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Siegfried Modola

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

Nov 10 2017

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

LAMU, Kenya The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.

Aug 31 2017

South Sudan rebels, short on supplies, draw on determination

KAYA, South Sudan Before the South Sudanese rebels attacked the town of Kaya, they handed out supplies - a ragged strip of red cloth to identify themselves to each other as friendly forces, a packet of biscuits, and two precious magazines of ammunition per fighter.

Feb 16 2017

Nearly 15,000 lost children seek parents in chaos of South Sudan's war

BENTIU In the chaos of South Sudan's civil war, it took three years for Nyagonga Machul to find her lost children.

Nov 04 2016

Keeping an Italian medieval village alive

SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO, Italy Within the stone walls of the medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, narrow lanes weave through stone arches, cobbled piazzas and overhanging buildings.

May 23 2016

Training for Olympic glory in a Kenyan town

ITEN, Kenya In Kenya's western town of Iten, known as the "Home of Champions" for drawing runners to train from around the world, athletes rise to pound the track and dirt roads at dawn.

Apr 28 2016

Struggling for survival in drought-hit Somaliland

HARGEISA, Somalia In the past three months, Amina Ibrahim Shirwa and her family have lost around 25 goats, sheep and cows as a harsh drought has ravaged livestock and crops in northern Somalia.

Feb 10 2016

In Kenya's Rift Valley, blood and bulls mark gateway to manhood

BARINGO COUNTY, Kenya In an isolated region in Kenya’s Rift Valley, young men spear a bull in a ceremony that marks a gateway to adulthood.

Nov 25 2015

Tales of crime and struggle in Nairobi's bustling slums

NAIROBI "I have lost a lot of people I knew to crime," says George Kiru, nursing a drink at 2 in the morning in a bar on the edge of Nairobi's Korogocho slum.

Nov 25 2015

Tales of crime and struggle in Nairobi's bustling slums

NAIROBI "I have lost a lot of people I knew to crime," says George Kiru, nursing a drink at 2 in the morning in a bar on the edge of Nairobi's Korogocho slum.

Nov 25 2015

Tales of crime and struggle in Nairobi's bustling slums

NAIROBI "I have lost a lot of people I knew to crime," says George Kiru, nursing a drink at 2 in the morning in a bar on the edge of Nairobi's Korogocho slum.

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