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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

31 May 2018

Victims of fake AIDS treatment sue Gambia's ex-ruler

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three victims of a fake AIDS cure created by Gambia's ex-president sued for damages on Thursday in the first case against Yahya Jammeh to reach national courts since the former leader fled into exile.

31 May 2018

Victims of fake AIDS treatment sue Gambia's ex-ruler

DAKAR, May 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three victims of a fake AIDS cure created by Gambia's ex-president sued for damages on Thursday in the first case against Yahya Jammeh to reach national courts since the former leader fled into exile.

30 May 2018

African migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of Africans say they were sold for labor and trapped in slavery in Algeria in what aid agencies fear may be a widening trend of abusing migrants headed for a new life in Europe.

23 May 2018

"Don't touch the bodies": Congo volunteers race to stop Ebola spreading

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of volunteers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have set out on foot and motorbike to teach Ebola safety in a drive aid agencies say could be key to containing a deadly outbreak.

23 May 2018

"Don't touch the bodies": Congo volunteers race to stop Ebola spreading

DAKAR, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of volunteers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have set out on foot and motorbike to teach Ebola safety in a drive aid agencies say could be key to containing a deadly outbreak.

17 May 2018

Regional court to judge Sierra Leone schools ban for pregnant girls

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls' rights across the region.

16 May 2018

'Vicious cycle' as conflict uproots millions in Africa

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa forced 15,000 people from their homes every day in 2017, double the previous year's figure, an international monitoring centre said on Wednesday, urging more help for those displaced within their own countries.

15 May 2018

Senegal's street children turn trauma into art in Africa's biggest exhibition

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young boys who were forced to beg on the streets for Islamic teachers have turned their suffering into art, as they join more than 1,000 artists showing their work at Africa's biggest and oldest biennale art exhibition in Senegal this month.

09 May 2018

Congo Ebola outbreak met with rapid response after West African crisis

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six months after an Ebola outbreak was confirmed in West Africa in March 2014, the World Health Organization declared an international emergency and called for help. The disease went on to ravage three countries and kill over 11,000 people.

03 May 2018

U.N. calls for urgent aid to Sahel as hunger crisis looms

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five million people in West Africa's Sahel region will need food aid in the coming months following a drought, but current funding will be insufficient to prevent starvation, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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