Makerere don praises Donald Trump

Makerere don praises Donald Trump

Followed religiously by Ugandans, an extraordinary, unpredictable US presidential race has ended with a final twist – a Donald Trump presidency. And Makerere University economics lecturer Dr. Fred Muhumuza said, “Trump has been very unpredictable. He has been a businessman. His performance is going to depend on how he responds to institutions because American institutions […]

Police slams Besigye over ‘blocked trip to South Africa’ comments

Police slams Besigye over ‘blocked trip to South Africa’ comments

Uganda Police Force came out on Tuesday to condemn the ‘inaccurate accusations’ uttered by opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye in the aftermath of his cancelled trip to South Africa. Dr. Besigye was scheduled to address the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Conference but his party said that he was blocked as he attempted to leave […]

Dr. Zuma powerfully and poignantly mourns the death of Gen. Oketta

Dr. Zuma powerfully and poignantly mourns the death of Gen. Oketta

In a beautiful statement, South African Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma remembered the life and mourned the death of fallen UPDF General Julius Facki Oketta. In a statement, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission said: “Deeply saddened by the news of the untimely death of Gen. Julius Oketta, who headed African Union’s Mission to fight […]

Museveni starts probes on Makerere strikes

Museveni starts probes on Makerere strikes

President Museveni is to set up a ‘Visitation Committee’ to probe the continuous strikes at Makerere University following its indefinite closure last week. In a statement issued by education minister Janet Museveni, the president will at an unspecified date, set the terms of reference for the anticipated committee. Mr. Museveni over the weekend also expressed […]

Late Gen. Oketta fought Ebola in Liberia

Late Gen. Oketta fought Ebola in Liberia

Maj Gen Julius Oketta, 60, the vice chairman of Operation Wealth Creation, who died this morning at Kadic hospital in Kampala where he was rushed Friday night after he suffered a heart attack has been remembered as an outstanding and safety-conscious soldier.Special Forces Commander and first son, Muhoozi was saddened. “Very sad to hear about […]

MP Ssematimba’s appeal against dismissal awaiting trial date

MP Ssematimba’s appeal against dismissal awaiting trial date

The Court of Appeal will hear Busiro North MP Peter Ssematimba’s appeal against his dismissal from parliament after he withdrew application seeking extension of time of filing his election appeal against his dismissal from parliament. His lawyer Mr Geoffrey Kandeebe informed court that they had withdrawn the application after finding that it was not necessary […]

Police release Kizza Besigye after violent arrest

Police release Kizza Besigye after violent arrest

Besigye was on Monday arrested and forced into a waiting police van and driven away Former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye is back to his home in Kasangati Wakiso District after Police arrested him on Monday. The fourtime challenger of President Museveni via social media that he had been released without charges from Nagalama […]

TheUgandan’s Kagurusi voted finance boss for top online publishers body

TheUgandan’s Kagurusi voted finance boss for top online publishers body

OMPA’s websites attract 5,292,828 monthly visitors (2,596,412 unique), more than the combined traffic of Uganda’s leading newspapers which have 3,909,700 visitors. Dixon Ampumuza Kagurusi, www.theugandan.com.ug reporter, has been picked as the new treasurer of the organization for digital journalists and publishers— Online Media Publishers Association-Uganda (OMPA). OMPA announced on Monday that ChimpReports’ Managing Editor Giles Muhame […]

Uganda coffee exports drop for third year

Uganda coffee exports drop for third year

NOTE: July 2015 to June 2016 exports totalled 3.56 million bags worth $352 million (Shs1.1 trillion) Crane Bank Ltd. and a collection of other financial firms are not the only Ugandan sectors having a strange existence this year. Coffee farmers in the highland areas on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the East and Mt. […]