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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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17 Jul 2017

Drawn by wildebeest, tourists pour into Kenya despite possible poll violence

NAIROBI Tourists to Kenya are shrugging off fears of potential violence during elections in August, pouring into the East African country in droves for a chance of seeing the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara.

08 Jun 2017

Kenya to convert $243 mln debt in Kenya Airways into equity

NAIROBI, June 8 Kenya will convert its $243 million in loans to Kenya Airways into equity, the government has said, as part of a broader restructuring to nurse the ailing airline back to financial health.

01 Jun 2017

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capital

MOMBASA, Kenya Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion (2.48 billion pounds) railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence more than 50 years ago. | Video

26 May 2017

Vodafone's M-pesa money service to expand further into Africa: CEO

NAIROBI Vodafone's popular mobile financial services M-Pesa will expand into more African countries, giving millions of people access to banking services without the need for a bank account, the chief executive of Safaricom said.

24 May 2017

Kenyan flour shortage stokes anger ahead of election

NAIROBI A Kenyan government scheme to subsidize staple maize flour has hit problems over shortages, stoking anger over high food prices ahead of a national election in August.

24 May 2017

Kenyan flour shortage stokes anger ahead of election

NAIROBI, May 24 A Kenyan government scheme to subsidise staple maize flour has hit problems over shortages, stoking anger over high food prices ahead of a national election in August.

23 May 2017

Rezidor Group targets 60 pct jump in Africa hotels by 2020

NAIROBI, May 23 Sweden's Rezidor Group AB plans to increase by 60 percent the number of hotels it operates in sub-Saharan Africa to 120 in the next four years to take advantage of growing business travel, its regional head said on Tuesday.

22 May 2017

Kenya Airways' budget carrier plans international flights

NAIROBI, May 22 Kenyan budget carrier Jambojet expects government approval this month to start flying to destinations outside the country, and will lease more planes to start the flights in the next two years, its chief executive said on Monday.

27 Apr 2017

Kenyan opposition alliance names Odinga as presidential candidate

NAIROBI Veteran politician Raila Odinga will represent Kenya's opposition alliance in the presidential election in August, his fourth time as a presidential candidate.

11 Apr 2017

Kenya's CBA Bank to offer liquidity for mobile phone bond

NAIROBI, April 11 Kenyan lender CBA Group has agreed to make a market for the country's debut mobile phone-based bond, guaranteeing investors an exit whenever they need it, officials said on Tuesday.

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