2:13 pm - Monday September 1, 2014
A Rift Valley Railways Vehicle

Shs22tn Railway Deal Takes New Twist

The awarding of contract to upgrade and expand Uganda’s railway network to standard gauge, to a Chinese firm China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) has taken new twist with some government officials who have been lobbying for the other firm, state-owned China Civil Engineering Construction... read more »

Museveni and Mbabazi at the presidential farm in Ngoma during the recent Kyankwanzi retreat

EXCLUSIVE: NRM Plans Massive Overhaul of Structures

The ruling National Resistance Movement party is set for a total overhaul of all structures in what appears a move to weaken the arm of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in running the ruling institution’s affairs. According to recommendations by committee seen by ChimpReports, the NRM will soon... read more »

Bus accidents are on the rise in Northern Uganda

Northern Uganda: 7 Perish in 3 Fatal Car Crashes

At least 7 people have died in three separate accidents in northern Uganda on Sunday, Chimp Corps report. Aswa Region Police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema, confirmed the deaths, adding, over 45 people are nursing serious in the fatal incidents. At around 5:00am, a Juba-bound Fuso brand lorry... read more »

Presidents Museveni, Uhuru, Kagame and Kiir at the previous NCIP Summit in Kigali in July

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Uganda Invites 5 Presidents

Kampala will be hosting the Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit on the Independence Eve, October 8. Officials at the Foreign Affairs Ministry say preparations are underway for the event that is expected to attract presidents of Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan, chaired... read more »

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Bebe Cool, Tshaka Mayanja in Bitter Feud over ‘Love You Every day’

We all know Bebe Cool to be that kind of a musician that always picks up fights with almost everyone else in the entertainment industry (may be, apart from Zuena). This time around, jazz and reggae maestro Tshaka Mayanja is the unfortunate victim. Forget his feuds... read more »

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MARATHON PHOTOS: Ugandans Rise Against Cancer

More than 20,000 people participated in the 2014 Rotary Cancer Run held on Sunday in Kampala in a bid to raise funds to help construct the cancer ward at Nsambya hospital. Addressing participants, the chief runner and former Tanzanian president Hassan Mwinyi said this... read more »

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There Is Too Much Sleeping in Africa – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has called on all Ugandans especially the youth to be more innovative and identify all available opportunities, saying that one has to combine all the factors of production such as land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship and knowledge to create... read more »

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Balotelli’s Girlfriend of Rwandan, Congolese Decent

If you have been closely following the intensive talk that has been in the press about Mario Baloteli’s return to the English Premier League, there is one beautiful thing you must have observed, that is the new Liverpool striker’s stunningly beautiful fiancée. And... read more »

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Watching Arsenal Live Leaves Walukaga Breathless

Kadongokamu artist Mathias Walukagga could not hide his excitement as for the first time, he walked through the gates of the great Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal make its way into the UEFA Champions League in a 1 0 Win over Besiktas last night. A source close to the... read more »

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Government Acquires 2800 Acre Land to Resettle Landslide Victims

Government has finally completed the purchase of a 2800 acre piece of land to which persons at the risk of landslides will be replaced. The land Chimpreports understands has been procured in Bunambutye sub-county, lower Bulambuli District, at a cost Sh. 8 billion. The... read more »

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Traditional Medical Doctors Could Help in Ebola Fight – Rugunda

With fresh cases of the deadly Ebola Virus being reported next door in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week, officials in the Ministry of Health are on the tenterhooks. A string of high level meetings are being held to the effect of averting the scourge... read more »

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UPC Blasts Kayihura, Kaweesi Over Drivers’ Strike

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has condemned the intervention by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Andrew Felix Kaweesi in resolving drivers’ taxi drivers’ recent... read more »

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Ugandan Briton Arrested with 2 Kg of Cocaine in Kigali

Police in Rwanda have intercepted a woman with one kilogramme of cocaine valued at about Rwf45 million (almost shs 170 million) at Kigali International airport. Hasifa Ddungu , 47, a Ugandan born British national was arrested last Saturday at about 7:00pm en route to... read more »

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Chimp Debate: What Should Be Done to Save South Sudan?

