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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

19 Jan 2018

Uganda's Musuveni says might resume executions

KAMPALA Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni may resume signing off on death sentences after a long hiatus to help stem a wave of crime, he said on Twitter in comments that were quickly denounced by rights activists opposed to capital punishment.

15 Jan 2018

Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni "president for life" law

KAMPALA Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively become president for life.

02 Jan 2018

Uganda's Museveni signs law removing age cap for president

KAMPALA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law that scraps a 75-year age cap for presidential candidates, a spokesman for parliament said on Tuesday, a move critics say will allow him to remain in power indefinitely.

02 Jan 2018

Uganda's Museveni signs law removing age cap for president

KAMPALA, Jan 2 Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law that critics say will effectively allow him to rule indefinitely, a spokesman for parliament told Reuters on Tuesday.

20 Dec 2017

Ugandan police detain lawmakers as scuffles mar debate over Museveni rule

KAMPALA Two Ugandan lawmakers were dragged away and detained when they tried to enter parliament on Wednesday, as a divisive debate on extending President Yoweri Museveni's rule was marred by violence for a second day.

20 Dec 2017

Uganda parliament debate on presidential age cap halted as scuffles break out

KAMPALA Uganda's parliament abruptly adjourned a debate on Tuesday over extending President Yoweri Museveni's decades in power after a lawmaker said soldiers had entered the building and members of parliament scuffled with police.

19 Dec 2017

Six Ugandan MPs ejected in rowdy debate to extend rule of aging Museveni

KAMPALA A move to change Uganda's constitution to allow President Yoweri Museveni to rule beyond the age of 75 provoked rowdy scenes in parliament on Monday in which six legislators were ejected from the chamber.

18 Dec 2017

Six Ugandan MPs ejected in rowdy debate to extend rule of ageing Museveni

KAMPALA A move to change Uganda's constitution to allow ageing President Yoweri Museveni to rule beyond the current age limit provoked rowdy scenes in parliament on Monday in which six legislators were ejected from the chamber.

06 Dec 2017

Ugandan leader says supports extending presidential terms to seven years

KAMPALA, Dec 6 Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni said on Wednesday he supports extending a president's term to seven years from five but one critic said any such move would help enable one of Africa's longest serving leaders to rule for life.

27 Nov 2017

Detained Ugandan journalists charged with libel, other offences

KAMPALA Uganda on Monday charged eight managers and editors of a daily newspaper with several offences including libel and computer misuse and a court ordered them detained until Dec. 5.

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