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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

13 Apr 2017

Accra residents hope for healthier life with new sewage plant

ACCRA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the heart of Ghana's capital, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, sits Lavender Hill, a former dumping site for raw sewage better known for its aroma of human waste than fragrant flowers.

13 Apr 2017

FEATURE-Accra residents hope for healthier life with new sewage plant

ACCRA, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the heart of Ghana's capital, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, sits Lavender Hill, a former dumping site for raw sewage better known for its aroma of human waste than fragrant flowers.

13 Dec 2016

Climate forecasts could help drought-hit herders make smarter moves

LAMU, Kenya - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Mohammed Ngalo brushes his teeth with a twig, he looks up to the sky for a sign that rain is coming.

08 Dec 2016

Locals fearful as mega-projects drive rush for land on Kenya's coast

WITU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Too poor to buy land where they grew up on Kenya's palm-fringed southern coast, Sylvester Jefua and his wife migrated 300 kms northwards to Witu Forest, where they felled seven acres of trees and built a mud and thatch house for their family.

08 Dec 2016

FEATURE-Locals fearful as mega-projects drive rush for land on Kenya's coast

WITU, Kenya, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Too poor to buy land where they grew up on Kenya's palm-fringed southern coast, Sylvester Jefua and his wife migrated 300 kms northwards to Witu Forest, where they felled seven acres of trees and built a mud and thatch house for their family.

01 Oct 2015

Sand dams quench the thirst of water-short Kenyans

LEMISHAMI, Kenya, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a busy market day in Lemishami village, Letilia Lekula herds his goats to a dry, sandy riverbed with a stone wall built across it. The animals wait patiently as he pulls a wooden trough from a nearby thicket and then starts digging in the sand.

23 Sep 2015

As droughts worsen, joined-up adaptations build resilience in arid Kenya

YAMICHA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gusts of wind blow the dust coming from thousands of animals as they make their way to Urura borehole in Kenya’s arid northern Merti ward.

22 Sep 2015

As droughts worsen, joined-up adaptations build resilience in arid Kenya

YAMICHA, Kenya, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gusts of wind blow the dust coming from thousands of animals as they make their way to Urura borehole in Kenya's arid northern Merti ward.

28 Aug 2015

Kenyan fishing town swaps boats for mangroves and mariculture

KILIFI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A slight breeze makes the afternoon humidity bearable as Kibibi Mramba and 19 others plant tiny mangrove shoots along a creek in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi.

28 Aug 2015

Kenyan fishing town swaps boats for mangroves and mariculture

KILIFI, Kenya, Aug 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A slight breeze makes the afternoon humidity bearable as Kibibi Mramba and 19 others plant tiny mangrove shoots along a creek in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi.

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