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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.

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20 Jul 2017

Congo's Kabila and family worth millions, new report says

KINSHASA Congo President Joseph Kabila and his family own stakes in more than 80 companies at home and abroad that are likely worth tens of millions of dollars, a report by a U.S.-based body said on Thursday.

14 Jul 2017

Assailants kill at least two, injure six in Kinshasa raid

KINSHASA Nearly a dozen men armed with knives and batons burst into the largest market in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Friday, killing at least two people and wounding six police officers, the police and witnesses said.

11 Jul 2017

IMF says Congo assistance contingent on political progress

KINSHASA The IMF has told Democratic Republic of Congo that "a credible path toward political stability" will probably be a condition of any assistance package, a letter seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday.

06 Jul 2017

Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.

06 Jul 2017

Congo court convicts soldiers for massacre in disputed Kasai region

KINSHASA A Democratic Republic of Congo court convicted seven soldiers on Thursday for the murder of suspected militia members in the country's insurrection-ravaged Kasai region.

04 Jul 2017

Congo says in talks with Russia's VTB for $1 billion investment

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo is in talks with Russian state-owned bank VTB over potential investments worth as much as $1 billion, Congolese officials said, though VTB said there had been no discussions about bilateral lending.

04 Jul 2017

Congo says in talks with Russia's VTB for $1 bln investment

KINSHASA, July 4 Democratic Republic of Congo is in talks with Russian state-owned bank VTB over potential investments worth as much as $1 billion, Congolese officials said.

04 Jul 2017

Burundi authorities purging army on ethnic lines - rights group

KINSHASA Burundian authorities have intensified an ethnically-driven purge of the army this year, risking renewed civil war in the central African nation, a French rights group said on Tuesday.

29 Jun 2017

Police officer killed in Congo jail raid, Kabila misses TV speech

KINSHASA A jail raid in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Thursday killed a police officer, police and diplomatic sources said, and President Joseph Kabila failed to appear on television for a customary address, heightening fears over security.

23 Jun 2017

U.N. begins investigation of Congo killings

GENEVA/KINSHASA The United Nations opened an investigation on Friday into killings in central Democratic Republic of Congo, though some Western countries and campaign groups said they had hoped it would have a stronger mandate.

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