Since December 2013, rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar have been battling government forces especially in the Upper Nile State in a conflict that has left a trail of destruction and bloodshed of unprecedented levels. President Salva Kiir accuses Machar... read more »

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(R-L): Chief Fixed line Officer – Mark Shoebridge, Head of Information Systems – Herbert Olowo, Head of Marketing – Arif Ameer and Chief Commercial Officer – Shailendra Naidu

PHOTOS: UTL, Century Cinemax Launch Epic Flick Thursday

Ugandans can now enjoy quality yet affordable movies in Kampala following the launch of Epic Flick Thursday (‪#‎EFT), a new movie day sponsored by Uganda Telecom, at the Acacia Mall based Century... read more »

EAC leaders at a recent function

IMF Facilitates EAC Robust Statistical Data Collec...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) this week launched a collaborative program to improve the compilation and... read more »

DHL Eyes Robust Africa Growth

DHL boss Charles Brewer

Despite a challenging global economic environment, import and export trade volumes for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, remain strong and are forecast to... read more »

NIC Seeks Bonus Issue 2014 Approval

NIC building in Kampala

National Insurance Corporation Limited has applied to Capital Markets Authority and the Uganda Securities Exchange for approval of their NIC Bonus Issue... read more »

Museveni Commends Pride Microfinance’s Steady Gro...

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President Yoweri Museveni has applauded Pride Microfinance Ltd for its vigor that has enabled it grow and realize great achievements boosting the banking and... read more »

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Pator Chris Oyakhilome with wife, Anita Oyakhilome

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Served with Divorce Papers over Adultery

Popular Nigerian Pastor, Entrepreneur and the founder of the Christ Embassy Church and Ministries, Chris Oyakhilome is over the edge as his wife and fellow Evangelist, Anita Oyakhilome filed for... read more »

Besigye and other suspects in court during an earlier hearing

Fresh Court Summons for Besigye, 4GC Activists

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate, Lillian Buchana has issued summons for Dr. Kizza Besigye and seven others who include Hon Matthias Mpuuga, Erias... read more »

Rwenzori Attacks: General Court Martial Starts Hearing

The killings in Kasese left scores dead

The trial of 53 persons indicted by the UPDF General Court Martial in connection with the July 5th attacks in Kasese District, progressed to hearing stage on... read more »

New Date Set for Journalist Vs State Case Ruling

Mulindwa Mukasa at LDC, court.

LDC Grade one Magistrate, Molly Nkore has adjourned  pronouncement of her ruling in the matter in which Mulindwa Mukasa, a journalist and a Human right... read more »

Teenager, 4 Others Convicted of Murder

The convicts leaving court

The High Court in Kampala on Monday convicted a group of 5 shamba boys including a 16 year old of murder of their 70 year old boss. Justice Elizabeth Alividiza... read more »

Entertainment
President Kenyatta at Jomo Kenyatta public beach

PHOTOS: Kenyatta Surprises Partiers at Mombasa Beach

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday made surprise visits to the beach, exciting crowds. ChimpLyf reports that Kenyatta, whose humble nature continues to attract thousands of fans, had a... read more »

Sheeba performing

Sheba Rocks MTN Internet Expo in Mbarara

Local talented singer, Sheebah Karungi, known for songs like ice cream, and Twesana wowed revelers in Mbarara, yesterday as she performed at the MTN... read more »

Gospel singer, Rukundo Birthday Today

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It is always good to share love with those who have you close at heart when making another year living, and  this has not left out the queen of local gospel,... read more »

MC Kats, Fille Narrowly Survive Thumping over ‘St...

