6:39 pm - Sunday April 26, 2015
Nkurunziza's third term bid is meeting stiff resistance from opposition

Burundi Deadly Riots as Nkurunziza Seeks Third Term

Violence has broken out in Burundi after President Pierre Nkurunziza’s ruling party CNDD-FDD nominated him to stand for re-election in May, Chimp Corps report. Police used teargas to disperse violent protesters as they lit bonfires in Bujumbura streets, sparking off a reign of turmoil and... read more »

Museveni meeting EU diplomats at Rwakitura on Friday

Museveni, EU Diplomats Meet over Human Rights, 2016 Polls

President Museveni has met and hosted European Union Heads of Mission in Uganda for an ‘Article 8′ Political Dialogue between Uganda and European Union, Chimp Corps report. Relations between Uganda and European Union were strained last year after the country passed the... read more »

Museveni touring a Special Forces facility recently

Museveni Orders Security Chiefs on ‘Armed Population’

President Museveni has directed security organs to re-activate military training of members of the public with the view of creating a robustly prepared armed population, Chimp Corps report. Museveni, in his article to media houses on Saturday, expressed confidence that the radical Somali extremist... read more »

Mbabazi being welcomed at Makerere University on Friday

Mbabazi Rallies Makerere, Hints on 2016 Presidency

Amama Mbabazi made a triumphant entry into Makerere University College of Engineering Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) conference hall on Friday afternoon in a surprise move that stunned security and excited students. The former Prime Minister was the chief guest at the handover ceremony of the... read more »

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Volleyballs: Kenya Beats Uganda to Win Zone V

The Women’s Zone 5 All Africa Games came to a successful end on Saturday evening with the hosts Uganda suffering their third consecutive loss at the hands of Kenya. The Lady volleyball Cranes were thumped in three straight sets by 11-25, 15-25 and 19-25 in the final... read more »

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Amavubi Overpowers Somalis

Rwanda national U23 side comfortably edged out Somali U23 by 2-0 in the African Championship qualifiers match first round played at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda. Yannick Mukunzi set the pace for the hosts, heading a 17th minute cross from Janvier mutijima for... read more »

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Chess: Ssegwanyi Qualifies for Worldcup as Curtains Fall

Africa zone 4.2 championships will climax on Saturday afternoon at City Tyres main hall, Kiira road Kamwokya. In the open category, Ugandan Field master Arthur Ssegwanyi has already qualified to the FIDE World Championships in Baku, Azerbeijan after defeating... read more »

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INTERVIEW: Ugandans Ignorant About Copyright – Expert

As the world commemorated the World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, Chimpreports spoke to Denis Mubangizi, an expert on intellectual property rights and an advocate of the High Court of Uganda who divulged some of the bottlenecks facing the Copyright justice and... read more »

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Saints Overcome Baza in Epic Battle

The Saints FC staged a late comeback to stun Baza Holdings FC in the FUFA Big League at their Kawanda home ground on Thursday. Baza took the lead through Innocent Kinyera against the run of play and following a collision between The Saints defenders and then packed the... read more »

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Inside Uganda Cup Semi Final Draws

The draws for the semifinals of the 41st edition of Uganda cup have been held on Thursday morning at FUFA house, Mengo. The four teams that made it to this stage have been drawn in pairs in two-legged fixtures. 2014 finalists and eight time champions KCCA FC have been... read more »

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Volleyball: Egypt Dent Uganda’s campaign

The Uganda national volleyball team have suffered their first loss at the ongoing All African games qualifiers at the Lugogo MTN arena at the hands of the Egypt national team. The Lady Volleyball Cranes were Wednesday thrashed three straight sets. The ladies exposed... read more »

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Okwi Bags Hat-trick, as Oloya Stumbles

Ugandan International striker, Emmanuel Okwi bagged a hat trick when his current club Samba SC ran a 4-0 rout on Mgambo JKT in a midweek Vodacom Premier League game. The opponents pulled two dangerous attempts within the first five minutes but Simba’s custodian, Ivo... read more »

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Namboole Drags FUFA to Court over Shs 194M Debt

Mandela National Stadium administration has taken Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) to court for failure to pay over Shs194m being monies for renting the stadium for Uganda-Zambia football match in 2013. Both parties entered into an agreement on October... read more »

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FBL: Promotion Battle Intensifies

The battle for promotion and demotion from the Uganda second tier league intensifies with nine matches in the pipe this week. In Ruwenzori, the main battle will be in the matches involving Jinja Municipal (JMC) and The Saints while JMC will host former premier league... read more »

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Children surrender their weapons during a ceremony formalizing their release from the SSDA Cobra Faction armed group, in Pibor, South Sudan (February 2015). Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0201/Rich

South Sudan Militants Release Kidnapped Kids

Militants in South Sudan have handed over to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) a final group of 283 children in what the agency described as “a small piece of good news in what is... read more »

Gen Oyai is yet another of President Salva Kiir's right hand men that is defecting to the opposition .

