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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

01 Jun 2018

Explainer: Anglophone Cameroon's separatist conflict gets bloodier

DAKAR Clashes between insurgents fighting for a breakaway republic in Cameroon's English-speaking region and security forces have killed scores of people and displaced tens of thousands more since the conflict intensified late last year.

22 May 2018

From Burkina to Zimbabwe, U.S. aid cuts squeeze family planning services

OUAGADOUGOU The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes post-abortion care, may have to stop work in June. | Video

09 May 2018

At Dakar Biennale, Africa's artists urged to seize chance

DAKAR Senegal's old Palais de Justice sits among some of the most sought-after real estate in the capital Dakar, where it shares a stunning sea view with the nearby French ambassador's residence.

19 Apr 2018

Explainer - Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles

DUEKOUE, Ivory Coast Faced with the prospect of losing all its forests, Ivory Coast has partnered with chocolate makers to try to halt the spread of cocoa plantations in protected national parks and reserves.

19 Apr 2018

Explainer: Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles

DUEKOUE, Ivory Coast Faced with the prospect of losing all its forests, Ivory Coast has partnered with chocolate makers to try to halt the spread of cocoa plantations in protected national parks and reserves.

15 Mar 2018

Cameroon's aging Biya holds first cabinet meeting since 2015

DAKAR Cameroon's octogenarian President Paul Biya, who has ruled the central African country with an iron grip for decades, held his first cabinet meeting since 2015 on Thursday, using it to urge better economic policy and touting successes against insurgents.

15 Mar 2018

U.S. military discloses firefight in Niger in December

DAKAR U.S. and Niger troops killed 11 Islamist militants from a Boko Haram splinter group in a firefight in December, the U.S. military said on Thursday, publicly acknowledging a previously unreported incident.

15 Mar 2018

Cameroon's aging Biya calls first cabinet meeting since 2015

DAKAR, March 15 Cameroon's octogenarian President Paul Biya, who has ruled the central African country with zero tolerance for dissent for a third of a century, will hold his first cabinet meeting since 2015 on Thursday, his office announced.

06 Feb 2018

W.Africa to meet cocoa demand as other regions stagnate - Cargill

ABIDJAN, Feb 6 West Africa is meeting an ever larger share of the world's booming demand for chocolate, as other cocoa-growing regions in the Americas and Southeast Asia see crops stagnate and farmers move into other areas, Cargill's Africa director said.

30 Nov 2017

West Africa population planners battle to woo Muslim hearts

DAKAR/LIBORE, Niger Mabingue Ngom, the head of the U.N. Population Fund in West Africa, knows that if he wants to cut birth rates he can't ignore religion.

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