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The child that was abused by the maid

Detectives Scrutinise Baby Torture Video

Police experts are scrutinizing details of the video from a spy camera showing a maid torturing a baby in Naalya, a Kampala suburb. The video showing Jolly Tumuhirwe pounding the baby has since touched off a huge public outcry, with many calling for a speedy trial for the suspect on charges of... read more »

The maid violating the child in the video

VIDEO: Spy Camera Shows Maid Brutalizing Toddler

A spy camera hidden by working parents to monitor their home while they were away has made a shocking revelation. The camera caught the maid whom the parents had left with their barely three year old baby girl beating her to near death for vomiting on the family’s tiled floor. The video which has... read more »

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LISTS: Police Transfers, Appoints Senior Traffic Officers

The Uganda Police Force has today 21st November 2014 transferred and appointed senior traffic officers to hold new assignments.  The transfers have been made to ensure more professionalism within the directorate of traffic and road safety so as to promote the fight against corruption. The message... read more »

Musisi handing over the letter to the relatives

PHOTOS: KCCA Baby Buried Amid Political Storm

KCCA boss Jenifer Musisi has met he family of two-year-old Ryan Ssemaganda who was knocked dead by the authority’s car at city hall premises this week. The bereaved family had earlier refused to bury the toddler unless Musisi apologised for mistreating them after the loss of the... read more »

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Zari Labels Ex-lover Farouk a ‘Male Prostitute’  

Kampala socialite Zarinah Tlale has accused her former boyfriend Farouk Sempala of behaving as a male prostitute. According to leaked communications between the duo who parted ways this year after a short-lived sexual affair, Zari also faults Farouk of riding on her... read more »

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INTERVIEW: How I Manage Stalkers – Maro

Considering the success of his recently concluded ‘Mubbi Bubbi’ concert, one might assume that Maro would no longer be the down to earth person that he used to be. But heck no, he is still the same. From patiently waiting for our crew even though we were late for... read more »

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PHOTOS: Besigye Daughter’s Wedding

Opposition firebrand Col Kizza Besigye’s adopted daughter Sandra Masiko has Saturday tied the knot with Brian Ntale. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Augustine Church, Makerere University in Kampala. His Grace Paul Bakyenga urged the new couple to cherish the... read more »

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Photos: US Ambassador Hosts Fashion Show at Home

It was a night of fashion and glamour at the residence of US Ambassador to Uganda, Scott H DeLisi as fashion designers showcased their best outfits on Wednesday night. The event hosted in partnership with Kas Wear saw 10 up-and-coming Ugandan fashion designers and... read more »

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Desire Luzinda Grilled at Police

Embattled singer Desire Luzinda has Wednesday appeared at CIID headquarters in Kibuli, Kampala after police made it clear they would use “appropriate means” to bring her to book in regard to her leaked nude photos. The singer made the appearance this afternoon and... read more »

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Photos: Omara Vows to take on Golola in Eating Challenge

Renowned city comedian, Daniel Omara popularly known as Odoch has vowed to take on motor mouthed Kick boxer, Moses Golola in an eating challenge. Speaking at the media launch for The ‘Silver Back Challenge’ at Great Burgers restaurant in kabalagala on Tuesday,... read more »

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Iryn Namubiru to Appear on BBC World

This year seems to be unfolding only good things in the direction of songbird, Iryn Namubiru as it is now official that she is set to appear on BBC World TV and BBC Africa in an exclusive interview scheduled for December 5th this year at 6:00 pm GMT. In the same year,... read more »

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WATCH: Desire Luzinda Releases New Video

Singer Desire Luzinda today released a video for her new song, Ekitone. The video, which was shot during the ‘darkest’ days of the singer, clearly proves that even though she has been through a tough storm originating from her recent revenge pornography attack, she... read more »

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Luswata Recruiting Apprentices

Kampala’s controversial gossip girl, Mary Luswata of Urban TV has given a chance to all those that feel competent enough to present her gossip show, Sqoop on Sqoop for two weeks to come over and try their luck as she is to be away for two weeks. Luswata announced... read more »

