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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

20 Jul 2018

As Ethiopia's 'Wall' comes down, exiles dream of going home

JOHANNESBURG First came the shock, then the tears of joy, then the dreams of home.

05 Jul 2018

U.S. terminates funding for Zimbabwe rights groups ahead of election

JOHANNESBURG The United States has terminated funding to three Zimbabwean human rights and pro-democracy groups three weeks before an election, a move that analysts say could undermine the credibility of the country's first post-Mugabe vote.

19 Jun 2018

Anadarko staff under lock-down in Mozambique after attacks: source

JOHANNESBURG U.S. petroleum company Anadarko has placed staff working on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in northern Mozambique under "lock-down" due to the threat from suspected Islamist militants in the area, a regional security consultant said on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2018

Anadarko staff under lock-down in Mozambique after attacks - source

JOHANNESBURG U.S. petroleum company Anadarko has placed staff working on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in northern Mozambique under "lock-down" due to the threat from suspected Islamist militants in the area, a regional security consultant said on Tuesday.

04 Apr 2018

Winnie Mandela, tarnished 'Mother' of post-apartheid South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Hailed as mother of the 'new' South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's legacy as an anti-apartheid heroine ultimately was undermined even among some allies by her reputation as an iron-willed ideologue ruthless in her pursuit of revolution and redress. | Video

04 Apr 2018

Winnie Mandela, tarnished 'Mother' of post-apartheid South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Hailed as mother of the 'new' South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's legacy as an anti-apartheid heroine ultimately was undermined even among some allies by her reputation as an iron-willed ideologue ruthless in her pursuit of revolution and redress. | Video

02 Apr 2018

Obituary: Winnie Mandela, 'mother', then 'mugger', of new South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Hailed as mother of the 'new' South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's legacy as an anti-apartheid heroine was undone when she was revealed to be a ruthless ideologue prepared to sacrifice laws and lives in pursuit of revolution and redress.

27 Mar 2018

Cricket - Australia trio sent home after ball-tampering scandal, coach stays

JOHANNESBURG Australian cricket supremo James Sutherland had harsh words on Tuesday for the test trio being sent home after the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, saying they faced "significant" sanctions, but there was one term he refused to use - 'cheat'.

15 Mar 2018

South Africa demands Australian minister retract white farmer comments

JOHANNESBURG South Africa demanded on Thursday that Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton retract comments that suggested white farmers were being persecuted and deserved protection with special visas from a "civilised country".

14 Mar 2018

South Africa rebukes Australian minister for white farmer comments

JOHANNESBURG South Africa rebuked an Australian government minister on Wednesday for suggesting white South African farmers needed help from a "civilized country" and should get special visas due to the "horrific circumstances" they faced at home.

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