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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

Jan 15 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.

Jan 02 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.

Jan 02 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.

Dec 20 2017

Ugandan parliament passes law allowing Museveni to seek re-election

KAMPALA Ugandan legislators voted late on Wednesday to amend the country's constitution to allow 73-year-old leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule, potentially guaranteeing him a life-time presidency.

Dec 19 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.

Dec 18 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.

Dec 18 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.

Dec 06 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.

Nov 27 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.

Nov 23 2017

Journalists detained by Uganda charged with treason, police say

KAMPALA Eight managers and editors of a daily newspaper arrested this week have been charged with treason, Ugandan police said on Thursday.

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