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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

Sep 15 2017

KPMG's South Africa bosses purged over Gupta scandal

JOHANNESBURG Global auditor KPMG cleared out its South African leadership en masse on Friday after damning findings from an internal investigation into work done for businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma.

Sep 12 2017

Exclusive: Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe says model attacked her with knife

JOHANNESBURG Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has denied assaulting South African model Gabriella Engels with an electric cable in a Johannesburg hotel suite last month, saying an "intoxicated and unhinged" Engels attacked her with a knife.

Sep 05 2017

Special Report: Behind the scenes, Zimbabwe politicians plot post-Mugabe reforms

HARARE/JOHANNESBURG In January, a photograph appeared in Zimbabwe's media showing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa enjoying drinks with a friend. In his hand was a large novelty mug emblazoned with the words: "I'M THE BOSS."

Sep 05 2017

Some white farmers still hope to return to Zimbabwe

HARARE/JOHANNESBURG Some of the thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers evicted from their land in the early 2000s by President Robert Mugabe's supporters continue to hold out hopes of one day receiving compensation and returning to the country.

Sep 05 2017

Some white farmers still hope to return to Zimbabwe

HARARE/JOHANNESBURG Some of the thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers evicted from their land in the early 2000s by President Robert Mugabe's supporters continue to hold out hopes of one day receiving compensation and returning to the country.

Sep 05 2017

Some white farmers still hope to return to Zimbabwe

HARARE/JOHANNESBURG Some of the thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers evicted from their land in the early 2000s by President Robert Mugabe's supporters continue to hold out hopes of one day receiving compensation and returning to the country.

Aug 18 2017

South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: source

JOHANNESBURG South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. | Video

Aug 17 2017

South African borders on 'red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing

JOHANNESBURG South African police have put a "red alert" on the country's borders to prevent any attempted flight by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable.

Aug 16 2017

Mugabe's wife whipped my daughter with electric cable, mother says

JOHANNESBURG Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace whipped two South African women in a Johannesburg hotel room with an electric cable, the mother of one victim said, adding that the attack must be punished.

Aug 16 2017

Grace Mugabe seeks diplomatic immunity in South African assault case

JOHANNESBURG Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has sought diplomatic immunity in South Africa, where she is under investigation over the assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket hotel, South African police said on Wednesday.

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