BREAKING: Gen. Oyai Deng Joins Machar’s Rebe...

The South Sudan national army, SPLA former Chief of Staff, Gen. Oyai Deng has joined Dr. Riek Machar’s rebel movement, SPLA-IO, which he has... read more »

UPDF Wants Shs16bn More for South Sudan Mission

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

The budget for Uganda People’s Defense Forces’ operation in the neighbouring war-ravaged South Sudan, which has been classified since their entry in... read more »

Kiir Appeals to Machar for Peace

President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar

The South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir has appealed to his former vice turned arch rival, Dr. Riek Machar to accept peace in the coming resumption of peace... read more »

Machar Opens Rebel Commanders’ Pagak Conference

Machar in Addis Ababa recently for the peace talks

The South Sudan rebel movement leader Dr. Riek Machar opened the Second SPLA-IO Leadership Conference on Monday morning at Pagak, the small town bordering... read more »

Rwanda
Former M23 fighters returning to DRC after accepting voluntary repatriation

Rwanda Repatriates 13 Ex-M23 Rebels

Thirteen former members of the M23 rebels opted for voluntarily repatriation to their home in DR Congo after the visit of Congolese deputy defense minister, René Sibu Matubuka on Thursday this... read more »

Burundian Refugees flooding into  Rwanda

Burundi Refugee Influx Overwhelms Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has resolved to grant Prima Facie refugees’ status to Burundians who continue to flee to Rwanda, Chimp Corps report. The... read more »

DRC Amasses Troops on Rwanda Border After Gunfire Excha...

Congolese soldiers have been deployed on the border with Rwanda (File photo)

A Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldier was wounded by Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) as Congolese soldiers scampered for safety after clashing with the... read more »

Tension at Rwanda, DRC Border

Rwandan soldiers in a training exercise

Tensions have started rising again between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo with Kinshasa accusing Kigali of an incursion, Chimp Corps report. DRC... read more »

Rwandan Girls told to Pursue ICT Careers

Panelists from (R-L_) Lucy Mbabazi from Girls in ICT, Minister Nsengimana, Alex Ntale from ICT Chamber, Auke Lootsma of UNDP and Redempter Batete

The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has called on Rwandan girls to take up careers in ICT as these offer a chance for them to enhance... read more »

Religion
Sheikh Mubajje preaching during the unity juma prayers in Mbarara yesterday

Mufti Mubajje Attacks Govt On Closure of Madrasas

Uganda Muslim Supreme Council yesterday took the 5th Unity Prayers, to Mbarara Municipality in Western Uganda. Led by Mufti Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, the Juma Prayers were held at Madrasat Nusrat... read more »

Museveni performing twin ceremonies of ground breaking of Cardinal Kim Su-hwan Kkottongnae centre, a home for the HIV/AIDS orphans in Kiruhura district

Museveni: South Korea a Miracle of our Times

President Museveni has urged Ugandans to learn from the Koreans about hard work, discipline and frugality saying these are some of the qualities that... read more »

Muslim Unity Prayers Taken To Mbarara

Sheikh Shaban Mubajje leads the second unity prayers in Kampala

The Uganda National Muslim Supreme Council has announced that the 5th Unity Juma will be held on Friday 24th April 2015 at Nusurat Primary School –... read more »

Kagame: East Africa Ready for Battle with Extremists

East African leaders attending the The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa  in Ethiopia

Rwanda President Kagame has warned the East African region must join hands to defeat the extremism ideology and its agents, Chimp Corps report. Kagame made the... read more »

Bakkabulindi Thrown out of Parliament

Charles Bakkabulindi had a rough time with MPs on Thursday

The State Minister for Education, Sports and Science and Technology in charge of sports, Charles Bakkabulindi was on Thursday chased from Parliament by a... read more »

