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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

06 Jul 2018

Corrupt judges blocking Kenyan anti-graft push, prosecutor says

MOMBASA, Kenya Corrupt judges are hampering an anti-graft drive in Kenya, undermining President Uhuru Kenyatta's attempt to restore public trust in the government, national security and the economy, the country's top prosecutor said.

14 Jun 2018

Kenya corruption threatens to engulf government, auditor general says

NAIROBI High-level corruption across all levels of government in Kenya threatens the integrity and basic functioning of the state, the auditor general told Reuters on Thursday.

29 May 2018

Kenya's central bank governor calls for regulation of fintech lenders

NAIROBI A boom in lending by financial technology (fintech) firms in Kenya has led to an increase in predatory lending practices, the country's central bank governor said on Tuesday, calling for the sector to be regulated.

26 May 2018

Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze

(This May 25 story corrects first name of Capital Markets Authority CEO to Paul, not Peter, paragraph 29.)

11 May 2018

Burst dam at Kenyan rose farm lacked permits, police investigate

SOLAI, Kenya A dam on a Kenyan commercial farm that burst this week, killing at least 45 people, was built illegally, the water resource regulator said on Friday, as police opened an initial investigation into the disaster. | Video

02 May 2018

Somalia must speed overhaul of fragile army to face militants, say donors

NAIROBI Somalia should accelerate reforms of its army, its main foreign backers said on Wednesday after discussing slow progress in transforming the graft-ridden force into one capable of fighting al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants.

02 May 2018

Kenya's Safaricom pilots messaging app linked to mobile money

NAIROBI Safaricom, Kenya's biggest telecoms company, is piloting a social messaging app that will link to its mobile money platform in an attempt to move the company into the application business, the company said on Tuesday.

02 May 2018

Safaricom pilots messaging app linked to mobile money

NAIROBI, May 1 Safaricom, Kenya's biggest telecoms company, is piloting a social messaging app that will link to its mobile money platform in an attempt to move the company into the application business, the company said on Tuesday.

01 May 2018

Harbouring ambitions: Gulf states scramble for Somalia

NAIROBI A battle for access to seaports is underway in one of the world's unlikeliest places: Somalia, now caught up in a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side, with Qatar backed by Turkey on the other.

27 Apr 2018

Kenya bans lesbian love story film 'Rafiki' set to open at Cannes

NAIROBI Kenyan authorities have banned a film that tells the love story of two women on the grounds that it promotes lesbianism but activists said the ban would only promote interest in the movie.

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