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Pat Roberts Larubi

Freelance News Reporter I Blogger I Press Photographer

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at Robert Larubi, is a freelance news reporter/film maker with a rich experience in multimedia journalism and communication skills. As an active media practitioner, Pat has for the last five years worked as a junior lecturer in Broadcast Automation at UMCAT School of Journalism in Kampala. Having formerly worked as the digital online content aggregator, life style photographer and content editor for http://www.chimpreports.com/ -Ugandas leading online news portal before he quite shortly and founded, Northernews a digital online news blog focused on Northern Uganda. He is the special features news reporter with BBS Terefayina (BBS TV). Ugandas leading local television content provider.Pats media and community engagement skills spans over years of covering the LRA rebellion and now the post conflict recovery process in Northern Uganda besides other special journalistic assignments. http://ijnet.org/en/blog/journalist-month-pat-robert-larubi

Portfolio
Sunrise
06/02/2017
Nodding syndrome Horror: Agony of Government's long silence - Sunrise

Monica Alaroker is 18 years old. Since 2006, she has been grounded by the "Nodding syndrome," a condition that weakens the neck muscles and makes the head to loll on the shoulders. Alaroker was born normal in Ayom village, Pader district, but for the last 11 years, her family has been nursing her - with ...

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Chimpreports
10/05/2015
NTV Finally Opens Up on NBS Staff Invasion | ChimpReports

NTV boss, Aggie KondeAfter reports that NTV Uganda had lost several journalists to competitor, NBS, the serena-based station has come out to give its side of the story. Through a post on Facebook, NTV stated that they respected the journalists' descision to leave the station because it was their choice to leave.

Linkedin
01/01/2015
Pat's Professional Background

I love my work, I adore social media and any media related work you can count on me to help out thanks.

Chimpreports
11/30/2014
PHOTOS: Inaugural Beer Festival Electrifies Kampala

Beer lovers welcoming the inaugural Kampala beer festival in style (Photos: Pat Larubi/ChimpLyf) An aura of joy, fun, love and satisfaction filled the Uganda Museum gardens as alcohol lovers socialised and danced away the night at the inaugural beer festival.

Chimpreports
10/28/2014
Chameleon Fights with DJ at Club Venom

There was drama over the weekend at Club Venom when a bitter exchange ensued between singer, Jose Chameleon and one Roja, a Dj at the club. In an exclusive interview with Roja, he says that the trouble started when one of Chameleone's men approached him with a flash disk and asked him to play the singer's latest song for the audience to have a feel of him since he (chameleon) was in the house.

Chimpreports
11/21/2014
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 entrepreneurs lined up to showcase their designs representing U.S.

Chimpreports
11/22/2014
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 to the internet, Chimp Corps report.

Chimpreports
07/19/2014
Artist Launches Websites to Fight Hepatitis B

A Ugandan female artist JAQ Deweyi, has launched a new website at http://jaqdeweyimusic.com in a bid to curb the spread and death related to Hepatitis B through music campaign. According to Jackie she voluntarily agreed to spear head the struggle on Hepatitis on request from the National Organization for people living with Hepatitis B in Uganda (NOPLHB) since may 2014.

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HiPipo Music Awards 2015 kickoff

Kampala-03/11/14 - HiPipo has today kicked off activations for the 3 rd HiPipo Music Awards (#HMA2015) with the theme ' The Fans Decide'. The grand finale will be held on 7 th February at Wonder World Auditorium Kansanga. "HiPipo Music Awards 2015 will be bigger than ever before.

Political Watch

Chimpreports
11/27/2014
Ncube Inspires Ugandan Journalists

Print media entrepreneurs have been urged to embrace the social media platforms Twitter and Facebook among others to grow their revenues "instead of looking at new media as a threat." With increased access to online media content in Africa eating into print revenues, there have been concerns that the newspapers' future is bleak.

Chimpreports
11/20/2014
Sectarian Sentiments Rock Amuru By-election

The Amuru by-elections for district woman MP are underway, with Women's Democracy Network Uganda expressing discomfort over sectarian sentiments in the poll.

Chimpreports
11/19/2014
Musisi Explains how KCCA Car Killed Toddler

Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi has come out to clarify on the incidence in which a toddler was killed by a car belonging to KCCA yesterday.

Chimpreports
07/12/2014
Mao Accuses Matia Nsubuga of Fraud, Threatens to Sue

Democratic Party President Norbert Mao has threatened to sue Party's secretary general Hon. Matia Nsubuga and the Treasurer Hon. Issa Kikungwe in the courts of law if they fail to provide vivid accountability for 19million shillings meant for furnishing DP's regional Office.

