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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 16 2018

African startups bet on blockchain to tackle land fraud

NAIROBI/ACCRA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a recent Saturday afternoon, Joseph Njuguna received a worrying call. Without his permission, someone was excavating a small piece of land he had bought six years ago.

Feb 06 2018

After Cape Town, more African cities face water crisis: Deloitte

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African cities need to better plan and invest in water infrastructure, global accounting firm Deloitte said on Tuesday, as Cape Town counts down to dry taps due to severe drought.

Jan 24 2018

Sengwer 'hiding in the forest' amid pressure on Kenya to halt evictions

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya came under pressure on Wednesday to halt security operations in a forest where a man was killed last week, as activists called on Finland follow the European Union in suspending aid they said was fuelling the land conflict.

Jan 19 2018

Kenya flushes out 'criminals' in forest dispute after Sengwer killing

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Security forces are flushing "criminal elements" out of a forest in western Kenya, an official said on Thursday, two days after a man was killed there, leading the European Union to suspend aid.

Jan 05 2018

Kenya's Sengwer say they face fresh threat of eviction from their forest land

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sengwer, a tribe living in the forests of western Kenya, say they have faced a fresh round of evictions by Kenyan authorities to pave the way for a European Union-funded project to protect water catchment areas in the region.

Sep 23 2013

Kenya's economy seen resilient to mall attack, tourism apart

NAIROBI/MOMBASA Security worries are nothing new in Kenya and so the country is unlikely to see long-term investors pull money out after the deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, analysts say.

Sep 23 2013

Kenya's economy seen resilient to mall attack, tourism apart

NAIROBI/MOMBASA Security worries are nothing new in Kenya and so the country is unlikely to see long-term investors pull money out after the deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, analysts say.

Sep 23 2013

Kenya's 'Little Mogadishu' fears backlash after Shabaab attack

NAIROBI In the shabby "Little Mogadishu" quarter of Kenya's capital, Somalis feared the militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall could trigger a violent backlash against them.

Sep 22 2013

Kenya's "Little Mogadishu" fears backlash after Shabaab attack

NAIROBI In the shabby "Little Mogadishu" quarter of Kenya's capital, Somalis feared the militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall could trigger a violent backlash against them.

Sep 22 2013

Kenya's 'Little Mogadishu' fears backlash after Shabaab attack

NAIROBI In the shabby "Little Mogadishu" quarter of Kenya's capital, Somalis feared the militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall could trigger a violent backlash against them.

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