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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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Zimbabwe's president unhurt after 'cowardly' blast at rally

HARARE President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally on Saturday, and vowed the "cowardly act" would not derail Zimbabwe's first election since the ouster of former strongman Robert Mugabe. | Video

Jun 14 2018

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa, main rival sign up for first post-Mugabe election

HARARE President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered on Thursday for Zimbabwe's first national elections of the post-Mugabe era, with his main rival Nelson Chamisa hoping to rally younger voters against the generation that won independence.

Jun 07 2018

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party vows to revive economy if it wins July election

HARARE Zimbabwe's main opposition party promised on Thursday to revive the economy if it wins an election in July by cutting taxes, abolishing a quasi-currency "bond note", joining a regional monetary union and seeking debt relief.

Jun 06 2018

Zimbabwe opposition rallies to demand election reform

HARARE Zimbabwe's main opposition on Tuesday marched to the independent election agency demanding reforms it said were vital for a credible vote and accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of using soldiers to campaign for the ruling party in rural areas.

Jun 01 2018

Banned by Mugabe, play about Gukurahundi massacres finally staged

HARARE A play that was banned by Robert Mugabe about a 1980s government crackdown in which rights groups say 20,000 civilians were killed has been performed in Zimbabwe for the first time.

May 30 2018

Zimbabwe sets first post-Mugabe elections for July 30

HARARE Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe. | Video

May 20 2018

Australia's Prospect Resources closing in on Zimbabwe lithium financing

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe Australian-listed Prospect Resources expects to secure more than $55 million in funding for the first phase of the Arcadia Lithium project in Zimbabwe and expects to produce concentrates for export in the next 14 months, a company official said on Sunday.

May 18 2018

Zimbabwe mines need $11 billion investment to modernize

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe needs up to $11 billion to modernize its mines and boost production to maximum capacity over the next five years, the head of the country's Chamber of Mines said on Friday.

May 18 2018

Zimbabwe mines need $11 billion investment to modernise

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe, May 18 Zimbabwe needs up to $11 billion to modernise its mines and boost production to maximum capacity over the next five years, the head of the country's Chamber of Mines said on Friday.

May 04 2018

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges party unity to deliver 'thunderous' win

HARARE Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged his party on Friday to unite after disputed internal polls, saying this will ensure a "thunderous" win in elections set for July, which would allow a ZANU-PF government to provide jobs and tackle corruption.

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