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Family Reality TV Game Show To Premiere on Maisha Magic

M-Net East Africa has disclosed plans to roll out its first family focused reality TV game show dubbed Beat the Challenge. This is the first TV game show in almost a decade that is centered on families within the East African region who will be competing against each... read more »

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South Sudan rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar

South Sudan Rebels Deny Targeting Vice President

South Sudan rebels have denied reports of planning the downfall of the country’s Vice President James Wani Igga but insisted the position is “unnecessary”. “Leaders in Juba seem to have... read more »

Machar, Kiir at the signing of a ceasefire deal in Ethiopia this year

Power Deal: My Advice to South Sudan Rebels

In this modern world, nobody exists in isolation. Any resolution of the conflict always involves external actors. Besides, there is no rebellion that... read more »

Museveni: Sudan Celebrating South Sudan Turmoil

Gen Salim Saleh with President Kiir at State House Entebbe on Sunday

President Museveni has called on the warring factions in the South Sudan Conflict to reconcile and unite saying the people of South Sudan were suffering and... read more »

Kiir, Museveni in Meeting At State House

Museveni is meeting Kiir at State House Entebbe

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has arrived in Uganda for bilateral talks with President Museveni, Chimp Corps report. The president’s deputy spokesperson,... read more »

South Sudan Plane Crash Probed

The scene of Friday's South Sudan plane crash

Investigations are underway to establish the cause of a plane crash in South Sudan in which two crew members died and other sustained injuries, Chimp Corps... read more »

Rwanda
Kagame addressing residents of Nyagatare

Kagame: Bad Politics Have No Place in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda’s politics is about building the nation, giving every citizen access to health, education and ensuring food security, Chimp Corps report. Addressing... read more »

The flag handed over by Monaco Police Chief Asso Regis, on behalf of France, was received by the Inspector General of Rwanda National Police Emmanuel K. Gasana on Friday

Rwanda To Host Interpol General Assembly

Rwanda has officially received the Interpol flag as a symbol given to a nation that will host the international law enforcement body’s next... read more »

Kizito Mihigo Pleads Guilty to Plans to Kill Kagame

Kizito Mihigo has pleaded guilty to all criminal charges slapped against him by the State

Rwanda’s famous singer, Kizito Mihigo has pleaded guilty to all the criminal charges brought against him in what appears a move to secure a lesser punishment... read more »

Rwanda Gov’t Allocates Rwf 9.4 bn Legal Aid for t...

President Kagame

The Government of Rwanda has allocated Rwf 9.4 billion in legal aid services to the poor and vulnerable people as part of the efforts to ensure all Rwandans... read more »

Kagame: East Africa Ready for Heavy Investments

President Kagame has been attending the Indian Economic Summit in New Delhi

Foreign investors should commit more money into the East African economies to benefit from the region integration efforts such us quick movements of goods, tax... read more »

News
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda confers with UCA Chairman Richard Mwami during the 2014 Cricket Awards at the MTN Arena in Lugogo on Thursday (Photo by James Budeyo)

Government Rekindles Support to Cricket

The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said the government will rekindle its support to cricket following the recent success of the Uganda cricket team in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “No... read more »

Teachers have always complained of a poor pay

Teachers Being Charged for Pay Slips

The Human Resource Officer at Kabale Municipality, Adam Tusiime, is under pressure from teachers in the municipality for selling pay slips that are... read more »

2 Electrocuted in Kyengera Heavy Rains

Fallen Conductors are highly hazardous

As the rains hit hard last night, two people who were traveling on a motorcycle were electrocuted along Wamala road in Kyengera town. One, a lady only... read more »

Police to Arrest Unprofessional Radio Presenters

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Radio presenters in Fort Portal town have been warned against unprofessional conduct while executing their duties. The office of the Kabarole Resident District... read more »

