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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

09 May 2017

U.S. suspends aid to Kenyan health ministry over corruption concerns

NAIROBI The U.S. government has suspended $21 million in direct aid to Kenya's Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption, the embassy said on Tuesday, giving emphasis to an issue that is a growing liability for the government before August elections.

02 May 2017

Registration frenzy for candidates as Kenya election deadline nears

NAIROBIOutside Lucy Ndungu's Nairobi office, the line of angry aspiring politicians snaked down the stairs, out of the door and into the adjoining beer garden as hundreds lined up to register as independent candidates for Kenya's elections.

29 Apr 2017

Kenya police have not gathered evidence on Gallmann shooting - sources

NAIROBI Kenyan police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded a world-famous conservationist, sources say, and are unable to give details about suspects they said they arrested.

28 Apr 2017

Rigging, chaos mar Kenyan party primary votes - observers

NAIROBI Ballot-stuffing, multiple voting and violence marred polls to pick candidates in Kenya's looming national elections, observers and participants said on Friday, raising fears of further turmoil.

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.

26 Apr 2017

Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

NAIROBI Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. | Video

26 Apr 2017

Fight for power takes new forms as Kenyan elections approach

KISUMU A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from behind a dusty speaker that pounded out music.

23 Apr 2017

Gunmen shoot, injure conservationist Gallmann in Kenya

NAIROBI Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park on Sunday in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya.

21 Apr 2017

Kenya's ruling coalition annuls party primaries after chaotic voting

NAIROBI Kenya's ruling coalition annulled party primaries held on Friday, the organization's secretary general said, and reports of widespread anger over chaotic voting raised fears that poorly organized national polls in August could spark violent protests.

10 Apr 2017

Hungry Somalis weigh a daughter's freedom against her siblings' lives

DOLLOW, Somalia As the village wells dried up and her livestock died in the scorched scrubland of southern Somalia, Abdir Hussein had one last chance to save her family from starvation: the beauty of her 14-year-old daughter, Zeinab.

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