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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

20 Oct 2017

Eyes on Odinga as Kenya election board CEO takes leave before vote

NAIROBI Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, who says he will boycott a presidential election re-run due next week, said on Friday he would announce a "way forward" the day before the scheduled poll, raising the possibility he might participate after all.

16 Oct 2017

At least 33 people died in police crackdown in Nairobi: rights groups

NAIROBI At least 33 people died in the Kenyan capital Nairobi during a police crackdown on opposition supporters after elections in August, including a child and a pregnant woman, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

10 Oct 2017

South Sudan targets oilfield security ahead of restoring production

JUBA South Sudan is tackling the chief obstacle to new investment in its oil sector - security - as it aims next year to restore production to the level recorded before war broke out in 2013, the oil minister said on Tuesday.

10 Oct 2017

INTERVIEW-South Sudan targets oilfield security ahead of restoring production

JUBA, Oct 10 South Sudan is tackling the chief obstacle to new investment in its oil sector - security - as it aims next year to restore production to the level recorded before war broke out in 2013, the oil minister said on Tuesday.

22 Sep 2017

Kenya not at risk of constitutional crisis ahead of election re-run - top legal official

NAIROBI Kenya will not face a constitutional or political crisis even if a planned re-run of its presidential election, now set for Oct. 26, is delayed beyond the end of October, the attorney general said on Friday.

21 Sep 2017

Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the election board for failing to verify official results of last month's presidential election before announcing them, but did not find any individual at the board responsible for the failings. | Video

18 Sep 2017

French IT firm says its tech won't be ready for re-run of Kenya poll

NAIROBI A French IT company that supplied the electronic system used in Kenya's nullified election last month has told the election commission its technology will not be ready to use again by the Oct. 17 date set for a re-run of the vote.

12 Sep 2017

Turkish Airlines profits in Africa, where others fear to fly

NAIROBI When Turkish Airlines opened a direct daily route to a war-ravaged African failed state plagued by Islamist militants, industry insiders were skeptical.

06 Sep 2017

Kenyan police not cooperating with watchdog over election-related deaths: sources

NAIROBI Kenyan police are not cooperating with investigations by a government-funded watchdog into violent deaths that followed last month's election, two sources with direct knowledge of the probes said.

04 Sep 2017

Corrected - Vote ruling by chief justice surprises Kenyans, but not his colleagues

NAIROBI Kenya's Supreme Court ruling to scrap last month's presidential election was shaped by a new chief justice who proved a staunch defender of judicial independence on a continent where judges are often seen as being under the thumb of executive powers.

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