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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

Jan 10 2018

Tanzania slammed for 'misguided' arrest of pregnant schoolgirls

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.

Oct 25 2017

Bike sharing helps Johannesburg township commuters beat the traffic

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.

Sep 11 2017

Tanzanian city gets new sewage scheme to curb disease, ocean pollution

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Andrew Kilula, the wastewater perpetually seeping from his toilet presents a daunting and costly challenge.

Sep 06 2017

Mobile power payments and smart meters plug in Tanzanian homes

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.

Sep 04 2017

Six jailed in Tanzania for chopping off hand of albino boy

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.

Aug 29 2017

Buzz as world's biggest drone drug deliveries take off in Tanzania

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.

Aug 22 2017

Tanzania charges mob with killing, burning five 'witches'

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.

Aug 21 2017

Tanzania's circumcisers swap cows' tails for commerce

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.

Aug 17 2017

Tanzania seizes ex-PM's farm in crackdown on 'idle' land

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.

Aug 03 2017

Trust the nurse? Not everyone does in Tanzania

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.

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