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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.

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Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

HARARE In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before elections. | Video

Feb 15 2018

Obituary - Morgan Tsvangirai, the 'nearly man' of Zimbabwe

HARARE A powerful orator from humble beginnings, Morgan Tsvangirai was arguably Zimbabwe's most popular politician and came within a whisker of unseating Robert Mugabe only to be outmanoeuvred and ultimately outlived by his long-time nemesis.

Feb 14 2018

Morgan Tsvangirai, the 'nearly man' of Zimbabwe

HARARE A powerful orator from humble beginnings, Morgan Tsvangirai was arguably Zimbabwe's most popular politician and came within a whisker of unseating Robert Mugabe only to be outmanoeuvred and ultimately outlived by his long-time nemesis.

Feb 14 2018

Morgan Tsvangirai, the 'nearly man' of Zimbabwe

HARARE A powerful orator from humble beginnings, Morgan Tsvangirai was arguably Zimbabwe's most popular politician and came within a whisker of unseating Robert Mugabe only to be outmaneuvered and ultimately outlived by his long-time nemesis.

Jan 29 2018

Dry spell endangers Zimbabwe crops, government says has enough maize reserves

HARARE Zimbabwe is experiencing a dry spell that could cut crop yields, a farmers' union said on Monday, but a government official said the country had enough grain reserves to last until next year.

Jan 26 2018

Zimbabwe university releases Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis

HARARE The University of Zimbabwe has published former First Lady Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis after an anti-corruption watchdog said it was investigating whether the wife of ousted President Robert Mugabe was wrongly awarded a doctorate three years ago.

Jan 18 2018

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months

HARARE Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve Robert Mugabe.

Jan 09 2018

Zimbabwe's opposition faces rocky road to election as leader mulls exit

HARARE If Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai were to stand down - as he has hinted - the party he founded would face immediate instability and could even split, handing a gift to new President Emmerson Mnangagwa in an election this year.

Dec 15 2017

Zimbabwe's ruling party must fix economy to win vote: president

HARARE Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa told members of his ruling ZANU-PF party on Friday they would have to start fixing the economy if they wanted a chance of winning next year's vote. | Video

Dec 13 2017

Zimbabwe orders illegal settlers to vacate farms

HARARE Zimbabwe's new agriculture minister on Wednesday ordered illegal occupiers of farms to vacate the land immediately, a move that could ultimately see some white farmers who say they were unfairly evicted return to farming.

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