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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

22 Apr 2017

Super Rugby axing provokes contrasting reactions

CAPE TOWN The guillotine hanging over South African Super Rugby franchises, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings, provoked different reactions on Friday as both await their culling from the southern hemisphere competition.

07 Apr 2017

Soccer: Contentious African football decisions under review

JOHANNESBURG Contentious decisions on African football’s television rights and tournament hosting agreements will be reviewed in the coming months, the new Confederation of African Football head said on Friday.

02 Apr 2017

Venter joins Bok coaching team to bolster defence

CAPE TOWN South Africa have added former Springbok centre Brendan Venter to their rugby team management as they continue to strengthen their coaching expertise in a bid to put a horror year of results behind them.

21 Mar 2017

South Africa hit by new crisis after match-fixing revelations

CAPE TOWN South African football was embroiled in another scandal on Monday when FIFA said the national team's World Cup qualifying win over Senegal last year was fixed, leaving the legacy of the country's hosting of the 2010 finals in more turmoil.

17 Mar 2017

African game faces uncertain future under new regime

ADDIS ABABA African soccer faces an uncertain future after Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou was swept from power and a raft of new officials were voted into powerful positions.

16 Mar 2017

Ahmad ousts veteran Hayatou as CAF president

ADDIS ABABA Winds of change gusted through African soccer on Thursday as Ahmad of Madagascar was voted in as the new Confederation of African Football president, ending the 29-year reign of Issa Hayatou in an election in the Ethiopian capital.

16 Mar 2017

Hayatou rules out African Nations Cup switch

ADDIS ABABA Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou has rejected any possibility of changing the timing of the African Nations Cup Finals despite the problems it poses for European-based players and their clubs.

15 Mar 2017

African football's long-serving leader faces stiff challenge

ADDIS ABABA Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou will face a rare challenge on Thursday as he stands for an eighth term at the helm of the African game when CAF hold their Congress in the Ethiopian capital.

13 Mar 2017

Durban loses right to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

CAPE TOWN Durban was stripped of the right to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday after a trail of missed deadlines and financial problems that highlights the daunting burdens facing host cities for major sporting events.

04 Mar 2017

Commonwealth Games head visits South Africa to discuss 2022

CAPE TOWN Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martins has traveled to South Africa for crisis meetings as Durban faces the possibility of losing out on hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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