10:46 am - Friday August 1, 2014
Kalan (R) and Sudhir at the opening of Crane Bank Masaka branch

CRANE BANK SAGA: Pressure Mounts on Kalan to Speak Out

Ugandans continue to pile pressure on Crane Bank’s former Managing Director A. Kalan to speak out on allegations that billions of shillings were lost under his management, Chimp Corps report. Owned Forbes-listed billionaire, Sudhir Ruparelia, the financial institution on Thursday morning issued a... read more »

Kenyatta addressing the nation on cancelling title deeds for companies in Lamu coastal town

Kenyatta Revokes Companies’ Land Titles To Stem Lamu Turmoil

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the revocation of titles deeds to nearly 500,000 acres of land in Lamu County, which he said was acquired fraudulently. He directed Land Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu and the National Lands Commission to repossess land parcels allocated to 22 private... read more »

Prof Tickodri of the famous Kiira EV project at Makerere exhibition on Wednesday

Makerere: Museveni Funding Insufficient

Makerere University’s star might be shining brighter across the continent, but her financial woes are far from over. Over the past few years, the institution kicked off a myriad of innovative research projects which saw it being ranked second best in Africa last year in regard to research and... read more »

Left to right: Brig. Gen. Rudzani Maphwanya (Commander South African Special Forces Brigade), Lt. Gen. Nyembe (Chief of Intelligence South African National Defense Forces), Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba (Commander Ugandan Special Forces Command), and Brig. Steven Kashaka (Uganda's Defence Attache' South Africa)

Uganda, South Africa Special Forces Strengthen Ties

The UPDF Special Forces Commander, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba was in South Africa last week on a counter-part visit to the South African Special Forces in order to strengthen relations between the two special operations forces, Chimp Corps report. The visit was a follow up to one in June last year... read more »

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Zari Survives Pick Pocket at Entebbe Airport

South Africa-based Ugandan socialite, Zarinah Tlale, has expressed outrage at an attempt by security staff at Entebbe International Airport to steal her money and expensive jewelry, ChimpLyf reports. Zari arrived in Uganda last weekend for Eid-el-Fitri celebrations... read more »

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State Defends Anti-gay Law

The state has finalized its submission in the petition filed by nine gay activists in the Constitutional Court, challenging the enactment of the Anti Homosexuality Act that was passed by Parliament last year. State Attorney, Patricia Mutesi said petitioners did not... read more »

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Shaggy, Mafikizolo Prep for Kampala Concert

In what appears a move to reboot its brand, Club Pilsner is planning a huge concert in Kampala on September 20, ChimpLyf reports. The four-in-one music Megafest will feature heavyweight musicians Mafikizolo, Shaggy, Burnaboy and Patra at Mandela National... read more »

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British Tourist Investor Dies in Fort Portal

Fort Portal Police are investigating circumstances under which Lech Zielinski, 60, a British National, died at Kitojo Integrated Development Association (KIDA) Hospital in Rutete sub county, Kabarole District. Rwenzori region Police Commander (RPC), Thomas Kasiimo,... read more »

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Police: Kirumira Must Face Full Wrath of the Law

The Uganda Police Force has vowed to deepen investigations into the conduct of its controversial officer, Mohammed Kirumira, insisting tarnishing the force’s reputation does not clear the cop of allegations of corruption levelled against him. Deputy Police publicist,... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Museveni Moves To Eject Mbabazi from Cabinet

President Museveni has intensified consultations as he prepares to release what top advisors have described as a “2016 Cabinet” in which several ageing ministers will be relieved of their duties and replaced with youthful officials to take over the mantle of... read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Kagame Shakes-up Parastatal Bodies

Just a few days after appointing a new Cabinet, President Paul Kagame has made changes in the Foreign Affairs department, deploying former ministers to head the country’s diplomatic missions in foreign countries. Former Sports and Culture Minister Protais Mitali... read more »

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Woman MP Threatens To Undress

