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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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7:09pm IST

Broke South Sudan hike fees, blocks aid despite appeal for cash

NAIROBI South Sudan is hiking fees for humanitarians and blocking them from reaching hungry families, even as the oil-rich country appeals for nearly 2 billion dollars to help avert starvation amid a civil war, five aid groups told Reuters.

5:25pm IST

Kenyan police assaulted and raped women during election: rights group

NAIROBI Several dozen women in Kenya said police officers attacked them during this year's election season and some said they were raped by men in uniform, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

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.

29 Oct 2017

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in western Kenya on Sunday, a day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by this week's presidential election.

29 Oct 2017

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in rural western Kenya on Sunday, one day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by the country's repeated presidential election.

29 Oct 2017

In Kenya, polarising election re-run rekindles ethnic tensions

MUHORONI, Kenya Kenya's repeat presidential election, boycotted this week by millions, has reignited long-running tensions between ethnic communities in some areas, leading inhabitants of one small village in the west to pick up traditional arms on Saturday.

27 Oct 2017

Boycott, shooting and tear gas mar Kenya election re-run

KISUMU, Kenya Kenyan opposition supporters skirmished with police and threw up burning barricades in pockets of the country on Thursday, seeking to derail President Uhuru Kenyatta's likely re-election with a low voter turnout. | Video

26 Oct 2017

In Kenya opposition stronghold, a repeat presidential vote looks unlikely

KISUMU, Kenya As Kenya prepared to hold a repeat presidential poll on Thursday despite an opposition boycott, a handful of scared election officials huddled by an echoing hall in Kisumu, a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

25 Oct 2017

In Kenya opposition stronghold, a repeat presidential vote looks unlikely

KISUMU, Kenya As Kenya prepared to hold a repeat presidential poll on Thursday despite an opposition boycott, a handful of scared election officials huddled by an echoing hall in Kisumu, a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

20 Oct 2017

Eyes on Odinga as Kenya election board CEO takes leave before vote

NAIROBI Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, who says he will boycott a presidential election re-run due next week, said on Friday he would announce a "way forward" the day before the scheduled poll, raising the possibility he might participate after all.

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