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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

Jun 16 2018

Congo's parliament to consider legal protection for ex-presidents

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament will, at President Joseph Kabila's request, hold a special session to consider legislation providing legal protection for former presidents, lawmakers said.

Jun 09 2018

Thousands rally in Kinshasa for video link with exiled Congo politician

KINSHASA Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi used a video link on Saturday to address thousands of opponents of President Joseph Kabila ahead of a December election that many hope will end his 17 years in power.

Jun 08 2018

Congolese ex-Vice President Bemba acquitted of war crimes on appeal

THE HAGUE/KINSHASA The International Criminal Court on Friday overturned the war crimes conviction of former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a huge blow to prosecutors that could also dramatically shake up politics in his home country.

May 13 2018

Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. agencies began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people, they said on Sunday.

Mar 08 2018

Congo's Kabila to sign new mining code soon after meeting with miners

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will soon sign into law a new mining code, the government and the country's mining companies said on Wednesday. The code has been vigorously opposed by the miners.

Jan 26 2018

Congo's Kabila denies violence against protesters, silent on election date

KINSHASA Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.

Jan 21 2018

Congolese security forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

KINSHASA Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organized by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country said.

Jan 02 2018

Congo's top Catholic slams state's 'barbarism' after deadly protests

KINSHASA The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as "barbarism", escalating a confrontation between the government and one of the country's most powerful institutions.

Nov 05 2017

Congo sets presidential election for December 2018

KINSHASA, Congo's electoral commission announced on Sunday that long-awaited presidential elections to replace President Joseph Kabila would take place on December 23, 2018.

Aug 19 2017

Congo says balances 2017 budget without printing money

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo balanced its budget in all but two months between January and July without reverting to old habits of printing money to pay bills, its finance minister said on Saturday.

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