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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

May 23 2017

Kenyan medics say U.S. health aid cuts will mean more abortions

KISUMU, Kenya President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.

May 23 2017

Kenyan medics say US health aid cuts will mean more abortions

KISUMU, Kenya President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organisations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.

May 23 2017

Kenyan medics say US health aid cuts will mean more abortions

KISUMU, Kenya, May 23 President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organisations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.

Jan 25 2017

Uganda welcomes more refugees daily than some in Europe annually, charity says

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda welcomed more refugees each day in 2016 than many wealthy European countries received the entire year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Wednesday, seeking to debunk the myth that Mediterranean countries are being unfairly burdened.

Jan 25 2017

Warrior pose heals Somali women traumatized by war, abuse

MOGADISHU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somali teenager Ibshira glances back to make sure she is not being followed as she cuts across Mogadishu, passing rubble from bombed buildings and soldiers armed with automatic weapons.

Dec 08 2016

Thousands of Kenyan single mothers, widows use mobile money to escape poverty

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 200,000 Kenyan households, many headed by poor, rural women, have lifted themselves out of poverty using mobile money services, experts said on Thursday, calling for the technology to be introduced in other developing countries.

Nov 21 2016

On patrol with machetes, Kenya's slum residents hustle for security

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Issac Muasa decided to give up his life of crime on Kenya's streets in the instant he saw a speeding police car aim for him and his friends as they tried to snatch a woman's purse.

Sep 30 2016

Rangers try gaming technology to protect African wildlife

NAIROBI The campaign to track down poachers and protect endangered species in Africa's embattled reserves is tapping into the technology used in the virtual world of online poker and other computer games.

Sep 06 2016

Phones protect Uganda's sex workers from police harassment

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Fatia, 25, leaves her home to sell sex in the grungy hotels and hastily parked cars of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, she keeps her hand clenched around her phone.

Aug 03 2016

Hundreds of Uber drivers in Kenya go on strike after price cuts

(This Aug. 2 story corrects name of taxi association official in line tenth paragraph to Peter Mbugua from Simon Mbogo)

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