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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

Dec 08 2017

'Golden' girl with albinism shines as Kenya's top student

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Harrison Tanga knew that something was wrong as he walked into the labor ward in western Kenya to meet his newborn child.

Sep 25 2017

From 'ghost' to rising star - meet Kenya's first albino senator

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Isaac Mwaura always thought he was a normal kid growing up in Kenya, never once looking in the mirror and realizing his pale, white skin was different.

Sep 07 2017

Court ruling raises hopes among Kenyan women for more political representation

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buoyed by record gains in last month's elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation's top court will enforce women's right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to nullify the presidential election.

Jul 24 2017

Kenyan girls to fly to Google HQ after inventing app to end FGM

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google's Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Jun 29 2017

Kenya failing to tackle 'miracle baby' trafficking, says nun

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rogue churches in Kenya are delivering trafficked babies to infertile women, a Kenyan nun who rescues stolen children said, as the United States condemned government officials for complicity in the trade.

Jun 28 2017

Militants blocking aid to starving children in Somalia, charity says

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lack of access to hungry parts of Somalia controlled by Islamist militants is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of malnourished children, a charity said on Thursday, as the war-torn nation risks falling back into famine.

Jun 28 2017

Kenyans are first in Africa to get generic of latest AIDS drug

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments.

Jun 23 2017

Kenya gives girls free sanitary pads to boost school attendance

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya has promised free sanitary pads to all schoolgirls to encourage them to go to school during their periods, rather than stay at home with rags or tissues stuffed in their underwear.

Jun 20 2017

Kenya to give work and hope to refugees after decades in limbo

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya plans to give some 500,000 refugees living in two sprawling northern camps the right to work and use land for business and farming, after generations of reliance on donors who have found it increasingly difficult to provide for them.

Jun 05 2017

Kenya tourist lodge shuts after land invasions and wildlife killings

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lodge owned by a murdered British rancher in Kenya's northern Laikipia region announced its closure on Monday after being overrun by herders for months, ahead of August polls in which some politicians have made land reform a campaign issue.

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