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Elias Biryabarema

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

12 Jul 2018

Ugandan lawmakers to get sharpshooters and armoured cars for security

KAMPALA President Yoweri Museveni has approved increased security spending for Uganda's 456 members of parliament - including on sharpshooters and armoured escort vehicles - after a ruling party lawmaker was shot dead.

07 Jul 2018

Second blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu: police source

KAMPALA A second blast occurred in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, opposite a police building, minutes after a suicide car bombing occurred near the presidential palace, a police official told Reuters.

07 Jul 2018

Second blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu - police source

KAMPALA A second blast occurred in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, opposite a police building, minutes after a suicide car bombing occurred near the presidential palace, a police official told Reuters.

06 Jul 2018

MTN Uganda says government security personnel raided its data center

KAMPALA MTN Uganda, a unit of the South African telecoms firm, said government security personnel had raided its data center and disconnected four of its servers.

05 Jul 2018

Uganda leader says social media used for 'lying', defends tax for access

KAMPALA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has defended the country's new social media tax, saying Ugandans were using such platforms for "lying", and squandering the nation's hard currency on fees to foreign-owned telecoms firms.

03 Jul 2018

Ugandan groups file court challenge against social media tax

KAMPALA Uganda's new tax on social media access limits basic rights and harms business, according to a petition filed by activists to the constitutional court against a levy that civic groups and opposition parties say is onerous.

02 Jul 2018

Uganda levies unpopular social media tax, criticised by Amnesty

KAMPALA, July 2 Uganda has imposed a levy on social media access which it says will fund public services but has been widely resisted as oppressive and aimed at curbing government criticism.

30 Jun 2018

Ambassadors join Ugandan march to protest violence against women

KAMPALA The ambassadors of the United States and France joined dozens of Ugandan demonstrators in the capital Kampala on Saturday to protest against what they say is rising violence against women, including murder, rape and kidnapping for ransom.

20 Jun 2018

Ugandan president unveils measures to curb crime wave, criticizes police

KAMPALA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni accused some members of the security forces of conniving with criminals on Wednesday as he announced measures including the collection of DNA from all Ugandans to help curb surging crime.

31 May 2018

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

KAMPALA Uganda's parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

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