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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

Feb 25 2016

Ugandans brace for Musenveni life presidency bid

KAMPALA While Ugandans spar over President Yoweri Museveni's disputed re-election this month, a bigger battle is already looming: whether the country will change its constitution to allow him to stay in power for life.

Feb 20 2016

Uganda's Museveni wins election; opposition cries foul

KAMPALA Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni extended his 30-year rule on Saturday, winning an election that international observers said lacked transparency and his main opponent, under house arrest, denounced as a sham. | Video

Feb 20 2016

Uganda's Museveni set to extend 30-year rule, opposition cries foul

KAMPALA Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa's longest- serving leaders, looks set to extend his 30-year rule after taking a strong lead in an election disputed by rivals, electoral commission data showed on Saturday.

Feb 19 2016

Uganda detains opposition leader again as president heads for vote win

KAMPALA Police detained Uganda's main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye for the third time this week and clashed with his supporters on Friday as early contested election results showed President Yoweri Museveni set to extend his 30-year grip on power. | Video

Feb 18 2016

Opposition candidate detained as Ugandans vote for president

KAMPALA The man hoping to break Yoweri Museveni's 30-year grip on Uganda's presidency was briefly arrested on Thursday and the government shut down social media sites as voters cast their ballots under the gaze of police and soldiers in riot gear.

Feb 17 2016

Ugandan president looks to extend 30-year rule in tense election

KAMPALA Ugandans start casting votes on Thursday to decide whether to give Yoweri Museveni, in power for three decades, another term in office.

Feb 17 2016

Uganda's Besigye says may dispute election result with street protests

KAMPALA Ugandan opposition candidate Kizza Besigye said on Wednesday his supporters may stage street protests to dispute the outcome of Thursday's presidential election since veteran leader Yoweri Museveni was "not going to go peacefully".

Feb 17 2016

Ugandan opposition leader says vote will not be free or fair

KAMPALA The leading challenger to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Tuesday he had no confidence that elections this week would be free or fair, as all the major candidates held huge rallies in the capital Kampala to mark the end of the campaign. | Video

Jan 25 2016

Global Fund rushes HIV drugs to Uganda amid shortage

KAMPALA The Global Fund, a partnership that sends HIV drugs to poor countries, says it plans to send an advance supply of antiretroviral therapy to Uganda, after the East African country ran out three months before the end of last year.

Jan 25 2016

Global Fund rushes HIV drugs to Uganda amid shortage

KAMPALA The Global Fund, a partnership that sends HIV drugs to poor countries, says it plans to send a 12-month advance supply of antiretroviral therapy to Uganda, after the East African country ran out three months before the end of last year.

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