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.
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DAR ES SALAAM/NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Campaigners on Wednesday condemned authorities in Tanzania for arresting five schoolgirls for being pregnant, saying they should have arrested the men who impregnated them instead.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nxumalo Ndlovu used to catch a bus from his home in Alexandra township to his job in Sandton, a posh city business district.
DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Andrew Kilula, the wastewater perpetually seeping from his toilet presents a daunting and costly challenge.
DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Asteria Lymo saw her prepaid electricity meter was short of units, she grabbed her smartphone and bought some using Tigo Pesa, a local application that allows customers to pay their utility bills on their mobile phones.
DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Tanzanian court has sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in the hope of selling it as a witchcraft charm.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tanzania is set to launch the world's largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of women giving birth and children struck by malaria, in a country larger than Nigeria.
DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Tanzanian court has charged 32 people with murder after five women suspected of witchcraft were beaten to death, and their corpses burned, in a move which could help to deter such killings.
DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation)— - When a group of elderly Tanzanian women asked Martha Daud to start circumcising girls 30 years ago, she was honored as it meant she would earn money, status and choice cuts of meat.
DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tanzania's former prime minister Frederick Sumaye has accused the government of unfairly taking almost 800 acres of farmland he and his wife owned, as it presses ahead with a campaign to seize idle agricultural land for redistribution to poor farmers.
DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Florence Nightingale would turn in her grave if she heard some of the stories circulating in Tanzania about how nurses treat their pregnant patients.