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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

Jan 12 2018

Mountain gorilla numbers are up, predicts Rwanda ahead of census release

MUSANZE, Rwanda A census of mountain gorillas due in March will likely show numbers have risen this decade, experts said during a ceremony to mark Rwanda's expansion of its Volcano National Park.

Nov 13 2017

Airline revenue of $1.2 billion blocked across Africa: IATA

KIGALI The global airline industry has $1.2 billion blocked in nine dollar-strapped African countries, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Monday.

Oct 23 2017

Rwandan leader's would-be rival Rwigara and her mother denied bail

KIGALI A Rwandan court denied bail on Monday to a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame who was barred from running against him in an August election and later jailed on charges of incitement and forgery that are widely seen as politically motivated.

Oct 21 2017

U.N. torture watchdog ends trip to Rwanda, citing obstruction

KIGALI The U.N. subcommittee on torture prevention has suspended a visit to Rwanda, citing obstructions imposed by the government that compromised its fact-finding mission.

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.


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