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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

Mar 28 2018

South African woman jailed in landmark ruling for racist rant

JOHANNESBURG A South African court jailed a white woman on Wednesday for yelling racist abuse at a black policeman, in a case that laid bare attitudes that endure more than two decades after the end of apartheid.

Mar 26 2018

Roadblocks ahead for South Africa's Ramaphosa after Moody's win

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa will need to call on all his dealmaking skills to overhaul ailing state-owned firms and tackle land reform if he wants to capitalize on Moody's decision not to downgrade the country's debt to junk.

Mar 07 2018

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeriosis outbreak

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeriosis outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year. | Video

Mar 05 2018

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year. | Video

Mar 05 2018

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year.

Mar 04 2018

South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

JOHANNESBURG South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's biggest consumer foods group.

Feb 23 2018

Eight Gupta firms seek insolvency protection in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG At least eight companies owned by the wealthy Gupta family accused of corrupt ties to former president Jacob Zuma, have filed for protection from creditors, documents showed on Friday.

Feb 22 2018

Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped

JOHANNESBURG Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident.

Feb 14 2018

Zuma quits, ending scandal-plagued term as South African president

JOHANNESBURG Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. | Video

Feb 13 2018

ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state but gave him no firm deadline to go, setting the stage for a potential fight to wrest him from power. | Video

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