A woman Member of Parliament has threatened to undress in front of the country’s national assembly protesting what she described as “disrespectful touching of women in front of men” by security officers at the August House. Apac Women MP, Lucy Ajok who exchanged... read more »

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Gen Sejusa Warned Against Beating War Drums

Ugandans living in Diaspora have warned exiled fugitive General David Sejusa against stepping up war rhetoric, saying the former Coordinator of intelligence organs should instead come out with concrete alternative policies that could drive the country’s economic... read more »

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Bebe Cool Agitated as Nigerian Music Sweeps Africa

TORONTO, CANADA – Nigerian music has resonated within not just its international audience, but is also sweeping the continental borders of Africa. In an interview on TOF TV’s Close up with Jen Ashley, Bebe Cool , Uganda’s most distinguished Reggae artist,... read more »

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How to Get Youth Involved in Agriculture

Ugandan population is mainly comprised of youth with about 78 percent of the population below the age of thirty. An uncomfortably big majority of these youth find themselves entrenched in... read more »

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Lyomoki Vows to Fight KCCA New Guidelines for Tran...

Transporters, today launched their national union, Uganda Transport Development Agency (UTRADA) a private union that brings together all drivers and... read more »

Crane Bank Names Acting MD

Kalan (R) and Sudhir at the opening of Crane Bank Masaka branch

Crane Bank has appointed an acting Managing Director to take charge of the financial institution’s operations, saying its Managing Director, A Kalan, is on a... read more »

Protecting Ugandan Rhino, Expert Speaks Out

Taleo, the dominant Bull that rules the sanctuary ! He is always fighting with the others.

Residents of Nakasongola were yesterday treated to a free Rhino trek by Rhino Fund a head of their talk on the threatened lives of the Rhinos in the... read more »

Residents Fault MP Over Eviction

Makindye East MP, John Ssimbwa

Residents of Go-down Zone, Namuwongo, Makindye Division have faulted their area MP for failing to fulfill his promise of stopping Kampala Capital City... read more »

Entertainment
Tuff B with girlfriend, Mimi Semakula

Leave My Woman Alone – Tuff B tells Luswata

Gagamel Singer and NBS presenter, Tuff B has asked celebrated gossip journalist, Mary Luswata to desist from antagonizing his family by making  the  matters between him and his girlfriend, Mimi... read more »

Lutalo performing his hit 'Akantu'

PHOTOS: Lutalo Unveils ‘Akantu’ Video at Silk

Club Silk Lounge ‘caught fire’ on Tuesday night as big spenders and the beauties of this city embraced David Lutalo’s  event where... read more »

Hero’s Welcome for Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz

The situation in Dar es Sasalaam after the arrival of Diamond

It was a hero’s welcome for Tanzanian artist Diamond Platnumz as he returned to Tanzania after winning the award for ‘Best Male East Africa’ at the... read more »

INTERVIEW: Fille Talks About Love, Kats and Music

MC Kats and Fille enjoy a picture moment

Fille Mutoni Clear is one of the new kids on the block that boasts of hits like ‘He Got No Money’, ‘Cherry Boo’ and ‘Where Have You Been’ all of... read more »

Bobi Wine Responds to Gay Activists Claims

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Local musician, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has come out to refute media reports that have been circulating that he was campaigning for the murder of all... read more »

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KCCA Councillor petitions court over 10 percent tuition increment at Makerere

Makerere Faces Suit over Fees Hike

Following the decision by the Makerere University Council to maintain the 10 percent tuition increment policy on all private students despite a series of demonstrations in disapproval, KCCA... read more »

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2 Dead, 40 seriously injured in Lorry Accident

Two traders were confirmed dead and forty others seriously injured, after a Fuso truck they were traveling in from Kitgum District to Numukora... read more »

Police Congratulates Golden Cheptegei

Cheptegei won Gold at the IAAF Junior Championships in Oregon, last week

The Uganda Police Force is in jubilant mood and anxiously waiting for the return of Special Police Constable, Joshua Cheptegei who scooped the first Gold medal... read more »

Youth Petition Parliament to Block GMO Debate

Muhooza hands the petition to Deputy Speaker, Oulanya

Over eight groups of youths under their umbrella organization, the Uganda Youth Platform have handed a petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob... read more »

Malagon Tribe Petition Parliament after Being Denied ID...

