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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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15 Sep 2017

Deadly riots block mining operations in Guinea bauxite town

CONAKRY Unrest over wages and electricity cuts kept the Guinean bauxite mining hub of Boke partially blocked on Friday after a night of gunfire in which witnesses said youths set up roadblocks and burnt tyres.

13 Sep 2017

Guinean forces kill one, wound several in bauxite mining town riot

CONAKRY At least one person was killed and several wounded when Guinean security forces opened fire to break up a riot in the bauxite mining hub of Boke, witnesses said on Wednesday.

06 Sep 2017

China to loan Guinea $20 billion to secure aluminum ore

CONAKRY China agreed on Wednesday to loan Guinea $20 billion over almost 20 years in exchange for concessions on bauxite, an ore of aluminum which the West African country has in abundance, the mines minister said.

22 Aug 2017

Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight

CONAKRY At least eight people died and others were injured in Guinea when a portion of a rubbish landfill site collapsed on houses on the outskirts of the capital, Conakry, in torrential rain, police and government officials said on Tuesday.

02 Aug 2017

Thousands protest against Guinea's Conde over election delays, insecurity

CONAKRY Several thousand opponents of Guinea's President Alpha Conde protested in the capital Conakry on Wednesday against election delays and insecurity, as political tensions escalate.

26 Apr 2017

Guinea will not accept any big changes to Chinalco iron ore deal

CONAKRY Guinea will not accept any major changes to the terms of the Simandou iron ore project that Chinalco bought from Rio Tinto, including building a 650-km railway rather than taking a shorter route via its neighbors, the mines minister said on Wednesday.

26 Apr 2017

INTERVIEW-Guinea will not accept any big changes to Chinalco iron ore deal

CONAKRY, April 26 Guinea will not accept any major changes to the terms of the Simandou iron ore project that Chinalco bought from Rio Tinto, including building a 650-km railway rather than taking a shorter route via its neighbours, the mines minister said on Wednesday.

20 Dec 2016

Guinea soldier wanted for stadium massacre arrested in Senegal

CONAKRY Senegal authorities have arrested a Guinean soldier linked to a 2009 massacre in Conakry where at least 150 people were killed and dozens of women raped, a Senegalese security source said on Tuesday.

20 Dec 2016

Guinea soldier wanted for stadium massacre arrested in Senegal

CONAKRY, Dec 20 Senegal authorities have arrested a Guinean soldier linked to a 2009 massacre in Conakry where at least 150 people were killed and dozens of women raped, a Senegalese security source said on Tuesday.

09 Nov 2016

Rio Tinto suspends senior executive after Guinea investigation

MELBOURNE/CONAKRY Rio Tinto , the world's second-largest miner, has suspended one senior executive, accepted the resignation of a second and alerted U.S. and UK authorities after discovering $10.5 million in unexplained payments to a consultant in Guinea.

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