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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

Jun 20 2017

Corruption watchdog's attack on central bank stuns South Africa

JOHANNESBURG In eight months as the head of South Africa's anti-graft agency, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has avoided the limelight, a break from her predecessor whose dogged pursuit of corruption cases against President Jacob Zuma made her a household name.

Jun 15 2017

On Boko Haram front line, Nigerian vigilantes amass victories and power

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria His broken arm is in a bamboo splint, his torso pock-marked with shrapnel and his jaw wired together by a Nigerian army surgeon.

Jun 07 2017

Funds shortage forces U.N. to cut emergency food aid for 400,000 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has had to scale back plans for emergency feeding of 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria due to funding shortfalls, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday.

May 31 2017

Africans never hung up on Nokia's old 'brick'

LAGOS For Europeans, Nokia's revamped 'brick' is a throwback to a simpler, more innocent age, when phones were for speaking and reading on the train meant buying a newspaper.

May 19 2017

Angola opposition demands answers about dos Santos' health

JOHANNESBURG Angola's opposition called on the government on Friday to reveal the state of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' health amid reports that Africa's second-longest ruler is seriously ill at a hospital in Spain.

Apr 11 2017

South Sudan war puts neighbor's tolerance of refugees to the test

PAGARINYA, Uganda A year ago the view from Ugandan teacher Richard Inyani's mud hut was wilderness, land untouched since the 1990s and the murderous rampages of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.

Mar 27 2017

Mugabe's Zimbabwe gets busy creating 'fiction money'

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE When President Robert Mugabe scrapped the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009, most of his people thought this meant the end of runaway money-printing and hyperinflation that had rendered the currency worthless. They may have been wrong.

Feb 02 2017

Uganda rules out military intervention in South Sudan

KAMPALA Imposing an external "trusteeship" government on South Sudan to try to end a three-year ethnic civil war and potential genocide in the world's youngest nation would only make its security situation worse, Uganda said on Thursday.

Jan 31 2017

In tilt from Europe, Morocco rejoins African Union

ADDIS ABABA Morocco rejoined the club of African states on Tuesday, 33 years after quitting over recognition of Western Sahara, bringing one of Africa's largest economies into the fold and raising hopes of a softening of one of its thorniest territorial disputes.

Jan 30 2017

Chad's foreign minister secures top post at African Union

ADDIS ABABA African Union leaders chose Chad's candidate to chair the 54-nation body on Monday at a summit where the divisive issues of Africa's relationship to the International Criminal Court and Morocco's readmission to the AU were on the agenda.

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