Kenya

A team of top ranking Somali soldiers were held by Kenyan security on their way for a training course in Kampala. The team was headed for an AMISOM... read more »

Machar ‘Spy Tapes’ Leaked

Dr Machar and President Kiir before the pair split

The South Sudan government intelligence apparatus appears to have tapped Dr Riek Machar’s telephone conversations before the December 26 coup attempt, Chimp... read more »

S. Sudan Crisis Makes Ethiopia Africa’s Largest Refugee...

South Sudanese refugees sit in the shade of a tree in Ethiopia which hosts more than 600,000 refugees from several countries. Photo: UNHCR/P. Wiggers

Ethiopia has surpassed Kenya in hosting the most refugees in Africa, sheltering 629,000 refugees as of the end of July, the United Nations refugee agency... read more »

South Sudan Journalist Finally Released From Jail

Inside Bakhita radio station in Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan security services have finally released a journalist who was picked last Saturday for what the authority described as “broadcasting news items... read more »

Security
Ugandan troops in Somalia

Amisom: We’re Leaving Somalia In 2016

The joint African peace keeping force in Somalia AMISOM, have expressed hope to march out of the war-torn nation in the next two years. The Mission which was pioneered by the Ugandan and Burundian... read more »

Brig Lul Koang tells Chimpreports the rebels have been attacked by SPLA on Thursday morning

Machar Rebels: We’ve Captured SPLA Military Base

The rebels have claimed seizing a strategic military installation for the South Sudan elite forces, Chimp Corps report. Military Spokesman for SPLA... read more »

PHOTOS: Ugandan Army General Walks On Mogadishu Streets

Gen Muheesi interacting with residents of Mogadishu on Sunday

A Ugandan two Star General serving under the African Union mission in Somalia surprised the locals in Mogadishu when he took a decision to walk freely on the... read more »

South Sudan Gov’t, Opposition Liable for War Crim...

Riek Machar with South Sudan Resident, Salva Kiir

The South Sudan Government, the Opposition and their allies have been accused for being the cause of the cruelties in the country that amount to crimes against... read more »

Team Uganda Flagged off for Military Games

The chief of the mission Brig Katirima recieving the  Ugandan flag

The Deputy CDF in UPDF Maj. Gen Charles Angina has warned the army team representing the country in the East African military games in Zanzibar against... read more »

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

Okwi Dropped as Micho Names Cranes Squad

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

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

Cranes Fans Get Ticket Discounts for Guinea Match

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

Kabaka Opens ‘Bika’ Football Tournament

The King opening the recent Masaza Cup

It was all cheers and excitement at Wankulukuku grounds on Sunday as the King (Kabaka) of Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, flagged off ‘this... read more »

Rwanda Kicked out of Africa Cup of Nations

Rwanda national football team, Amavubi

The Organising Committee of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations has Sunday disqualified Rwanda from the qualifiers of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco... read more »

Van Gaal in Nasty Premiership Welcome

Devastated: Van Gaal strolls off the pitch

HE said it clear that no one should be surprised if Manchester United’s rehabilitation takes longer than they would ideally like. Manchester United’s new... read more »

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The state-of-the art medical facilities being built in Kampala

Kampala: A City on the Rise

The World Bank has described Kampala as a “city on the rise” after scoring huge achievements in infrastructure development, Chimp Corps report. In 2010, Kampala City was in desperate... read more »

Gen Saleh (C) and soldiers who acquired skills in agriculture at Makerere University on Tuesday

Gen Saleh: We’ll Liberate Uganda from Poverty

Senior Presidential Advisor on Defence and Security, Gen Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh, who doubles as the Commander of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Project, has called on UPDF... read more »

Taxi drivers unanimously endorsing Monday's sit-down strike (Photo: Michael Nteza)

Breaking: Kampala Taxi Drivers Announce Sit-down Strike

Residents of Kampala who us public transport to access the city should prepare for tough times after taxi drivers announced plans to hold a sit-down strike. The protest, according to the... read more »

