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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

Jul 04 2018

Violence in southern Ethiopia forces more than 800,000 to flee

NAIROBI Violence in southern Ethiopia since June has forced more than 800,000 people to flee their homes and they need food and other aid, a report by the United Nations and the government said on Wednesday.

Jun 28 2018

Kenya says banks to face charges for handling lost youth agency funds

NAIROBI Kenya's public prosecutor said on Thursday that his office will target banks and their staff for their involvement in the handling of funds lost from a government youth agency.

Jun 21 2018

Former CEO of Kenya's Nakumatt faces investigation over loss of funds

NAIROBI, June 21 The former chief executive of Kenya's indebted Nakumatt Supermarkets will be investigated over the loss of 18 billion shillings ($179 million) worth of stock, an administrator for the retailer said on Thursday.

Jun 06 2018

Kenya's Mumias Sugar suspends CEO over 'doubtful transactions'

NAIROBI, June 6 Kenya's Mumias Sugar has suspended Chief Executive Officer Nashon Aseka over "doubtful transactions" that appear to have been entered without following proper procedures.

May 28 2018

Kenya charges 54 people in graft investigation, plans to probe banks

NAIROBI Kenyan authorities charged 54 people, mainly civil servants, on Monday in an investigation into the theft of nearly $100 million of public funds, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread.

May 24 2018

Kenya aims to issue green sovereign bond in 2018/19

NAIROBI, May 24 Kenya plans to make a "green" bond issue in the 2018/19 (July-June) fiscal year, senior government officials said on Thursday, as the country diversifies its borrowing on financial markets.

Apr 18 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth to quicken to 3.1 pct in 2018 -World Bank

NAIROBI, April 18 Sub-Saharan Africa is on course for economic growth of 3.1 percent this year, the World Bank said on Wednesday, marginally slower than it previously forecast but faster than last year thanks to rising commodity prices.

Apr 16 2018

Kenya election officials quit, pressure on chairman to go

NAIROBI Three Kenyan election officials resigned on Monday, increasing chaos at the electoral Commission following last year's botched presidential vote that had to be rerun and was then boycotted by the opposition.

Apr 10 2018

Kenya's GDP growth to rebound to 5.5 pct in 2018 - World Bank

NAIROBI, April 11 Kenya's economy will grow 5.5 percent this year compared with an estimated 4.8 percent last year, thanks to better weather and less political risk after last year's presidential election, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

Apr 06 2018

Kenya's small-scale tea farmers forecast 10 percent output jump

NAIROBI Tea production by small-scale farmers in Kenya is expected to jump 10 percent in the year to the end of June, as output recovers from a drought that hit production in the previous financial year, their agency said on Friday.

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