Student, Mother Connive to Kill Step Father

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Tony Mwanguhya, a student at Uganda Pentecostal University is being held at Fort Portal Police Station over alleged attempted murder. According to Fort... read more »

Entertainment
Denzel (L) has returned to Big Brother House

Ellah-Idris Romance Heats Up as Denzel Returns to BBA

The Big Brother Africa Hotshots’ nerves were frazzled last night after Biggie pulled his prank. Of course, they have no idea it’s a joke and despite all their speculation and talking about... read more »

A Pass

I Don’t Have Beef with Team No Sleep – A-Pass

For those who do not know A-Pass as yet, He is one of the few new upcoming artistes that have easily gotten a breakthrough in the local music... read more »

PHOTOS: Peter Miles Raises Eyebrows in Video Shoot

Peter Miles with the girl in the sun

Dance-hall Singer, Peter Miles has shared stunning photos taken while shooting his upcoming video. The photos show the singer with an unidentified girl having... read more »

Anne Kansiime Launches Kids’ YouTube Channel

Kansiime

Comedian Anne Kansiime’s passion for children is something that cannot be hidden. The latest reaching ChimpLyf shows that she has now launched a YouTube... read more »

Police Losing Patience With Desire Luzinda

Desire Luzinda at a recent music concert in Kampala

Police have once again urged embattled singer Desire Luzinda to stop avoiding the law enforcement body and report to CIID headquarters in Kibuli to record a... read more »

Crime & Investigation
The child that was abused by the maid

Abusive Maid to Face Attempted Murder Charges

Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye has said the film of a maid brutalizing a little girl that is is making rounds on social media right now was filmed 5 months ago. Speaking to ChimpReports,... read more »

Simon Mayende, the director information and national guidance in the office of the prime minister

Desire Luzinda Nude Photos Rattle Gov’t

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to fighting crimes facilitated by social media after singer Desire Luzinda’s nude photos leaked... read more »

State House Imposters Rounded up in Church

Mugisha was found with an identification card from Namungoona Full Gospel Church

Police in Bushenyi are holding 4 people for impersonating intelligence officials attached to State House. The Bushenyi district police commander, Richard... read more »

Armed Robbers in Fierce Battle with Police; 2 Killed

The Police were travelling on a patrol car

Police yesterday November 20th at around 9:00pm intercepted armed highway robbers who had staged at Kanayiba village in Kasese Municipality. This happened when... read more »

Police Officer Held for Shooting Drug Abuse Suspect

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The trigger happy police officer who went on rampage while on operation, firing live ammunition that killed Micheal Tusiime, 30 years at Busonga 1 village,... read more »

Business
Henry Mugisha Bazira

Possible Avenues For Oil Theft In Uganda

By Henry Mugisha Bazira  I read with shock statements in the Daily Monitor Newspaper of Tuesday, November 18, 2014 that oil money was going to be used to replenish the treasury for funds used to... read more »

Ascent's Lucas Kranck (C) addressing journalists at Serena hotel on Thursday

New Equity Firm to Facilitate Business Growth in U...

With many Ugandan entrepreneurs struggling to access capital to finance and grow their businesses, a new company has opened its doors into the... read more »

Dstv Chops Decoder Prices by Half Ahead of X-mas

Brian Muwonge, Jude Kalema and Tina Wamala (PRO)

With about 5 weeks to Christmas, MultiChoice Uganda, the country’s leading Digital Television Company has lifted the lid in spoiling customers with grand... read more »

Kadaga To Make Response On MTN Saga

Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga

Speaker of Parliament Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has promised to look into and make response to the concerns of alleged irregularities in the services of the... read more »

MTN Protest March Starts Today in Uganda

MTN Uganda CEO Brian Gouldie

A group of Ugandan activists will Thursday morning peacefully march to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s office at Parliament to deliver a petition seeking her... read more »

Agriculture
Tea growing in Uganda needs a regulatory authority, according to lawmakers

Leaders Want Tea Regulatory Body

Following the current strife at Igara Growers Tea Factory in Kyamuhunga Bushenyi district where farmers have gone up in arms with the factory Board over management’s denial to present an audit... read more »

Mrs Obama harvesting potatoes at the White House garden

Uganda, White House Eye Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

For the first time, this year’s crop in the U.S. White House kitchen garden included orange sweet potato (OSP), a root vegetable rich in vitamin A,... read more »

Will New Law Curb Environment Degradation in Uganda?

