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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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South Africa's Ramaphosa flies in to try and quell northern protests

MAHIKENG, South Africa South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa flew into the northern city of Mahikeng on Friday to try and quell an outbreak of violent protests that had forced him to cut short a visit to a Commonwealth summit.

19 Apr 2018

South Africa must tame Zambia's 'brutal regime', opposition leader says

JOHANNESBURG Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema accused President Edgar Lungu's government on Thursday of political killings, rights abuses and rampant coruption, calling on South Africa to intervene to restore calm.

18 Apr 2018

St Helena's cherished lifeline ship to return as anti-piracy armory

JOHANNESBURG The RMS St. Helena, Britain's last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of humanity's remotest islands and the outside world.

17 Apr 2018

St Helena's cherished lifeline ship to return as anti-piracy armoury

JOHANNESBURG, April 17 The RMS St. Helena, Britain's last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of humanity's remotest islands and the outside world.

28 Mar 2018

Cricket: Australia clears coach Lehmann after cover-up claims

JOHANNESBURG Under-fire Australia coach Darren Lehmann had no knowledge of a ball-tampering plot by his two most senior players and allegations that he then led a cover-up are false, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday.

26 Mar 2018

Exclusive: South Africa investigates $60 million SAP contract

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's anti-corruption agency is investigating a 671 million rand ($60 million) government contract with German software firm SAP, which has admitted misconduct in separate deals involving friends of ousted president Jacob Zuma.

24 Mar 2018

South Africa mulling privatization in Ramaphosa reform drive: Treasury chief

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will consider partially privatizing struggling state-owned companies as part of wide-ranging reforms set in motion by President Cyril Ramaphosa since he came to power last month, the head of the National Treasury said on Saturday.

20 Mar 2018

Zuma's tax chief ousted ahead of South Africa ratings decision

JOHANNESBURG Mark Kingon was appointed acting head of South Africa's tax office on Tuesday, hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended his predecessor and days before a Moody's review that could see the country lose its last investment-grade credit rating.

13 Mar 2018

South African pro-Zuma group blocks energy deals in blow to Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was dealt a political blow on Tuesday, after a last-minute legal challenge by a group loyal to ousted leader Jacob Zuma blocked the signing of $4.7 billion in renewable energy deals.

08 Mar 2018

Senior South African MP says believes politics delayed Gupta case

JOHANNESBURG A South African lawmaker leading an investigation into accusations that businessmen used links with ex-president Jacob Zuma to win contracts said on Thursday he suspected prosecutors had delayed taking action over the case for political reasons.

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