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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

Nov 22 2017

South African gold miners' silicosis lawsuit nearing settlement - lawyers

CAPE TOWN Lawyers acting for thousands of gold miners who contracted lung diseases at work in South African mines said on Wednesday an out-of-court settlement with their employers could be reached by December.

Nov 20 2017

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

CAPE TOWN Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday.

Nov 15 2017

Sun, wind and water: Africa's renewable energy set to soar by 2022

CAPE TOWN Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior international energy official said on Wednesday.

Nov 07 2017

Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

CAPE TOWN Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

Nov 02 2017

Opposition MPs walk out on South Africa's Zuma over corruption

CAPE TOWN Jacob Zuma told South Africa's parliament on Thursday he had received no payments from private companies or individuals during his time as president, as opposition lawmakers walked out in protest over the cost to the state of his legal fees.

Oct 19 2017

South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling

CAPE TOWN South Africa's mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.

Oct 05 2017

Scandal-hit KPMG South Africa vows reforms, loses another client

CAPE TOWN South African waste management company Interwaste fired KPMG as its auditor on Thursday, dealing another blow to the accounting firm ensnared in a scandal involving business friends of President Jacob Zuma. | Video

Sep 27 2017

South Africa anti-Zuma protests harden ANC succession divides

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG Thousands of South Africans marched in anti-corruption protests on Wednesday, in a rallying cry against scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma and his powerful allies three months before a new ANC leader is chosen.

Sep 12 2017

South African court ruling delivers setback to Zuma, allies

CAPE TOWN South Africa's President Jacob Zuma suffered a setback on Tuesday when a court ruled that the election of a faction loyal to him in his home province two years ago was invalid.

Aug 31 2017

Opposition leader warns Zambia faces violence if talks with president fail

CAPE TOWN Zambia faces violence if a national dialogue brokered by the Commonwealth between the government and the opposition fails to reconcile the two sides, the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema said on Thursday.

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