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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

Oct 20 2017

Ugandan opposition leader held on murder charge after protests

KAMPALA Uganda's main opposition leader was arrested and charged with murder, police said on Friday, after they broke up a rally organized to protest moves to extend President Yoweri Museveni's rule.

Oct 19 2017

Uganda confirms one death from Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA Uganda has confirmed one death from Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday.

Oct 18 2017

One dead at protest against extending Ugandan president's rule

KAMPALA At least one person died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's rule.

Oct 03 2017

Law to let Museveni extend rule brought to Ugandan parliament

KAMPALA A law amending Uganda's constitution to allow aging leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule was introduced in parliament on Tuesday, at a session where nearly all its opponents were either barred or stayed away in protest.

Oct 03 2017

Grenades thrown at homes of Ugandan MPs opposed to extending president's rule

KAMPALA Grenades were thrown overnight at the homes of two Ugandan legislators opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit and thereby extending President Yoweri Museveni's more than 31 years in power.

Sep 29 2017

Ugandan special forces accused of ejecting MPs from parliament

KAMPALA At least five Ugandan lawmakers received hospital treatment for injuries sustained while being dragged out of the parliament by plain-clothes security guards that opposition MPs said were really soldiers from President Yoweri Museveni's special forces. | Video

Sep 27 2017

Lawmakers brawl in Uganda parliament for second day over presidential age limit

KAMPALA Lawmakers brawled in Uganda's parliament for a second day running on Wednesday over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni run for re-election after age 75.

Sep 27 2017

Uganda bans live coverage after House fistfights, protests against Museveni

KAMPALA, Sept 27 Fistfights in parliament have led Uganda to ban live broadcasts of events "inciting the public," according to a notice from its communications regulator.

Sep 26 2017

Fistfights erupt in Uganda's parliament amid move to extend Museveni rule

KAMPALA Fistfights and chair-throwing broke out in Uganda's parliament on Tuesday ahead of a debate on whether to grant long-serving President Yoweri Museveni another term in office.

Sep 21 2017

Uganda postpones bill to extend Museveni's rule after protests

KAMPALA Ugandan authorities postponed a bill to extend leader Yoweri Museveni's rule after protesters took to the streets against it on Thursday, confronting police who fired teargas.

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