MC Kats with Fille

Things might have been going smoothly for super talented MC Kats until he experienced a worrying situation in Koboko where Fille and the others had just... read more »

Local Filmmakers Call For Special Fund

A Ugandan movie being shot

Local filmmakers showcasing their works at the Uganda Film Festival at National Theatre have called on festival organizers, Uganda Communication Commission to... read more »

News
Bundibugyo suspected attackers being led to jail on July 6

How Ex ADF Abductee Battled Rwenzururu Militants

Officials of the UPDF General Court Martial and members of the general public in Bundibugyo district were this week stunned by a prosecution witness’ evidence of how he used extraordinary... read more »

PRO Police Aswa Region

Lecturer Dies in Car Accident

An accident involving a white Toyota Noah, registration No. CE031AG from south Sudan destined for Kampala, Uganda has left one dead and six serious... read more »

Breaking: UNRA Suspends Top Managers Over Mukono Road M...

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Uganda National Roads Authority [UNRA] has suspended ‘some’ of its top managers amidst unwavering pressures over the Katosi-Mukono road scandal. The names... read more »

Lukwago, Museveni in Fresh Bitter Exchange

President Museveni (R) and Erias Lukwago

Drama continues unfold on the fracas surrounding the fate of the office of the Kampala City Lord Mayor. After a devastating Supreme Court Ruling last week that... read more »

Census: UBOS Clarify On Counting People at Work Places

President Museveni and Wife Janet were enumerated at State Lodge Nakasero Yesterday

Uganda Bureau of Statistics has clarified that no Ugandans will be reached by the enumerators at their places of work. The arrangement UBOS said, is that... read more »

Oil & gas
Farmers' leaders in an engagement in Kampala on Friday

Oil High on Agenda as Farmers Elect New Leader

Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) is Friday electing the new farmer’s leadership at the National Level. UNFFE is a home to over one million farmer subscriber members and a number of... read more »

More oil resources have been discovered in Western Uganda

Great Expectations as Uganda Discovers More Oil

Uganda’s Petroleum resources are now estimated to be 6.5 billion barrels of oil initially in place, officials have revealed. This is up from 3.5... read more »

Experts Demands Transparency in Uganda Oil Sector

Ggoobi speaking at the conference

Makerere University Business School Economics Lecturer, Ramathan Ggoobi has challenged the government of Uganda, oil companies and all key players in the... read more »

Second Oil Exploration Licensing Phase to End by Decemb...

Commissioner, Earnest Rubondo

The commissioner for the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Ernest Rubondo has assured Ugandan... read more »

Total E & P Completes Shs5bn Compensation of Bulii...

More oil resources have been discovered in Western Uganda

Total E&P Uganda through its contractor, BGP, a Chinese firm has successfully concluded compensation activities for 13,663 gardens that were impacted by... read more »

Politics
Prof. Bukenya campaigned for DP's Nabukenya during the Luweero Woman MP bye election

2016 Watch: DP Moves to field Bukenya

Despite former Vice President, Gilbert Bukenya rubbishing reports of him joining an opposition political party for 2016 presidential elections, research has continued to indicate that he is more... read more »

President Museveni visiting Animal Industry &Fisheries Ministry fish breeding centres in Ruhandagazi, Bushenyi this week

Otafiire: Mitooma Has Endorsed Museveni for 2016

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Mitooma MP, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has revealed that his constituents will back President... read more »

UPC Blasts Kayihura, Kaweesi for interfering with Drive...

UPC Vice President, Joseph Bosa

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has condemned the intervention by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Kampala... read more »

Bukenya Opens up on Presidency Ambition – I am Losing P...

Former VP, Bukenya addressing the Youth

Following rumors which have been doing rounds that any time, former Vice President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya is going to join one of the opposition parties so... read more »

Chimpreports Warns MP Otto Against Harassing Journalist...

MP Odonga Otto has been accused of threatening our journalist

A Parliamentary reporter for Chimpreports, Uganda’s most prominent news website, Dickens Okello, has been quizzed by the police for about an hour over an... read more »

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The caseload could exceed 2000

Ebola Cases Might Exceed 20,000 – UN

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher... read more »

Justice and Equality Movement(JEM) leader Dr. Khalil Ibrahim, during the Darfur Peace Talks, in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. Peace talks between a major Darfur rebel group and the Sudanese government are under way in Qatar's capital Doha. (AP Photo/Maneesh Bakshi)

JEM Fighters Begin Integration Into Sudan Armed Fo...

