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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

29 Nov 2017

Exxon nears deal to explore for oil and gas offshore Mauritania

DAKAR, Nov 29 Exxon Mobil is close to signing a deal to explore for oil and gas offshore Mauritania, its first foray into the West African country, Mauritania's oil, energy and mines director said on Wednesday.

08 Nov 2017

Cameroon separatists kill at least two gendarmes as Anglophone dispute escalates

DAKAR Anglophone secessionists in Cameroon killed at least two gendarmes on Wednesday, two secessionist leaders and a security official said, signaling an escalation in their protracted dispute with the central government.

08 Nov 2017

Cameroon separatists kill at least 2 gendarmes as Anglophone dispute escalates

DAKAR, Nov 8 Anglophone secessionists in Cameroon killed at least two gendarmes on Wednesday, two secessionist leaders and a security official said, signalling an escalation in their protracted dispute with the central government.

23 Oct 2017

In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

MONROVIA Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty.

19 Oct 2017

Soccer star Weah to face vice president in Liberian presidential run-off

MONROVIA Former soccer star George Weah won the first round of Liberia's presidential election with 38.4 percent of the vote, 10 points ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai who will face him in a run-off next month, the electoral commission said on Thursday.

18 Oct 2017

African rulers' weapon against web-based dissent - the off switch

DAKAR Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug. | Video

17 Oct 2017

Ex-football star 'King George' nears goal of Liberia presidency

MONROVIA George Weah has been here before: on the goal line of the Liberian presidency, one run-off vote from victory. Unlike in 2005, however, his support is much wider and many expect him at last to succeed.

15 Oct 2017

Ex-soccer star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

MONROVIA Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39 percent of votes and less than 5 percent of precincts still to be counted.

06 Oct 2017

Cameroon army helicopters shot separatist protesters - witnesses

DAKAR/BAMENDA, Cameroon Troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people, witnesses and rights groups said.

02 Oct 2017

State crackdown fuels independence push in Anglophone Cameroon

DAKAR A once-fringe separatist movement in Cameroon's Anglophone regions is gaining ground after a year of state repression that has undermined moderate voices and raised concerns the majority French-speaking nation may face a prolonged period of violence.

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