News
RIP: Harriet Kisakye

2015 Grabs Yet Another One: Harriet Kisakye

Another tragedy has yet again hit the music industry. Singer Harriet Kisakye passed away this afternoon at Kampala International Hospital. Kisaakye was battling a strange ailment, which started as a... read more »

UPDF's classified expenditure this year has shot to 600bn

UPDF Classified Budget Shoots to Shs 6OObn

The budget for Uganda People`s Defense Force Classified Expenditure for the coming financial year 2015/2016 has increased by more than half to the... read more »

Kampala Street Children Multiply

Kampala Street Kids

A survey carried out by children rights body ANPPCAN has indicated that the number of children taking to the streets has for the past 4 years... read more »

UPDF Seeks Shs1Trillion to Retire Military Chiefs

Gen Sejusa addressing press recently in Kampala

The Uganda People’s Defense Force leadership under the line Ministry of Defence has asked for a staggering Shs 1trillion to retire top military officers... read more »

Gulu Is This Year’s Best Performing Local Govt

ACODE Executive Director Arthur Bainomugisha

The annual assessment process conducted by teams of researchers across the 30 districts partaking in the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative... read more »

Entertainment
Author: Roland Yongyera

Intellectual Property: Stand up For Music

By Roland Yongyera The World Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2015 is 26th April, 2015, and the theme is “Get up, stand up. For music”. In its press release, the World Intellectual Property... read more »

Thomas is on the spot over assault allegations

Komuntale Ex Hubby Thomas Denies Assault Charge

Police have commenced investigations into the case in which Christopher Thomas, the former husband of Tooro Princess Ruth Komuntale, is facing... read more »

Leilah Kayondo Confirms Fall out With Tycoon Mbuga

Kayondo speaks on Friday at Theatre Labonita to confirm she is single. (Photo:Kenneth Kazibwe)

‘There is no smoke without fire’ goes an old adage and this relates directly to rumor that made rounds around Kampala this week that singer Leilah Kayondo... read more »

Radio and Weasel, Bobi Wine Dominate Zzina Awards

The Good Lyfe bagged home 3 accolades but were represented by their manager. (Photos:Kenneth Kazibwe/Chimpreports)

The Good Lyfe crew of Moze Radio and Weasel on Friday evening flew high above other musicians after bagging 4 accolades during the second edition of the... read more »

Mwesigwa Rukaari in Secret Wedding

Mwesigwa and Isabel during their old good days

Tycoon Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari is set for another wedding with his fiancée only identified as Phiona after divorcing the mother of her kids, Isabel Katembwe.... read more »

Education
UTCCU Chairperson Joan Asiimwe speaking to Chimpreports yesterday

Another Teachers’ Union Emerges, Challenges UNATU

As teachers under the Uganda National Teachers Union [UNATU] prepare for industrial action at the beginning of the second school term, another teachers association has emerged with some divergent... read more »

Victoria University students at a recent function at the campus in Kampala

Victoria University Career Day Kicks Off Today

The much-anticipated Victoria University Career Day kicks off Saturday morning at the campus premises along Jinja Road, Kampala. The booming private... read more »

Alupo Furious About Premarital Sex, Early Marriages

Alupo with the College Principle Benjamin Turyahikayo

Minister of Education Rtd Major Jessica Alupo has ordered police in Kigezi region to hunt down all parents said to have denied their girl children an education... read more »

OJOK DEATH: 3 Makerere Students Remanded at Luzira

Marvin Mutungi a leader at Nkrumah Hall is also at Luzira Prison

At least three Makerere University students have been charged with murder of their colleague David Ojok before Buganda Road Court and remanded to Luzira prison... read more »

P5 Boy Commits Suicide Over End of Term Results

Pupils in class at a public school in Mityana

Investigations into the death of a Primary Five pupil who on Thursday committed suicide have started. Fred Musisi a pupil at Mityana Public School in Mityana... read more »

Crime & Investigation
Muhammad Tarik(2nd-L wearing shades), his lawyer Tom Samuel Magezi (3rd-L) and his colleague at Kibuli. ( PHOTO/Eddie Ssejjoba/New Vision)

EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer Sought Shs1bn from Cairo Bank to Bribe Police

A covert security unit is investigating claims that a lawyer with Kabega & Tumusiime Advocates asked for $300,000 from their client Cairo International Bank (CIB) to pay police officers who were... read more »

Minister Lukia Nakadama

Minister Nakadama Survives City Crook

Police together with other sister security agencies yesterday  arrested a man who had come to con Lukia Isanga Nakadama a business woman, educator... read more »

