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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

07 Dec 2017

South Africa to scale down nuclear expansion plan: energy minister

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will push ahead with its nuclear expansion plan but will now do so at a slower pace, as weak economic growth means there is less demand for power, Energy Minister David Mahlobo said on Thursday.

06 Dec 2017

South Africa's ANC wants to avoid split after vote: senior official

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is doing everything possible to avoid a split in the party after elections for a new leader this month, a senior official running for the top job said on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2017

South Africa's Ramaphosa leads ANC nominations but not assured of victory

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's deputy president got the majority of nominations to become leader of the ruling African National Congress, but the complexity of the leadership race means it's far from certain he will become the next party leader and therefore the likely next president.

21 Nov 2017

Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change - ANC official

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.

13 Nov 2017

South African commission urges more education spending before ratings reviews

JOHANNESBURG South Africa should raise state spending on higher education by around a third to at least 1 percent of gross domestic product, a report commissioned by the presidency and released on Monday found.

01 Nov 2017

South Africa's unruly ANC branches kick off race to succeed Zuma

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is holding hundreds of branch meetings as grassroots members nominate candidates to take over from President Jacob Zuma as party chief in December.

17 Oct 2017

South African reshuffle irks ANC allies, Zuma confidant to oversee nuclear deal

JOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma made a close associate energy minister on Tuesday as his government tries to push through a big nuclear deal but his sacking of another minister was seen undermining his ANC party's ruling alliance.

14 Oct 2017

South Africa's ANC needs to put an end to scandals - official

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) needs to put an end to scandals that are tarnishing its image, an ANC official said, after a court ruling that paved the way for President Jacob Zuma to face nearly 800 counts of corruption.

02 Oct 2017

EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar surge sends emerging currencies reeling

LONDON, Oct 2 Emerging market currencies slipped on Monday, extending losses from last week as a strong dollar and rising U.S. Treasury yields outweighed upbeat factory data from China.

29 Sep 2017

Graphic - Emerging markets eye record year as Q3 keeps rally alive

LONDON Having enjoyed a blisteringly hot summer quarter, emerging markets are heading for one of their best years on record - as long as the dollar and global borrowing costs do not rise much further before the end of 2017.

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