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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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24 Nov 2017

South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors' argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient". | Video

20 Oct 2017

Zuma spokesman dismisses reports South African deputy president may be sacked

JOHANNESBURG Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the South African president would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

16 Aug 2017

Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe after being accused of assault in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned home on Tuesday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assaulting a model in a hotel room.

09 Aug 2017

ANC succession battle in focus after South Africa's Zuma vote

JOHANNESBURG President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in the South African parliament but the episode has exposed rifts in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) that could affect his ability to influence the choice of its next leader.

09 Aug 2017

ANC succession battle in focus after South Africa's Zuma vote

JOHANNESBURG President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in the South African parliament but the episode has exposed rifts in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) that could affect his ability to influence the choice of its next leader.

09 Aug 2017

ANC succession battle in focus after South Africa's Zuma vote

JOHANNESBURG President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in the South African parliament but the episode has exposed rifts in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) that could affect his ability to influence the choice of its next leader.

09 Aug 2017

South African opposition calls for new election, accused of hallucinating

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's opposition called on Wednesday for parliament to be dissolved and a national election held, a day after its no-confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma was defeated.

11 May 2017

S.African police, protesters clash for fourth day over housing demands

JOHANNESBURG Protesters demanding better housing clashed with police in Johannesburg townships for the fourth straight day on Thursday, racheting up pressure on South African President Jacob Zuma's government to deliver social services.

11 May 2017

South Africa's Zuma requests permission to appeal Gordhan order

JOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday requested legal permission for an appeal against a High Court order to give reasons for his decision to fire finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle, his office said.

11 Apr 2017

S.Africa's top court to hear case for secret no-confidence ballot on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's top court said on Tuesday it would consider whether a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma should be taken by secret ballot, as pressure mounted on him to resign after a controversial cabinet reshuffle.

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