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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

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.

Apr 04 2018

Kenyan fund targets $15 mln green bond for water projects

NAIROBI, April 4 A non-profit organisation plans to issue a 1.5 billion shilling ($15 million) bond this year to fund Kenyan water utilities.

Mar 09 2018

Kenya's president and opposition leader pledge to heal divisions

NAIROBI Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga promised on Friday to unite the country after elections last year in which around 100 people were killed mainly in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces.

Mar 07 2018

After health scare, world's last male northern white rhino on the mend

NANYUKI, KenyaThe world's last male northern white rhino is recovering from an infected leg that raised fears over the past week he might have to be put down, a veterinarian at a conservancy in Kenya said on Wednesday. | Video

Feb 23 2018

Chemical tanker attacked off Somalia, pirates repelled: EU Naval force

NAIROBI Suspected Somali pirates attacked a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker on Friday but were repelled by guards on board, the European Union's Naval force said, the first such incident in several months.

Feb 19 2018

Kenya's KenGen says to add extra 1,745 MW to grid by 2025

NAIROBI, Feb 19 State-run Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) plans to add 1,745 megawatts (MW) of electricity from geothermal sources by 2025, part of a government push to end power generation from fossil fuels.

Feb 07 2018

Kenya deports opposition lawyer charged with treason

NAIROBI Kenyan authorities deported a lawyer charged with treason for attending the symbolic presidential inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga, prompting a rare rebuke from the Chief Justice who accused the government of defying court orders.


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