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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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23 Oct 2017

Gambian ministry says up to Togo to resolve crisis

BANJUL Gambia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was up to the people of Togo to decide whether President Faure Gnassingbe should stay in power after the minister told Reuters at the weekend that mediators should persuade Togo's leader to step aside.

12 Oct 2017

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger

NIAMEY/DAKAR Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said.

28 Sep 2017

Senegal rebels issue warning over Astron's mineral sands mine

DAKAR A dormant Senegalese rebel movement has called for the abandonment of a planned mineral sands project operated by Australia-listed Astron, saying it amounts to "a declaration of war".

28 Sep 2017

Senegal rebels issue warning over Astron's mineral sands mine

DAKAR, Sept 28 A dormant Senegalese rebel movement has called for the abandonment of a planned mineral sands project operated by Australia-listed Astron, saying it amounts to "a declaration of war".

23 Sep 2017

Court ruling favours Ghana in ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast

DAKAR/ACCRA The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favouring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbour Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.

13 Jul 2017

Gambia searches Jammeh's palaces for missing millions

KANILAI, Gambia In a warehouse on the sprawling country estate of Gambia's exiled former leader, Yahya Jammeh, silver platters pile up beside dusty crates of empty champagne bottles with labels commemorating his 1994 coup.

08 Jul 2017

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

BANJUL Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what industry sources say could be a rival to neighboring Senegal's Dakar.

07 Jul 2017

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

BANJUL, July 7 Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what officials hope will rival neighbouring Senegal's Dakar.

05 Jul 2017

African Petroleum shares tumble as Gambia ends exploration talks

DAKAR Shares in Oslo-listed African Petroleum plunged some 40 percent on Wednesday, their second daily fall in a row, as Gambian Oil Minister Fafa Sanyang confirmed that his country had ended talks to extend exploration rights for two offshore areas.

04 Jul 2017

Gambia ends talks with African Petroleum, seeks new bidders

BANJUL Gambia has ended talks with African Petroleum to extend oil exploration in two of the West African country's most promising offshore blocks and is now in preliminary discussions with new investors, a senior oil official told Reuters.

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