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The new technology block at Ndejje University

Ndejje University Rolls Out Technology Complex

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the proprietors of Ndejje University for positively responding to the Government policy of liberalization of the education sector. “I congratulate... read more »

Bemuga says oil companies are not helping development of local content

I Lost $5m in Tullow Oil Deal – Ugandan Investor

The Parliamentary Forum on Oil and Gas has heard several inflaming accounts of how Foreign Oil Companies operating in Uganda are exploiting existing loopholes to maximize profit by... read more »

Photo Caption: From left to right, Dr Donald Kaberuka President of AfDB, David Mark Rubenstein co-founder and co-chief executive officer
of The Carlyle Group and Mr Sim Tshabalala, Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group, during the panel discussion at the African
Leaders Business Forum

Development Partners Strike Deal to Light up Africa

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest lender by assets has renewed its commitment to the Power Africa Initiative, a multi-stakeholder project driven by US President Barack Obama... read more »

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NRM Youths Exchange insults at Makerere Yesterday

NRM Youths Fight Over Accomodation Cash

Hundreds of NRM youth from 13 Districts in Central Region who converged for the ongoing 2 days training, Empowering Youth Through Farming, turned rowdy and attempted to beat up Movement... read more »

DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga addressing the press at City House

DP ‘Worried’ About Heavy Deployment in Ssese Island

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

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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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Road construction under way in Katosi

Minister Byandala Under Fire over Mafia Claims

Works and transport Minister Hon Abraham Byandala has been tasked to cease claiming the existence of Mafias in his Ministry, but to come out in the open and name them. The minster is... read more »

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Uhuru Slams Bickering Politicians

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired back at opposition leaders, saying they must stop bickering and instead serve all Kenyans irrespective of political affiliations. He expressed... read more »

FDC boss, Gen Mugisha Muntu

FDC to Crack Whip on Defaulting MPs

Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] are exploring the possibility of arm-twisting some of their adamant members of parliament yet to pay up their due monthly contributions to the party... read more »

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Riek Machar was sacked from his post as South Sudan's vice-president in July last year

EXCLUSIVE: Machar Rebels Plan to Capture Juba

Dr Riek Machar’s rebels are planning a major offensive against the South Sudan government army if a peace agreement is not signed by August 28, a senior official tells Chimpreports. The... read more »

Kenyatta welcoming Chinese officials to Nairobi on Monday

Kenya, China Strengthen Economic Ties

President Uhuru Kenyatta has welcomed China Communications and Construction Company’s pledge to partner with local companies to boost the steel manufacturing industry in the... read more »

President Kagame says trafficking of Rwandans must stop

Kagame Declares War on Girl Trafficking

President Paul Kagame has described as “unacceptable” and “inhumane,” the trafficking of Rwandan girls for exploitation and abuse, Chimp Corps report. “I call upon every Rwandan... read more »

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Arsenal experienced that winning feeling at Wembley once again as a polished performance saw off Manchester City in the Community Shield (Photo: Arsenal.com)

Community Shield: Arsenal Stuns Man City

Olivier Giroud says a split-second judgement was behind his stunning goal in the Community Shield. The France striker fired a long-range effort beyond Manchester City goalkeeper Willy... read more »

Grace Nshemeire UBL  Marketing Director hands over a dummy cheque to Uganda Golf Union President (2nd left) (1)

72nd Edition of Uganda Golf Open Here

Following the successful conclusion of the 2013 Uganda Open Golf Tournament, Uganda Breweries Limited, through its premium brand Tusker Malt Lager, announced on Wednesday sponsorship for... read more »

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Bobby Williamson is Kenya‘s New Coach

The Kenyan football Federation has taken on former Uganda Cranes coach; Robert ‘Bobby’ Williamson as the new coach for Kenya’s national football team, the Harambe stars. This... read more »