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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 Oct 2017

U.S deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep

NAIROBI/ABIDJAN U.S. special forces soldiers were with their counterparts from Niger on Wednesday in the West African nation's volatile southwest, a growing hot-bed of jihadist violence, when the report came in of a raid nearby.

01 Oct 2017

Congo warlord seeks to unite rebel factions in anti-Kabila alliance

NAIROBI/ABIDJAN For years, William Yakutumba did what many militia leaders in eastern Congo do: he occupied a pocket of territory while running rackets based on gold smuggling, arms trafficking and taxing civilians abandoned by an absent state.

20 Sep 2017

U.N. peacekeepers pressed to do more with less as further cuts loom

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI On June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world's largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts, and fast. | Video

19 Sep 2017

U.N. peacekeepers pressed to do more with less as further cuts loom

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI On June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world's largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts, and fast. | Video

16 Aug 2017

Kenyan opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed election

NAIROBI Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would challenge last week's presidential election result in court, calming fears that further street protests by his supporters might lead to widespread violence. | Video

19 Jul 2017

South Sudan peace hopes fade as war fragments, alliances shift

JUBA When rebel leader Riek Machar fled the South Sudanese capital Juba last year, General Saki James Palaoko helped him escape government air strikes, evade the national army and slip into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

21 Jun 2017

Angola shifts tone on Congo, deepening Kabila's isolation

NAIROBI/KINSHASA A change of tone in Angola's relationship with longtime ally Congo has left Congolese President Joseph Kabila more isolated than ever as he clings to power in his vast central African country.

20 Jun 2017

Splintering of South Sudan war makes peace more elusive - United Nations

JUBA South Sudan’s civil war has mutated from a two-way fight between the president and his ousted former deputy to a fragmented conflict, making it harder to put it back together and peace more elusive, the top U.N. peacekeeper in the country said.

19 Jun 2017

Take greater responsibility for your people, U.N. refugee chief tells South Sudan

JUBA The United Nations called on South Sudan's leaders to take more responsibility for stemming the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, as it said the number of people displaced worldwide had risen to a record 65.6 million.

18 Jun 2017

South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace

JUBA When South Sudan's civil war erupted in 2013, Nyayath Uluak was caught in crossfire in the northern town of Malakal and a bullet tore her leg apart. She survived, but the lower half of her limb didn't.

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