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MUASA chairman Dr.Muhammad Kiggundu

Makerere Lecturers Threaten to Strike

A few days after students ended their 2-day violent strike over increased graduation fees, lecturers at Makerere University have issued a 3-week ultimatum for their arrears to be paid. In their general meeting on Thursday evening, the lecturers under their umbrella body MUASA noted that they... read more »

Bishop Yona Mwesigwa Katoneene is under fire over alleged corruption

EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Katoneene on Edge as Diocese Implodes

The turmoil rocking West Ankole Diocese has worsened with Christians in Sheema district mounting more pressure on Bishop Rt. Rev Yona Mwesigwa Katoneene to resign, Chimp Corps report. The conflict has escalated in more than a year to the extent that the leaders and elders of the two sides rarely... read more »

Brigadier Muhoozi (standing), also a paratrooper, points at paratroopers jumping from a plane at Nakasongola on Sunday. President Museveni Passed out 152 Paratroopers  at Nakasongola Airbone School on 24/08/2009

Museveni Speaks Out on ‘Grooming Muhoozi’

President Museveni has described as “an insult” reports that he is grooming his son, who doubles as the Special Forces Commander, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba, to succeed him as Uganda’s leader, Chimp Corps report. “That is an insult to me,” charged Museveni while appearing on BBC Focus... read more »

The suspects in court

Photos: July 11 Bomb Suspects Petition Flops

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has today (Wednesday) quashed the petition by 11 suspects of the July 11 2010 Lugogo twin bombs in which they sought that their trial be halted. The suspects including Hassan Haruna Luyima, Hussein Hassan Agade, Idris Magondu, Mohamed Adan Abdow, Omar Awahn Omar,... read more »

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Wiz Kid Lights up Guiness’ New Look

Black was the dress code as revelers made their way to the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala to celebrate Guinness’ new-look in the ‘All-Black VIP Party.’ The celebration that was christened the ‘Party of the Year’ attracted hordes of Guinness consumers and... read more »

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Esther Returns, Reveals Plans After Big Brother

Esther Akankwasa, one of the two Ugandan Big Brother Hot Shots has returned from South Africa where she spent only two weeks in the house. Esther landed at Entebbe International Airport Thursday evening at around 7:30 pm and was welcomed by cheering crowds comprising... read more »

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Bebe Cool is a Failure – Big Brother’s Esther

The moment Uganda’s Hotshot Ester Akankwasa, touched down in Uganda at Entebbe Airport, she was told of the way singer, Bebe Cool had de-campaigned her stay in the house. The smiley Esther however surprised the crowds that had gathered to welcome her when she said... read more »

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Wizkid, Radio and Weasel in Fresh Collabo

Nigerian star, Wizkid who has been in Uganda for the Guinness All-Black VIP Party did not waste his stay here as he went ahead and recorded a collabo with Uganda’s top duo Radio and Weasel in Producer Washington’s studio. Wizkid, who pulled a massive crowd that was... read more »

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South African Wine Festival to Light up Serena Hotel

South African Airways in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Kampala Serena Hotel are organizing the 5th South African Wine festival at the Kampala Serena on Friday 24th October 2014. The event is expected to attract over 400 guests including trade, media, VIP Corporate... read more »

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Ex BBA Hotshot, Esther Returns Today

Former Ugandan Big Brother representative, Esther Akankwasa alias Small Pepper who was evicted from the house last Sunday is set to jet in the country Thursday evening at exactly 7 pm and fans plus media personalities will be receiving her in honour. Small Pepper as... read more »

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Ivan Undergoes Surgery to Cut Fat

Well, things might have been going well for South African based tycoon, Ivan Semwanga now that he got back together with his formerly estranged wife, Zarinah Tlale but it seems he is not comfortable with his weight as he recently went through liposuction. Ivan who is... read more »

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Goitse Finally Gives Idris a Massage

Africa is by now aware that Idris is in love or has been chasing a reluctant Goitse and just when we were about to give up on the two, Goitse then allows to give Idris the massage he had been promised. Could this mean that Goitse has finally decided to reciprocate... read more »

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Big Eye Rubbishes Reports that Kenzo Burnt his Car