Kabale Magistrate Warns Besigye

Besigye being arrested during a political activity (File Photo)

Kabale Chief Magistrate Godfrey Kaweesa has adjourned to June 17 the hearing of the case in which six opposition leaders including former FDC boss, Col Kizza... read more »

1 Dead in Fatal Mbarara Road Accident

The Premio car  alleged to have caused Wednesday's fatal  accident in Mbarara town

Mbarara Police have commenced investigations into the cause of a road accident in which one person died and two others sustained life-threatening injuries on... read more »

Gen Kayihura Breaks Silence on Pension Scandal

Gen Kayihura says the alleged corruption in police will be dealt with harshly

The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has finally spoken out on the Shs 169bn pension scam in which his officers from the Criminal Investigations... read more »

Court
Bad Black in Court today

Bad Black, Court of Appeal Lock Horns On Jail Term

The Court of appeal has dismissed Shanitah Namuyimbwa alias Bad Black’s U-turn decision to reinstate her appeal, which she had withdrawn yesterday. Yesterday, Bad Black wrote informing court that... read more »

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe addresses the MPs during the Tuesday special sitting

“Don’t Lead Us Into Temptation” – Chief Just...

The Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs led by the Chairperson Hon. Stephen Tashobya (MP Ntungamo district) on Tuesday 21st April 2015 had a... read more »

MPs Furious as Shs165bn Pension Scandal Deepens

Ministry of public service officials suspected in the Shs165bn pension scam at CIID headquarters in Kibuli two years ago

The firestorm sparked by reports that the bribery of police detectives led to the collapse of the Shs169bn pension scam case has triggered fury from members of... read more »

Bad Black Withdraws Jail Sentence Appeal

Bad Black in court recently

Jailed city socialite Bad Black alias Shanita Namuyimbwa has withdrawn her appeal she filed in 2012, challenging the 4year jail term handed to her by the... read more »

Court Martial To Finally Pass Judgement On Brig Ondoga

Brig Ondoga and Lt Col Sam Kirya

Makindye General court martial has set 4th May as the date to pronounce its ruling in a case where Brig Michael Ondoga and Lt Col Sam Kirya are accused of... read more »

Business
Museveni meeting Masaka delegation at Rwakitura on Friday evening

Gov’t, TATA Partner for Solar-powered Water Pumps

President Museveni has commended the Business Community of Greater Masaka for spearheading prosperity in their area, observing that Masaka rural areas are going to be transformed into a... read more »

Commandos in action during drills at the Singo Peace Support Operations Training Centre in Nakaseke District in April this year. The current Special Forces started out small way back in May 1981 then known as the High Command Unit (HCU)

Museveni: Al Shabaab Already Defeated

By Yoweri Museveni Kaguta The most atrocious, criminal, cowardly and monstrous attacks by Al-Shabaab against soft and innocent targets such as... read more »

Uganda Gets First Waste Disposal Facility

The liquid waste plant

Uganda has received the first multimillion Waste Treatment and Disposal Plant after serious of contentious poor waste management. Speaking at the launch... read more »

Kaveera Ban Rolled Out In Other Districts

NEMA Boss Tom O Okurut

Despite being accosted by dissatisfied polythene manufacturers and other stake holders against the ban, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)... read more »

Power Sector Transformation Threatens Rigid Companies

The PWC report revealed that existing generation assets could be left stranded as local energy systems and self-generation by customers eat away at the traditional centralised grid and large-scale generation model.

A new report from PwC and Strategy warns that the Power Sector is transforming fast and companies that don’t stay ahead of change are in danger,... read more »

Agriculture
Sugarcane growers in Busoga

The Pain of A Small Scale Sugarcane Grower In Busoga

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba The agricultural revolution was a game changer in my grandfather’s life as it enabled him to pay fees for all his kids and grand-kids (orphans), and I thought it would be a... read more »

Author: Sunday Emmanuel

Kaveera, Terrorism Should be Fought with Same Swor...