Security arrangements for integrating about 1,350 former combatants from Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)- Sudan into government military and... read more »

Uhuru Blows Up Ship Carrying 400 Kg of Drugs

The Al Noor Ship that was blown up this afternoon

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this afternoon commanded a Navy team that blew a ship carrying about 400kilos of heroin. The ship was sunk a few kilometers off... read more »

Heavy Gunfire as Stolen UN Vehicle is Recovered in Ugan...

There was heavy gun fire as the Police chased the criminals

There was heavy gunfire in the northern district of Lamwo as Police chased a group of thugs who were driving a stolen UN vehicle. According to Aswa Region... read more »

UK Wants South Sudan UN Chopper Incident Investigated

MI-8 helicopter of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in Juba. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Following the shooting down of a United Nations helicopter delivering relief supplies in the restive Unity State of Betiu, the UK has asked the Government of... read more »

Security
Kenyatta addressing the regional police chiefs' meeting in Nairobi this week

Interpol: Organised Gangs Pose Regional Security Threat

The International police organization (Interpol) has warned of new security threats by organized criminal gangs including terrorist militants which have caused instability in the Eastern Africa... read more »

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

AMISOM Digs In Al Shabaab Territory

Somali National Army (SNA) and UPDF-led AMISOM troops this week took control of the town of Tiyeglow in Bakool region. Al-Shabaab fled from the town... read more »

PHOTOS: Detained Rwanda Army Officers Charged

Col Byabagamba (in military uniform) and Brig Rusagara (R) facing a panel of military judges on Friday

Detained former Republican Guard Commander, Col Tom Byabagamba and outgoing defence attaché to UK, Brig Gen (Rtd) Frank Rusagara have Friday appeared before a... read more »

Gen Kayumba ‘Assassination’ Suspect Acquitt...

Nyamwasa (L) in court on Friday (Phot Credit: Nomsa Maseko)

Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court has set free a Rwandan national Pascal Kanyandekwe accused of attempting to bribe a South African policeman to free him... read more »

South Sudan, Uganda Step Up Border Demarcation Process

South Sudan and Ugandan officials in a meeting in Kampala this week

A 16 member delegation from South Sudan has met with their Ugandan counterparts to discuss issues related to border conflicts between the two countries. The... read more »

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

Cranes Off to Ghana

Uganda Cranes players and team officials on Sunday evening set off for Ghana. The contingent departed Entebbe International Airport at 6 pm aboard Ethiopian Airlines and made a stopover at Addis... read more »

Rwanda national football team, Amavubi

CAF Upholds Rwanda Disqualification

The Appeals Board of CAF has upheld the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations which disqualified Rwanda from the final... read more »

Cranes-Guinea Clash: FUFA Allays Ebola Fears

Cranes take on Guinea next month

FUFA has dismissed media reports that the Ministry of Health has directed the federation not to host Guinea National football team for the Nations cup... read more »

Mwinyi in Uganda for Rotary Cancer Run

Former Tanzanian leader, Hassan Mwinyi

Tanzania’s former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi arrived in the country on Friday afternoon ahead of Sunday’s Rotary Cancer Run for which he is the chief... read more »

Arsenal Draw Dortmund, Liverpool play Madrid & Man...

The Draw for the  twenty teams which will participate in the UEFA Champions League group stage was held earlier thursday. (Photo: UEFA)

Manchester City have been drawn to face Bayern Munich for the third time in four years, and will also play CSKA Moscow and Roma in what presents the toughest... read more »

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Apiculture is a very cheap investment

JOBS: Minister Tips Youth on Apiculture

The State Minister for Agriculture, Bright Rwamirama has appealed to the youth and unemployed Ugandans to come on board and join bee keeping which is proving to become one of the cheapest... read more »

Matona is the new Eskom boss

Eskom Gets New Boss

Tshediso Matona has been appointed Chief Executive of Eskom Holdings SOC South Africa, a position analysts say is “one of the toughest  jobs” in the country. The organisation... read more »

