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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 19 2018

Central African Republic minister says Boris Becker passport 'fake'

BANGUI Central African Republic's foreign minister told Reuters on Tuesday that a copy of former tennis champion Boris Becker's diplomatic passport he had seen was a "clumsy fake". | Video

Jun 20 2017

Deadly clashes erupt in Central African Republic despite ceasefire

BANGUI Bodies lay in the streets and at least 35 people were wounded on Tuesday in fighting in Central African Republic a day after a peace deal was signed to end years of bloodshed, aid workers and witnesses said.

May 16 2017

Up to 100 killed last week in Central African Republic as militia violence spreads: U.N.

BANGUI As many as 100 people were killed last week in militia violence in southern Central African Republic and fighting fueled by ethnic and religious rivalries is spreading, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Feb 20 2016

Ex-PM Touadera wins Central African Republic presidential vote

BANGUI Former Central African Republic prime minister Faustin-Archange Touadera has won a presidential run-off, the electoral commission said on Saturday, in what was widely seen as a step toward reconciliation after years of violent turmoil.

Feb 11 2016

Central Africans head to the polls under a shadow from the past

BANGUI The smiling faces of two former prime ministers, Anicet-Georges Dologuele and Faustin-Archange Touadera, gaze out from thousands of campaign posters plastered across Central African Republic's dusty riverside capital Bangui.

Jan 29 2016

Hundreds march in Central African Republic demanding vote re-run

BANGUI Hundreds of people marched through Central African Republic's capital on Friday, blowing whistles, denouncing fraud and demanding the first round of last month's presidential election be annulled.

Jan 06 2016

Central African Republic candidates now mostly support vote count - U.N.

BANGUI Almost all of the 30 candidates running for president of Central African Republic now support the election despite calls this week by 20 of them for the vote count to be stopped, the U.N. peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday.

Jan 06 2016

Central African Republic candidates now mostly support vote count: U.N.

BANGUI Almost all of the 30 candidates running for president of Central African Republic now support the election despite calls this week by 20 of them for the vote count to be stopped, the U.N. peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday.

Jan 04 2016

Candidates call for halt in Central African Republic vote count

BANGUI Two thirds of the 30 candidates standing for president of Central African Republic on Monday demanded the authorities halt the vote count because of what they said were irregularities in the ballot.

Jan 04 2016

Candidates call for halt in Central African Republic vote count

BANGUI Two thirds of the 30 candidates standing for president of Central African Republic on Monday demanded the authorities halt the vote count because of what they said were irregularities in the ballot.

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