The author: Stuart Oramire

By Stuart Oramire  Recently, the Ministry of Water and Environment hired a consortium of consultants to draft a new National Environment Act (NEA) that... read more »

Gov’t, AfT to Protect Farmers from Climate Challe...

Water and Environment Miniser, Maria Mutagamba

Uganda National Meteorological Authority and Climate Change Unit have Wednesday signed a collaborative agreement with Agency for Transformation to build and... read more »

Uganda Targets 51bn Litres of Milk Production

Museveni last week launching Amos Dairies which is expected to process over 2 million litres of milk per year

President Museveni has disclosed that Uganda is targeting 51 billion litres of milk per annum in 20 years time. He said that the country is doing well in the... read more »

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  • Eveline Komutunga of NARO interacting with Mr. Julius Mukunda the CSBAG Coordinator after the  conference on financing agriculture research

    ‘92% Of Agricultural Research Is Donor Funde...

    It is critical for government to take deliberate efforts to increase funding in agriculture research to benefit farmers in the country, civil society organizations have demanded. The plea... 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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Museveni attending the 39th World Congress of the ATA at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Wednesday

Why Museveni Banned Air Conditioners At State House

President Museveni has expressed dismay at Ugandans who hold as a necessity, installation of air conditioners in their houses, hotels and other building structures, ‘in a country that... read more »

Uganda Kobs at queen Elizabeth National Park

Museveni: Uganda Has Best Climate in the World

President Yoweri Museveni has strongly encouraged tourists globally to visit the African continent in general and Uganda in particular as the country enjoys the best climate in the... read more »

MP Katoto (R) at the Emirates Stadium in London

Photos: Uganda’s Solitaire MP Shines at Emirates Stadium

The Honorable legislator who a few months ago was pictured playing solitaire cards on his newly acquired iPad in the heat of a parliamentary committee sitting, going by the names of Hon.... read more »

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Tullow Uganda boss, Jimmy Mugerwa

Tullow Warns on Oil Excitement

The excitement that shot through the roof when Uganda discovered remarkable levels of oil in its western part, needs to be restrained. Leading oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil... read more »

worries have been expressed about safety on the newly constructed Kaiso Tonya road

Total E & P Launches Road Safety Initiative in Buliisa

Total E&P Uganda Thursday launched a road safety sensitization campaign for schools in Buliisa aimed at raising road safety awareness among young people and reducing the number of road... read more »

Hon Peter Lokeris lighting up a candle at Rubaga Cathedral in remembrance of the late Christopher (Photos: Michael Nteza)

PHOTOS: Uganda Mourns Fallen Total Boss

Dozens of mourners have Monday thronged Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala to pay their last respects of the departed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Russia last... read more »

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Oulanya ditrubuting Ox plaughs

OULANYA: Museveni Will Automatically Win in 2016

The deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanya Lanywen has said the clear winner of the two years yet to come presidential general elections in 2016 is non-other than President Yoweri... read more »

President Museveni receives the memorandum from the new converts

Ugandans’ Disease is Eating Public Funds – Museveni

President Museveni has commended Serere District Council for utilizing properly funds sent to the district for the construction of their Administration Block. “First of all I congratulate... read more »

kello (R) and FDC publicist, John Kikonyogo at a press conference in Kampala recently

FDC Takes Amuru

FDC flag-bearer Lucky Akello has emerged victorious in Amuru by-election, beating the NRM candidate Jane Francis Okilli with over 600 votes, Chimp Corps report. Opposition leader, Wafula... 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 »