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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

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Exclusive: U.S. suspends aid to Somalia's battered military over graft

NAIROBI The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month. | Video

30 Nov 2017

U.S. military says no civilians killed in August Somalia raid

NAIROBI The U.S. military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, U.S. Africa command said late on Wednesday, the first public statement on the findings from an investigation into the raid.

24 Nov 2017

After Mugabe, African leaders ponder own fate

NAIROBI Hours after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. | Video

23 Nov 2017

After Mugabe, African leaders ponder own fate

NAIROBI Hours after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews.

22 Nov 2017

After Mugabe, African leaders wonder what next

NAIROBI Hours after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews.

11 Nov 2017

Burundi rejects International Criminal Court war crimes investigation

AMSTERDAM/NAIROBI Burundi said on Friday it will refuse to cooperate with an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into war crimes prosecutors suspect were committed by forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza's government against their political opponents.

09 Nov 2017

Political exclusion risks tearing Kenya apart, says opposition leader

NAIROBI Kenya's main opposition leader said on Thursday that anger over last month's presidential election ran so deep it threatened to tear the country apart.

08 Nov 2017

Islamic State's footprint spreading in northern Somalia: U.N.

NAIROBI A militant faction loyal to Islamic State (IS) has increased its following in northern Somalia from a few dozen last year to up to 200 this year, a U.N. report said, days after the group came under U.S. air attack for the first time.

31 Oct 2017

Kenyan opposition leader calls for petitions against vote won by Kenyatta

NAIROBI Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday called for pickets and petitions against an election he boycotted last week won by President Uhuru Kenyatta but stopped short of appealing for mass protests or announcing a court challenge to the result.

31 Oct 2017

Kenyan President Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election

NAIROBI Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeated election in which an opposition boycott helped lower turnout to 39 percent, the electoral commission said on Monday. | Video

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