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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 13 2017

Two children found alive in rubble after building collapses in Kenya

NAIROBI Two children were pulled alive on Tuesday from the wreckage of a seven-storey building in a residential area of Nairobi, rescue services said, nearly 24 hours after the building collapsed. | Video

Mar 08 2017

Hungry Somali families face agonizing choice: which child to feed

MOGADISHU/BAIDOA, Somalia Somali mothers are facing an agonizing choice over how to divide their shrinking food supply among hungry children as a devastating drought kills off livestock and leaves the Horn of Africa nation facing the possibility of famine.

Nov 27 2016

Enthusiasts lose one vintage plane but press on south through Africa

NAIROBI Aviators flying vintage planes the length of Africa were showing them off in the skies over a Kenyan game park on Sunday, a day after one of the aircraft was wrecked in a forced landing.

Nov 02 2016

Kenyan conservationists to track elephant 'corridors' between parks

AMBOSELI, Kenya Scientists in Kenya are fitting radio collars on elephants to help secure the "corridors" they use between national parks, part of a conservation drive that has seen the nation's elephant population double within the last 35 years.

May 05 2016

Kenyan rescuers free four people trapped under rubble for six days: Red Cross

NAIROBI Rescue workers on Thursday freed four people who had survived under the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital for six days after it collapsed, the Kenya Red Cross said. | Video

Apr 30 2016

Kenya burns vast piles of elephant tusks as it seeks ban on trade

NAIROBI Kenya's president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to smugglers and sending a message that trade in the animal parts must be stopped. | Video

Feb 21 2016

'I don't need lectures,' Museveni tells EU after poll criticism

KAMPALA President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday dismissed European Union and U.S. criticism of Uganda's presidential election, telling foreign observers not to lecture him.

Jan 27 2016

After attack, president says Kenya to remain in Somalia peace force

ELDORET, Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday Kenya was committed to remaining part of an African Union-led peacekeeping force in Somalia, after al Shabaab militants said they killed more than 100 soldiers in an attack on an army base.

Jul 18 2015

Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopens after massacre

NAIROBI Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened on Saturday nearly two years after gunmen from the Somali militant group al Shabaab massacred at least 67 people inside and held out for four days as security forces laid siege to the complex.

Jul 18 2015

Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopens after massacre

NAIROBI Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened on Saturday nearly two years after gunmen from the Somali militant group al Shabaab massacred at least 67 people inside and held out for four days as security forces laid siege to the complex.

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