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Joe Brock

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 13 2018

South African pro-Zuma group blocks energy deals in blow to Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was dealt a political blow on Tuesday, after a last-minute legal challenge by a group loyal to ousted leader Jacob Zuma blocked the signing of $4.7 billion in renewable energy deals.

Mar 08 2018

Senior South African MP says believes politics delayed Gupta case

JOHANNESBURG A South African lawmaker leading an investigation into accusations that businessmen used links with ex-president Jacob Zuma to win contracts said on Thursday he suspected prosecutors had delayed taking action over the case for political reasons.

Feb 22 2018

Harvard students learn from McKinsey scandal in South Africa

LONDON An ill-fated deal struck by global consultancy McKinsey in South Africa has been used by Harvard Business School as a case study for students.

Feb 16 2018

HINTERGRUND-Die fünf großen Aufgaben für Südafrikas neuen Präsidenten

Johannesburg Nach dem Rücktritt von Jacob Zuma als Präsident Südafrikas muss sich sein Nachfolger Cyril Ramaphosa um eine Reihe Probleme in der zweitgrößten Volkswirtschaft des Kontinents kümmern.

Jan 23 2018

Father of South African jazz Hugh Masekela dies aged 78

JOHANNESBURG Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the "father of South African jazz" who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78. | Video

Jan 12 2018

Zimbabwe faces bloodshed if 'illegal regime' stays, Mugabe ally says

JOHANNESBURG Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was sacked as president illegally and the international community must help remove the "military government" that has taken power or risk the country descending into chaos, an exiled Mugabe loyalist said on Friday.

Jan 08 2018

New leader of South Africa's ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

JOHANNESBURG The new leader of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zuma.

Jan 07 2018

South Africa's parliament to review rules on removing president

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa’s parliament said on Sunday it would review its rules relating to removing the country's president, after the constitutional court said on Dec. 29 that lawmakers had previously failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account.

Nov 27 2017

Special Report: 'Treacherous shenanigans' - The inside story of Mugabe's downfall

HARARE Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Nov 20 2017

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in contact with ousted vice president

HARARE Zimbabwe's top general said on Monday talks were planned between President Robert Mugabe and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking by the 93-year-old leader two weeks ago triggered a coup. | Video


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