By Sunday Emmanuel I read Rt. Hon Prime Minister’s speech to RDCs and DISOs undergoing a two weeks’ retreat at Kyankwanzi focusing mainly at... read more »

One Arrested For Embezzling Youth Livelihood Cash

Majority of youth under this Livelihood Program are into agriculture

The chairperson for Nyagihengeri youth project in Nyarusiza sub county Kisoro District, Richard Harerimana has been arrested for allegedly embezzling 4.8... read more »

Museveni Explains Shortage of Naads Food Crop Seedlings

Museveni is at his Rwakitura home for Christmas

President Museveni has clarified that government took a deliberate decision to dedicate much of the resources under the National Agricultural Advisory Services... read more »

Museveni Tips NRM Women Leaders on Production

Museveni being welcomed to the NRM Women's League Conference at Imperial Royale Hotel on Tuesday

President Museveni has called on political leaders in the country to diagnose people’s challenges in order to ensure their prosperity. “When the NRM came... read more »

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Bigirimana says whoever misuses the Youth Livelihood Fund will be arrested

4 Arrested over Youth Funds

Police in Bushenyi District are holding four youth leaders on allegations of embezzling the Youth Livelihood Project (YLP) funds handed to them in 2014. The suspects are Moses Kamukama, the... read more »

Forests in Kenya historically have been under a constant threat of destruction and most have already either been destroyed or considerably degraded

Kenya: Gov’t Meets Communities Relying on Forests

Communities that depend on forests in the North Rift region are holding talks with the Government to find permanent solutions to the conflicts over occupation and rights to derive... read more »

PM Rugunda, Min.Water & EnvironmentProf.Kamuntu(3rd R) with MoS Environment,Munaaba(2nd R) pose for photo with participants at 2nd SPGS Policy meeting at Sheraton hotel on Friday

Rugunda Drums Support For Reforestation

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has urged Ugandans to invest in tree growing to safeguard the country’s forest cover which is currently under threat by deforestation and also... read more »

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Balunywa says UTL won't be shut down

Prof Balunywa: UTL Cannot Be Shutdown.

By Prof. Waswa Balunywa The telecommunication sector is one of the competitive and very low margins. It has high entry barriers and not easy to exit. Press reports indicate the UTL is on... read more »

Field

African Forecasting Tools Given Facelift

The ECA Country Profiles – set to become key data and forecasting tools for Africa – were launched at the 8th Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialised Technical... read more »

Osama Bin Laden was killed in May 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Al Qaeda Plot to Assassinate Museveni

By Chris Magezi The Special Forces Command is not surprised but nonetheless takes seriously the report by CNN that reveals a plot in 2010 by former Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden to have... read more »

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Author: Bills Agaba

Making Sense of Young Ugandans on Social Media

By Ronald Agaba Bills  On the 25th April, 2015 a sizeable number of amazing young people, from top bloggers to lawyers, bankers, scientists, University students, journalists, private... read more »

Schools built with banana fibers and other rudimentary materials

Reality Check: Our Capabilities to Deal With Our Problems

By Prof Waswa Balunywa The first time I saw these pictures, I was shocked and embarrassed by them until when finally the reality dawned on me. I realized this was the truth about us as... read more »

Mwagale diving from the sky

A Ugandan Female Skydiver’s Gripping Experience

By Maureen Mwagale Every year, I vow to go to a place I have never been to or do/experience something new.  So this year, I set my self a task – Skydiving. This is my... read more »

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Hajji Kigongo arriving at Kampala High Court on Wednesday (Photo: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Kigongo, Olive told to Prepare for Court Battle

The case filed against NRM Vice Chairman Hajji Moses Kigongo by his estranged wife Olive Kigongo over issues related to sharing of property has been referred to Kampala High Court for... read more »

Jubilant Meddie Storms out of court

Court Frees Meddie Sentongo

Commercial Court Judge Henry Peter Adonyo has dismissed with costs the case in which Meddie Sentongo a former boyfriend to city socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa commonly known as Bad Black was... read more »

The accused at Buganda road court on Wednesday

Shabaab Terror Suspects Committed to High Court

Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Pamela Lamunu has committed ten Alshabab suspects of the July 2010 Kampala bombings, who were arrested in Kisenyi, to High court to start the hearing of... read more »

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Ian Kafuko won the disputed Kyambogo Guild polls recently

Kyambogo Dragged to Court over Guild Elections

A month after NRM flag bearer Ian Kafuko was declared winner in the highly contested Kyambogo University Guild Presidential elections, the institution of higher learning has been dragged to... read more »

Victoria University students' condolence messages for the Garissa massacre

How Victoria University Mourned Garissa Bloodshed

As the world continues to struggle to come to terms with the Garissa University College massacre, Victoria University students in Kampala have found a unique way of sharing their... read more »