Chimpreports
11/30/2014
Date Set for Issuance of National Identity Cards

The Uganda government will in December start issuing national identity cards to their citizens, Chimp Corps report. This was revealed by Internal Affairs Minister Gen Aronda Nyakairima on Sunday while announcing the programme for the commencement of the exercise for issuance of National Identity Cards.

Chimpreports
07/09/2014
Mbabazi Leads Western Uganda Tourism Drive

The Kinkiizi Tourism club under the leadership of Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has announced a special tourist circuit to western Uganda's major tourist destinations in bid to promote domestic tourism in the country. The tour slated for July 17 will be officially flagged off by Hon.

Oil and Gas Monitor

Chimpreports
10/13/2014
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 Falls National Park Revenue Sharing Funds for the year 2013/14.

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Acholi sub region oil executives elected

The joint Acholi sub region leaders' forum yesterday at Boma hotel Gulu formed a special local management committee to handle the rising issues on oil and gas discovery in the region. The team chaired by Professor Ojenga Latigo former leader of opposition in parliament who also worked as Agago members of parliament includes Rosaver Oyuwak, Gimara Francis, Ojok Julius Christine oryem Lapolo, Hon.

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Africa Oil Operations Hit Dry Wells in Ethiopia

Africa Oil Corp on Monday announced that the Gardim-1 exploration well, drilled on the eastern flank of the Chew Bahir Basin in the South Omo license, onshore Ethiopia, has reached a total depth of 2,468 metres in basement, without encountering commercial oil.

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Uganda's Oil extraction to start in 2017

President Yoweri Museveni has assured Ugandans that the extraction of the 3.6 billion barrels of oil extraction will begin in 2017. Speaking at Serena conference centre, yesterday during the state of nation address, Museveni said the 3.5 billion barrels of petroleum found represents only 40% of the potential area stating that exploration in the rest of the area is still ongoing.

Chimpreports
07/08/2014
Oil: Fear HIV Prevalence to double in Albertine Region

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 attracted to business in the Albertine region is a threat against the fight on HIV/AIDS due to the growing prevalence of sex industry in these communities.

International Alert PDF REPORT
06/01/2014
WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? Gender issues in Uganda’s oil and gas sector

In 2012, International Alert carried out a baseline study in Uganda’s Albertine region (Governance and Livelihoods in Uganda’s Oil-rich Albertine Graben) as part of the ‘Harnessing the Potential of Oil to Contribute to Peace and Development in Uganda’ project. The objective of the research was to establish baseline data needed to measure the degree and quality of change in the livelihoods of communities where oil exploration is taking place. One area of focus in the baseline was gender –...

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Total to maintain presence in Uganda

The corporate affairs manager, Total E&P, Ahlem Friga-Noy has revealed that there is going to be a slowdown of activities in the oil exploration sites as the project advances from exploration to appraisal and project development stage. She said this last week while on a tour with a team of scribes from across Acholi sub region to the oil exploration sites.

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Africa Steady Luring Oil Companies

Pat Robert Larubi: Von Essen Group an international advisory has confirmed African as the best oil-and-gas producing region that attracts the second-highest number of best-paid staff compared to middle east.

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Parliamentarians clash over proposed oil amendment bills

MPs on the parliamentary forum on oil and gas and their counterparts on the natural resources committee are at logger heads following a proposal to amend the oil bills. While the members of the forum think the board of the Petroleum Authority should operate on a full time basis given the activities of the authority, the Natural Resources Committee members want the board members appointed on part time.

Chimpreports
07/17/2014
Outrage as Tullow Oil Loses Shs1 Trillion Case to Uganda

The tribunal which comprised Asa Mugenyi, George Wilson Mugerwa and Pius Bahemuka, agreed that this the biggest case (in monetary terms), involving the largest transaction of US$ 2.9 billion, in the legal history of Uganda.

human rights I Crime I Community Development

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Prison Not A journalsit Home

PRISONNOTJOURNALISTHOME Release Jonathan Akweteireho , the proprietor of Masindi News Network [MANET] NOW Jonathan who is now languishing behind bars after being arrested following orders from the resident district commissioner for allegedly circulating malicious information about the wrong deals relating to the construction of Masindi-Kyenjonjo road.

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Criminal defamation must be outlawed in Uganda

Human Rights Network for Journalist-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is deeply saddened by the sentencing of a Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio journalist Ronald Ssembuusi on this 17 th day of October, 2014 by Kalangala Magistrate's Court.

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Human RIGHT Watch say, Ugandan Ruling Against LGBT Activists

(Nairobi) - Human Rights Watch has today criticized the decision of Ugandan High Court endorsing the government closure of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights workshop published on July 9, 2014, as a violation of right to freedom of assembly.