President Museveni Commissioning the Factory

Museveni Hails Ugandan Family for Setting up Tea Factory

President Museveni commissioned Kyamuhunga Tea factory yesterday (Tuesday) in Bushenyi District. The factory which is owned by the family of the late Mukwasibwoha can produce 1.5 million... read more »

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Songstress Katatumba

Court to Give Ruling on Katatumba Case

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 plagiarising her song. The super talented... read more »

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

Nyombi: I Thought Karamagi was a Lunatic

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

The suspects after being aprehended

How We Cornered Pakistani Sodomites – Witness tells court

Prosecution by Linno Anguzo today paraded two more witnesses pinning the two Pakistan nationals, Ahamad Shahbaz and Muhammad Wagasahad suspected of sodomising a 23yr old woman, Zainab... read more »

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More oil resources have been discovered in Western Uganda

Total E & P Breaks Silence on Waste Disposal Concerns

Concerns have been raised over the manner in which French oil company Total E & P intends to dispose waste from Nwoya District. An investigation by Chimpreports indicates that while... read more »

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... read more »

oil operations in the Albertine

Ugandans to be Empowered on Oil Resource Management

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 high-level conference in the country on... 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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Museveni Using Cash to Derail Opposition – Gen Muntu

The storm touched off recently by allegations of cash handouts by Statehouse to debt stricken members of parliament is not about to recede. Opposition Forum for Democratic [FDC] Party... read more »

Hon Oguttu inspecting a guard of honour at the Police Training School in Kabalye on Monday

Oguttu: We’re Are Not Dangerous to Gov’t

The leader of the opposition in Parliament and Member of Parliament Bukholi central, Hon. Wafulu Oguttu has said belonging to the opposition does not necessarily mean being hostile to... read more »

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Betty Nambooze

Nambooze: Government Fueling Unemployment

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Betty Nambooze yesterday lashed at government saying that it had failed to uphold its decentralization campaign and policies as new districts remain... read more »

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President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Navy during the official opening of the 2014 Mombasa International Show, Mombasa County

Kenyatta To Destroy Kshs1bn ‘Heroine Ship’

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has put drug barons in Mombasa on notice, declaring a total war on the menace that has ruined the lives of many young people in the country. The President... read more »

President Museveni greeting Machar in Addis Ababa on Monday during the extraordinary session for IGAD leaders

INSIDE STORY: Why Machar Rejected Power Sharing Deal

Details have emerged on why South Sudan rebel movement leader Dr. Riek Machar refused to sign a power sharing agreement in Addis Ababa on Monday, showing the former Vice President had been... read more »

Museveni, Riek and Kiir Recently

Breaking: South Sudan Peace talks Postponed

The frosty South Sudan peace talks have been postponed to next month to allow stakeholders engage in direct consultations to find a political solution to the 8-month armed conflict. A... read more »

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Theos Badege says Rwanda is investigating bodies found in lake Rweru

Rwanda Investigates Bodies in Lake Rweru

The Rwanda National Police has refuted claims that victims killed and thrown in Lake Rweru found in Burundi in Muyinga Province were Rwandan citizens. A number of dead bodies were recently... read more »

MI-8 helicopter of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in Juba. UN Photo/Martine Perret

S. Sudan: UN Probes Chopper Crash in Rebel-held Territory

The United Nations has commenced investigations into a helicopter crash in which three crew members perished in a rebel-held territory in South Sudan, Chimp Corps report. The international... read more »

Suspected Somali militants being registered by AMISOM officials in Somalia

UPDF Hands Over Militants After Seizure of Arms Cache

AMISOM Sector 1 Commander and Uganda Contingent Commander, Brigadier General Dick Olum has handed over 18 militias to the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) after... read more »

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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 campaign was launched last Wednesday at... read more »

The King opening the recent Masaza Cup

Kabaka Opens ‘Bika’ Football Tournament

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 year’s edition of Ebika... read more »

Rwanda national football team, Amavubi

Rwanda Kicked out of Africa Cup of Nations

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 2015 after fielding an ineligible... read more »