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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

Nov 21 2017

Africans must move beyond aid and not be 'beggars of the world': Ghana's president

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa should move beyond aid handouts that have failed to bring growth and prosperity and move to an era of mutual respect with Western countries, Ghana's president said on Tuesday.

Nov 20 2017

Interview: Education revolution needed to spur African leadership

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Progress in improving Africa's education has nearly ground to a halt and nothing short of a complete overall can create a system good enough to underpin leadership and growth on the continent, said Sudanese billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim.

Nov 16 2017

Ex-UN climate chief sees climate action 'explosion' in coming decade

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the next five to 10 years, the world will see an "explosion" of positive action on climate change, not only in terms of efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions but also in people's daily lives, former U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said on Thursday.

Oct 17 2017

Educated but not at work: lack of women in Middle East workforce hinders growth

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in the Middle East now outnumber men in universities but this isn't translating into jobs - curbing the benefits of the "demographic dividend" that fuels economic growth.

Oct 16 2017

Britain slavery numbers surge as more victims identified

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of modern slavery victims in Britain has surged by 300 percent over the last six years, with nearly half trafficked for sexual exploitation, a charity that supports victims said on Monday.

Oct 15 2017

Hillary Clinton blames election loss on sexism during UK book tour

CHELTENHAM, England, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F ormer U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blamed her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump on sexism and the "double standards" women are held to in public life during a promotional tour for her new memoir in Britain on Sunday.

Oct 12 2017

Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show.

Oct 11 2017

Bunch of old bananas or building materials of the future?

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Potatoes reborn as insulation, peanuts processed into partition boards and mushroom bricks that grow in five days - just some of the ways the building trade could change its wasteful ways and construct virtuous new cities.

Oct 10 2017

Jihadi brides, dating and identity: British Muslim women speak out

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a jaded TV chat show host to a Middle Eastern actress who longs to be cast as a ghostbuster, not endless jihadi brides, the stories in Sabrina Mahfouz's anthology of British Muslim women all do one thing: challenge stereotypes.

Oct 09 2017

Going to school? Unlikely if you're a girl in South Sudan, report says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls are least likely to be in school in South Sudan, with nearly three-quarters of school-age girls out of the classroom, followed by Central African Republic, Niger and Afghanistan, all countries hit by conflict, a report said on Tuesday.

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