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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

24 Aug 2017

Mali governor returns to northern state as part of ceasefire

BAMAKO Rival armed groups in northern Mali agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal for the first time in years as part of a ceasefire deal signed on Wednesday after weeks of fighting.

18 Aug 2017

Trial starts for Islamist Mali police chief charged with amputations

BAMAKO A Malian former police chief cut off people's hands during an occupation in 2012-13 by Islamist rebels who imposed a harsh form of Islamic law, a court heard on Friday as he was put on trial.

12 Jul 2017

Tuareg separatists seize north Mali town in battle

BAMAKO Tuareg separatists have seized a town in Mali's desert north from a pro-government ethnic Tuareg militia after days of fighting, the separatists and a local legislator close to the government side said on Wednesday.

11 Jul 2017

To save elephants, Mali employs Dutch dogs

BAMAKO In an effort to save one of Africa's last desert elephant herds, Mali has employed Mitch, Bobby and Amy - Dutch spaniels with a nose for sniffing out illegal ivory.

02 Jul 2017

French and West African presidents launch Sahel force

BAMAKO African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday, which French President Emmanuel Macron told a regional summit should be fully operational by the autumn despite its current budget shortfall.

12 Jun 2017

Australia's Resolute Mining to open 3 mln oz Mali gold mine end-2018 - CEO

BAMAKO, June 12 Australia's Resolute Mining will start producing gold from a 3 million ounce underground deposit at its Syama gold mine next year, its CEO told Reuters.

02 May 2017

Hummingbird Resources subsidiary set to open Mali gold mine this year

BAMAKO A subsidiary of UK mining firm Hummingbird Resources is on course to start production at an $88 million (£68.1 million) open cast gold mine in Mali this year, its director and Mali's Minister for Mines told Reuters.

25 Mar 2017

Tuareg rebels say to boycott Mali peace conference

BAMAKO Mali's main Tuareg separatist factions said on Saturday they would boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a nearly 2-year-old peace accord that has been riven by quarrelling.

06 Mar 2017

Armed groups prevent Mali interim government's installation in Timbuktu

BAMAKO Armed groups surrounded Timbuktu on Monday, the defense ministry said, preventing Malian interim authorities from being installed there under a peace pact meant to end years of lawlessness.

14 Dec 2016

Mali's gold miners could rival industrial producers

BAMAKO The amount of gold dug up by people working informally in Mali could soon rival official production thanks to demand from domestic refineries, officials in the West African nation say.

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