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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

Sep 11 2018

Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalize drugs

DAKAR West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday.

Aug 29 2018

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilized: WHO chief

DAKAR It is too soon to say that an outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing due to difficulties identifying new cases near rebel-controlled areas, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

Aug 27 2018

Congo trial over killings of U.N. experts resumes after long suspension

DAKAR The trial of more than two dozen people, including a former intelligence agency informant, suspected in the killings of two U.N. sanctions monitors last year in central Congo resumed on Monday after a 10-month suspension, defense lawyers said.

Aug 07 2018

HRW decries short sentences for Congo peacekeepers guilty of murder

DAKAR Three Congo Republic peacekeepers were given sentences of just three years in jail for murdering civilians and are now already free, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, describing the sentences as inadequate and unlikely to discourage future abuse.

Jul 27 2018

Arms influx fuels Central African Republic violence - U.N. experts

DAKAR Deliveries of Russian weapons to Central African Republic's security forces this year have pushed rebel groups to bolster their own stockpiles as they consolidate control over large parts of the country, a U.N. panel of experts said on Friday.

Jul 06 2018

Congo faces $20 mln arbitration claim over failed farming project

DAKAR, July 5 A South African company said on Friday that it had filed for arbitration against Democratic Republic of Congo's government, seeking to recover nearly $20 million it says it is owed from a failed agriculture project.

Jun 21 2018

Africa's green revolution stumbles at Congo project to solve food shortages

DAKAR In 2014, Democratic Republic of Congo officials trumpeted the launch of a sweeping initiative they said would solve food shortages in one of the world’s poorest countries.

Jun 08 2018

Glencore faces additional legal challenge over Congo mine

DAKAR A Congolese-American businessman is seeking more than $1 billion in a Congo court from two Glencore executives and their ex-partner in a copper and cobalt mine, saying they defrauded him when he relinquished his shares, a court document showed.

May 31 2018

U.N. fires Central Africa legal adviser who accused peacekeepers of massacre

DAKAR The U.N. mission in Central African Republic has fired one of its lawyers after he accused Rwandan peacekeepers of massacring 30 civilians in the capital last month and said they could be investigated.

May 25 2018

Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle

DAKAR With more than twice as many Ebola outbreaks as any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976, Congolese are familiar with its destructive power, yet fear and suspicion of medical authorities are still hindering efforts at containment. | Video

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