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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

14 Mar 2018

Djibouti says its container port to remain in state hands

NAIROBI Djibouti's container port will remain in state hands as the government seeks investment, a senior official said on Wednesday in comments likely to reassure Washington where lawmakers say they fear it could be ceded to China.

23 Feb 2018

Amid claims of police brutality in Kenya, a watchdog fails to bite

NAIROBI She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter "Pendo," which in KiSwahili means "Love." | Video

12 Feb 2018

Uber tests cheaper 'Hurry Hurry' service for errands in Nairobi

NAIROBI Uber is testing a service in Nairobi that was inspired by residents' use of the platform for errands and aims to tap into a new segment of the city's active ride-hailing market, a regional executive said on Monday.

02 Feb 2018

Kenya defies court order to reopen TV stations, detains opposition figure

NAIROBI Kenya on Friday defied a court order to lift a ban on three private television stations and briefly detained an opposition politician, deepening a crisis sparked by a disputed presidential election. | Video

01 Feb 2018

Kenya government ignores court order suspending shutdown of three TV stations

NAIROBI Three private Kenyan television channels remained off air despite a court order on Thursday that they be allowed to resume broadcasting, overturning a government-ordered shut down.

31 Jan 2018

Kenyan TV stations to stay shut after covering opposition 'inauguration'

NAIROBI Three Kenyan TV stations will stay off the air indefinitely as the government investigates a "swearing in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday, following the symbolic but direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

30 Jan 2018

Kenya's government suspends broadcasters as Odinga takes symbolic oath

NAIROBI Kenyan authorities suspended television and radio stations on Tuesday as supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga watched him take a symbolic presidential oath in a Nairobi park in a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta. | Video

12 Jan 2018

Mauritius' SBM Holdings to take 75 pct of Kenya's Chase deposits, liabilities

NAIROBI, Jan 12 Mauritius's SBM Holdings will acquire 75 percent of the value of certain deposits of Kenya's Chase bank plus matched liabilities, the Kenyan central bank said on Friday.

10 Jan 2018

EU observers say Kenya stymied visit to present final election report

NAIROBI European Union observers of Kenya's 2017 presidential and parliamentary elections said on Wednesday that a lack of government cooperation meant they were unable to travel to the East African nation to present their final report on the vote.

19 Dec 2017

Somali refugees in Kenya caught between ration cuts and war at home

DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya Somali refugees in Kenya are free to choose whether to go home, a top U.N. official said on Tuesday, despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone.

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