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Close to 40 members of the Malagon Tribe residing in Kiryandongo and Kigumba regions have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament requesting for Parliament’s... read more »

Oil & gas
Peter Semiga one of the beneficiaries of Tradelinks tells his story to journalists at Kontik Hotel in Hoima

Hoima Destined For Oil City Status amidst Challenges

Business in the oil rich Hoima is on a steady growth as it grapples to attain an oil city status.  A visit to the district over the weekend revealed a number of cross cutting experiences with the... read more »

The management facility under consruction in Hoima

Multi-million Hazardous Waste Facility under Const...

The construction of a multi-million dollar hazardous waste management site has kicked off in Nyamasoga village, Buseruka Sub County, Hoima... read more »

African Oil Industry on Steady Growth

Africa’s oil and gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review.

Africa’s oil and gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review. In a report release... read more »

Oil: HIV Prevalence to double in Albertine Region

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A report on Gender issues in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector Release in June 2014 by International Alert Uganda has revealed that the high population... read more »

Oil in Buliisa: Natives Decry Land Rights Abuses

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As the Government of Uganda edges with the process of starting oil and gas production expected in 2018 in the Albertine grabben, residents affected by oil... read more »

Politics
Prof Gilbert Bukenya says  he is not receiving benefits of a former Vice President as claimed by Minister Mbaguta

Bukenya Blasts Gov’t over Shs500m Benefit Claim

Former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has blasted reports that he is enjoying huge payments from government, saying he has  “never ever received a single penny from government for upkeep”... read more »

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Opposition Wages War against KCCA Evictions

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has condemned Kampala Capital City Authority upon evicting ‘bonfied occupants’ and business... read more »

State House Breaks Silence Mirundi Job Advert

Tamale Mirundi's job is yet to be advertised

State House has rubbished reports that President Museveni’s press secretary Tamale Mirundi’s job is up for grabs, Chimp Corps report. In what it described... read more »

State House Warns on Fake NRM Youth Conference  

Youth leaders praising Museveni at State House, Entebbe recently

State House has come out to distance itself from reports that it is organising a special conference for National resistance Movement (NRM) youth leaders,... read more »

DP ‘Worried’ About Heavy Deployment in Sses...

DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga addressing the press at City House

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

Regional News
Al Jazeera’s Empire host Marwan Bishara

Another Era of Exploitation as East, West Scramble For Africa

Al Jazeera’s Empire host Marwan Bishara travels to Kenya to ask who is benefiting from the ‘rise’ of African countries – and whether the war on terror is turning the continent into... read more »

Emergency medical coordinator Sophie Sabatier, who runs the Gudele 2 cholera treatment centre, checks up on a cholera patient and his family

S. Sudan: Cholera Claiming Lives in Upper Nile Sta...

Communities and displaced populations living in congested camps with poor hygiene and sanitation are at high risk of contracting cholera in South... read more »

Gaza: Deadly Shelling of UN School Draws Condemnation

Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early Tuesday, July 29, 2014. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells this morning, killing children, senior UN officials strongly... read more »

Machar Rebel Military Leaders ‘Arrested’ at Juba Airpor...

