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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

23 Mar 2018

A child dies, a child lives: why Somalia drought is not another famine

DOLLOW, Somalia At the height of Somalia's 2011 famine, Madow Mohamed had to leave her crippled five-year-old son Abdirahman by the side of the road to lead her eight other starving children towards help.

07 Mar 2018

U.S. Secretary of State to focus on security on first African visit

NAIROBI U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Ethiopia at the start of his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Wednesday, seeking to bolster security alliances on a continent increasingly turning to China for aid and trade.

20 Feb 2018

Kenya allows opposition figures to travel after barring them overnight

NAIROBI Two prominent supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga were allowed to leave the country on Tuesday a day after authorities prevented them from doing so.

07 Feb 2018

Kenya crackdown on media, opposition attracts heavy criticism

NAIROBI A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier on Wednesday, a bizarre error that rights groups interpreted as another sign of an anti-democratic slide.

07 Feb 2018

Kenya crackdown on media, opposition attracts heavy criticism

NAIROBI A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier on Wednesday, a bizarre error that rights groups interpreted as another sign of an anti-democratic slide.

07 Feb 2018

Kenya crackdown on media, opposition attracts heavy criticism

NAIROBI A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier on Wednesday, a bizarre error that rights groups interpreted as another sign of an anti-democratic slide.

05 Feb 2018

Two Kenya TV stations resume broadcasting after days shut by government

NAIROBI Two Kenyan television channels shut down by the government over their coverage of the political opposition resumed partial broadcasting on Monday, although a third channel remained off the air.

24 Jan 2018

Exclusive - Somalia lures defectors in new push against insurgents

MOGADISHU As an undercover operative for Somalia's al Shabaab militia, Nasteh spied on the insurgent group's senior commanders to ensure their loyalty and planned bombings and assassinations in government-controlled territory.

20 Dec 2017

Somali lawmakers seek to impeach president amid political crisis

MOGADISHU Some Somali lawmakers said on Wednesday they plan to impeach the president in a mounting political crisis that could put the fledgling government on a violent collision course with one of the country's most powerful clans.

14 Dec 2017

Exclusive - U.S. suspends aid to Somalia's battered military over graft

NAIROBI The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month. | Video

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