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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.

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12 Jan 2018

Kenya cuts local communities' share of oil revenue

NAIROBI Kenya has cut the share of revenue communities receive from local oil discoveries to 20 percent from an earlier offer of 30 percent, a senior government official said on Friday.

12 Jan 2018

INTERVIEW-Kenya cuts local communities' share of oil revenue

NAIROBI, Jan 12 Kenya has cut the share of revenue communities receive from local oil discoveries to 20 percent from an earlier offer of 30 percent, a senior government official said on Friday.

11 Jan 2018

Kenya Airways CEO sees 10 percent revenue bump from direct U.S. flights

NAIROBI Kenya Airways expects its daily direct flights to the United States that it launches for the first time in October to boost annual revenue by 10 percent from 2019, the chief executive said on Thursday.

03 Jan 2018

Kenya betting firm pulls 600 million shillings sports sponsorship over tax row

NAIROBI A Kenyan online sports betting firm has canceled 600 million shillings ($5.80 million) in direct annual sponsorship for the country's main football league and other sports, after the government hiked taxes for such firms by more than four times.

07 Dec 2017

World Bank cuts Kenya's 2017 economic growth estimate to 4.9 pct

NAIROBI, Dec 7 The World Bank has cut its 2017 growth estimate for Kenya's economy to 4.9 percent, which would be the slowest annual expansion in five years, due to drought, sluggish credit growth and a prolonged election season, it said on Thursday.

29 Nov 2017

Kenya president sworn in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

NAIROBI Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who promised supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. 12. | Video

20 Nov 2017

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win

NAIROBI Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week.

18 Nov 2017

At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

NAIROBI At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said. | Video

10 Nov 2017

Kenya offers bigger share of oil revenue to local communities

NAIROBI, Nov 10 Kenya's government has proposed in a draft bill to give 30 percent of prospective oil revenue to the community where the resource was discovered, climbing down from its earlier proposal to cap the amount.

09 Nov 2017

Kenya's Nakumatt supermarket chain foiled by explosive growth

NAIROBI The implosion of a family-owned Kenyan mattress shop that grew to become East Africa's biggest supermarket chain is a cautionary tale about trying to grow too far, too fast to cash in on the rapid growth of the country's middle class.   

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