Chimpreports
11/21/2014
Police Officer Held for Shooting Drug Abuse Suspect

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, Magambo sub county Rubirizi district has been arrested. According to Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, the deceased had been spotted playing cards and eating mairungi, (cannabis)with a group of other people, when the policeman attempted to arrest them.

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Ethiopia Journalist thrown behind bars

An ethiopian journalist identified as Elias Gebru, editor of the independent magazine Enku is yet to stay in detentions as hi court hearing notice was extended by 14 days peior to the hearing by an Ethiopian court.

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Women with disability cry over rape and right violation

A cross section of women with disability in northern Uganda have cautioned men who rape or impregnates them because of their vulnerability status to think twice on their action and have respect for them. Achan Ann 50, who was excited to get married at the age of sixteen year, gave birth to five kids before she eventually lost her sight in 2003.

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FORMER LRA RETURNEES SUSPECTING OF FUELING ARMED ROBBERY

Former LRA fighters have been linked to the increased wave of armed robbery in Gulu town following the arrest of three ex combatants in connection to Gun violence in the district. Speaking at Gulu court hall today, Gulu court chief magistrate Joseph Angole reveal that most people implicated in gun crimes are former LRA fighters.

Human Right Network Uganda
03/04/2014
Uganda Press Freedom Index Report

The Press Freedom Index report on pattern and analysis of hostilities towards journalists and media institutions 2013 by Human Right Network for journalist in Uganda reveal that several attacks on journalist’s emanates from state and non state actor with the police taking an upper hand. Statistics from the report reveals an upward growth on the violation of journalist right from 50% in 2012 to 81% in 2013 an indication of a deteriorating relationship between the Police and...

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POLICE ESTABLISHES CYBER CRIME UNIT TO CURTAIL ONLINE FREEDO

It's now 18 yers as Uganda enjoys active use of internet and the coming of the new media platform, but this growing sector is under threat from the state which is moving fast to narrow down the cyber space under the guise of curbing cyber crime.

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@JOURNALIST BEHIND BARS

Pat Robert Larubi: Journalist arrested in countries with failed democratic systems, a deliberate effort to shutter the truth

H U M A N R I G H T S W A T C H
07/01/2014
“Where Do You Want Us to Go?” Abuses against Street Children in Uganda

These police have to give us our rights. They should make us a home where we can be taken, but let it not be a police station, let it not have policemen so that it is not a prison. This is our country too. Let us not be strangers in our own country. Street kids voice ot their convern on police brutality.

Local Regional News - Northern Uganda

Monitor
03/01/2014
Mother dies in hospital corridors

National In Summary Neglected. The expectant mother, who had been asked to take a walk around the hospital, lost her baby and later died from excessive bleeding after a midwife delayed to come to her attention. When 21-year-old Janet Aloyo visited Gulu Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday, her relatives were excited - a new one would be born to their family.

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ACHOLI LEADERS BLAMED FOR NEGLECTING WAR VICTIMS

War victims in Acholi region have blamed their leaders for reportedly neglecting them despite having challenges with post conflict issues of land, food security and rehabilitation.

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24 SMUGGLED BIKES IMPOUNDED BY UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY

If you though operation is only conducted by police, then think twice, this was the revelation on Wednesday as Uganda revenue authority officials arrested and impounded 24 motor cycles in Gulu town allegedly smuggled in the country. Abel kagumire, Manager Customs, URA Northern Region said the bikes included 5 Senke and 19 Bajaj that found their way in the country through porous routes.

Chimpreports
11/06/2014
Northern Uganda Must Fight Poverty - Lutukmoi

Lira Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukmoi has called upon the populace in northern Uganda to work hard if they are to live out of the cycle of poverty. Speaking at the launch of the second Northern Uganda Economic Empowerment Week in Lira town yesterday, Lutukmoi said the clearest way to self-destruction is to imagine a false enemy and fail to attack the real one.

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Gulu Industrial Park in a sorrow state

A spot on Ring Road connecting Cereleno Market to Olayo-ilong has been turned into a garbage point sending produce sellers around the spot into biter complains against Layibi division's laxity to clear it up. Polythene bags and all sorts of garbage have been dumped beyond the capacity of the two garbage skips put to manage garbage disposal at the area.

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Transport In Balance

Do you think Transport In Balance deserves to win the #AfricaRising Youth Photo contest? Please vote using the "Vote for this Entry" button.

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Bizare as cyclist abandon a coffin

There was drama today along the main street of Gulu town when motorcyclists commonly referred to as Boda-boda tied a coffin on the bonnet of a Gulu University lecturer's car. The drama started when a motor rider with registration number UDX-593Rwho was carrying a coffin from Cereleno allegedly crashed the side mirror of a rav4 car belonging to a Gulu University don identified asDr. Sylvia Awor.

