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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

Aug 30 2017

Cameroon president orders case dropped against Anglophone protesters

YAOUNDE Cameroon's president on Wednesday ordered a military court to drop its prosecution of three Anglophone activists and some of their supporters in a bid to ease tensions in the central African nation's minority English-speaking regions.

Aug 12 2017

Cameroon halves cocoa export levy amid price slump

YAOUNDE Cameroon has halved its levy on cocoa exports to boost revenues for farmers and exporters hit by a dive in global prices over the past year, the trade minister told Reuters.

Jun 28 2017

Refugees reduce conflict, protect forests in Cameroon with new stoves

MBILE, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seated on a kitchen chair, Adisa Issa, a 50-year-old refugee from Central African Republic (CAR), is cooking soup, her pot balanced on a clay stove fueled by small briquettes.

May 24 2017

Cameroon forces thwart Amnesty event for jailed students

YAOUNDE Cameroon security forces prevented Amnesty International from holding a press conference on Wednesday to call for the release of three young men jailed in 2015 for sharing a joke.

May 23 2017

Camrail 'mainly to blame' for Cameroon train crash that killed 79 -inquiry

YAOUNDE, May 23 Cameroon's Camrail was "mainly to blame" for a train crash that killed some 79 people last October, largely because the train was going at more than twice the speed limit, was overloaded and its brakes were defective, a government report said on Tuesday.

Feb 06 2017

Cutters turn counselors to fight female genital mutilation in Benin

COTONOU, Benin (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Browsing a market in Parakou, a city in Benin, 63-year-old Yon Sokogi was troubled by the latest gossip about a teenage bride rejected by her husband after she lost control of her bladder.

Dec 27 2016

Gay rights groups brave abuse, violence to fight HIV in Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting in a circle with several other young men in a charity's offices in Cameroon's capital, Fleur listens intently to the speaker talk about gay sex before slowly raising his hand.

Dec 27 2016

Gay rights groups brave abuse, violence to fight HIV in Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting in a circle with several other young men in a charity's offices in Cameroon's capital, Fleur listens intently to the speaker talk about gay sex before slowly raising his hand.

Aug 21 2016

Motorcycle suicide bomber kills three in north Cameroon market

YAOUNDE A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed three people and wounded 24 on Sunday at a market in north Cameroon, where Islamist Boko Haram is waging an insurgency for a breakaway Islamic state across four countries, authorities said.

Jun 30 2016

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 at mosque in Cameroon

YAOUNDE A suicide bomber belonging to Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram killed at least 11 people when he blew himself up close to a mosque in Cameroon near the Nigerian border, military sources and local officials said on Thursday.

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