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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

26 Apr 2017

Exclusive: S. Africa considers strategic grain reserve as possible El Nino looms - minister

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer and hard hit by an El Nino-triggered drought last year, is considering a strategic grain reserve as a buffer against future shortages, its agriculture minister told Reuters.

26 Apr 2017

Exclusive: South Africa considers strategic grain reserve as possible El Nino looms - minister

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer, hard hit by an El Nino-triggered drought last year, is considering a strategic reserve as a buffer against future shortages, its agriculture minister told Reuters.

21 Apr 2017

South Africa's Sibanye declares war on illegal gold miners

WESTONARIA, South Africa Illegal gold mining has plagued South Africa's mining companies for decades, robbing the industry and state coffers of billions of rand through smalltime pilfering as well as networks run by organised crime.

12 Apr 2017

Opposition protesters in South Africa's capital urge Zuma to quit

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG More than 30,000 people marched in South Africa's capital Pretoria on Wednesday calling on President Jacob Zuma to quit, keeping up pressure from the streets on the leader over his handling of the struggling economy. | Video

07 Apr 2017

Skirmishes in Johannesburg as South Africans protest against Zuma

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG Skirmishes broke out in Johannesburg as more than 60,000 people marched in South African cities on Friday in largely peaceful protests to demand President Jacob Zuma quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency.

06 Apr 2017

South Africa's Zuma talks tough on land, though repeat of Zimbabwe unlikely

JOHANNESBURG President Jacob Zuma's pledge to expropriate South African land is unlikely to lead to violent seizures of farms like those that impoverished neighboring Zimbabwe, but could still hurt the economy by scaring off investors worried about property rights.

05 Apr 2017

South Africa's top court lifts ban on domestic sales in rhino horn

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by the Department of Environmental Affairs to keep a moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn, according to court documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

04 Apr 2017

Former U.S. president Bush touts signature Africa AIDS program in Botswana

GABORONE Former U.S. President George W. Bush touted his signature aid project for Africa during a visit to Botswana on Tuesday, saying he hoped Washington would recognize its importance in saving lives threatened by AIDS.

02 Apr 2017

South African parliament's speaker to consider Zuma no-confidence vote request

JOHANNESBURG The speaker of South Africa's parliament said on Sunday she would consider a request from opposition parties to hold a 'no confidence' vote on President Jacob Zuma.

27 Feb 2017

Rhino poaching toll in South Africa falls 10 percent in 2016

JOHANNESBURG The number of rhinos poached for their horns in South Africa fell 10 percent in 2016 to 1,054, the second straight year of decline according to government data released on Monday, but conservationists said the levels remain alarming.

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