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Hope and struggle for political space and eventual defection

Mwaka Emmanuel Lutukmoi an Acholi rising Star who shocked the World by defecting to NRM appointed deputy RDC Lira ON a sunny hot day yesterday following the wide spread appointment of resident district commissioners, I caught up with Mwaka Emmanuel Lutukumoi, a young charismatic leader who was once described as 'Acholi Rising Star'.

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SEALING A BABY-BIZZARE

A 33 year old woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a one week old baby from Gulu Regional referral hospital yesterday. The stolen child belonged to Betty Angaika, a resident of Agung in Nwoya district who had developed medical complications and was referred to the hospital but did not have any caretaker.

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FIRE GUTS GULU MAIN MARKET TRADERS COUNT LOSES

Vendors at Kaunda ground market site are counting loses, after fire gutted part of the market destroying properties worth millions. The fire that started at midnight on the side of the temporally eating joints, burnt chicken, cloths, food items motorcycles spare parts and car tyres.

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The 5-Ws of Your Online Hotel Booking, and More

Let's say you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or a newlywed about to fly away on your first holiday as man and wife, or even a corporate group looking for a pleasurable location that will play host to your 1- week seminar while at the same time offer conducive environment for team building as well as staff interaction.

South Sudan I East Africa I Rest of the world

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The south Sudan War .....UPDF Tankers Cited at Border Point

A convoy caring tankers and armored UDPF vehicles were yesterday cited along Gulu-Ninule Road. The trucks were later seen crossing the Uganda to South Sudan through Elegu The fearful sight of the eight trucks that move at a close speed kept hundreds of locals glued to see the heavy amour.

Monitor
11/24/2014
Food, water shortage hit Elegu refugee camp

National By Cissy Makumbi, Martin Odong, Pat Robert Larubi & Martin OkudiPosted Wednesday, January 8 2014 at 02:00 In Summary At least 2,000 refugees from South Sudan are camped at Elegu Primary School in Amuru.. Image Gallery Inadequate food supply, water shortage and poor sanitation has hit Elegu refugee transit site in Amuru District.

Chimpreports
11/06/2014
UNAMID Investigates Mass Rape in Northern Darfur

A woman from Kassab camp for Internal Displaced Persons (IDP), in Kutum (North Darfur) The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has revealed that it is deeply concerned about local media reports of an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls in Tabit, located 45 kilometers south-west of El-Fasher, in North Darfur, and that it is investigating the veracity of the information.

Chimpreports
10/30/2014
Mountain Dew kicks off Shs400m Xtreme Xperience Tour

Mountain Dew has launched a countrywide tour dubbed, "Mountain Dew Xtreme Xperience Tour" to reward and deepen its connection with its customers in Uganda. The tour will run for two months in major towns across the country until December 10th. "Crown Beverages Limited (CBL) has injected over Shs400 million into the tour.

Chimpreports
11/06/2014
IPCC Warns on Economics of Combating Climate Change

Flooding of fomerly dry areas is one of the effects of climate change A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has noted that there is need to curb greenhouse gas emissions while it is still 'technically and economically possible' to avoid dangerous anthropogenic climate change.

Destiny Film Academy 2014
03/01/2014
Open digital training media opportunity

Destiny Film Academy that seeks to address the skills of the less previleged youth in Northern Uganda is now providing quality training in digital media education for the youth across the region

Chimpreports
07/14/2014
Nigeria Police Beef Up Security After Suspected Terror Attack on Abuja

According to, assistant commissioner of Police Frank Mba, Nigerian Police Force Public Relation Officer, credible intelligence reports at the disposal of the Nigeria Police indicates a well calculated plans to carry out attacks on Abuja transport sector.

Chimpreports
07/08/2014
Uganda to hold First Digital IT Award

A list of institutions spear heading the use of digital medium in improving the lives of their clients and boosting the quality of their service has been released for the first inaugural Digital impact awards ceremony scheduled for 22 August 2014 under the theme; "Maximizing the digital dividend".

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DESTINY FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS BECOME BROADCAST JOURNALISTS

Journalism students at Destiny Film Academy, Gulu in Northern Uganda have demonstrated that having editorial determination and passion for news media education skills more especially news writting and reporting about people and their society has become more important than just having access to high-tech newsrooms kits fitted with the latest digital tools.

Chimpreports
07/18/2014
Qalaa Holdings Chairman on Lead After 4% Investment Boost

Ahmed Heikal, Chairman and Founder of Qalaa Holdings, under CCAP.CA on the Egyptian Exchange formerly known as Citadel Capital, an African leader in infrastructure and industry, has increased his stake in Citadel Capital Partners (CCP) by 4% to take a lead in the company.

