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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

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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.

Dec 12 2017

Afreximbank pledges up to $1.5 billion to post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

HARARE The African Export and Import Bank has pledged up to $1.5 billion in new loans and financial guarantees to Zimbabwe in a major boost for new President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government, the bank's president and chairman said on Tuesday.

Dec 12 2017

Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

HARARE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday.

Nov 29 2017

Zimbabwean pastor found not guilty of subversion

HARARE A Zimbabwean court found a pastor not guilty on Wednesday of attempting to subvert the government in a case seen as a barometer of judicial independence under new President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Nov 28 2017

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa opens amnesty window for return of stolen funds

HARARE Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Tuesday announced a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies.

Nov 27 2017

Special Report: 'Treacherous shenanigans' - The inside story of Mugabe's downfall

HARARE Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Nov 24 2017

"The people have spoken," says Zimbabwe's new leader

HARARE Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power. | Video

Nov 24 2017

Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

HARARE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety will be protected in his home country under a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

Nov 22 2017

Simbabwes Präsident Mugabe tritt zurück

Harare Nach fast vier Jahrzehnten an der Macht ist Simbabwes Staatschef Robert Mugabe zurückgetreten.

Nov 21 2017

Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot. | Video


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