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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

Sep 23 2017

Court ruling favors Ghana in ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast

DAKAR/ACCRA The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favoring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbor Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project.

Jul 13 2017

Gambia searches Jammeh's palaces for missing millions

KANILAI, Gambia In a warehouse on the sprawling country estate of Gambia's exiled former leader, Yahya Jammeh, silver platters pile up beside dusty crates of empty champagne bottles with labels commemorating his 1994 coup.

Jul 08 2017

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

BANJUL Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what industry sources say could be a rival to neighboring Senegal's Dakar.

Jul 07 2017

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

BANJUL, July 7 Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what officials hope will rival neighbouring Senegal's Dakar.

Jul 05 2017

African Petroleum shares tumble as Gambia ends exploration talks

DAKAR Shares in Oslo-listed African Petroleum plunged some 40 percent on Wednesday, their second daily fall in a row, as Gambian Oil Minister Fafa Sanyang confirmed that his country had ended talks to extend exploration rights for two offshore areas.

Jul 04 2017

Gambia ends talks with African Petroleum, seeks new bidders

BANJUL Gambia has ended talks with African Petroleum to extend oil exploration in two of the West African country's most promising offshore blocks and is now in preliminary discussions with new investors, a senior oil official told Reuters.

Jun 30 2017

Heading to Sahel, France's Macron scrambles for exit strategy

PARIS/DAKAR President Emmanuel Macron heads to Mali on Sunday to throw France's weight behind a new West African military force he hopes will lay the basis for an exit strategy for its own troops; but its prospects for success look slim.

Jun 14 2017

Bollore pitches for revamp of Gambia's main port - sources

DAKAR/PARIS, June 14 France's Bollore Group has submitted an offer to develop Gambia's main port as part of a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, three sources familiar with the matter said, as competition for contracts heats up after a change in government.

May 03 2017

Seven Chinese vessels detained off West Africa for illegal fishing

DAKAR West African countries have detained seven Chinese ships for fishing illegally and the boats' owners could be subject to millions of dollars in fines, environmental group Greenpeace and government officials said.

May 03 2017

Frustration as Burkina Faso trial to start without ex-president

OUAGADOUGOU On the eve of the trial of Burkina Faso's ousted leader Blaise Compaore, many of the people that overthrew him in a popular revolt more two years ago are dismayed by his absence - just one example, they say, of how the new era has disappointed them.

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