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Undugu platform opens foreign markets to local crafts artisa

Nairobi, 29th October 2014 : Undugu Fair Trade is providing Jua Kali artisans in the crafts and art industry with a global platform to sell their produce to Europe, Asia, pacific rim, and the United States by linking the artisans to buyers at a time when the artists are struggling find markets for their wares despite having quality products.

Chimpreports
07/14/2014
Child Malnutrition Worsens in South Sudan

"We are now witnessing the shocking, cumulative consequences of one million people being displaced from their homes," said Raphael Gorgeu, MSF head of mission in South Sudan, referring to the war in as a man-made disaster that has forced hundreds out of their homes with others now living in the bush, drinking dirty swamp water and surviving on plant roots.

Chimpreports
10/27/2014
Meet the Ugandan Running for Toronto Mayor

Oweka-Arac Ongwen Is running for Toronto Mayor Time and time again we have heard of the saying that miracles never cease and that there is a reason for everything and Oweka-Arac Ongwen, the Ugandan who is running for the Toronto Mayor seat (2014) is true testimony to that.

Destiny Film Academy 2014
03/01/2014
Jan-March Course Intake in progress

Are you a student on vacation start your career path today with our state of the art digital media training program with part time employment tips at you read at campus.......the fun of being a journalist reporter starts here

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Fight to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Internationally

"We have set a new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation," said Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Noting that yearly over 125 million girls and women are subjected to genital female mutilation as their external genitalia is cut off.

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UN Women launched the toolkit Extracting Equality Guide

Nairobi - Today, UN Women and Publish What You Pay (PWYP), a global coalition campaigning for an open extractive sector, launched the toolkit "Extracting Equality - A Guide", which examines how to approach the issue of gender within the extractive sector.

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Displaced People in Bangui Sites Most Vulnerable

IOM's 6th return intention survey of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Bangui, Central African Republic indicates a continuing decrease in the number of people intending to return home and a continuing struggle to meet daily needs. The return intention survey was based on interviews with 601 IDPs carried out at 31 displacement sites from 17-19 June.

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Ugandans urged to register for the National ID project

Gen.Aronda Nyakarima, the minister for internal affairs has urged all the people of Acholi sub region to embrace the national ID registration exercise in its current stage noting that there will be no extension date after the designated date.

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SHE OPTED SCHOOL FOR MARRIAGE

Hellen Anyait 36, a mother of four has let go her relationship for the sake of education. Anyait who dropped out of school in primary seven opted to go back to school following the catch up education program by echo bravo, an indigenous community base organization giving young child mothers a chance to be back in class for a better life.

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Using Animation to Battle Ebola

United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and iHeed to create an animation for West Africa that dispels myths about how Ebola is spread and promotes prevention. The video can be downloaded free at http://www.ebolavideo.org. "Our goal is to provide education that leads to better understanding to prevent infections," said the Rev.

Chimpreports
07/16/2014
West Africa Grapples With Ebola Scourge, 603 Confirmed Dead

According to the release, new cases of Ebola virus disease continue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in the three West African countries indicated with classification of report per country showing that in Guinea out of the 406 cases registered 297 had been pronounced dead, followed by Sierra Leone with 386 cases registered and 194 dead and Liberia, 172 cases received with 105 confirmed death.

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Uganda safe from Ebola -Minster of Health Reports

The minister of health, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has asked Ugandans to be calm following media reports of Ebola outbreak in the three West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia urging that no single case had been reported in Uganda.

Chimpreports
07/18/2014
Air Uganda Costs Shs13bn Loss After Closure

It is also set to return all its aircraft obtained on lease to the owners for as long as it remains out of business, according to company executives. The Airline company blames its closure on incapacities discovered within the National Regulator, Civil Aviation Authority [CAA], which compelled the International Civil Aviation Organization [ICAO] to withdraw the AOCs [(Air Operator Certificates) of] all the airlines registered in Uganda.

Monitor
03/01/2014
Teachers take salary demand fight to north

National In Summary National Organisation of Trade Unions meets Unatu representatives from Acholi and Langi sub-regions and urges them not to return to class. Uganda National Teachers Union (Unatu) has taken the demand for salary increment to northern Uganda, three days to the beginning of third term.

Monitor
06/07/2014
Tension as tenants face eviction in Gulu

Special Reports GULU- Over 53 families living in Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) quarters face eviction from a place they have called home for more than 10 years.

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Foood

Pat Robert clip on the flood that hit Elegu leaving hundred stranded at the borderline

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UNAMID welcomes Darfur tribal commitment on children in war

The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur welcomed a community-based strategic plan to end the use of children as fighters in inter and intra ethnic clashes initiated by Sheikh Musa Hilal and endorsed by leaders from the Abbala, Beni Hussein, Fur, Tamma, Gimir and Awalad Janoub tribes in Kabkabiya, El Sereif, Saraf Umra, Al Waha and Jebel Si localities in North Darfur.