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South Sudan rebels loyal to Dr Riek Machar have protested the alleged detention of its senior military leaders at Juba International Airport, Chimp Corps... read more »

Kenyatta Launches Jubilee’s 10,000km Road plan

Kenyatta attending the Road Infrastructure Development Stakeholders Conference at KICC

The Government has Wednesday rolled out a new plan to tarmac 10,000 km of roads in five years. This will nearly double the number of tarmac roads from the... read more »

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Deadly Weapons: Gor Mahia striker Dan Sserunkuma (extreme right) closes in on fellow striker Brian Umony (Photo Credit: Fufa)

Sserunkuma Takes Okwi Slot

Gor Mahia striker, Dan Sserukuma has been recalled to Uganda Cranes team in the place of injured Emma Okwi, ChimpSport reports. FUFA’s decision was based on Sserunkuma’s recent stunning... read more »

President Museveni displays his skills before Uganda Cranes players at Mandela National Stadium a few years ago

Museveni to Fund Uganda Cranes’ Away Matches

President Museveni has agreed to fund the two upcoming away matches of the national teams-Uganda Cranes and Uganda Cubs (U-17 team), ChimpSport... read more »

Cranes Prep for Away Mauritania Clash

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Uganda Cranes travel to West Africa in Mauritania with the winner expected to face Ghana, Togo and Guinea in group E of the last qualification phase. –... read more »

Dunga Back as Brazil Coach

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Dunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach. The 1994 FIFA World Cup winning captain on Tuesday afternoon conducted a press... read more »

Massa, Walusimbi, Kizito Jet in for Mauritania Clash

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The Uganda Cranes camp will Monday have an addition of three players Geoffrey Massa, Godfrey Walusimbi and Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito when they hold their... read more »

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Museveni Meets Diary Farmers

President Yoweri Museveni has urged dairy farmers in the cattle corridor to take personal great care of their animals. He said they should not leave their animals under the hands of... read more »

Museveni with Chinese officials witness signing of certificates for multimedia security equipment

Huawei Donates shs1.8bn Security Equipment to Uganda

President Museveni has praised the Chinese Telecommunications Solutions Company, Huawei Technologies Company Ltd, for donating a multi-media tracking system to the Uganda Government. He... read more »

South Sudan soldiers ride on a truck in Bor: The country has been marred by a spell of violence

South Sudan: Riskiest Business Destination in the World

South Sudan has been named the most fragile African country to do business in, according to the recent list by Washington-based Fund for Peace Fragile State Index, a non-profit research... read more »

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Total Lights Up Albertine Region

French oil firm Total E & P has applauded communities in the Albertine region for embracing the use of the Awango Solar Lamps as a way of improving their lifestyles and household income... 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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Bukenya has arrested himself Friday at Kakiri Police Station

Bukenya Arrest Stunt Flops

Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya on Friday stormed Kakiri Police Station, Wakiso, where he decided to “arrest himself” following the detention of his supporters. Namaye said... read more »

Mbabazi is under fire for blasting the police boss before Parliament

Youth Protest Mbabazi Parliament Remarks

Youth leaders have petitioned Parliament over what they termed as a “reckless” statement made by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on the floor of Parliament in which he accused Police boss... read more »

Kayihura (L) and Mbabazi at a recent function in Kampala

Police Fire Back at Mbabazi

Uganda Police have come out to clear the air on the events that led to the recent arrest of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s supporters, accused of torching property belonging to a... read more »

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Rwanda National Police spokesperson Damas Gatare

Rwandan Man Sets Himself on Fire

Rwanda National Police have commenced investigations into a possible act of desperation after a man set himself ablaze before sustaining severe injuries. Fortunately, Dieudonne Nsengiyumva... read more »

SPLA are fighting Machar's rebels in Upper Nile State

South Sudan Preps For Fresh Peace Talks

South Sudan government and rebels loyal to Dr Riek Machar are expected to resume the fragile peace talks in the neighbouring Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday or Friday to find a... read more »

UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon meeting Kiir in South Sudan this year

Kiir Plans Washington Trip

The advance team of South Sudan President Salva Kiir arrived in Washington, United States on Sunday ahead of the U S.-Africa Leaders Summit starting August 4. Kiir is this week expected to... read more »