Students and senior officers at Kabalye for training on patriotism and crime prevention

1,200 S.6 Vacists Targeted for Patriotism Course

The National Secretariat for Patriotism Clubs (NSPC), Office of The President has organized a one-month patriotism development course for students who sat for the Uganda Advanced... read more »

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Rukina was head of the Kyaguliro group in Bwindi

Grief As Lightening Kills Dominant Gorilla In Bwindi

One of oldest male gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park named Rukina has passed away. The sad news was announced this morning by Uganda Wildlife Authority Managing Director Dr... read more »

An Upscale DoubleTree by Hilton to Debut in Kinshasa

Hilton Worldwide Announces First Hotel in DRC

Hilton Worldwide, the world’s fastest growing hospitality company, has announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Africa Hospitality Investments to open the full-service... read more »

Uganda Kobs at queen Elizabeth National Park

E.A Waives Tourism Visa Fee for Foreigners

Three Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) namely; Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative, have waived visa fees for foreign... read more »

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The author: Doris Atwijukire

Energy Diversification Key to Greater Rural Electrification

By Doris Atwijukire The recent published report, ‘A Clean Energy Vision for East Africa: Planning for Sustainability, Reducing Climate Risks and Increasing Energy Access (2015) by Dr... read more »

Museveni and his Chinese counterpart witnessed the signing of partnership deals worth billions of dollars

Uganda, China Sign Historic Shs 3.5tn Deals

China and Uganda have signed multi-billion dollar cooperation deals including an agreement on the upgrade and expansion of Entebbe International airport, the E-Government ICT National... read more »

South Sudan President Salva Kiir

Cash Strapped S. Sudan Seeks $500m from Qatar

The government of South Sudan that mostly depends on crude oil and currently affected by the bloody internal conflict, has rushed to the oil rich Gulf state of Qatar for a loan of USD... read more »

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Residents scramble for a handshake with Dr Besigye

Mbarara Welcomes Col Kizza Besigye

Former Forum for Democratic Change President Col Dr Kizza Besigye was this afternoon welcomed enthusiastically by residents of Mbarara Municipality. Besigye was escorting his party’s... read more »

Gen Sejusa says coalition forces can defeat Museveni in 2016

Gen Sejusa: We Must Fight Museveni

The controversial former Coordinator of Intelligence Organs Gen David Sejusa has stepped up his political campaign aimed at uniting opposition forces to give President Museveni a run for... read more »

Outgoing UPC President Dr Olara Otunnu

Seven UPC Members Line Up For Otunnu’s Job

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has commenced the process of getting a new party president to replace the outgoing Amb. Olara Otunu, who expressed disinterest in running for... read more »

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Bishop Yona Katonene

Bishop, Minister Clash Over Ankole University Leadership

Tension has again rocked Ankole Western Institute of Science and Technology (AWIST), a West Ankole diocese University project located in Kabwohe, Sheema district following a disagreement... read more »

Bishop Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki  described Kaisaja's demise a big blow to the catholic church

Church Mourns Msgr Kasaija

The clergy and Christians of Fort Portal diocese are mourning the death of Msgr Kasaija Boneventura Amooti who passed on Wednesday night at Virika hospital in Fort Portal town. According to... read more »

UMSC Spokesperson Hajj Nsereko Mutumba addresses the gathering

Muslims Urged To Join Politics

The Uganda Muslim Supreme Counsel spokesperson Haji Nsereko Mutumba has urged Muslims to actively engage in politics especially when it comes to contesting for elective positions. Haji... read more »

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Tourists enjoy breakfast in the wild at Semuliki National Game park. UTB says the number of foreign visits has been plummeting

Uganda Turns To Local Tourists As Foreign Visits Drop

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has today unveiled a promotion campaign focusing on domestic and regional tourism to cover the short fall visits from foreign countries. UTB Marketing Manager... read more »

UWA boss Dr Andrew Seguya

UWA Shares Tourism Spoils With Kabale, Kisoro Districts

Uganda Wildlife Authority yesterday handed Shs 555,249,885, to Kabale and Kisoro districts as a share of the tourism revenues generated from the two districts. Executive Director UWA Dr.... read more »

Ms Jean Byamugisha speaks to press at a recent function

Uganda Hoteliers Get Youngest, Female ED

Ms Jean Byamugisha has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association with effect from 2 March 2015. The 32 year old Ms Byamugisha becomes the youngest ED... read more »