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National ID Shortfal

The ongoing National ID registration exercise is not sensitive to the needs and interests of persons with disabilities, The National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda has observed. The unions Executive Director Ngirabakunzi Edison, says most persons with disabilities are not fully participating in the process, because officials do not have the capacity to handle their challenges, some of which require a lot of tolerance and concentration.

Chimpreports
07/09/2014
Researchers Discover Seat of Consciousness

According to Taubenkibel Steven, the communication manager, George Washington University Hospital a team of researchers from France and American at the George Washington University, USA, have discovered the on/off "button" of human consciousness. The area only identified by the scientist as claustrum though it has never been stimulated electrically.

Chimpreports
07/14/2014
Uganda Beverage Industry Witnesses Growth

"High levels of quality and consistency are the keys to success in the beverage industry," said Andrews Ruben, Managing Director of Hariss International Ltd. adding that, Sidel's extensive knowledge and support on bottles, preform designing and optimization will allow the allowed meets its set product quality and to stand out as lead player in the Ugandan beverage market.

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Mobile technologies mDiabetes for health development

DAKAR, Senegal, July 14, 2014, Alcatel-Lucent in partnership with Senegalese government through the ministry health and social action has today launched a special m-Ramadan campaign that coordinated from the from the mDiabetes program, in Dakar on June 16, 2014.

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Ethiopia's EITI Process Needs Larger Role for Civil Society

Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation has warned on the consideration of Ethiopia's renewed push for admission to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to be closely scrutinized due to the limited role Ethiopia has granted to civil society organisation and a hostile legal environment that minimizes meaningful debate.

Chimpreports
07/11/2014
South Sudan Refugee Crisis Worsens

This was revealed Friday at Palais des Nations in Geneva at the launching of a revised appeal to donors for a US$658 million to help over 715,000 refugees expected by end 2014. UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming said the ongoing conflict and worsening humanitarian situation inside the world's youngest nation has led to refugee exodus into Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda at a much higher rate than initially anticipated.

Chimpreports
07/18/2014
Canada Backs Egypt's Role in Brokering Gaza Ceasefire

"Canada stands by Israel's right to defend itself, by itself. Israel will be forced to continue defending itself as long as Hamas continues with its rocket attacks against civilians" Baird said. These operations could have been avoided if Hamas had not rejected the Government of Egypt's ceasefire proposal that Israel and Palestinian Authority had welcomed.

Chimpreports
10/31/2014
President Kenyatta Hosts Ban Ki-moon

President Kenyatta with Mr. Ban H.E President Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday inaugurated the first Ministerial Forum on Sustainable Transport in Africa and launched the Global Media Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation This is largest gathering of African Ministers of Transport and Environment at the United Nations Complex in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNHCR PDF REPORT
07/01/2014
SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEE EMERGENCY REVISED REGIONAL RESPONSE PLAN

The situation of the IDPs in South Sudan and the refugees in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda has changed, in some cases dramatically, since the first Regional Refugee Response Plan (Inter-Agency Appeal for the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency, Jan-Dec 2014). Inside South Sudan, the Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak on 15 May in Juba, Central Equatoria. By mid-June, the number of cholera cases reported in Juba rose to 1,720, including 45 deaths –...

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Boko Haram kills 2,053 Civilians in last 6 Months

At least 2,053 civilians have been killed by the Islamist insurgency group Boko Haram in Nigeria has killed in an estimated 95 attacks in the first half of 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Financial freedom to drive prosperity in Africa

Barclays Africa today launched a report that shows Africans equate prosperity to achieving financial freedom, as Africa continues to experience growth ahead of other developing economies. Barclays Africa is among the leading banks on the continent with a presence in 14 African countries.

Chimpreports
10/04/2014
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 commercial sex, 140 unemployed youth, 70 school going youth and 65 boda boda riders.

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Sudan war

PAT ROBERT LARUBI: More people Evacuated

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Delayed Justice for Murdered LGBTI Activist, Cameroon

"It is hard to believe that over the course of a year, authorities in Cameroon have not conducted proper investigation into the murder of Eric Lembembe and that there have been no arrests, no court proceedings, and no justice served," Vukasin Petrovic, director of Africa programs at Freedom Housen said, "This inaction suggests to the public that perpetrators of homophobic or transphobic crimes will not suffer any consequences.

Chimpreports
07/11/2014
Mbabazi: No Rush in Modifying National Anthem

Prime minister Amama Mbabazi has calmed down fears about a planned move to review the national Anthem, saying there is no rush to implement such a project. Speaking at Parliament on Wednesday, Mbabazi said nothing of a sort is due to happen, bringing down a heated wave of national debate on the matter.

