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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

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

Feb 12 2018

South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state: source

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG South Africa's African National Congress party executive committee has decided to "recall," or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC source told Reuters on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting of the party's top leadership. | Video

Feb 06 2018

South Africa's Zuma ready to quit if conditions met says news service

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress party on Tuesday put off a key meeting due to discuss President Jacob Zuma's future later this week, while an online news service quoted sources saying he was ready to quit if certain conditions were met.

Dec 20 2017

South Africa's new ANC leader Ramaphosa aims to fight corruption

JOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa's governing ANC party, said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of "radical economic transformation" that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation.

Dec 20 2017

South Africa's new ANC leader Ramaphosa aims to fight corruption

JOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa's governing ANC party, said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of "radical economic transformation" that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation.

Dec 19 2017

South Africa's Ramaphosa wins election as ANC president

JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled since the end of apartheid. | Video

Dec 16 2017

Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead S.Africa's ruling ANC

JOHANNESBURG The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next president. | Video

Dec 12 2017

Tight race as South Africa's ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation's next president.

Nov 24 2017

South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors' argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient". | Video

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