Gen Owoyesigire Takes Over as Amisom Force Commander

The new Amisom Force Commander Lt Gen Jim Owoyesigire has today Wednesday officially taken over office from the outgoing force Commander Lt Gen Osman Noor Soubagleh, in a colourful ceremony presided over by the Special representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission [SRCC] and Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira. ‘’The main […]

Museveni Woos Investors; Says Chinese Smarter than Americans

President Yoweri Museveni has advised investors to seriously consider setting up shop in Africa, saying the continent presented immense opportunities and offered a great return on investment. The President was speaking this morning at the Africa Business and Investment Forum held at the Sheraton Hotel Conference Centre in the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The […]

EXCLUSIVE: Celebrations as Lawyers Start Profiling Victims of Kitatta Terror

A group of youthful political activists is celebrating the arrest and detention of Boda Boda 2010 militia leader, Abudallah Kitatta. Kitatta and brother Huzair Kiwalabye were recently apprehended in a massive military crackdown on violent crime in Kampala city. The duo was on Monday remanded to Kigo prison pending investigations into the murder of Case […]

Museveni Warns Commanders: Neglect War Veterans at your Peril

Africa should continue to honour and celebrate the women who made a significant contribution towards the continent’s liberation and also attend to the welfare of war veterans, President Museveni has said. The President made the remarks on Sunday evening as he presided over the re-launch of the Pan African Women Organisation’s (PAWO) East Africa Chapter […]

PHOTO: Museveni Meets Rwanda’s Paul Kagame Behind Closed Doors

President Museveni has met with his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, Chimp Corps report. The bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday, is the latest attempt to breathe new life into Uganda’s sour relations with Rwanda. The bilateral ties have in recent months deteriorated over counter […]

INSIDE STORY: Museveni Joins Gov’t Internet Data War

President Museveni has directed all government ministries to procure data from Uganda Telecom (UTL) despite warnings from the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance that the struggling telecommunications company lacks the capacity for the task. In a confidential letter dated January 9, 2018, President Museveni wrote to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, saying, “As […]

AU Opens Up Africa Airspace to Boost Air Travel

The African Union Commission has today Sunday launcher the first AU Agenda 2063 Flagship project, the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Chimp Corps report. The historic event at the African Union Summit, comes nearly two decades after the adoption of the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision. The new African Union chairperson, President […]

Museveni Unveils Strategy to Combat Terrorism in Africa

For Africa to combat the threat of transnational terrorism on the continent, it must employ a multi-dimensional approach, President Museveni has said. Speaking at the Peace and Security Council Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last evening (Saturday), President Museveni said the approach had to address issues of ideological disorientation, employ the right anti-terrorism strategy, use […]

Army Retains Kitatta, Huzair as 18 Suspects are Released

The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has released 18 suspects arrested as part of a wide investigation into the murder of Case Hospital Accountant Francis Ekalungar and acts of violence in Kampala. “Out of 40 suspects arrested by CMI, 18 have been relesed on police bond and 22 are still under custody helping investigations,” said […]

NRM Embraces Ruparelia Foundation Scholarship Scheme

Kampala businessman Sudhir Ruparelia has lined up hundreds of scholarships to support the needy access education at Kampala Victoria University. The scheme, run under Ruparelia Foundation’s “Support the Community Scholarship”, covers 50 percent of tuition fees of the students intending to take up degrees and diplomas for the academic year 2017/2018. The ruling NRM party […]

Kayihura Disarms Crime Preventers Top Command amid Boda 2010 Bombshell

Last weekend when heavily armed military agents raided Boda Boda 2010 offices and arrested Abdallah Kitatta, the head of the paramilitary force – many observers speculated that this could put Gen Kale Kayihura, who has been guiding the group, on tension. Their predictions could be taking shape, at least, judging by the series of events […]

2 Chinese Investors Express Interest in Uganda’s Manufacturing Sector

 President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with the General Manager of Kunming Pharmaceutical Corporation (KPC) Overseas Division, Zhao Xinrun and the Vice President of Henan Senyuan Electric Company Ltd,  Dai Quanhe, who called on him yesterday at State House, Entebbe. The 2 China-based companies have expressed their interest to invest in the Ugandan economy. […]

GRAPH: Indicative Budget at a Glance FY 2018/19

Parliament Sectoral Committees are reviewing the National Budget Framework Paper (BFP) of 2018/2019, which provides the link between Government’s overall policies and the annual budget. The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah recently suspended plenary sittings of the House to give time to the Committees to consider the budget Paper. Sectoral committees will present their reports to […]

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Regrets Trump “Shithole” Remarks

The US Ambassador to Uganda, Ms Deborah R. Malac, has said the comments made by President Donald Trump were “unfortunate” and “upsetting” to the African Continent. Amb Malac, who paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday, however said that the US would continue to work, support and improve the […]

Kutesa Invited to Germany for Major Energy Summit

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa has Tuesday held a meeting with the German Ambassador Albrecht Conze at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters. Amb. Conze delivered a special invitation from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany to Kutesa to attend the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, 2018 hosted at the Federal Foreign […]

Inside Ongwen’s Barbarity: ‘He Made Us Eat Seated on Dead Bodies’

The trial of Dominic Ongwen continued on Monday, 22 January 2018, with the first day of the testimony of the 56th Prosecution witness, Witness P-0200. He was granted protective measures of face distortion, the use of a pseudonym and limited recourse to private sessions. Mr Marcus Wagemakers, appointed lawyer to the witness for possible self-incriminating evidence, was […]

Kadaga Hails Victoria University Students’ Safety App

Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has praised the innovativeness of Kampala Victoria University students. This was after students exhibited an application that helps individuals in emergency situations. The App helps users alert people in troubling moments such as robbery, accidents, and fire outbreaks among other calamities. It has a ‘panic button’, which on tapping sends […]

PHOTOS: Mayhem as Boda Boda 2010 Militia’s Offices are Burnt Down

Boda boda riders in Kampala have set ablaze several offices belonging to the Boda Boda 2010 militia after the outfit’s commander Abdallah Kitatta and 29 others were arrested by the military this past weekend. The attacks on Boda Boda 2010 premises were on Monday more pronounced in Rubaga, Makindye and Bukesa. Furniture, office equipment and […]

Army Arrests Case Hospital Boss’ Driver; 30 Detained at Kireka Police Post

Uganda’s military has broken silence on the arrest of 30 suspects in the investigation into the murder of Case Hospital Accountant Francis Ekalungar, saying its weekend operation was based on actionable intelligence information. Ekalugar an employee of case clinic was kidnaped and later murdered on Tuesday 2 Jan 2018 and his body discovered by police […]