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Museveni Resist donor pressure to export unprocesed minerals

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has resisted donor pressure to sell minerals in unprocessed form. He revealed this yesterday during the state of the nation address at Serena conference centre. According to Museveni, Most of the minerals discovered in the country will be processed locally.

Chimpreports
10/31/2014
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 fatalities and injuries.

Chimpreports
07/11/2014
Mumbere's Statement on Rwenzori Unrest

First and Foremost, I condemn the attacks that were made on innocent people by unknown people and thugs in Kasese and Bundibugyo last Saturday. As peace-loving people, we feel betrayed by the elements in the region who promote division and hatred among us.

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12/27/2013
LOOMING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AS SUDANESE FLEE TO UGANDA

Humanitarian agencies have expressed concern over the continued influx of South Sudanese asylum seekers into the country since the war broke out 3 weeks ago as people are settled on bare ground with no shelter, food and water to drink because the resources are constrained.

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Suspect terrorist released on bond

Police has released on bond two Eritrea national arrested while visiting a beauty centre at the Forest Mall shopping centre in Kampala by the Police on count of terror threat yesterday. According to Fred Enanga, the Public Relations Office Uganda Police, Mihret Berhane Tesfargiorgish a 69-year-old female and her 35-year-old son called Tedros Mebrahtu Sereke have been released on bond.

Chimpreports
07/12/2014
MTN Rewards Business Owners with Fully Connected Offices

MTN Uganda has rewarded business owners with fully connected offices with free Desktops, Laptops, LTE routers, Tablets and fixed lines. The prizes were issued after the recently concluded MTN Business "Let's Grow your Business" promotion that attracted over 35,000 customer entries from the entire country.

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UPDF Achieve, Goal as Former farmer is Crowned Miss Uganda

Leah Kalanguka was Crowned Miss Uganda 2014-15. Computer Engineer Beat other Finalists to the 'Beauty with a Purpose' Miss Uganda Crown Where she will be the Country's Agricultural Ambassador. Leah always believed she would once be Miss Uganda.

Chimpreports
07/18/2014
Global AIDS Epidemic On Decline , Report Indicates

According to Michel Sidibe the Executive Director for UNAIDS, the Smarter scale-up initiative is needed to close the gap between people who know their HIV status and people who don't, those who can get services and those who can't and people who are protected and those who think its a punishment.

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UN Envoy Outrage Over Somalia Tension

MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed deep concern over the political tensions between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, which puts at risk the country's efforts to achieve critical political targets set out in Vision 2016.

Monitor
03/01/2014
Maid burns boss' private parts in attempted rape

National In Summary Ignored calls. The parish defence secretary says he pleaded with the suspect for a long time to leave the minor alone. A 27-year-old man is admitted to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, nursing his private parts that were burnt by the house help whom he allegedly attempted to rape.

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Canadian Diplomacy speaking softly over Jailed journalist

Silencing the messenger Egypt: A trial seen as a joke to many has landed, Mohamed Fahmy a half Canadian/Egyptian journalist to seven years in prison an act that has sparked debate on Canadian foreign diplomatic mission to help the journalist secure his freedom.

Chimpreports
11/05/2014
Adapt to Social Media - Prof. Barya tells Ugandans

The vice chancellor of Ugandan Technology and Management University (UTAMU) Prof Vanesius Baryamureeba has urged Ugandans to adapt to the use of social media work to simplify their work. Speaking at the launch of the first Eastern African social media conference at the royal suites in Buglobi this week, Prof Baryamuleba said communication trends have drastically changed with the current integration of social media network.

Chimpreports
07/14/2014
Kenyan General to Lead Offensive Against Kony

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has appointed Kenyan Major General (Rtd.) Jackson Kiprono Tuwei to take charge of the organisation's mandate to hunt down Lords Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony and his bandits. The recent appointment of Lt. Gen.

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SHE OPTED SCHOOL FOR MARRIAGE

Hellen Anyait 36, a mother of four has let go her relationship for the sake of education. Anyait who dropped out of school in primary seven opted to go back to school following the catch up education program by echo bravo, an indigenous community base organization giving young child mothers a chance to be back in class for a better life.

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Journalist Sue Police commanders for assualt

In a press conference today, at hotel Triangle, representative of the consortium involving HORN-Uganda, Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL), Eastern Africa Media Institute Uganda Chapter (EAMI-U) also known as the partnership for a free press and independent media resolved to drag Ceaser to court as the first culprit in the face of Uganda police force accused for harassing and mistreating a journalist.

