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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.

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Jan 28 2018

Gunman kill three soldiers in north Mali as security worsens

BAMAKO Gunmen killed at least three Malian soldiers in an attack on a military post in the northeast on Sunday, security sources and a local official said, capping a week of violence that has stoked concerns about worsening security in the arid region.

Jan 27 2018

Gunmen kill at least 14 Mali soldiers in attack on army camp

BAMAKO Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday said his people would not be frightened by "barbaric attacks" after unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a military camp.

Jan 25 2018

Mine explosion on civilian vehicle central Mali kills 26

BAMAKO A landmine explosion blew up a civilian passenger vehicle in central Mali on Thursday, killing 26 people and wounding several others, state TV reported.

Jun 19 2017

Al Qaeda-linked group claims deadly attack at Mali resort

BAMAKO A new alliance of Islamist militant groups linked to al Qaeda on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least five people at a Mali luxury resort popular with Western expatriates just outside the capital Bamako. | Video

Jun 18 2017

Gunmen attack resort outside Mali's capital, two dead

BAMAKO Gunmen on Sunday attacked a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates just outside Mali's capital, Bamako, killing two people in what the security minister called a terrorist attack, while 36 guests were rescued. | Video

Dec 25 2016

French-Swiss aid worker kidnapped in Malian city of Gao

BAMAKO/PARIS A French-Swiss aid worker has been kidnapped in the city of Gao in northern Mali, and French and Malian authorities are working together to rescue her, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Nov 30 2016

Mali's ex-junta chief Sanogo goes on trial over killings

SIKASSO, Mali A Malian court began a trial of former coup leader General Amadou Sanogo on Wednesday on charges of "complicity in kidnapping and assassination," three and a half years after his junta was accused of killing 21 soldiers.

Nov 20 2016

Mali's local elections marred by boycotts, kidnapping

BAMAKO/GAO Malians burned ballot boxes and one candidate was kidnapped during local elections meant to fill posts left vacant in the north since Islamist militants hijacked a 2012 Tuareg rebellion and ousted the government.

Jul 19 2016

Islamist militants kill 17 soldiers in attack on Mali army base

BAMAKO Islamist militants killed 17 Malian soldiers and wounded 35 when they attacked an army base in the center of the country, firing on troop positions, burning buildings and pillaging shops, the government said.

Jul 13 2016

Mali protesters call for government resignations after shootings

BAMAKO Protesters in Mali's northern city of Gao on Wednesday called for the resignation of the region's governor and the national security minister a day after three people were killed when security forces opened fire on a demonstration there.

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