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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

Oct 16 2017

Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court

KIGALI A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and inciting insurrection.

Oct 13 2017

Mother of Rwandan president's challenger tells court of torture

KIGALI The mother and sister of a prominent critic of Rwanda's president said on Friday all three of them had been tortured and deprived of food as they were held in jail on charges of forgery and inciting insurrection.

Oct 11 2017

Opponent of Rwandan president denies insurrection, forgery charges in court

KIGALI A prominent opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of forgery and inciting insurrection and said she was being prevented from accessing her case file to chart her defence.

Oct 09 2017

Critic of Rwanda's president blocked from planning trial defence - lawyer

KIGALI A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame cannot plan her defence on charges of insurrection and forgery because prosecutors have denied access to her case file, her lawyer said on Monday.

Oct 04 2017

Rwanda charges critic of president with inciting insurrection

KIGALI Rwandan authorities have charged a critic of President Paul Kagame with inciting insurrection and forgery after she was barred from challenging him in August elections, the public prosecutor's spokesman said on Wednesday.

Sep 06 2017

Rwanda arrests supporters of jailed opposition figure

KIGALI Rwandan police have arrested supporters of jailed opposition figure Victoire Ingabire who they said were planning to join an armed group in a neighboring country.

Sep 04 2017

Rwanda police arrest critic of president for forgery, tax evasion

KIGALI Rwandan police on Monday arrested Diane Shima Rwigara, a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, charging her with forgery and tax evasion.

Aug 30 2017

Critic of Rwandan president taken from home by police: brother

KIGALI The brother of a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Wednesday she had been taken from her home by police along with four family members, something police denied.

Aug 28 2017

Rwanda's Bank of Kigali to raise $60-100 mln by next year -CEO

KIGALI, Aug 28 Rwanda's Bank of Kigali plans to raise $60 million-$100 million by next year to expand its business and could list shares on an overseas bourse as part of the plan, its chief executive officer said.

Aug 18 2017

Rwanda's president strikes defiant note in inauguration

KIGALI Rwandan President Kagame struck a defiant tone in his inauguration speech on Friday after criticism by international rights bodies over his re-election this month.

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