Local musician, Big Eye whose car was recently torched has come out and rubbished reports that said that he suspected his longtime friend and fellow musician, Eddy Kenzo for what happened to his car. The ‘Indicator’ star took to Facebook and refuted those claims... read more »

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Pallaso American Family Coming to Uganda

Local musician, Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso of Team No Sleep better known as Pallaso must be in a pretty excited mood as his wife, Nicole Hayman and daughter, Dinari that stay in USA are on their way to Uganda to check on him and spend quality time with him. The excited... read more »

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Gathoth Gatkuoth being interviewed by the media recently

South Sudan Rebel General Vows to Overthrow Kiir

Gen Gathoth Gatkuoth, one of the top military commanders of the South Sudan rebellion, has expressed determination to press harder for the overthrow of President Salva Kiir even after the insurgents... read more »

President Uhuru Kenyatta with South Sudan President Salva Kiir, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Ugandan Prime Minsiter Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at State House, Juba on Wednesday

IGAD Sees ‘Breakthrough’ in Kiir, Mach...

Regional leaders have met in South Sudan’s capital, Juba in a move that appears to herald a breakthrough in the country’s peace... read more »

Juba, Rebels Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement in T...

Kiir and Machar are edging closer to a power sharing deal

Two hostile factions of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), have inked what officials described as a “historic” and... read more »

Machar Meets Kenyatta as AU Mulls Sanctions

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

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... read more »

Kiir Shakes Up Cabinet

President Salva Kiir

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 night, Kiir... read more »

Rwanda
Rwanda Health minister Agnes Binagwaho

EBOLA: Kagame Slams Health Minister on Twitter

President Paul Kagame has blasted his Minister for Health Agnes Binagwaho after she announced that travellers from western countries including United States and Spain would be screened for Ebola on... read more »

Kagame and investors at the UK-Rwanda Trade and Investment Forum on Wednesday

Kagame: Good Governance Key to Economic Transforma...

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has emphasised the need to bolster governance and harness the culture of accountability to promote inclusive growth and... read more »

Kagame: We’ll Not Wait for Favours

President Kagame meets with the Rwandan community in London this week

President Kagame has revealed Rwanda will give its all to achieve complete autonomy, saying days of reliance on aid are coming to and. Kagame made the remarks... read more »

Rwanda Challenges Burundi on Rweru Dead Bodies

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

Rwanda Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo has told the media that the assumptions that the bodies found in Lake Rweru were from Rwanda are... read more »

Kagame, Uhuru Allay Fears of Regional Integration

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

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

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UNICEF country spokesperson, Mr. Jaya Murthy

UNICEF Partners with CSOs to Promote Child Rights

UNICEF has today launched a strategic partnership with Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) with the aim of amplifying the voices of child rights advocacy around the #InvestInUGchildren... read more »

The suspects being taken back to Luzira

Former Kawempe Mayor Remanded Back To Luzira

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Lilian Buchana has remanded former Kawempe Mayor, Haji Kibirige Takuba and his co accused, Valentine Bayogera... read more »

DP Demands Police Chiefs Resign for Humiliating Kasiwuk...

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

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has greatly condemned the manner in which deceased city tycoon, Eriya Sebunya Bugembe alias Kasiwukira’s body was handled... read more »

Photos: Makerere Students End Strike

Police officers try to subdue the strike

Students at Makerere University have ended their 2 day strike after the administration agreed to drop the graduation fee increment as earlier demanded. On... read more »

Makerere Students Resume Strike

Makerere students clash with police on Tuesday in Kampala. They want the 130% increment in graduation fees permanently  scrapped off

Makerere University has “temporarily suspended” plans to increase graduation fees from Shs 90, 000 to shs 220,000 after a violent students’... read more »

Entertainment
Wiz Kid talks to journalists in Kampala

Wiz Kid to Rock Partiers at Guinness All Black Party

Nigerian Star, Wiz Kid real name, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is set rock partiers at the show dubbed Guinness All-black V.I.P Party on Wednesday 22nd October at the Golf Course Hotel ballroom. The... read more »

Uganda's Ellah with Idris

Birthday Girl, Ellah Frets About Being Single

The remaining Ugandan representative in Big Brother, Ellah who celebrated her birthday in the house on Tuesday, 22nd October was very happy with her... read more »