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AUC Chairperson Congratulates Germany on 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has congratulated German Chancellor H.E. Angela Merkel, the German Team and its People for their brilliant victory in the 2014 edition of FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Chimpreports
07/17/2014
Handmade Earrings Comeback Ahead of Kampala Art Biennale

The Kampala art biennale that seeks to showcase contemporary art due for August this year has seen handcrafted silver jewelry make a comeback in the jewelry business to outshine gold prices that skyrocketed and became a lot more expensive for the local population.

Chimpreports
07/09/2014
"Africa Security At State"

Senegalese President, Macky Sall has stressed that his country did not send troops to Central Africa because it has over 2,500 soldiers already engaged in peacekeeping operations in Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Chimpreports
07/19/2014
Two Remanded for Assaulting Kibaale Woman MP

Court in Kibaale has charged two men for assaulting Robina Nabanja, the Kibaale district Woman Member of Parliament. Court heard that on July 15, Yusuf Asiimwe, 30, and Willington Mzhee, 28, assaulted Robina Nabanja at Kasingo Trading center during a protest staged by by traders against road toll collection by Kibaale district local government The incidence got Nabanja trapped as she tried to intervene in the demonstration a few kilometers from Kakumiro Town Council.

Chimpreports
07/11/2014
Nambooze Demands Probe into State House Salaries

Her comment comes barely a day when Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo apologised for the incorrect salary list for State House which showed astronomical figures of salaries for State House staff. The erroneous list, which indicated some workers at the President's office earning as much as Sh 96m, was unveiled by Hon Cecilia Ogwal on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday.

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Journalist of the Month: Pat Robert Larubi

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Northern Uganda Healthcare boosted with delivery of new CD4 PIMA Machine -

By Pat Larubi: Uganda healthcare received a major boost delivery of new CD4 PIMA machines to 33 health facilities in northern Uganda. The CD4 PIMA machines, which use cartridges, a unique breakthrough technology in the enumeration of T-helper cells commonly, referred to as a CD4 count in the whole blood samples and providing results in just 20 minutes.

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South Sudan Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, 2012

The purpose of this report is to provide an analysis of South Sudan’s new oil legislation, the commitments that have been made to transparency and accountability, the challenges for implementation, and the institutional, reporting, and auditing gaps which remain.

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Women sensitised on Gender Based Violence

Over 80 Women of Unyama village in Gulu municipality were yesterday sensitized on domestic based violence by FOWODE an organization working to promote women's' rights in Uganda and increasing on gender equality in the region.

Monitor
06/21/2014
Tension as tenants face eviction in Gulu

Special Reports GULU- Over 53 families living in Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) quarters face eviction from a place they have called home for more than 10 years.

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Gulu ushered into 2014 with mixed reaction, Failed Fireworks

A cross-section of people across Acholi sub-region yesterday ushered into the new year in style, with lots of preparations. The elders at the Malwa point in the slum of Pece spent the whole New Year, glued to their pot drinking the famous local brew.

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Ugandan Fishing Communities at High Risk of HIV / AIDS: IOM

In Uganda, some 130,000 people live in fishing communities and estimates suggest that HIV infection rates in these communities are almost 3-4 times higher than the national average for adults. "Most of the fishermen are not aware of the risks of HIV.

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Student Delivers in Examination Room

Natika Nawumbwe, aged 17, was doing her Chemistry practical paper when she felt uncomfortable and requested for permission to move out to the toilet.

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Leaders from Acholi visit oil fields take total heads on

A team of forty leaders from Acholi sub region yesterday took a familiarization trip to the oil drilling site, to ascertain the magnitude of the oil deals following a resolution by the great Acholi leadership forum, on the work of total E and P in Nwoya district.

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Over 6000 Families displaced by Floods

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MOTORCYCLE AMBULANCE TO CURB MATERNAL MORTALITY

Gulu mission Initiative [GMI] a local organization working in Gulu district on Monday donated 3 brand new motorcycle Ambulances to Gulu District local Government. Speaking at the handover ceremony at Gulu district council hall, Pastor James Ochan the Director of Gulu Mission Initiative said the motorcycle Ambulances, will help in quick transportation of expected mothers from the remote areas to access quality medical health care service faster.

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Misconceptions fuel Ebola outbreak in West Africa-UNICEF

UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Manuel Fontaine said, rumors and denial are fueling the spread of Ebola and putting even more lives at risk as people still deny that the disease is real with others locked with the misconception that the disease doesn't not need to be treated."

Chimpreports
10/30/2014
PHOTOS: Deadly Car Crash in Kiwatule

A scene after today's car crash in Kiwatule (Photos: Pat Larubi) Police have commenced investigations into circumstances under which a car rammed into PK Supermarket along Kiwatule-Najjera road in Kampala, causing a monstrous traffic jam in the area. Several people sustained minor injuries in the crash.

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