Bebe Cool Counsels Jennifer Musisi

Bebe Cool and Kampala boss, Jennifer Musisi

Gagamel boss, Bebe Cool who is known to have an opinion about everything recently took to Facebook to call out to KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi to... read more »

Ellah Celebrates Birthday in Big Brother House

Ellah

Tuesday 21st October is the day that Ellah, the remaining Ugandan representative is celebrating turning a year older while in the Big Brother Hotshots house.... read more »

Juliana Releases New Song in Keron’s Memory

Juliana Kanyomozi

One of Uganda’s most talented and accomplished female musicians, Juliana Kanyomozi has released a new song titled ‘Something of My Life’ that will melt... read more »

Crime & Investigation
REV. JULIUS KYARIKUNDA

Kabale Priest Accused of Raping Disabled Woman

The Parish Priest at Ikamiro Church of Uganda in Muko Archdeaconry, Kabale, Rev. Julius Kyarikunda has been accused of impregnating a 24 year old disabled woman. The Victim has been identified as... read more »

Terror suspects appearing at Buganda Road Court on Thursday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

Kampala Terror Suspects Case Hearing Flops

Buganda road Magistrate Simon Kintu Zirintusa has Thursday remanded 10 suspected Al Shabaab terrorists who were arrested in a recent police swoop in... read more »

‘Kololo Turned World Illegal Ivory Trade Center’

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Uganda Wildlife Authority are exploring means of unraveling the cause of expanding volumes of illegal trade in ivory in the country. The capital Kampala... read more »

65 Year Old Man Strangled in Nakaseke

Lamech Kigozi

Police in Nakaseke are hunting for unknown assailants that attacked and gruesomely strangled to death a 65 year-old man yesterday October 21st in... read more »

How Iganga Teacher Tricked, Defiled 13 Year-old Pupil

Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye

Police in Iganga are hunting for Nathan Gubi, a teacher at Kabila Primary School, Nabitende for allegedly defiling a 13 year-old Primary Six pupil at the... read more »

Business
Busega Preparatory PS share a moment of joy as they pose for a photo with Vivo Energy MD Hans Paulsen

Vivo Energy Rewards best School in Road Safety Competition

Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander, Lawrence Niwabiine has appreciated Vivo Energy Uganda upon their initiative of Road Safety Education Programme in schools which has so far produced 1200... read more »

Capt. Mike Mukula

‘Racist Company’ Linked to Mike Mukula

Government has moved a step forward to crack the whip on Shell and Bolton International, a suspected bogus company which posted a racist advert in... read more »

Total E & P Replaces Deceased Chairman

Comité stratégique de TotalSalle des conseilsConseil d administrationThierry Desmaretsadministrateur16 01 2013CoupoleParis la DéfenseEurope/France

Total E & P Board of Directors met October 22nd to pay homage to deceased Chairman and CEO, Christophe de Margerie, who died tragically in an airplane... read more »

Gen Katumba Explains UPDF Role In Railway Deal

East African leaders launching the Uganda standard gauge railway at function in Kampala this month

Chief Of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala has revealed plans to slowly advance the UPDF’s engineering brigade to compete in the future with big... read more »

Emirates Airlines to Focus on African Market

An Emirates aircraft

Emirates is placing a strategic focus on Africa in the coming decade by increasing operations by over 40%, says Emirates Airline President, Tim Clark. Speaking... read more »

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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... read more »

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 »

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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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FDC Secretary General, Alice Alaso

Alaso Warns FDC Leaders to Back off Muntu

The biggest opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change`s Secretary General, Alice Alaso has strongly warned her party colleagues against undermining headship of their party president... read more »

Main stream opposition leaders

Opposition to Petition EC over Amuru By-election

Uganda main stream opposition political parties have expressed concern over alleged election malpractices that are mushrooming within Amuru District since the Electoral Commission (EC)... read more »

Bishop Reuben Kisembo Amooti says Mbabazi is free to stand for President in 2016

Bishop: Mbabazi Free to Stand for President

Former prime minister of Uganda and Member of Parliament for Kinkiizi West Patrick Amama Mbabazi has a right to contest for presidency come 2016 if he has picked interest, a top church... 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 »